Classic Car: Why The 2019 Toyota Camry XLE Is A Mainstay

The Toyota Camry is like the Tom Brady of the Toyota franchise—it’s a household name and you know its going to delivery.

This car is a staple, a standard amongst a variety of automotive consumers and it’s versatility in appeal is part of why it has become one of Toyota’s best-selling vehicles overall. More so, the Toyota Camry contends in for the no. 1 spot with African American female consumers up against the Nissan Altima.

And as a franchise player in its car class, the Altima isn’t the only car the Toyota Camry contends against. It also has Mazda6, Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia Optima all chomping at the bit to take its dead-heat tie top spot.

The 2019 Toyota Camry XLE v6 perfectly marries sophistication and sportiness in the exterior design of this mid-sized sedan. It’s attractive and engaging, while not being over-the-top in design execution.

This mass-appeal mobile offers a powerful drive and packs a punch. One with a led foot may have to be careful with this car’s 3.5 L V6 engine, as I found myself accelerating swiftly on the highway and having to pull back some. (The last thing I need a speeding ticket—it’s been years and I’ve been doing really good!)

The handling of this car felt effortless and safe, and it was smooth over most road surfaces. But when you push it, you feel the athleticism of the vehicle – that sporty alter ego – and this car will give you the horsepower you desire when you’re in a mad dash. The steering was sharp and it took turns well.

Braking on the Camry was also very strong. This car show embodies an agility that makes the drive both enjoyable and impressive.

The Camry also has pretty much every safety feature you could desire, aiding in the overall likeable of this dependable car.

The car has great fuel economy as well, boasting 22 city miles per gallon and landing 33 miles per gallon on the highway. It’s really the best in its class when it comes to gas.

For tech offerings, the Toyota Camry finally has Apple CarPlay. It is also compatible with Amazon Alexa. And even though I’m an Apple user, I feel bad for my Android users because the Camry isn’t compatible to you quite yet.

Toyota’s latest Entune 3.0 system is standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen. My trim also included a nine-speaker JBL audio system, remote keyless entry, two extra USB ports, wireless smartphone charging and a 10-inch head-up display.

Overall, the interior cabin has been crafted with quality materials and feels like luxury.

Favorite Feature: The car’s moonroof

Least Favorite Feature: Not fully developed technology compatibility

Spin Control: For a sticker price about $34,150 for the model I tested, the 2019 Toyota Camry XLE v6 is worth every penny.

Status: A List

VIDEO: So check out my inside look into the 2019 Toyota Camry XLE v6 and determine whether it’s an automobile that meets your needs.


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