The fresh toyota camry offers curb appeal and fun.


2017 Toyota Camry

Base prices (incl. destination): $23,900; $27,650 (Hybrid)

Type: Four-door sedan

Engines: (h.p.): 2.5-liter I-4 (178); 3.5-liter V-6 (268); 2.4-liter I-4 (156) with 105-kilowatt electric motor (200, Hybrid)

Transmissions: Six-speed automatic (opt.); continuously variable (hybrid)

Drivetrain: Front-wheel-drive

Base MPG (city/highway/combined): 25/35/28 (2.5, MT); 43/39/41 (Hybrid)

Base weight (lb.): 3,260

A couple of seasons ago, Toyota sharpened the Camry’s claws in one of the brand’s more dramatic adjustments. A significantly different front end improved looks, and a new dashboard and more stylish seat covers were also installed.

The Camry’s two gasoline engines and a gas-electric power team remain competitive against the rest of the field. The Hybrid scores impressive marks in fuel economy but only if you keep a light touch on the gas pedal. Both gasoline engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions, and the Hybrid employs a continuously variable unit (CVT).

The base Camry LE arrives with most of the expected content, but stepping up to the XSE and XLE will really make a difference with added sport and luxury content including a power moonroof, acoustic noise-reducing windshield, push-button start and a premium audio package that’s combined with a navigation system.