2017 Toyota Camry

 2017 Toyota Camry | Baierl Automotive | Wexford, PA

 The Toyota Camry is unchanged for 2017. A redesign in 2015 brought in many modifications including the almost new exterior (only roof was left unchanged), a rigid body and new infotainment options. XSE trim was added in the redesign and this offered some upscale interior touches in the sporty version of Camry. Adaptive safety technology was also introduced in the redesign.

For 2017, you have four trim levels (LE, SE, XSE and XLE) and these range from the basic to the sporty and more luxurious. The XSE trim represents the middle ground between the base LE and top of the line XLE both in terms of feature content and price. You have two engine choices, four cylinder or V6. The top two trims are eligible for V6 along with optional advanced safety features. The top trim levels get more standard features such as a wireless device charging pad and upgraded infotainment systems.

Impressive Power

The sedan has been designed to thrill. It comes with two engine choices, the standard 2.5 liter four cylinder (178 horse power and 170 lb-ft. of torque) and 3.6 liter V6 (268 horse power and 248 lb-ft. of torque). 

The standard feature highlights for the LE trim include 16-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, power front seats, keyless remote entry, sunroof, Bluetooth, rear view camera and sic speaker sound system. The SE has 17-inch steel wheels, leather wrapped steering wheel, sport tuned suspension, simulated leather upholstery and paddle shifters.

The XSE steps it up with 18 inch wheels, dual zone automatic climate control, LED running lights, wireless charging pad, 10 speaker premium audio system, smartphone app based navigation system and HD radio. XLE adds 17-inch steel wheels, heated front seats and leather upholstery. The V6 models add keyless ignition and entry.    

Camry is a strong performer in its class. The powerful engine is as powerful as its competitors. The acceleration is strong in a straight line, posting 6.2 second dash to 60 mph. With effortless acceleration, confident handling and intuitive break response makes the sedan easy to drive on all roads. The manageable size and light steering makes it easy to park.

With excellent isolation from engine, road and wind noise the Camry is one of the quietest car in its category. Whether accelerating at full throttle or cruising on the highway or just idling, only luxury cars are quieter.

The EPA rates the Toyota Camry with V6, a 35 mpg, giving it a highway cruise range of 600 miles. The Camry hybrid is at 42 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 40 mpg combined.


The interiors are comfortable and spacious with wide accommodating front and back seats that are big enough for adults. The center stack is well organized with climate control systems, knobs to control the infotainment systems and intuitive buttons. The fabric trimmed seats are standard. Ultrasuede is standard for XSE models whereas leather covers the seats for XLE trim.

Toyota has worked for years to improve the comfort of Camry and it shows. The seats are comfortable, large and supportive. The top of the line XLE trim has leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel and other comforts. The base LE model has cloth seats. Irrespective of the trim level the driver’s seat is eight-way power adjustable. It has power adjustable lumbar support that is ideal for long drives. The front passenger seat can be manually adjusted and moves four ways. As the seating position is unusually high, tall individuals may wish for more headroom.

The base LE model has single zone manually adjusted climate control. The XSE and XLE hybrid models have dual zone automatic climate control. They are for the driver and front seat passenger. The Camry has eight cup holders with an average of two beverages for each person.

The wide and tall windshield of the sedan ensures that the driver of the Camry has a clear view of the road ahead. The doors are large but light and this makes getting in and getting out a breeze. The Camry fulfils all the expectations placed on mid-sized sedans as it has much to offer. Even though some rival sedans may be a little sportier or flashier, the Camry remains an honest pick and traditionally the bestselling car in the U.S.


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