2019 Toyota Camry Review, Release Dates, Prices

Still fresh after redesigned last year, the 2019 Toyota Camry remains one of the most impressive and valuable cars you can buy. After years of conservative style, the Camry finally came as a sexy and sporty sedan ready to face all competitors. This change may have come too late, since more and more Americans are moving from sedans to SUVs. However, for those who shop for family sedans, the 2019 Toyota Camry is now as attractive as the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Kia Optima. The available V6 engine is a bonus, as are the Camry standard driver-assist features that remain optional for some competitors.

The 2019 Toyota Camry lineup consists of L, LE, SE, XSE and XLE trim levels. The least expensive Camry L is a solid bargain that includes the Toyota Safety Sense-P suite of safety and driving aids, a rearview camera, 6-way-manually adjustable front seats, and an infotainment system that bundles a 7-inch touchscreen, 6-speaker AM/FM audio system with Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and USB/auxiliary inputs. We recommend at least the LE trim as it includes 17-inch alloy wheels, alarm system, a power driver’s seat, and 60/40-split folding rear seats. Toyota Care (24/7 roadside assistance and two years/25,000 miles of complimentary maintenance) is also standard.

Engine Specs

The 2019 Toyota Camry offers a choice of two recently revamped powertrains. The standard is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder generating 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque (add 3 hp and 2 lb-ft for XSE models). It’s earned impressive up to 41 mpg EPA fuel economy estimate. On the XLE and the XSE models, buyers can choose a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Both of those engines are paired with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. All Camrys are front-wheel drive. In track testing, the 2019 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5L went from 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds.

2.5-liter 4-cylinder with 8-speed automatic
203 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm
184 lb-ft of torque @ 5,000 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 29/41 mpg (L), 28/39 mpg (LE, SE, XLE, XSE)

3.5-liter V6 with 8-speed automatic
301 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm
267 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 22/33 mpg (XLE), 22/32 mpg (XSE)

Pricing Notes

The 2019 Toyota Camry sedan is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The base L model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $24,765 (include $920 destination fee). We recommend the better-equipped LE model, which begins at $25,270. The sportier Camry SE bows start at $26,470. The very well-equipped XLE trim is $29,845, or $34,970 with the V6 engine. The range-topping Camry XSE priced at $30,395, or $35,915 with the V6

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