I rented a 2016 toyota camry se over the weekend for short 3 hour out of town jaunt driving over mostly interstate. The 2.5 cylinder engine performed great, surprisingly smooth and responsive and was...
I rented a 2016 toyota camry se over the weekend for short 3 hour out of town jaunt driving over mostly interstate. The 2.5 cylinder engine performed great, surprisingly smooth and responsive and was importantly not obtrusive when gas pedal was stomped on. interior Leg room for 4 adults, 2 being large and other 2 being average. One adult is 6'2" and another is 6'0", the taller sat in front and had plenty of leg room, the other sat in back and leg room was good. Back seat provided average comfort based on 2 backseat passenger comments.
Gas mileage was very good, got approximately 500 Miles on one tank of gas, combo of highway and city driving and that was over a 3 day period.
No lets get to the not so positive about the car, I am a heavyset guy 5'9" around 235 so leg room was not an issue however the fronts seat have no padding to speak of and provide no thigh support. The ergonomics of the front seats were obviously an after though for toyota. The headrest on front seats cause your head to tilt forward, which after a while caused neck pain. The very lack of seat padding and thigh support made it very uncomfortable to drive after only being on highway for well less than an hour. One thing to note about front passenger seat is that it was not power, I don't know if that is not an option on se model or not but in this day and age I cannot understand why that wasn't standard in this model.
Another obvious negative about the car was the excessive road and wind noise at highway speeds. Every little gust of wind, expecaily while driving at highway speeds, the car always let you know it was breezy/windy outside.This aspect of the cars design must have been an afterthought for toyota designers.
When driving over course pavement, this car makes sure you are well aware of it.
I was very surpringsly disappointed at the comfort issues experienced with the camry especially after all the positive consumer and auto expert reviews.
I have taken the camry off of my list of cars considering due to significant seat comfort and sigwind/road noise