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2015 Toyota Camry Debut

A little less staid for 2015

2015 Toyota Camry Research Click to hide

What's New

For 2015, Toyota has rebuilt the Camry from the ground up. The redesign starts with a more rigid chassis that promises a better ride quality and a retuned suspension for better handling. The new Camry is slightly longer and wider than the previous iteration, which gives it a roomier feel. On the exterior of the car is a revised front bumper with a wide trapezoidal grille. Inside, Toyota has improved the quality of the materials with new satin chrome finishes and soft-touch surfaces. The interior is also quieter than before, and two new sport-oriented trim levels, including the XSE and Hybrid SE, will add a new level of appeal to this model.

Who It's For

Generally, the 2015 Toyota Camry will continue to attract the same customers--families and practical-minded buyers looking for reliability. The Camry has been the best-selling car in the U.S. for 12 years in a row now, but that doesn't mean it's infallible. Lately, we have seen this car lose its edge for younger, sportier cars like the Fusion and Mazda6.

According to Toyota, 45 percent of Camry buyers now opt for the sporty SE trim level. As the Camry is offering a wider selection of sport-oriented trims, it will likely attract young buyers and those who want to enjoy a certain level of performance in their vehicle. We think the new changes Toyota is making will help the car keep competitive in a difficult segment.

Key Features

Here is what to expect on the 2015 Toyota Camry.
  • Three engine options carry over: 2.5-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V-6 gas engines paired with six-speed automatic, or a 2.5-liter Atkinson Cycle engine with Hybrid Synergy drive matched to an E-CVT
  • Optional lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision system, and blind spot monitor
  • Sporty XSE and SE trims receive an aggressive grille, 18-inch wheels, unique shock absorbers, firmer bushings, higher rate coil springs, and other enhancements

What We Think

Yes, the Toyota Camry is a good car, but we all knew it couldn't stay the same forever. We think Toyota has made all the right changes on the new Camry, which should attract more buyers than ever for the new generation. If the performance changes are what they sound like on paper, we think the Camry should be more fun to drive, but we will have to wait until we get behind the wheel to make our final judgment.

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