The Toyota Camry known for being dependable, reliable and affordable, the Toyota brand really changed things around with this current model by bringing up the car with a bold new personality, both inside and outside. The Camry is unique in that it’s the only family car in its category that still offers a V6 engine. This front-engine, front-wheel-drive family cars offers drivers a long list of standard safety equipment and also has better driving dynamics than ever before.
This economic vehicle is available as both a hybrid and with two gas engine options, the Camry is now also available as a performance-oriented TRD model.
Toyota Camry Key Specifications
- Engine: 2.5L 4-cylinder with 88kW electric motor and either a lithium-ion (LE) or Ni-MH (SE, XLE) battery
- Net System Horsepower: 208
- Net System Torque: 163 lb-ft
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- Transmission: CVT
- Seating Capacity: 5
- Cargo Capacity: 15.1 cubic feet
The Toyota Camry is smooth, comfortable and stylish. It is very reliable and it has got standard safety features including apple play. Still, what might not interest about this model is the fact that it has a cloudy touch screen and small hard to read buttons just as if the car features are outdated but the interiors are quite bold and beautiful.
Toyota Safety Features
An excellent optional safety feature includes blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. Along with 10 airbags, while the front seats were designed to lessen whiplash injuries when collisions happen, and more, i do think the toyota Camry is one of the safest cars out there.
The car comes fully packaged in standard with a pre-collision system that has pedestrian detection and in the IIHS’s tests.
With an advanced driver-assistance technology, which includes things like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and automatic high beams. This car is also more fuel efficient and refined than ever before.
Toyota Camry Price in Nigeria
The Toyota Camry goes on sale at the price of (NGN) 8,620,200naira for the base L model. Up from there, the LE starts at (NGN) 8,802,000naira, the SE at $25,650 which is about (NGN) 9,234,000naira, and the XLE at $29,025,(NGN) 9,009,000naira and the XSE at $29,575 (NGN) 10,647,000naira. These trims are only available with the base four-cylinder engine.
Stepping up to the V6 model, the XLE V6 starts at $34,150 which is (NGN) 12,294,000naira and the XSE V6 at $34,700 (NGN) 12,492,000naira.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid LE starts at $28,250, (NGN) 10,170,000naira the Hybrid SE at $29,950, (NGN)10,782,000naira and lastly, the Hybrid XLE sells at $32,825 (NGN) 11,817,000naira.
Toyota Camry Economic Fuel Consumption Feature
Starting with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid model rated at 149 kW (200 hp), a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 133 kW (178 hp) and 230 N⋅m (170 lb⋅ft), and a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 200 kW (268 hp) and 336 N⋅m (248 lb⋅ft). Power output has been increased mostly by switching to electro-hydraulic power steering. The trim levels include the L, LE, SE, XLE, SE V6, XLE V6, Hybrid LE, Hybrid XLE and for 2014 a Hybrid SE model.
All models except for the hybrids are standard with six-speed automatic transmissions. No manual transmissions are offered. Hybrids are equipped with an eCVT transmission. The SE model gets paddle shifters, and a stiffer suspension. The new model has increased fuel economy due to lighter weight, a sleeker body, and low rolling-resistance tires.
The 2.5L four-cylinder Toyota Camry is rated at 29 mpg city, 41 highway, and 34 combined. The 3.5L V6-powered Camry is rated at 22 mpg city, 33 highway, and 26 combined. If you want maximum fuel economy, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is rated at an excellent 51 mpg city, 53 highway and 52 combined.
Toyota Camry Review
As with all Toyota vehicles, there’s the Toyota Safety Sense this comes as standard equipment on all Camry models, bringing standard a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, a full-speed radar cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist, and automatic high beam assist. Optional safety features will include active blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, intelligent clearance sonar, and rear cross-traffic braking.
This is for me the coolest toyota Camry, it is smooth, quiet and above all a complete official vehicle. It is sure a smart choice for families and quite suitable for African roads.