New 2020 Toyota Camry Sedan
Toyota Camry Sedan
Safe, practical, stylish and now available with all-wheel drive, the 2020 Toyota Camry is a superb automobile and a sedan for all seasons.
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The Toyota Camry remains one of the most popular, most recommendable sedans you can buy. Long the default choice for those looking for a reliable, comfortable and inoffensive midsize car, the Camry was reborn two years ago packing serious style, more features and better handling than ever, all while losing none of its trademark outstanding qualities.
The 2020 Camry faces stiff competition in the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Altima, but it stands out as being the only mainstream midsize sedan to still offer a V6 in addition to the standard 4-cylinder. A hybrid model that’s rated up to 53 mpg is also available.
For 2020, the Camry continues to improve with the arrival of optional all-wheel drive (AWD) which helps this popular midsize Toyota compete with the AWD Subaru Legacy and Nissan Altima. What’s more, a track-tuned Camry TRD performance edition has made its debut, and Android Auto has finally joined Apple CarPlay as standard equipment. There are now more Camry variants than ever, and it’s hard to go wrong with any of them.
You'll Like This Car If...
- Standard suite of safety & driver-assist systems
- Excellent history of reliability & resale value
- Choice of 4-cylinder, V6 or hybrid powertrains
- Comfortable yet taut driving manners
- Now available with all-wheel drive
You May Not Like This Car If...
- No manual transmission
- No plug-in hybrid option
What's New for 2020
- All-wheel drive available on most models
- Limited-edition Camry TRD performance variant debuts
- Android Auto joins Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration
For as long as we can remember, the Toyota Camry has been comfortable and compliant, but not all that invigorating to drive. It was essentially the vanilla ice cream of family sedans. That all changed with its revamp a couple of years ago that marked this Toyota sedan’s eighth generation. A double-wishbone rear suspension, lower center of gravity and stiffer body structure all translated to a more dynamic and fun-to-drive experience. The Camry feels taut, but doesn’t compromise the comfortable manners for which it’s known.
Compared to the Honda Accord, the Camry still isn’t quite as nimble, but it’s close. And as it’s long been, we think the Camry is slightly more comfortable and compliant than its Honda archrival. We are also fans of the Camry’s precise steering feel and smooth 8-speed automatic transmission, which can also be shifted via paddles in some models.
The standard 4-cylinder engine that powers the majority of Camrys will suffice for most buyers and has a satisfying blend of performance and efficiency. The optional V6 making over 300 horsepower can easily chirp the front tires. Our surprise favorite is the Camry Hybrid (see Favorite Features).
New this year is the 2020 Camry TRD, developed in conjunction with Toyota Racing Development. This limited-edition Camry comes with the powerful V6 engine, a lower ride height and a host of suspension upgrades. The tweaks are noticeable, and the ride is stiff to the point that it can be jarring on rougher roads. We recommend giving it a good test drive first to see if it’s your cup of tea. If it is, you’ll be rewarded with the sharpest handling yet for a Toyota Camry.
Also new this year is all-wheel drive, available as an option on the 4-cylinder Camry LE, SE, XLE and XSE models. In good driving conditions, you’ll never know this Camry has AWD because it drives just like a standard front-drive Camry. But in slippery wintry conditions, the AWD system helps this sedan move away from stoplights with ease while also contributing to improved stability when powering out of corners.
From 0 to 15 mph, the Dynamic Torque Control system, via an electromagnetic coupling in the rear differential, sends as much as 50 percent of the engine’s power to the rear wheels, even before any front wheel slip is detected. This coupling disengages at higher speeds to improve fuel economy but automatically re-engages the moment AWD is needed.
A couple of downsides: AWD drops the Camry’s EPA Combined fuel economy rating by about 3 mpg, and the fuel tank – reconfigured because of the driveshaft – shrinks from 16.0 gallons to 14.4.
The Camry Hybrid is the king of its castle, being the first midsize-hybrid sedan to break the 50-mpg barrier, with the current 2020 version earning a combined 52-mpg rating from the EPA. That easily beats competitors like the Honda Accord Hybrid, Kia Optima Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid.
TOYOTA SAFETY SENSE P (TSS-P)
All new Camry models come with Toyota’s robust suite of safety and active driver-assistance features. It bundles features like forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.
The 2020 Camry’s interior is an excellent blend of technology, style, comfort and practicality. As a whole, it functions amazingly well, with no unnecessary fluff. The Camry has a boldly designed dash composed of asymmetrical swoops and curves, a set of nicely bolstered front bucket seats and a spacious rear seat. Controls are straightforward and easy to use.
We like that the Toyota Camry has a traditional transmission selector, not potentially confusing buttons or a knob like the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. The Camry has easy-to-use and easy-to-see controls for its 7- and 8-inch touch-screen infotainment systems, with redundant buttons on the steering wheel.
Base models get one USB port, while more expensive versions get three. Note that in the Camry TRD model, the rear seat doesn’t fold as normal because of its additional rear bracing. Rear-seat air vents are standard on XLE and above models, or optional beginning on LE trims.
Toyota continues to up its game with the Camry’s exterior style, and this newest model is its most daring. We think this Camry is among the best-looking yet, and certainly the most design-forward. From front to back, the 2020 Camry aims to show off its dynamic athleticism and attitude. Its large front grille is hard to miss, and the Camry’s sleek low aluminum hood shows off interesting creases.
