2015 Toyota Camry First Drive Video Review | Edmunds

2015 Toyota Camry First Drive Video Review


This 2015 Toyota Camry road test review video includes information about what's new for 2015 along with information about pricing, fuel economy, interior features and the driving experience. For more information, read the 2015 Toyota Camry road test.

The biggest changes to the 2015 Toyota Camry are on the outside, where all body panels are new except for the roof. Like most Toyota and Lexus products, there is a giant grille up front with a gloss black mesh finish on the SE trims and five gray bars on the other trims.

Inside, the general look is similar, but the materials have been upgraded to bring the Camry closer to the higher-quality cabins offered by its competitors. There are more soft-touch surfaces, nicer plastics and more substantial switchgear. The climate controls in particular are easier to decipher and use.

The Entune touchscreen interface is the same user-friendly unit found in the new Toyota Highlander and the gauges have also been updated with a classier design and an available color TFT display.

Passenger and trunk space are unchanged, which is just fine, since the Camry was already one of the most spacious family sedans.

The revised 2015 Camry isn't just better-looking and nicer to sit in. Its stiffer structure and subsequent suspension changes create a more buttoned down and responsive driving experience, especially in the sportier Camry SE and XSE trims.

The engines have not changed. There are a 178-horsepower four-cylinder good for 28 mpg combined and a 268-hp V6 good for 25 mpg -- both of which are competitive for the class. The Hybrid powertrain, on the other hand, is also unchanged and still doesn't come close to its competitors' fuel economy.

Besides the availability of some advanced accident avoidance tech, there's nothing substantially new on the features list, although the new LE base model has more standard equipment than the old base L. It does cost $545 more, but the other trims only go up by about 100 bucks.

The 2015 Toyota Camry is already on sale.

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