2013 Toyota Camry review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 23 February 2013 , 16:02:03 byAlina

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Toyota Camry

Japanese manufacturer Toyota introduced the Camry last year and a lot of specialists have criticized its interior especially the material choices both in terms of quality and variety. The 2013 model comes with new interior design and comfort and also several new safety technologies. One of them is the Blind Spot Monitor that adds a rear cross traffic alert function. The 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid has a fuel consumption of 43 mpg in the city. For the interior, the model got soft-touch material for the front door panels in the LE and well as on the gasoline LE and SE grades. For the models equipped with leather seating, the engineers have provided stitching accents on the door panels. The Display Audio screen is now standard for the L grade of the Camry and also for the Camry LE. The Toyota Camry has been introduced for the first time in 1983 and the carmaker managed to sell more than 15 million Camry models worldwide.



The carmaker offers the 2013 model with three power train choices: a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine, a 3.5-liter V6 and the Hybrid Synergy Drive. The first one is capable of generating 178 horsepower and 170 lb. ft. of torque which is being sent to the wheels through a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. The same engine employs Dual VVT-i. The DOHC 3.5-liter V6 available for the SE and XLE delivers 268 horsepower and 248 lb. ft. of torque. Despite the fact that it has almost the same exterior dimensions, the new-generation Camry offers a more spacious interior. Designers have tried to optimize interior elements to gain additional space and to enhance driver and passenger comfort. Another available safety system, Safety Connect, can access a call center with a live operator who can dispatch police and emergency vehicles. This system combines automatic collision notification and a stolen vehicle locator, which can track the location of the stolen vehicle.