One of the most surprising features is found on the sporty XSE models, which boast four — count ’em, four! — chrome exhaust tips. One of the most distinguishing style elements is the 2-tone Midnight Black Metallic roof, available on XSE and TRD models. The 2020 Camry Nightshade model, based on the SE, has blacked-out aesthetics, including black emblems and badges, and 18-inch black alloy wheels.
The new Toyota Camry TRD, meanwhile, is the most outrageous in the lineup. It also has blacked-out treatments, sits 0.6 inch lower, and is festooned with a black, boy-racer wing mounted to the trunk.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2020 Camry’s lineup consists of L, LE, SE, XSE and XLE, with SE and XSE the sportier pair. A limited-edition TRD is new for 2020. The least expensive 2020 Toyota Camry L is a solid buy that includes automatic transmission, 6-way-manually adjustable front seats, the TSS-P suite of safety and driving aids, and an infotainment system that bundles a rearview camera and 6-speaker AM/FM audio system with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa integration, and USB/auxiliary inputs.
Still, for $545 more, we recommend stepping up to at least an LE as it includes a power driver’s seat, 60/40-split/folding rear seats, an alarm system and 17-inch alloy wheels. Toyota Care (two years/25,000 miles of complimentary maintenance and 24/7 roadside assistance) is standard.
Notable Optional Equipment
Continuing the trim climb, the Toyota Camry SE brings more aggressive, darkened exterior aesthetics, 18-inch wheels, paddle shifters, sport front seats and sport-tuned suspension. XSE and XLE versions have dual-zone climate control, 7-inch configurable instrument display and 8-inch central touch screen, leather seats, selectable drive modes (Eco, Normal, Sport), blind-spot monitoring, panoramic glass roof with moonroof, and electric parking brake.
The Camry TRD is based on an SE model, but comes with the V6 engine that’s optional in XSE and XLE models, plus a host of suspension and handling upgrades. Among the major options are a JBL premium audio system with navigation, full-speed radar cruise control, bird’s-eye camera, ventilated front seats, Qi-compatible wireless phone-charging cradle and head-up display.
All grades of the AWD Toyota Camry are available with a Cold-Weather Package that includes heated seats and mirrors on the LE, plus a heated steering wheel on the XLE and XSE.
Under the Hood
The 2020 Toyota Camry offers a choice of three powertrains. Most popular is the standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder with 203 horsepower (206 in XSE models) and earning up to 41 mpg. The most powerful Camry is the 301-horsepower V6, available in XSE and XLE trims and standard in the new TRD model.
As with most new cars and certainly most family sedans, the Camry offers only an automatic transmission — a smooth 8-speed for gasoline models or an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT) in hybrids. If you’re among the few enthusiasts who desire a manual transmission, look to the Honda Accord.
The 2020 Camry Hybrid pairs a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and a battery-powered electric motor for outstanding fuel economy of up to 53 mpg. The AWD Camry is available only with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and the 8-speed automatic.
203 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm (XSE: 206 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm)
184 lb-ft of torque @ 5,000 rpm (XSE: 186 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 29/41 mpg (L), 28/39 mpg (LE, SE), 27/38 mpg (XLE, XSE), 25/34 mpg (AWD LE, SE, XLE, XSE)
301 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm
267 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/33 mpg (XLE), 22/32 mpg (XSE), 22/31 mpg (TRD)
2.5-liter inline-4 gasoline-electric hybrid
208 horsepower total
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 51/53 mpg (LE), 44/47 mpg (SE, XLE)
The 2020 Toyota Camry has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,295, plus a $955 destination charge. For $545 more, we recommend the better-equipped LE model. The sportier Camry SE bows at just over $26,000, while the very well-equipped XLE and XSE trims start around $30,000. All-wheel drive adds $1,400.
The V6 Camry formerly was only available in XLE and XSE trims that begin over $34,000. With the introduction of the performance-oriented Camry TRD, you can now get a new V6 Camry with a starting price just over $31,000. The Camry Hybrid, meanwhile, starts at just over $28,000.
At these prices, the Camry is in line with a comparably equipped Honda Accord and Nissan Altima, though the Camry Hybrid is several thousand more than the Accord Hybrid. The Camry’s starting price is slightly higher than those of the Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, Kia Optima and all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy.
Before buying, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Toyota Camry. The Camry’s resale value is another bright spot, as Toyota’s midsize sedan has historically held its value at or near the top of its class.
Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews
March 10, 2016
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|#1||2020 Honda Civic||205|
|#2||2020 Toyota Camry||203|
|#3||2020 Hyundai Elantra||201|
|#4||2020 Honda Accord||192|
|#5||2020 Hyundai Sonata||191|
|#1||2020 Honda Insight||52|
|#2||2020 Honda Civic||36|
|#3||2020 Toyota Camry||34|
|#4||2020 Honda Accord||33|
|#5||2020 Hyundai Sonata||32|
|#1||2020 MAZDA MAZDA3||5 / 5|
|#2||2020 MAZDA MAZDA6||4.7 / 5|
|#3||2020 Nissan Altima||4.5 / 5|
|#4||2020 Honda Insight||4.5 / 5|
|#13||2020 Toyota Camry||3.9 / 5|
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