2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid, Redesign

2018 Toyota Camry

The 8th generation of the Global Camry has been released earlier this year and it looks like Toyota finally took a gamble with it. For starters, they decided to ditch the really conservative design for something a lot more modern. On top of that, the car received their latest features, so it is far better equipped than its predecessor. The end result is one of the better looking, and better equipped, cars in its class which is not an easy feat to achieve. So far they released most of the usual versions while a hybrid will be released in the near future. The car is larger than before and more comfortable but even so, it is quite a bit lighter thanks to a new chassis. 2018 Toyota Camry


Pros….

Reliable
Comfortable
Sporty
New design

….Cons

Lower seat position
There could be more equipment


2018 Toyota Camry Review

The car is based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture, or TNGA, which is a highly modular chassis also in use on the Prius. Thanks to it the car’s center of gravity has been lowered and the car is also stiffer.

This translates into better NVH levels than before as well as a slightly better crash protection. The big change has been made to the available safety systems.

The big change has been made to the available safety systems

All versions of the upcoming 2018 Toyota Camry are going to be available with things like frontal collision warning and avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert, an active lane-keep assist as well as an adaptive cruise control system. There are some drawbacks though. One of the biggest is the price of the car.

All versions of the new Camry are more expensive than those of the previous generation. On top of that, there are still some core features missing, but more on that a bit later.

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2018 Toyota Camry shown – Source: autoblog.com

Design

The 2018 Toyota Camry looks completely different from its predecessor but that is not always a good thing.

It boasts a new raked roofline, similar to that of a coupe, as well as a really muscular body

However, in this case, the change has been more than just well received. Its predecessor was not really all that great looking and it felt dull. The new one on the other hand is nothing like that.

Exterior Dimensions(inch)
Wheelbase111.2
Height56.9
Length192.1
Width72.4
Track Width, Rear62.8

The car looks like a much sportier car than it really is. It boasts a new raked roofline, similar to that of a coupe, as well as a really muscular body.

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2018 Toyota Camry shown – Source: automobilemag.com

The flared wheel arches, the raised roofline, and even the massive 19-inch rims make the new Camry seem like a more expensive car than it really is.

The sporty models, such as the XSE, come with a much more aggressive body kit as well. These include a larger front grille with vertical intakes, new headlights with blacked out surrounds as well as honeycomb mesh grilles.

In the rear, these models come with quad exhausts, a small trunk spoiler, and even a diffuser.

Interior

Unfortunately, the cabin of the 2018 Toyota Camry is not nearly as dramatic as the rest of the car. The dashboard follows a really clean line and the driver-focused center stack makes it seem like a sports car.

The big drawback here is the absence of Android Auto or Apple Car Play

However, there is more than enough room on all five seats and the materials are definitely above those on its predecessor. The car can also be had with sports seats, a three-spoke steering wheel and armrests in the front and at the back.

The big drawback here is the absence of Android Auto or Apple Car Play. While the infotainment system is good, it can’t really match its rivals because of the missing features.

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2018 Toyota Camry shown – Source: cars.com

Engine and Specs 2018 Toyota Camry

The base version of the 2018 Toyota Camry comes with a 2.5 liter naturally aspirated inline 4 gas engine.

2018 Toyota Camry Engine
Engine2.5 liter naturally aspirated inline 4 gas engine - XSE version
Horsepower206 hp
Torque186 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic

This is an Atkinson capable unit which offers 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

The XSE version of the same engine bumps that to 206 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque and it offers slightly better performance with the help of a different gearbox tune. A larger 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 is also available.

With 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, this will easily get the Camry to 60 MPH in well under 6.0 seconds. Both of these will come equipped with an 8-speed automatic which will drive the front wheels only.

A 2.5-liter hybrid will also be available later down the road. With a combined output of 208 horsepower, this particular engine will offer up to 52 MPG on average.

This is just as much as the Prius while offering nearly twice the output of Toyota’s own hybrid car which is mighty impressive.

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2018 Toyota Camry shown – Source: motortrend.com

Release and Price

According to the information, we have heard, 2018 Camry is coming soon. At the end of August, it arrives in the showrooms and looks better than ever.

When we talk about the price, depending on the level of equipment, it ranges from $24,000 – $33,000

Let's compare Family Sedans Price
Toyota Camry$24,000 - $33,000
Honda Accord$23,000 - $37,000
Kia Optima$23,000 - $37,000
Hyundai Sonata$22,000 - $39,000
Mazda Mazda6$23,000 - $31,000
Ford Fusion$23,000 - $42,000
Chrysler 200$23,000 - $33,000
VW Passat$23,000 - $35,000
Nissan Altima$23,000 - $34,000

Competition

Camry has a very large number of rivals, but with the latest equipment and looks, the new model sets high standards for its most ardent competitors.

Further on in the text, we will mention rivals who could jeopardize the position of the new 2018 Camry.

2018 Toyota Camry XSE

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