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The 2018 Toyota Camry enters its eighth generation and 35th model year with a bang. Long hailed as the “safe but boring” pick of the mid-size sedan segment, much as vanilla is to ice cream, the Toyota Camry has looked to remake itself into something a little more dynamic without losing its family-friendly appeal. As far as we can tell, it worked.

The 2018 Toyota Camry is available in ten trim levels: L, LE, XLE, XLE V6, SE, XSE, XSE V6, Hybrid LE, Hybrid SE, and Hybrid XLE.


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What’s New for the 2018 Toyota Camry?

The 2018 Toyota Camry is an all-new model and has received a thorough athletic makeover.

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2018 Toyota Camry Exterior

The Camry is Toyota‘s best-selling sedan and a staple of the mid-size segment. It would have been easy to keep playing it safe but Toyota decided it no longer wanted to do that, especially as more and more customers have been moving on from sedans to SUVs. How to keep them from leaving? Make the 2018 Toyota Camry sexy and sporty, of course! At its heart, the Camry is still a family sedan, but it certainly makes a more exciting first impression than it has in the past, what with its lower and wider stance, bulging hood, and a front end so aggressive it inspired its NASCAR counterpart, rather than the other way around. In other words, it’s now possible to go around in a Toyota Camry without looking like a bore.

The 2018 Toyota Camry is available in the following exterior colors: Ruby Flare Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic*, Super White, Celestial Silver Metallic*, Predawn Gray Mica, Galactic Aqua Mica, Brownstone, Blue Crush Metallic, Wind Chill Pearl*, and Blue Streak Metallic.

*Also offered with Midnight Black Metallic roof and rear spoiler on select trims levels.

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Exterior available on L:

  • Bi-LED combination headlights with auto on/off feature, Color-keyed power outside mirrors, P205/65R16 tires, Acoustic noise-reducing front windshield, LED combination taillights, 16-inch steel wheels, Color-keyed outside door handles, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature, Black front grille, High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass, In-glass AM/FM antenna, Washer-linked intermittent windshield wipers

Exterior available on LE (adds to or replaces features on L):

  • 17-inch alloy wheels, P215/55R17 tires

Exterior available on XLE (adds to or replaces features on LE):

  • Bright metallic front grille, 18-inch chrome machined-finish alloy wheels, P235/45R18 tires, LED headlights with fully integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature, Color-keyed outside door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock feature, Single exhaust with chrome finisher, LED taillights, Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators

Exterior available on XLE V6 (adds to or replaces features on XLE):

  • Shark-fin antenna, Dual exhaust with chrome finisher, Panoramic glass roof with front power tilt/slide moonroof

Exterior available on SE:

  • Bi-LED combination headlights with auto on/off feature, In-glass AM/FM antenna, LED combination taillights, 18-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels, Color-keyed sport side rocker panels and outside door handles, Color-keyed power outside mirrors, High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass, Acoustic noise-reducing front windshield, Black front grille with sport mesh insert, Single exhaust with dual chrome tips, P235/45R18 tires, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature, Color-keyed rear spoiler

Exterior available on XSE (adds to or replaces features on SE):

  • LED headlights with smoke tint and fully integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature, 19-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels, Color-keyed outside door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock feature, LED taillights with smoke tint, P235/40R19 tires, Gloss-black front grille with sport mesh insert, Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators, Dual exhaust with quad chrome tips

Exterior available on XSE V6 (adds to or replaces features on XSE):

  • Panoramic glass roof with front power tilt/slide moonroof, Shark-fin antenna

Exterior available on Hybrid LE:

  • Bi-LED combination headlights with auto on/off feature, Color-keyed outside door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock feature, High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass, Black front grille, Color-keyed power outside mirrors, 16-inch steel wheels, In-glass AM/FM antenna, Acoustic noise-reducing front windshield, P205/65R16 tires, LED combination taillights

Exterior available on Hybrid SE (adds to or replaces features on Hybrid LE):

  • Color-keyed rear spoiler and sport side-rocker panels, Dual exhaust with dual chrome tips, P235/45R18 tires, Black front grille with sport mesh insert, 18-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels

Exterior available on Hybrid SXE (adds to or replaces features on Hybrid SE):

  • LED headlights with fully integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature, P235/45R18 tires, Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators, 18-inch chrome machined-finish alloy wheels, Bright metallic front grille, Single exhaust with chrome finisher

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2018 Toyota Camry Performance

The 2018 Toyota Camry comes with three available powertrains: a standard 2.5-liter “Dynamic Force” four-cylinder that makes 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, an optional 3.5-liter V6 that makes 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, and for the hybrid models a 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired with dual electric motors, which makes 176 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. The two conventional powertrains use Toyota’s new eight-speed automatic while the hybrid uses a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with an available Sport mode, adding the ability to simulate the shift points of a six-speed sequential automatic so that even your hybrid can feel fun to drive.

Toyota has placed much emphasis on the sportiness of this new Camry. The car already looks the part and boasts a good chunk more horsepower and torque than in previous years, but more importantly, how does it handle? It turns out Toyota put its money where its mouth is and produced an actually decent car for those who want to have a good time behind the wheel when they’re not saving gas. The Camry is nimbler than ever, in part thanks to its lower body and longer wheelbase, but also because of the new control-arm and toe-link rear suspension. Once upon a time it might have seemed impossible to have this much fun in a Camry…with the 2018 model, that time has passed.

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2018 Toyota Camry Efficiency

Even though the 2018 Toyota Camry comes with a renewed promise of performance and fun, it remains a Toyota—and that means crushing the competition with regards to efficiency. The base model, with its 2.5-liter four-cylinder and eight-speed automatic, gets a very good 29 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined.* Even with the V6, mileage is strong: 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined.* Opt for the hybrid, however, and you’ll get fuel economy numbers that nearly match that of the Prius: 51 mpg city, 53 mpg highway, and 52 mpg combined.*

*EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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2018 Toyota Camry Interior

The 2018 Toyota Camry sits lower to the ground than before, but thanks to a beltline that has been similarly lowered, outward visibility is still just as good. Nonetheless, the sedan has lost a fraction of its generous interior space, though not so much that most riders would notice. For the hybrid models, it’s the other way around: with the battery now under the rear seat, the trunk has gained two cubic feet of room and the rear seat can now fold 60/40.

At the front, the latest Entune 3.0 infotainment system is excellent and embedded into a beautifully designed dashboard and center console, with primary and secondary controls that are exceedingly easy to use. One of the Camry’s highlights is its available 800-watt, nine-speaker JBL® sound system, though you unfortunately won’t be using Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ to bring your music to your car, as Toyota is currently in a legal feud with both companies for refusing to fully disclose the security protocols of their back-end programming. Toyota has thus built its own app, called Scout GPS, which works alongside the Entune system to bring you phone-based navigation and all the apps you care about, as long as you connect your smartphone via Bluetooth.

2018 Toyota Camry Interior Photos:

Interior available on L:

  • Features: Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with controls, Rear window defogger with timer, Fabric-trimmed front seats with passenger-side seatback pocket, Day/night rearview mirror, Six-way adjustable driver’s and front passenger seats, Overhead console with map lights and sunglasses storage, Interior chrome door handles, Soft-material upper door trim, Foot pedal parking brake, Layered wood interior trim, Power door locks with shift-linked automatic locking feature with anti-lockout feature, Dual sun visors with sliding extensions
  • Radio and Technology: Entune™ 3.0 Audio with connected Navigation and Entune™ 3.0 App Suite, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, Multi-function in-key remote keyless entry system, 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display, Integrated backup camera with projected path, USB port

Interior available on LE (adds to or replaces features on L):

  • Features: 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest with cup holders, Fabric-trimmed front seats with passenger-side seatback pocket, Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, Six-way adjustable front passenger seat

Interior available on XLE (adds to or replaces features on LE):

  • Features: Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with lumbar support, Tiger Eye wood interior trim, 3-mode switch (Eco, Normal, and Sport), Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, Electric Parking Brake (EPB with Brake Hold function), Leather-trimmed multi-stage heated front seats with seatback pockets, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with controls, LED rear-seat reading lights, Dual zone automatic climate control with air filter and rear-seat vents
  • Radio and Technology: Overhead console with HomeLink® universal transceiver; 7-inch TFT Multi-Information display with customizable settings; Smart Key System with Push Button Start; Integrated backup camera with dynamic gridlines; Three USB ports

