The ubiquitous Toyota Camry, one of the largest selling mid-size sedan and longest running nameplate in the auto industry is all refreshed for 2023 to take on fresh challenges from cross over packs and home grown stalwarts like Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.
The 2023 Toyota Camry is powered by a choice of three power trains, a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four cylinder engine generating 203 hp @ 6,600 rpm and 184 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The 3.5-liter DOHC V6 equipped with VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) produces 301 hp @ 6,600 rpm and 267 lb.-ft. of peak torque @ 4,700 rpm. Both powertrains are coupled with Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth quick-shifting to deliver an exemplary blend of performance and refinement. The hybrid powertrain generates an output of 208 hp by combining a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (176 hp) and an electric motor (118 hp). A second electric motor is used for hybrid battery charging. Here the power is transmitted via Sequential Shiftmatic technology which mimics a quick-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission via paddle shifters or console-mounted shift lever.
The MacPherson-type strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension of the new Camry, which is based on the TNGA-K platform, improve the ride and handling qualities. Sport-tuned springs and shocks are available on SE, XSE, and TRD grades. The extensive use of foam/vibration-dampening materials throughout the car, together with a thicker dash silencer pad across the entire firewall area, provide sound deadening befitting luxury vehicles. The underfloor is coated with a special vibration-dampening material over a larger surface area, and the headliner is covered with a noise-proofing material on a larger surface area.
The cabin is stylish, utilitarian, and has excellent fit and finish. Depending on the model grade, soft touch premium materials have been employed extensively in the cabin with linear dark, wood inlay, or patterned metal. One instance of the excellent caliber of craftsmanship is the exquisite stitching on the front and back seat surfaces. The XLE trim level has seats with a textured herringbone pattern that looks opulent. The XLE and XSE both provide ventilated front seats.
2023 Toyota Camry features a 7-inch multi-information display, a 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD), automatic dual zone climate control and rear vents as standard. The 7-inch floating touch screen display features Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa® compatibility. Higher grades are equipped with JBL® 800-watt, 9-speaker Premium Audio system, which includes a subwoofer. Remote Connect provides remote start and door unlock capability, vehicle status notifications, a guest driver monitor and vehicle finder subscription for a year (renewable).
Safety is one area where Toyota excels compared to the competitors. New Camry is also not an exception by featuring 10 standard airbags and Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System and Smart Stop Technology. All Camrys come equipped with a standard backup camera. Other notable features are Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detection with Intersection Support, Road Sign Assist (RSA), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. All these features come standard on TRD, XLE and XSE grades and are available on certain LE and SE grades.
The new Camry is also offered in a limited Nightshade Special Edition. NSE features black front grille with Sport Mesh insert, black rear spoiler, mirror caps and exterior badges, black-trimmed headlights and taillights and 19-inch matte bronze aluminum alloy wheels.
Furthermore, ToyotaCare, which includes two years of factory scheduled maintenance (or 40,000 Kilometers whichever comes first) and 24-hour roadside assistance (with no limits on the number of times you can call for help) is included with every Camry purchase at no extra cost.