Looking for a great sedan with a solid reputation for durability and reliability? The 2017 Toyota Camry might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
JOSH SADLIER: This is automotive editor Josh Sadlier with an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Toyota Camry. Now, if our calculations are correct, this is year seven for the current Toyota Camry. And we've already seen the 2018 Toyota Camry, the next generation car, which debuted at the Detroit Auto Show. But don't sleep on the 2017 Camry, because there's still plenty going for it. You got typical Toyota resale value, reputation for reliability. And if you step up to the V6 engine, you get the same motor that Lotus puts in the Evora sports car. It's the best V6 in the class. Actually, in our opinion, the best engine in class. Unfortunately, the four-cylinder engine that comes standard in most Camrys is less impressive. It's about 90 horsepower weaker. And it only gives you three more miles per gallon on the highway. That's 33 for the four-cylinder versus 30 for the V6. You can tell which one we'd prefer. The back seat of the current Camry has always been a strength. The bottom cushion's nice and high. Plenty of support under longer thighs. Plenty of headroom too. This is certainly a roomy family sedan, even by the standards of the class. Toyota has gone through a few different iterations of dashboard design with the Camry in recent years. And this one's a little cleaner than some of the others. Pretty straightforward in terms of the user interface. Toyota's touchscreen graphics are not the best. But in terms of usability, we're OK with it. You can see, this model has contoured steering wheel that gives you a faint whiff of sport. The bottom line, if you're shopping in this segment, is that the Camry is pretty much the oldest vehicle for 2017. But it has those typical Toyota virtues and it might be all you need. For more Edmunds Expert Rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
Vehicle Overview Popularity of a particular consumer item in America and the quality of said consumer item don't always correlate very well. Whether you're talking about hamburgers or watches, cheap often wins the day, but that's not the case with the 2017 Toyota Camry. This is a best-selling sedan and and it's also one of best.
This largely comes down to how well the Camry goes about its business. It's comfortable to drive every day and has a big backseat that will carry some friends to lunch or haul your family across the country. The Camry is also easy to see out of, can be fitted with a helpful array of technology features and boasts excellent safety scores. Toyota even offers two distinct versions of the Camry, the regular LE and XLE and the sport-themed SE and XSE, to better satisfy a range of driving preferences.
Even if you go with the SE or XSE, the Camry isn't the sportiest sedan in the segment. The Camry's arch-rival, the Honda Accord, is a bit livelier, as are the Ford Fusion and Mazda 6. Nor does the Camry have the lock on value as the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima are impressively well-rounded for the price. But overall we think the Camry deserves a look thanks to its overall level of refinement, features and comfort.
Powertrains and Performance Every 2017 Toyota Camry trim comes standard with front-wheel drive, a six-speed automatic transmission and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque.
In Edmunds testing, a Camry LE with the standard engine went from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, which is a bit slower than average for a four-cylinder midsize sedan.
The XSE and XLE trims also offer a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. An XLE V6 sprinted to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds in our testing, a quick result for this class of vehicle.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the four-cylinder engine wasn't available as of this writing but last year's Camry was rated at 28 mpg combined (25 mpg city/35 mpg highway), a few mpg behind rivals like the Honda Accord or Kia Optima.
The V6's EPA-estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg combined (21 mpg city/30 mpg highway) is about average compared to rival V6 engines.
Safety Every 2017 Toyota Camry comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags, front knee airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a rearview camera.
The XSE and XLE can optionally be equipped with a blind-spot warning system that's paired with a rear cross-traffic alert system. The Technology package adds a lane departure warning system and a forward collision mitigation system that warns the driver of an imminent collision and automatically applies the brakes if necessary.
Optional only on the XLE is Safety Connect, which adds automatic collision notification, an emergency assist button and a stolen-vehicle locator.
In Edmunds brake testing, a Camry LE stopped from 60 mph in an impressively short 116 feet. However, a pair of XLE V6 test cars stopped from 60 mph in 127 and 129 feet, which is on the long side for this class.
In government crash testing, the Camry received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Camry its best possible rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset impact tests. The Camry also earned a "Good" score in the side-impact, roof-strength and head restraint/seatbelts (whiplash protection) tests.
Additional Information Midsize sedans make up one of the most competitive vehicle classes in the U.S., but the 2017 Toyota Camry continues a tradition of quality, reliability, comfort and affordability that has made it a best-seller for many years. Unpretentious yet capable, the Camry may not stand out in any one area, but it does almost everything well, fulfilling the needs of a wide variety of buyers.
After a major update two years ago, the Camry remains essentially unchanged for 2017. The higher XLE and XSE trim levels now feature a standard premium infotainment and navigation system, and the Special Edition model has been dropped from the lineup.
The Camry's design is probably best described as handsome, rather than breathtaking. The last refresh gave it a low beltline for increased outward visibility and a more aggressive front-end treatment with a thin upper grille and large lower section that gets wider toward the bottom. Available LED headlights and daytime running lights not only provide better illumination but also add a touch of style.
However, the interior is where the Camry really shines. With a generous amount of headroom and legroom for front-seat occupants, the midsize Toyota also includes one of the largest rear seats in its class. And even the base models come with an array of comfort and convenience features, high-quality materials and a host of safety and technology equipment.
The standard powerplant is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. An optional 3.5-liter V6 ups the power to 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque, and both engines come mated to a smooth-shifting, 6-speed electronically controlled transmission. A hybrid model with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is also available.
The 2017 Camry, like its predecessors, is designed for a comfortable, quiet ride, whether on a daily commute in city traffic or fully loaded on a cross-country trip. Although it has no sporting pretensions, the Camry comports itself well enough on the road, handling corners in a stately but confidence-inspiring manner and delivering driver and passengers to their destination with a minimum amount of drama.
Fuel economy for the base Camry with the four-cylinder engine is rated by the EPA at 27 mpg combined (24 city/33 highway). Opting for the V6 lowers the rating to 24 mpg combined (21 city/30 highway).
Trim levels for 2017 include the already well-equipped base Camry LE, the somewhat sportier SE and XSE models and the luxury-oriented XLE. Whatever your particular needs, let Edmunds help you choose the right 2017 Toyota Camry at the right price.
2017 Toyota Camry Overview
The 2017 Toyota Camry is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A). Camry models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Camry comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Camry comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 2 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Toyota Camry?
2017 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
The 2017 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28088. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $2030.9 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2030.9 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26057.1.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 7.2% below the MSRP.
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2017 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
The 2017 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28133. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1976 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1976 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26157.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 7% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 2017 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
The 2017 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27438. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $2054 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2054 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $25384.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 7.5% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 2017 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
Is the 2017 Toyota Camry a good car? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Toyota Camry and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Camry featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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What do people think of the 2017 Toyota Camry? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Toyota Camry and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Camry a 4.1 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Camry.
Review So far I love this car! Very well made, no rattles, Quiet. Great acceleration. Not to impressed with xm or the voice commands but I may not know fully how to use it yet. This model is fully loaded and I can't think of anything else I would want. Oh yeah, the led headlights are incredible! Also led high beams and auto high beams and driving lights. I do wish they had continued the led's in the back. And I think all Camrys have (real transmissions) not those CVT's I hate those.
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Is the 2017 Toyota Camry safe? The 2017 Toyota Camry earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 5.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 toyota camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 27 combined MPG 24 city MPG/33 highway MPG
2017 toyota camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 27 combined MPG 24 city MPG/33 highway MPG
2017 toyota camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 27 combined MPG 24 city MPG/33 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Toyota Camry?
Available Toyota Camry 2017 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Toyota Camry 2017 Trims: SE, LE, XLE, XSE, L, XLE V6, CE, SE Sport, LE V6, SE Limited Edition, Base, SE V6, Special Edition, DX, Standard, CE V6, Deluxe
Exterior Colors: Super White, Celestial Silver Metallic, Predawn Gray Mica, Midnight Black Metallic, Attitude Black Metallic, Cosmic Gray Mica, Ruby Flare Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Galactic Aqua Mica, Barcelona Red Metallic, Wind Chill Pearl, Creme Brulee Mica, Parisian Night Pearl, Blue Streak Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Blue Crush Metallic, Brownstone, Black, Cypress Pearl, Blue Ribbon Metallic, Desert Sand Mica, Lunar Mist Metallic, Sandy Beach Metallic, Aloe Green Metallic, Titanium Metallic, Wind Chill Pearl/Midnight Black Metallic Roof, Clearwater Blue Metallic, Phantom Gray Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic/Midnight Black Metallic Roof, Salsa Red Pearl, Cashmere Beige Metallic, Champagne Mica, Magnetic Gray, Stratosphere Mica, Blue Streak Metallic/Midnight Black Metallic Roof, Catalina Blue Metallic, Sky Blue Pearl, Spruce Mica, Graphite Gray Pearl, Aspen Green Pearl, Lunar Mist, Classic Green Pearl, Gray Metallic, Indigo Ink Pearl, Mineral Green Opal, Mineral Green Opalescent, Sunfire Red Pearl, Woodland Pearl
Interior Colors: Ash cloth, Black leatherette/cloth, Ash leather, Black leather, Black cloth, Black leather/suede, Ash leatherette/cloth, Black/Ash leatherette/cloth, Black premium cloth, Ivory cloth, Almond cloth, Macadamia cloth, Black and Ash leather/suede, Macadamia leather, Bisque cloth, Cockpit Red leather, Almond leather, Dark Charcoal leather, Ivory leather, Black/Blue leatherette/cloth, Stone, Ash premium cloth, Black/Ash premium cloth, Bisque premium cloth, Dark Charcoal premium cloth, Dark Charcoal, Charcoal/Taupe, Fawn, Taupe cloth, Bisque leather, Gray, Sage
Popular Features: Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Power Driver Seat, Stability Control, Bluetooth, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Alarm, Auto Climate Control, Upgraded Headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Sunroof/Moonroof, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Blind Spot Monitoring, Leather Seats, Navigation, Post-collision safety system, Mobile Internet, Heads up display, Upgraded Stereo, 360-degree camera, Remote Start