2018 Toyota Camry Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)
The car can not decide what gear it wants to be in. It randomly jumps and skips and bucks. I have had the car in 4 times. Test drove with a tech and he felt it and said it's not right. Toyota sent in a tech and wrote on my report that erratic shifting is normal there is nothing wrong with the car. What!! Are you kidding. Toyota or the dealer wants to fix the problem. The car is not safe. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR. IT IS NOT SAFE.
2018 Toyota Camry Sedan XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)
Entune constantly crashes. Keeping three apps always open on your phone to run the navigation system does not work. You still have to search by typing the address into the car unit. Scout maps can’t even get you to the closest grocery store. As the customer you are 100% responsible for making sure your phone will even work with the system. Don’t leave the dealership until they have your phone working with the unit as advertised. It will not work with an i-phone. The new transmission fails to respond in crucial lane change situations. I would not buy it based on
2018 Toyota Camry Sedan XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
Purchased a 2018 Camry XLE V6 pretty much fully loaded. Because of two significant items I would not purchase the vehicle again and don’t recommend it.
First, the drive train is unacceptable. This is the forth Toyota vehicle I have had with the V6 engine, and the only vehicle in which the transmission both up and down shifts can be uneven and jarring. At times when the vehicle accelerates slowly by the driver gently depressing the gas pedal there is a noticeable pulsing of the vehicle acceleration. Doesn’t matter what mode the transmission is in.
Second, the Radar Speed Control is poorly implemented. If a leading vehicle turns off the road to the right the Radar Speed Control drops out and the vehicle brakes. This is a serious safety concern with the possibility of being rear-ended when there are following vehicles. Also, when using the Radar Speed Control and approaching stopped vehicles the Camry will continue at constant speed or accelerate until the only recourse is emergency braking.
This disappointing, because I otherwise really like the vehicle. It’s comfortable, has good performance and handling, I like the panoramic sunroof, it has a good sound system, I appreciate the automatic high-beam system, and I like the touch screen.
Other less desirable items:
This Lane Departure Control is marginally useful. When the vehicle drifts toward a lane stripe the system does not alert the driver until the vehicle is significantly over the lane line and into the adjacent lane. If corrective action is taken by the system the vehicle swings from one side of the lane to the other side of the lane and never centers in the lane. Better than nothing, but …
After remotely starting the Camry engine and then opening the car door, while in possession of the fob, the engine shuts off. If someone has the fob then they can do whatever they want – so why shut off the engine?
We have many streets with a 25 MPH speed limit, but the Radar Speed Control will not set that low.
The touch screen has a Valet mode to protect the screen and sound system and the glove-box can be locked and the key removed from the fob. But there is no way to lock the trunk and prevent entry when the Camry is given up for valet parking. (I believe previous Camrys had a trunk lock feature to disable opening the trunk with the fob?)
Most items in today’s vehicle are software controlled. Toyota should provide software fixes for the transmission, the Radar Speed Control, lane departure, and remote starting. A minor hardware and software change to the trunk lock could probably fix the trunk valet issue.