- The Camry, one of Toyota’s best-selling cars, soldiers on with new updates for 2019.
- Toyota’s Safety Sense P apartment provides a series of modernized driver-assistance systems.
- Three powertrain choices are available, including a hybrid with an updated Power Control Unit.
If you’re looking for a automobile that is a automotive homogeneous of a manila pouch stapled to a beige wall, afterwards a new 2019 Toyota Camry is for you. Oh sure, Toyota seems to be critical when they contend a Camry has an “Exciting Style” and “Sport Performance” though I’m not prepared to trust them. This is a Camry after all. This is solid, dependable, arguable transportation.
Fun and fad and sportiness have no genuine place here.
That isn’t a bad thing, per se. If someone were to contend that about a latest Porsche, it would be terrible news. We’re articulate about Toyota’s bread and butter, core of a middle-of-the-road car here. In this realm, miss of celebrity is a good thing. And, in this realm, a latest Camry is packing. Even with a new on-board tech, it gets great gas mileage and is still as arguable as an anvil.
Styling Design: Some Sporty Elements
The 2019 Toyota Camry carries over a same physique pattern as final year, so there’s not unequivocally many to speak about on a styling front. It’s still rather sharper, a small wider and revoke than you’d initial expect, though no one is going to mistake this for an Alfa Romeo Giulia. The SE and XSE are a sportier versions with special rocker panels, 19-inch machined-finish amalgamate wheels (standard on XSE), a pointed back spoiler lip, some-more assertive front bumper, and a back fender with a revoke diffuser.
Likewise a interior has been tarted adult here and there, though a categorical improvements are to a displays, infotainment, quadruped amenities and a like. And nonetheless again, when we demeanour during what we get in this arena, a Camry comes in as a good value. The passengers, and many importantly, a driver, accept information by 3 displays: a 10-inch tone Heads-Up Display (HUD); a seven-inch multi-information arrangement within a instrument cluster itself, and an eight-inch audio/navigation/HVAC control row integrated into a core console.
Toyota says it’s all discerning in how it operates, and we assume they’re right, since they softened be right. Steve Jobs done discerning operation a by-word of complicated day living, and people are used to it now, so Toyota softened deliver.
Related: Camry and Avalon get a TRD treatment for 2020.
Further Emphasis On Technology
The new Camry gets a latest Entune 3.0 multimedia system, with Apple CarPlay harmony and Amazon Alexa. Four-cylinder and hybrid models come with Entune 3.0 Audio, Toyota’s App Suite, and Scout GPS Link. The audio finish includes an discretionary JBL complement (nine speakers and a 10.1-inch subwoofer) finish with Clari-Fi. Toyota describes Clari-Fi as something that “un-compresses” song to assistance revive an audio track’s energetic range.
Speaking of dynamic, Camry V6 models offer a Dynamic Navigation complement with wireless map updates and over-the-air map downloads for recently total roads and points-of-interest.
There is also Remote Connect, that gets we a remote start and doorway clear capability, car standing notifications, a guest motorist guard (I gamble this is for we shaken relatives out there), and a car finder. Service Connect provides present information on fuel levels, upkeep alerts and that arrange of thing. Wi-Fi? Why yes, there’s Wi-Fi Connect powered by Verizon, so we can offshoot adult five mobile devices.
Would we design a latest Camry to demeanour a other approach on reserve measures? No, we wouldn’t, and here we are treated to a smorgasboard of reserve goodness. There’s a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist. There’s a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Clearance Sonar, and a Rear Cross Traffic Braking system.
Other reserve measures embody 10 customary airbags, Toyota’s Star Safety System with Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology. There’s even a customary backup camera.
Powertrain Transmission Options
There are 3 powertrain choices for a 2019 Toyota Camry, including a hybrid option.
The “normal” engines are bending adult to a Direct Shift eight-speed automatic. The ratios are new as is a torque converter with a wider operation of lock-up for softened fuel efficiency. For a Hybrids, Toyota says their Sequential Shiftmatic record allows a motorist to “shift” a electronically-controlled, invariably non-static delivery around paddle shifters (SE grade) or with a console-mounted change lever.
Really, we can’t contend that powertrain is better. They all work, and they will all work good for daily driving. It’s adult to we that one we pick. However, let’s take a discerning demeanour during any of them a small serve so we can decide.
The 2.5-liter, inline-four-cylinder (D-4S) gasoline engine, is a plain and arguable choice. Peak horsepower is estimated during 206 during 6,600 rpm (176 horsepower during 5,700 rpm in a hybrid configuration) with torque estimated during 186 lb-ft. during 5,000 rpm (163 lb-ft. during 3,600-5,200 rpm for a hybrid). Fuel economy for 2.5-liter gas models is an EPA-estimated 29/41 city/highway and 34 total mpg.
The 3.5-liter V6, with D-4S Fuel Injection, is a some-more absolute choice with an extended non-static valve timing complement to yield best torque during all engine speeds. The V6 delivers 301 horsepower during 6,600 rpm, 267 lb-ft. of torque during 4,700 rpm, and an EPA-estimated 22/33 city/highway and 26 total mpg. This outlines an boost of eight percent for total mpg contra a Camry’s prior V6.
The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid comes in during 51/53 city/highway and 52 total mpg on a LE grade. By comparison, the SE and XLE grades come it at 44/47 city/highway and 46 total mpg. Toyota says the updated and some-more compress Power Control Unit (PCU) of a hybrid complement plays a pivotal purpose in improving efficiency. Improvements in a acclimatisation potency of a PCU and a transaxle/electric engine revoke appetite detriment by scarcely 20 percent.
Furthermore, Toyota says cooling complement improvements now revoke appetite detriment by 10 percent.
The 2019 Toyota Camry starts during $23,945 with a hybrid starting at $28,150. But really, does it matter? No, it doesn’t. Toyota has sole 18 million Camrys, so they will keep offered them, even if a cost is adult or down by a indicate or two.
The 2019 Camry Hybrid is accessible in 3 grades: LE, SE, and XLE. The normal Camry comes in 5 grades: L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE. If tone is important, a 2019 Toyota Camry comes in Wind Chill Pearl, Ruby Flare Pearl, Brownstone, Galactic Aqua Mica, Super White, Celestial Silver Metallic, Predawn Gray Mica, Midnight Black Metallic, Blue Streak Metallic, and Supersonic Red. Some trim levels give we an discretionary Midnight Black Metallic roof.
Tony Borroz has spent his whole life racing antique and sports cars. He is a author of Bricks Bones: The Endearing Legacy and Nitty-Gritty Phenomenon of The Indy 500, accessible in paperback or Kindle format. Follow his work on Twitter: @TonyBorroz.
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