2013 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Midsize Sedan Video Review

The most popular passenger vehicle for many years has been the Toyota Camry. The Camry fills a need for many buyers; a vehicle that gets from point A to B comfortably and reliably. Last year, Toyota introduced the seventh-generation Camry which brings forth a number of improvements to keep it fresh in the very competitive midsize sedan class.

Outside, the Camry looks very plain when compared to competitors. There aren't any sharp lines, deep creases, or a trademark styling cue that other vehicles have in the class. For Toyota, that's okay since the Camry has to appeal to a wide audience and we have to admit, the 2013 Camry looks pretty good. The overall shape is a bit more sporty-ish with a revised front end, noticeable shoulder line, and a variety of wheel choices dependent on the model. Inside, Toyota worked hard to make the Camry feel somewhat more premium. There are more soft-touch materials throughout the interior and a new touchscreen radio that can come with navigation as an option.

Powering the Camry are two different engines:

  • 2.5L Four-Cylinder: 178 Horsepower, 170 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • 2.5L Four-Cylinder (PZEV): 173 Horsepower, 165 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • 3.5L V6: 268 Horsepower, 248 Pound-Feet of Torque

The two engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

EPA rates the 2013 Toyota Camry at:

  • 2.5L Four-Cylinder: 25 City/35 Highway/28 Combined
  • 3.5L V6: 21 City/30 Highway/25 Combined

The 2013 Toyota Camry starts at $22,235 for the L four-cylinder model and climbs up to $30,465 for the XLE V6 model. Competitors to the Camry include the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima.