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.