2018 Camry vs. 2017 Camry

July 27th, 2017 by

The 2018 Toyota Camry features an extensive list of improvements over its 2017 counterpart across all trim levels.

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 vs. 2017 Comparison

The 2018 Camry model line now includes Toyota Safety Sense P, which gives drivers full access to the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beams, High-Speed (or Full-Speed) Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.

The 2018 model is also based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, resulting in a lower seating position, wider and lower stance, and longer wheelbase. Additionally, the 2018 Camry rests on a double-wishbone rear suspension, providing drivers with a more satisfying ride.

And while automatic window adjustments were only available on the front windows in the 2017 Camry, this feature is now accessible on all four windows in the 2018 model. The 2018 Camry also benefits from extensive interior and exterior styling improvements.

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Camry Standout Features

The new Camry comes packed with a variety of features never seen in its lineup. The updated model also offers a smoother, sportier, and more luxurious ride than any Camry offered before it and is available in the following grades: L, LE, SE, XLE, and XSE. Below are more of the fantastic features found in the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry.

Quick Stats

The new 2018 Camry offers two engine options: a 2.5 4-cylinder and a 3.5 V6. The 4-cylinder packs 203 hp at 6800 rpm and 184 lb-ft of torque at 5200 rpm. It also receives 29 city MPG, 41 highway, and 34 combined.  The 3.5 V6 option sports 301 hp at 6600 rpm as well as 263 lb-ft of torque at 4700 rpm. Drivers can expect 22 city, 33 highway, and 26 combined MPG from the XLE grade and 22/32/26 MPG from the XSE grade.

Exterior Colors

The 2018 Camry features three new color options: Wind Chill Pearl (089), Galactic Aqua Mica (221), and Brownstone (4X7). A two-tone roof option is also available to drivers who opt for the XSE trim level.

Interior Redesign

The 2018 Camry’s futurist, driver-focused interior is available in gray, black, beige, and all new red color options. The interior also offers plenty of room for passengers as well as a sweeping character line.

Panoramic Glass Roof

A panoramic glass roof comes standard on the new Camry’s V6 grades and is available on both XLE and XSE 4-cylinder grades.

Safety Sense P Standard

The new 2018 Camry features a variety of advanced safety features, including a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

3 Entune Systems

The new Camry also has three available Entune systems. The base Entune 3.0 Audio system comes equipped with the new Google Now, Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect, Scout GPS Link, and a 7-inch touchscreen with custom home screen capabilities as well as pinch/zoom and scroll/swipe. Moving on to more advanced options, the Entune 3.0 Audio Plus system packs in Sirius XM Radio, HD Radio with weather and traffic info, Safety Connect, Remote Connect, Service Connect, Wi-Fi, and JBL with Clari-Fi. The most advanced infotainment option, Entune 3.0 Premium, boasts dynamic voice recognition, dynamic navigation, dynamic POI search, destination assist connect,  and cache radio.

Smooth Ride and Responsive Handling

The 2018 Camry benefits greatly from having a lower center of gravity and now sits 1.2 inches lower and has a 0.8-inch wider base than its 2017 sibling; the vehicle’s length has also increased by 1.9 inches. In addition, the new model has the advantage of a new double wishbone suspension system, a new direct shift 8-speed automatic transmission, and four point engine mounting, which helps significantly in reducing engine noise.

2018 Camry

What Are People Saying About the New Camry?

“The New 2018 Camry is unquestionably improved across the board and offers more versatility than ever” – Automobile Magazine

“Regardless of which model you choose, you’ll find the beautifully designed cabin to be exceptional for a car of this class” – TheDetroitBureau.com

“The 2018 Camry, our bet is you’ll be buying one because you want one, not because you need one” – New York Daily News

“The time is right for the Toyota Camry to cut loose” – Car and Driver

“The 2018 Camry is ultra-quiet for a sedan in this price class” – Ward’s Automotive

“The Camry has long been known for its tremendous reliability and strong resale value, and it’s a good bet this new model will uphold that legacy” – Consumer Reports

“With this brazen, bold effort, Toyota is seriously fortifying [its] position as king of the midsized sedan” – Motor Trend

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