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2016 Toyota Camry Overhauled As A More Competitive 5-passenger Family Sedan

By John Zayan , Jun 10, 2016 08:25 AM EDT
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The 2016 Toyota Camry remains in the top list of cars owned by satisfied car enthusiasts in America for is ride quality, handling and interior comfort. The new Camry makes driving more pleasant and offers a comfortable ride for families. 

Aside from its exceptional reputation for quality and value, the best-selling Camry is liked for its impressive racy style and new family-oriented, driver-friendly features. As an affordable 5-passeger sedan, the Camry has high-tech features like a Qi hands-free charging pad and Entune infotainment with a high-resolution  7-inch touch-screen display.

Also providing family with quality entertainment onboard are Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio system, apps integration for Yelp and Pandora and a navigation system. Included with the navigation system is a 3-year complimentary access on stock prices, fuel prices, weather updates, traffic and sports scores.

A special edition Camry trim is offered for 2016 that has smoked taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels and unique paint choices. The Camry XLE and XSE acquired a 7-inch audio display upgrade.

Engines Available

The 2016 Toyota Camry powered by the base 2.5L I4 remains the favorite for its 178 horsepower. All Camry trims make use of a front-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic as standard. The 4-cylinder engine provides 170 lb.-ft. torque and earns 25 city/35 highway mpg.

The Toyota Camry LE variant with a 4-cylinder engine acquires 60 mph from a stop in 8.3 seconds based in the testing made by Edmunds. The result was said to be average for a midsize sedan with a four-cylinder powertrain.

The Camry powered by the 3.5L 6-cylinder makes 268 horsepower and torque output equivalence of 248 pound-feet. This powertrain is EPA rated of 21/31 mpg which is still a decent score compared to other V6 rides.

If total efficiency is what you want, the Camry Hybrid with a 200 net horsepower from its 4-cylinder gasoline/electric motor is also offered. This hybrid powertrain provides the Camry Hybrid LE with 43 city/39 highway mpg, while the SE and XLE iteration delivers 40/38.

Remarkable Equipment

List of standard amenities for the 2016 Toyota Camry base model include the following: automatic headlights, rearview camera, keyless entry system, 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, 6.1-inch touch-screen for the Entune electronics interface, voice control, 6-speakers audio and USB/iPod intergration.

Higher trims add Entune Audio Plus, 18-inch wheels, satellite/HD radio, leather upholstery, 4.2-inch colored information display, LED running lights, dual-zone automatic temperature control, sunroof, noise-reducing windshield and LED headlights. Options include 10-speaker JBL audio, pre-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights and blind-spot monitoring.

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