2015 Toyota Camry Review

OVERALL RATING 4.3 of 5.0
  • Performance
    3.8 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.5 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    5.0 of 5.0
CarSession
12 Jul 2015
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Features

  • USB Connection
  • Satellite Radio
  • Power Steering
  • Climate Control
  • Touch Screen Interface

Performance Specifications

  • Fuel Economy: 25 MPG City/ 35 MPG Highway
  • Standard Engine: 2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • Horsepower: 178 HP
  • Torque: 170 Lb-Ft
  • Body Style: Mid-Size Sedan
  • Drivetrain: Front-Wheel-Drive

Overview

Although the Camry received a complete redesign a mere three years earlier, the mid-sized family sedan is back with a thorough refresh for 2015. The recently overhauled versions of the Nissan, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, among other competitors has a lot to do with this extensive refresh of the Camry. Highlights include a revamped interior, all new exterior styling, improved safety, with better materials and more equipment on offer.

Performance

A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard on the 2015 Toyota Camry, which is capable of generating 170 lb-ft and 178 HP. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard. The Camry XLE and XSE, on the other hand, can be fitted with a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 248 lb-ft of torque and 268 HP. It also offers a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

Exterior

The car is the same size as previous models, but it does get a new sheet metal all around (except on the roof), adding up to a more graceful look. The headlights come with a new ‘swept back’ design, which have nice detailing and clear lenses, while the front end of the 2015 Toyota Camry has a wider look, courtesy of the car’s more opened-up lower grille and slightly wide track. The side mirrors have also been redesigned and moved a little rearward. Not to mention, there is a new curved bar of bright work between the rear lamps, yielding an impressive taillight appearance. Also included in all models is a rear backup camera in the license plate area.

Interior

New upholsteries have been introduced in the 2015 Toyota Camry, with suede-like material, a new base fabric, and sport leather seat materials available. The instrument panel has also been redone, making the knobs and buttons larger and streamlining the design of the center stack. Most models have a new 6.1-inch touch screen, while V-6 models have a 7-inch screen front and center. This time, the centre stack is fitted with a beveled surface and stitching throughout the dash is a little more prominent in terms of visual appeal and texture.

Features

The 2015 Toyota comes equipped with a few special features. The buttons of the center stack are big, glove-friendly and easy to read. This is particularly true for climate control features. Moreover, a 6.1-inch Entune touchscreen interface comes as a standard on every Camry, making it easier to control the audio system. The navigation system and smartphone-integrated apps are extremely useful, but are available as an option.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability, front knee airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, front and rear side airbags, and a rearview camera comes standard on every Camry. Options include a blind-spot warning system with a rear cross traffic alert system, a pre-collision system, and a lane-departure warning system (on the Advanced Technology package). Safety connect is optional on the XLE model, which adds an emergency assist button, automatic collision notification, and a stolen-vehicle locator.

All in all, the 2015 Toyota Camry is an excellent vehicle which comes with a wide range of infotainment and safety features and also delivers exceptional performance, that too at a reasonable price. Therefore, if you are a budget-conscious buyer, the 2015 Toyota Camry is definitely worth purchasing.