The new 2020 Toyota Camry is a remarkable car that lives up to all expectations. It guarantees smart handling, comfortable driving, powerful engines, a refined interior and easy-to-use infotainment technology. In addition, the sedan has received a high provisional reliability rating.
New in 2020
Android Auto is now standard
TRD model joined the lineup
Who should buy it?
The modern 2020 Toyota Camry is a worthwhile option. It may not be the cheapest representative of the segment, but for its money it offers a lot of equipment. Meanwhile, it's worth taking a look at rivals like the Honda Accord and Mazda6 before making a final choice. Like the Camry, the modern Accord and Mazda6 guarantee a fascinating driving experience and a refined interior.
New or used car?
The current generation Camry was introduced for the 2018 model year. Not much has changed since then. In 2019, Apple CarPlay became standard. In 2020, the TRD model appeared, and Android Auto entered the base. If new infotainment technology isn't important to you, just like the sporty TRD model, focus on the 2018 versions, which cost less. You can pay even less for the previous generation, but then you should forget about the 2018 Toyota Camry restyling and its benefits.
Comparison with other autos/completions
Toyota Camry or Honda Accord?
There are quite a few aspects by which the Honda Accord can be defined as a good car. It offers an extensive list of standard equipment, high fuel economy, and easy handling. The modern Accord has more personal and cargo space than the Camry, but the Toyota has a higher preliminary reliability rating, and its available V6 engine guarantees more power.
Toyota Camry or Mazda6?
The current Mazda6 is one of the most athletic of the class, but the Camry is not only inferior in that aspect, it also offers more standard equipment. The Toyota has more space in the second row and an easier-to-use infotainment system. The modern Camry offers a V6 engine, which outperforms both Mazda powertrains.
The Camry's cabin accommodates up to five people. Both rows of seats offer personal space and comfort, although tall passengers should be careful when boarding. There are two full sets of LATCH child seat fasteners at the rear. Noise can be felt inside at significant speeds, but you can focus on the high quality of the trim materials. The seats are finished in fabric as standard. Leather upholstery, heated and electrically operated front seats are available as options. The standard infotainment system guarantees a 7.0-inch touchscreen, six speakers, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Siri Eyes Free, satellite radio, Wi-Fi point, USB port and Bluetooth. Available are an 8.0-inch touchscreen, two additional USB ports, HD radio and a nine-speaker "JBL" audio system. The luggage compartment volume in the base version is 396 liters, other models offer 425 liters.
For 2020, they focused on a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 206 horsepower and 249 Nm. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Toyota Camry has front-wheel drive. Fuel consumption is at the level of 8.1 l/100km in the city, 5.7 l/100km in the countryside and 6.9 l/100km in the mixed cycle. There is another 2.5-liter engine at the customer's discretion, but in a version with 209 horsepower and 252 Nm. It is equipped with the same transmission. Fuel consumption is 8.5 l/100km in the city, 6.1 l/100km outside the city and 7.4 l/100km on average. The most powerful member of the power list is the available 3.5-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 362 Nm. With it, the sedan spends 10.7 l/100km in the city, 7.4 l/100km in the country and 9.2 l/100km in the mixed cycle. Separately presented Camry Hybrid with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor, together they guarantee 218 horsepower. The hybrid model spends 4.9 liters/100km in the combined cycle. Acceleration of Toyota Camry in the hybrid version occurs in 8.4 seconds. As for the ride parameters, the sedan is a pleasure to drive. In addition to powerful engines, it guarantees a smooth and stable ride and quite sporty handling.
2020 models received three years or 57,936 kilometers of base warranty and five years or 96,560 kilometers of powertrain warranty. The sedan received five out of five stars from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The car performed well in crash tests. The sedan has many safety features in its base, including a rearview camera and the Toyota Safety Sense-P kit. The kit included lane departure warning, lane assist, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and automatic high beam. Available were an ambient vision camera system, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, projection instrument panel on the windshield and rear automatic emergency braking.
The Camry is almost 488 cm long. The car weighs between 1,470 and 1,620 kg.
The 2020 Camry will be available in six trims: L, LE, SE, XLE, XSE and TRD. The Camry L gets an infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, six-speaker audio, USB port, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free and Wi-Fi hotspot. Its base also includes adaptive cruise control, collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic high beam, lane departure warning and lane assist. The LE model adds an electric driver's seat and a few inches of cargo space. Options for it include a sunroof, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring. The SE model offers faux leather upholstery and automatic climate control. An 8.0-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, dual-zone automatic climate control, sunroof, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available. The SE Nightshade Edition model is offered separately and features exterior elements. The XLE guarantees real leather upholstery, heated front seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, two additional USB ports, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. This is the first model to be available with a V6 engine. Common options for it are navigation, HD radio, surround-view camera system, projection instrument panel on the windshield, panoramic sunroof and a 9-speaker "JBL" audio system. The XSE model features a sport-tuned suspension and three extra horsepower engines. In the case of adding a V6 engine to the model, you can count on a "JBL" audio system with 9 speakers, a projection dashboard and a panoramic sunroof. The new 2020 Toyota Camry TRD model comes standard with a V6 engine, sport seats, a fixed rear seat, sporty interior and exterior styling and a special suspension system.