2017 Toyota Camry
A car doesn't get to be the best-selling midsize sedan in the American market year upon year for nothing. And in the face of what has to be said is some pretty fierce competition these days, it's some achievement for the 2017 Toyota Camry to still be the number one choice after so many years on sale. The Camry might have been with us for more than 30 years now in one form or another, but it still outsells its rivals and it's showing absolutely no sign of giving up its exalted position as the nation's favorite midsize sedan.
The growth in popularity of the crossover may seem pretty relentless right now, but the 2017 Toyota Camry does a great job of showing a vehicle doesn't necessarily need SUV styling a high roof and to be practical and roomy. Along with comfortable and nicely designed front and back seats, the Camry also offers a pretty spacious trunk along with ample interior storage by way of cubbies and thoughtfully-placed storage bins. The dash doesn't encroach on you in the way many of its competitors do as it's pushed a lot further forward than some. And this is a really good thing as it means the interior has what can only be described as an open and airy feel about it, which could make some people reconsider the need for a similarly sized crossover, especially if five seats are all that are required.
Putting the hybrids to one side for a moment, the 2017 Toyota Camry is available in six different trims and with two engine options. The current lineup starts out with the LE and then goes through XLE 4-Cyl, XLE V-6, SE and XSE 4-Cyl before you get to the range-topping XSE V-6.
The non-V6 standard engine is a 2.5-liter four cylinder producing a useful 178 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque to drive the front wheels using a six-speed automatic transmission that's present in all versions of the 2017 Toyota Camry. The XLE and XSE are both available with the available V-6 engine, and this unit puts a healthy 268 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. at your disposal.
Levels of standard and available features and equipment are generous throughout the 2017 Toyota Camry lineup, with features in SE models including: automatic projector beam headlights, power-adjustable front seats, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, a rearview camera, and the Entune audio and infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen. At the other end of the spectrum, top-of-the-line XLE models come close to invading luxury car territory with features such as: a keyless ignition, leather seating, Qi wireless charging, 17-inch Super Chrome alloys and much more besides.