2013 Toyota Camry Consumer Review: Good car, great value

2013 Toyota Camry - Consumer Review

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Good car, great value
By roar02ram on


2013 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Original: The title says it all - this car is an excellent value. It rides well, handles decently, is comfortable, has a few cool features, is sturdily constructed, gets acceptable fuel economy (particularly considering the performance), and is roomy. It does all of the important things well or well enough, with no major flaws and zero irritants. Plus, in SE V-6 trim, the engine supplies a few thrills and the car handles/steers well enough to keep up when you want to do more than commute.
Bottomline, it ain't a sports sedan, and it ain't a luxury car, either. But for what the SE V-6 is and for what Toyota charges for it, it really is the best thing out there.

50k miles: Still going strong! Nary a glitch, and it drives just the same as the day I bought it. Most of what I said above remains true. Too bad the world has changed around the 2013 Camry: what I rationalized above as a "good value" today wouldn't pass muster as such, even for the $24k I paid for it in 2013. Today, any number of $24k vehicles in the compact class have nicer interiors, better technology, and are equally refined and only a touch smaller. Yeah, none of them are as powerful, but they all get better fuel economy, and most still have enough power to get out of their own way. Today, it'd be a no brainer: skip the Camry for a 3, Golf, or Civic.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Rear seats
  • Getting in out
  • Noise and vibration
  • Front seats
  • Instrumentation
  • Cargo storage
  • Logic of controls
  • Active safety
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Bluetooth
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

  • Parking aids
  • Climate control
  • Entertainment
  • Navigation

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