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2018 Toyota Camry: Monthly Update for July 2018

by Carlos Lago, Manager, Feature Content

2018 Toyota Camry

Where Did We Drive It?
It was a lonely July for our long-term 2018 Toyota Camry. In its 11th month in service, our example of the best-selling sedan in America only covered 715 miles, which is far lower than our average for long-term vehicles.

This shortage is a trend for our Camry. In order to hit our yearly 20,000-mile target, we'll have to log about 4,600 miles next month. Considering that's the drive from Los Angeles to New York and a little more than halfway back, it's probably not going to happen.

The editors who did drive our Camry this month noted a few things about its interior. Dan Frio admired the gusto of the design, while Josh Sadlier found traits to admire about the seat design and position.

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2018 Toyota Camry: Monthly Update for May 2018

by Jason Kavanagh, Senior Road Test Engineer

2018 Toyota Camry

Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2018 Toyota Camry rolled an additional 1,381 miles onto its odometer in May, helped by a sojourn to Arizona and back to Los Angeles. This was in addition to its usual duties of ferrying editors and their families around the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area.

In fact, this kind of local use has dominated the Camry's time with us. For all its merits, this sedan has eluded frequent use as a road-tripper. Meeting our 20,000-mile bogey for the year will require driving it some 2,400 miles each month from now through September. That level of sustained long drives is not likely to happen.

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2018 Toyota Camry: Monthly Update for February 2018

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

2018 Toyota Camry

Where Did We Drive It?
We drove our 2018 Toyota Camry just 902 miles in February. Is this new, sportier Camry not resonating with us? Are we not feeling it? Is it the front end? Are the other shiny objects in our garage (Model 3, Colorado ZR2) distracting us?

Maybe some, none, or all of the above. But even after a month of short commuting miles, broken up by a drive to Las Vegas, we're still right on target with our mileage after five months. Granted, we had some big-mile months early on in the test and around the holidays. And with spring around the corner, the Camry is certain to be a popular car for long drives and weekends out of town. Maybe we'll even autocross it. I mean, I won't. But someone will, I'm sure.

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2018 Toyota Camry: Monthly Update for January 2018

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

2018 Toyota Camry

Where Did We Drive It?
The new year started off uneventfully for our 2018 Toyota Camry SE. Most of our staff used it for local driving and commuting to the Edmunds offices. I was able to evaluate it over a long-distance drive, though, from Los Angeles to Fresno, about 250 miles away.

We ended up with a mix of logbook comments for the month. Oddly, many of them are slightly negative. Is this latest Camry redesign not holding up to scrutiny?

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2018 Toyota Camry: Monthly Update for October 2017

by Cameron Rogers, Staff Writer

2018 Toyota Camry

Where Did We Drive It?
Our new 2018 Toyota Camry has only been in the fleet for a month and a half, but we've wasted no time breezing past the engine break-in period of 621 miles. In fact, we've put nearly 3,000 miles on Blue Lightning since we purchased it in mid-September. In that time, the Camry has seen its share of city commuting, highway driving and instrumented performance testing. A few local trips bookended the month — Josh Sadlier took it to Palm Springs in early October, and I drove to Temecula at the end.

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2018 Toyota Camry: Introduction

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

2018 Toyota Camry

What Did We Buy?
"Didn't we just have a Camry in the fleet?"

This seemed a reasonable question after hearing that we'd added a 2018 Toyota Camry to our long-term stable. It wasn't that long ago that we'd driven a black SE trim for a year, but it turns out it wasn't quite as recent as it seemed. That particular test wrapped up, and the car sold, almost five years ago.

Time flies; you just don't expect it to fly by on the wings of a Camry, a car so ubiquitous on America's roads that it's always just there. It seems all of that capable anonymity has caught up with the country's best-selling car, however. Six years later, the new Camry rolls out with a bold new look, revamped four- and six-cylinder engines under the hood, and a chassis that promises both improved interior room and a more engaged driving feel.

Such comprehensive changes made it hard to ignore the new Camry, so we decided to buy one for our long-term fleet. Now we have a year and 20,000 miles to see if the redesign really does push this family sedan forward in a meaningful way.

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