Interior available on XLE V6 (adds to or replaces features on XLE):

  • Features: Dual sun visors with sliding extensions and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Radio and Technology: Entune™ 3.0 Audio Plus with JBL® with Clari-Fi, Connected Navigation, and Entune™ 3.0 App Suite; Overhead console with map lights, HomeLink® universal transceiver, and Safety Connect® button; 10-inch color Head-up Display (HUD) with customizable settings; Qi-compatible wireless charging

Interior available on SE:

  • Features: Rear window defogger with timer, Soft-material upper door trim, Integrated backup camera with projected path, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Multi-function in-key remote keyless entry system, Six-way adjustable front passenger seat, Power door locks with shift-linked automatic locking feature with anti-lockout feature, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest with cup holders, Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke sport steering wheel with controls, Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, Foot pedal parking brake, Day/night rearview mirror, Sport SofTex®-trimmed front seats with fabric inserts and seatback pockets, Interior chrome door handles, Embossed mesh interior trim, Dual sun visors with sliding extensions
  • Radio and Technology: 12V auxiliary power outlet, USB port, Entune™ 3.0 Audio with Connected Navigation and Entune™ 3.0 App Suite, 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display,

Interior available on XSE (adds to or replaces features on SE):

  • Features: Eight-way power adjustable front passenger seat with lumbar support, Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with controls, Integrated backup camera with dynamic gridlines, LED rear-seat reading lights, Rear adjustable headrests, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Leather-trimmed multi-stage heated front seats with seatback pockets, Smart Key System with Push Button Start, Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and rear-seat vents, Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Hold function, 3-mode switch (ECO, Normal, and Sport), Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, Textured metal interior trim
  • Radio and Technology: 7-inch TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings, Three USB ports

Interior available on XSE V6 (adds to or replaces features on XSE):

  • Features: Dual sliding visors with sliding extensions and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Radio and Technology: Qi compatible wireless smartphone charging; Overhead console with map lights, HomeLink® universal transceiver, and Safety Connect® button; 10-inch color Head-Up Display with customizable settings

Interior available on Hybrid LE:

  • Features: Tilt/telescopic three-spoke steering wheel with controls; Fabric-trimmed heated front seats with seatback pockets; Six-way adjustable front passenger seat; Power door locks with shift-linked automatic locking feature and anti-lockout feature; Overhead console with map lights, sunglasses storage, and HomeLink® universal transceiver; Four-mode switch (EV, ECO, Normal, and Sport); Interior chrome door handles; Rear window defogger with timer; Day/night rearview mirror; Soft-material upper door trim; 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest with cup holders; Power windows with four-window auto up/down; Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter, electric compressor, and humidity sensor; Layered wood interior trim; Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Hold function; Dual sun visors with sliding extensions; Integrated backup camera with projected path; Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC); Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support
  • Radio and Technology: Entune™ 3.0 Audio with Connected Navigation and Entune™ 3.0 App Suite, 12V auxiliary power outlet, 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display, USB port, Smart Key System with Push Button Start

Interior available on Hybrid SE (adds to or replaces features on Hybrid LE):

  • Features: Six-way adjustable front passenger seat, Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic three-spoke steering wheel with controls, Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, Embossed mesh interior trim, Sport SofTex®-trimmed heated front seats with fabric inserts and seatback pockets
  • Radio and Technology: 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display with TPMS

Interior available on Hybrid XLE (adds to or replaces features on Hybrid SE):

  • Features: Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters and controls, Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, Tiger Eye wood interior trim, Leather-trimmed multi-stage heated front seats with seatback pockets
  • Radio and Technology: 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD) with customizable settings, Three USB ports, 7-inch TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings

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2018 Toyota Camry Safety

The 2018 Toyota Camry has yet to be crash-tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). However, the 2017 model was featured among the safest sedans on the road and it’s difficult to imagine Toyota would have suddenly forgotten how to engineer a safe car. What’s more, all Camrys now come standard with the automaker’s Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite of active safety technologies to help you avoid getting into accidents in the first place. Notably, it includes adaptive cruise control, a technology normally reserved for luxury cars.

Standard Safety Features

  • Star Safety System™
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) seats
  • Ten airbags
  • Driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P (includes forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, full speed-range adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and mitigation, and automatic high-beam headlight control)

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