2018 Toyota Camry: Monthly Update for March 2018
by Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor
Where Did We Drive It?
Our 2018 Toyota Camry drove through March anonymously. It came and went without much notice, which, to be honest, is probably what most Camrys do. Thankfully we have nothing much to report. Unless, of course, you have to write an update like I do. That said, we did have a tropical encounter with one of our Camry's cousins and we found a nice little detail about the trunk. Hey, no one said Camrys need to be exciting.
What Kind of Fuel Economy Did It Get?
Our Camry only managed to cover about 600 miles in March, which is a bit disappointing. We usually like to see at least double that, but sometimes you just don't have anywhere to go. We're still not hitting the EPA combined mpg rating, and we haven't got anywhere near the highway number, but we've still got some time to get there.
Average lifetime mpg: 29.4
EPA mpg rating: 32 combined (28 city/39 highway)
Best fill mpg: 35.2
Best range: 487.7 miles
Current odometer: 9,423 miles
Maintenance and Upkeep
"I rented a 2018 Camry LE in Hawaii recently and it didn't feel as good as the one we have in the office. Our SE model has a sportier suspension and larger wheels, which help it feel more firmly planted. The LE felt a bit too floaty. If you're looking to buy a Camry and care about the driving feel, the SE trim is worth the extra money.
"Pro tip if you're going to rent one of these: Don't pay for the full tank of gas. This model is so fuel-efficient that I only used about 4.5 gallons during two days of driving around the island." — Ron Montoya, senior consumer advice editor
"It seems odd to say, but I like that when you press the Camry's trunk release button, the trunk opens. That isn't to say it unlocks or pops open slightly. When you hold the button, the trunk raises all the way. Nifty if you have groceries in your hand or just don't want to reach down and lift the trunk up." — Cameron Rogers, staff writer