Published on December 1st, 2013 | by Alex0
Toyota Camry 2014 Review
If you want a competent midsize sedan, then you need to check out the 2014 Toyota Camry. It may not be as glamorous as the Mercedes, but the Camry delivers most of the features that we are looking for in a high-end sedan.
Its most desirable trait is its peppy yet economical performance coupled with a V6 or four-cylinder engine, it will truly provide the power, solid build quality and smooth driving experience that will last for years. The Camry also features a well-made comfortable seating, classy dashboard and an elegant center panel. It also has a new firmly tuned suspensions designed for sharper and more involved handling.
For 2014, the new Toyota Camry will be offered in six variants namely: SE, SE Sport, L, LE and XLE trim levels. The L series will have power windows and mirrors, air-conditioning, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, split-folding rear seats, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, audio connectivity, audio connectivity, six-speaker sound system, 6.1-inch touchscreen display, USP/ipod interface and an auxiliary audio jack.
The LE class will have power door locks with remote keyless entry, automatic headlamps, audio controls, outside temperature display and a much improved steering wheel. While the SE features a 17-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated mirrors, and a classier exterior and interior styling update.
The SE Sport variant is now more elegant with a sunroof, 18-inch wheels and an eight-way power driver seat, navigation system, HD and satellite radio, web integration system and the Entune smartphone. Some features that were found on the higher trims can also be added on the lower trim levels, but the availability varies according to the region or country you belong. Other standard features will include a blind-spot monitoring system, 10-speaker JBL sound system, rear cross-traffic alert and a much larger 7-inch touchscreen display.
The 2014 Toyota Camry will have a six-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drive. It will be powered by a 2.5-liter four cylinder engine that can pump up 178 base horsepower and a sizeable 170 pound-feet of torque. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 8.4 seconds, which is the average acceleration for a four-cylinder midsize sedan. When it comes to fuel economy, you can expect a 10 km/liter city driving and 14 km/liter on the highway.
For the XLE and SE trim, it is outfitted with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that can generate a maximum power of 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, while its fuel economy rates set at an impressive 9 km/liter city driving and 13 km/liter on the highway.
When it comes to safety, the 2014 Toyota Camry comes with the standard stability and traction control unit, antilock disc brakes, rear and front seat airbags, knee and side curtain airbags for both the passenger and driver. It also updated its cross-traffic alert system and blind-spot monitoring, which are commonly available for the XLE and SE. The XLE variant has the optional Safety Connect telematics system that will notify road assistance, track stolen vehicle location and a collision notification system. In addition, the 2014 Toyota Camry received a five-star score for crash protection, which was given by several government-approved crash testing sites.
The new Camry is a sure winner in terms of performance, safety, exterior and interior aesthetics. It has also proven itself as one of the most reliable high-end sedan and a favorite among car enthusiasts. The base price for the new Toyota Camry 2014 is at $22,235 (roughly Php933,870).
Actually, there’s also a hybrid Toyota Camry for the coming 2014 but we can’t confirm yet if that variant will be available in South East Asia. However, the non-hybrid models are sure to arrive in countries like the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand.
Summary: The new Camry is a sure winner in terms of performance, safety, exterior and interior aesthetics.