There are two important things that anyone should know about the 2018 Camry LE (4 cylinder), and probably 2019 4 cylinder models too. First, the designers seem to have tried to make this family sedan “sporty” by giving it a much lower profile. Well I am middle aged and I hate it. Its a pain to get in and out from. The roof is too low that it almost touches my head. Second, this car has the acceleration of a turtle. Its a safety hazard.
You merge into a highway with fast moving traffic and you face the serious risk of someone plowing right into you because your car simply will not go from 0 – 30 in less than 10 seconds. And that too when you slam on the gas. This gives the overall driving experience one of being very jerky with lots of sudden accelerations and creates a unpleasant experience for all passengers.
Overall the car is poorly designed in terms of layout of its interior. This car may turn out to be a mechanical masterpiece but it provides a horrible driving experience. This is my third consecutive camry lease, and the first two were great. This one is a dud and I will seriously consider other options next time.
Byers beware! The so-called Entune Audio doesn’t have neither CD(!!!), nor HD radio. I had all of those features plus a moonroof on my 2016 XSE for $65/month less (leased), and assumed them as basic features in any current car, especially next generation2018 XSE. Big mistake! Unscrupulous salespeople never pointed to the lack of those features.
Car’s MSRP is quietly encroaching into entry luxury territory having no credentials for it.
|EPA Classification||Mid-Size Cars|
|MPG/MPGe||41 Highway / 29 City|
|Engine||Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5L/152 cu in|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Overall Crash Safety Rating||5 / 5 Stars|