I recently purchased a 2016 Toyota Camry XSE 4cyl. and traded in a 2014 Honda Accord Sport. I was going to buy a 2016 Accord but my 2014 Accord had such uncomfortable seats I decided to look around solely due to seat discomfort therefore I searched for and found supportive and more comfortable seats in the 2016 Camry and 2016 Subaru Legacy, too bad Honda doesn't check out the competition because they lost me due to their uncomfortable seats which lead to many physical issues due to the "C" shape seats which are good if you're a Formula One driver or a door gunner on the Millennium Falcon. Those seats gave an unnatural, hyperextension of the neck and back which caused me to place a bed pillow for some relief.
GOOD (Comfort, Style, Value)
My new 2016 Camry XSE heated, leather-suede seats are so supportive and more comfortable, I can drive more relaxed and natural, and the price was less than an Accord Sport which does not come with heated seats or Moon Roof. The Camry rides well and I get compliments on the look of the car, it comes with 18" sport rims, navigation, XM radio, Moon Roof, heated mirrors(some models), and 2 years free maintenance.
BAD (knee room)
The Accord had better knee room solely due to having a thinner console profile. I wish Toyota as well as other companies would thin the width of the center console so the knees had more freedom. If I move the seat close to the steering wheel, my right knee rubs up against the console which is uncomfortable for me, that did not happen in the Accord. I hope Toyota engineers as well as other companies would stop with the oversized console width, it's unnecessary. Lastly, the leather steering wheel is a very low grade leather, almost synthetic feel. The Accord had a more supple, higher quality leather wrapped steering wheel, soft to the touch.
Overall, I'm glad I switched to the Camry it was time for a change and I am happy at this time with my choice. It was a tough choice between the Toyota and Subaru Legacy Limited, but it boiled done to price for me. The Subaru had the most comfort but it was 3K more, but check out the Legacy if you're on the fence I almost went with it.
I've been a Toyota Camry owner for over 16 years. I recently retired my 1999 Camry for the new 2016 model. I can't begin to tell you how disappointed i am with my new Camry. I love the exterior styling but the interior is just meh. My two biggest issues are the incredibly uncomfortable seats which cause my leg to go numb while driving and the bouncing of the car. I seriously thought there was something wrong with my car when i first experienced the bouncing, especially pronounced when driving on the highway. I brought my car back to the dealer several times but was told it was a common issue and that i should put some weight in my trunk. I wound up putting 40lbs of birdseed in the trunk and that mostly solves the problem but you can still feel every bump in the road. Not something you want in the pothole capital of the US. Some of the interior trim is cheap feeling and forget the infotainment system - bluetooth works intermittently and the voice commands don't work at all. Though it will read your text messages to you, there is no way to reply by voice command which is frustrating. As someone who loves long road trips this car will never be the car for that. Much too uncomfortable with those seats. I commute an hour each way every day and I'm constantly thinking about what I'm going to do with this car - keep it or trade it for something more comfortable. It's really disappointing given i loved the 2014 seats. Have no idea why they changed them. I'm really questioning my loyalty to Toyota at this point but then I remember its the reliability.
not so great lots of little things are really poor
written on 02-01-2016
SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Over all i give the 2016 Camry SE only ordinary or moderate , the interior is nice looking but not comfortable, seats are stiff and small. Storage in the passenger compartment is limited and of poor design and placement (you open the dash box and every thing falls out and is very small. Cup holders are in an awkward place hard to use for driver because of shift knob. Center console is small and the top compartment for small items is gone, 12v outlet is in the way and not very usable, console is between the seat backs and hard to get into for driver. Lots of whine from engine, transmission and wind noise. So what happened Toyota this is not what i expected
When replacing my previously leased car, I was looking for a quality vehicle that had a great reliability reputation. I looked at Honda Accord, Chevy Malibu and the Toyota Camry. I wanted specific features, such as push button start, remote start, proximity entry, quite/comfortable ride and excellent fuel economy....all for a reasonable price. The Camry SE Special Edition had all the features I wanted and was the best buy in terms of cost as well as future resale. I'm currently getting in excess of 41+ mpg on the highway with the way I drive. Around town, I'm getting 27+ mpg. If you're looking high performance, you may not choose this model as it only is available with the 4cyl engine. However, this engine provides quick acceleration and passing performance. For my purposes, the V6 is more than I would need. Overall, I'm quite happy with my Camry. I now have 6000 miles on my Camry and have not found anything to complain about. I just had the free 10,000 mile service performed and that was completed within 1/2 hour. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased.
What happened to the Toyota Camry? We test drove the 2016 model thinking it would be better and more upgraded, the ride was bumpy with plenty of road noise and wind noise. I was really hoping I'd love the new Camry. We felt the interior was cheap and too many cheap plastic parts, the seats were pretty stiff and not very comfortable. Not sure why this is one of the "best cars" in it's segment. It's just a larger Corolla, literally. Cheap and boring. Just really seems Toyota has stopped doing anything with this car. If you're up for a bumpy, noisy ride go ahead and spend your money, but there are plenty of other cars to look at.