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2018 Toyota Camry: Monthly Update for June 2018

by Kurt Niebuhr, Road Test Editor

2018 Toyota Camry

Where Did We Drive It?
I can't say June was a particularly pleasant month for our 2018 Toyota Camry. Not because it was in an accident or suffered any mechanical failures, but because it endured another month of abuse and vitriol directed at its in-cabin technology and drivability. The former might very well be the culprit behind the Camry's distinct lack of road-trip mileage.

But it wasn't all bad for our blue 'Yota. And while it took a child seat to highlight something positive, at this point I think the Camry will gladly take praise when and where it can get it.

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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 March 2018

by Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor

2018 Toyota Camry

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.

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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 December 2017

by Matt Jones, Senior Consumer Advice Editor

2018 Toyota Camry

Where Did We Drive It?
We added around 1,600 miles to our 2018 Toyota Camry in December thanks to two long trips, one to Arizona and another to San Diego. We missed our goal of 1,700 miles for the month, but we're confident we'll be on schedule to hit our 20,000-mile goal by October when our long-term trial concludes.

Why are we so confident? Because people around here really seem to dig the Camry, so it's a safe bet that Blue will get its fair share of miles. As expected, the Camry performed as intended. We experienced no major foul-ups, problems or gremlins as 2017 came to an end. We did notice a few weaknesses in the Camry armor, however.

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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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