Toyota Camry Wins the Edmunds' Inside Line Six-Cylinder Family Sedan Comparison Test

Toyota Camry Wins the Edmunds' Inside Line Six-Cylinder Family Sedan Comparison Test


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Toyota Camry Wins the Edmunds' Inside Line Six-Cylinder Family Sedan Comparison Test

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — April 14, 2006 — Inside Line, Edmunds.com's high-speed online car magazine, today announced that the 2007 Toyota Camry won the latest six-cylinder family sedan comparison test, which is described in full at V6 Family Sedan Comparison Test.

The Inside Line editorial team recently compared three 2006 six-cylinder sedans to the 2007 Camry V6 newcomer. Each promises functionality and value: the Ford Fusion SEL V6, with an MSRP of $25,650 with a 221-horsepower engine and six-speed automatic transmission; the Hyundai Sonata V6, with an MSRP of $24,895 with a 235-horsepower engine and five-speed automatic transmission; the Honda Accord EX V6 sedan, with an MSRP of $29,850 with a 244-horsepower engine and five-speed automatic transmission; and the Toyota Camry, with an MSRP of $30,840 with a 268-horsepower engine and six-speed automatic.

"The Camry's point total edged out the Accord's by 0.64, but there really was no dispute as to which of these four cars should win the comparison," reports Chief Road Test Editor Chris Walton. "The 2007 Camry is a do-it-all automobile, the one that pleases Mom and Dad and impresses the boss without embarrassing the kids. The V6 Camry makes the dash to 60 mph in less time than a recent BMW 330i did, it was nearly as quiet as a Bentley Flying Spur at idle and wide-open throttle, and its 22 city/31 highway fuel economy rating matches that of a four-cylinder Honda Civic Si. Pretty impressive stuff to say the least."

The Honda Accord came in second and was praised for its feature content, conservative styling, solid performance, undeniable reliability and competitive pricing. The Hyundai Sonata took third place and was particularly impressive on the highway, where it delivers a quiet and luxurious ride. The Ford Fusion, landing in fourth place, offers "bold Buck-Rogers-meets-the-American-family styling¿a welcome breath of fresh air in the me-too world of back-swept pointy-tipped headlamps and 'four-door coupe' rooflines," according to Walton.

Vehicle Rankings from V6 Family Sedan Comparison Test

  1. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE V6
  2. 2006 Honda Accord EX V6
  3. 2006 Hyundai Sonata LX V6
  4. 2006 Ford Fusion SEL V6

To read the review and to get more information on the editors' evaluation and rankings, visit V6 Family Sedan Comparison Test.

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