We Americans are a predictable bunch when it comes to cars; just give us something dependable, with snazzy design and little luxury touches, all at the right price, and we’ll keep buying it year after year. Just look at the Toyota Camry as an example. This comfortable and roomy sedan has been America’s best-selling car for 15 of the last 16 years.
By Tara Weingarten
We Americans are a predictable bunch when it comes to cars; just give us something dependable, with snazzy design and little luxury touches, all at the right price, and we’ll keep buying it year after year.
Just look at the Toyota Camry as an example. This comfortable and roomy sedan has been America’s best-selling car for 15 of the last 16 years.
10 Things To Know About The 2014 Toyota Camry
Great fuel economy: 25 city/35 hwy. And even better with the Camry Hybrid, which gets 43 mpg city/39 hwy in the LE trim level. (The 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid is an added $2,675. If you drive a lot, the extra cost could be worth it in fuel savings.)
Excellent ride quality. Smooth acceleration, easy over rough bumps and pot-holed highways, competent handling around corners. Feels solid, well built.
Leather-look dashboard nods to the little luxe touches inside. A leather-wrapped steering wheel in all but the bottom trim level, has hands-free Bluetooth buttons for your mobile phone, and buttons for the sound system and onboard computer. We also love the 2014 Toyota Camry’s easy to read climate controls, which are big and simple to adjust without taking your eyes off the road.
An ultra-glossy metallic-tech-grain trim on the doors , gear shift knob and on parts of the dash are contemporary updates (on the Hybrid LE model), and the chromed door handles are an elegant touch.
Comfortably seats five, with plenty of legroom for front and backseat passengers, as well as loads of trunk space for trips to the warehouse store, and long road trips.
Safe. The 2014 Toyota Camry has 10 airbags standard equipment. In stormy conditions, look to Toyota Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control technologies to help the Camry avoid a spin or skid. Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats reduce the possibility of injury in a rear-end collision.
Entune is Toyota’s proprietary connectivity system that pairs your smartphone with the car’s navigation and audio components. Make dinner reservations on Open Table, read the latest sports scores, buy movie tickets and get updates on traffic and weather all from the convenience of your center media console. Entune also works with the Camry’s navigation system to lead you to the nearest gas stations and local points of interest.
Four trim levels, plus two trim levels for the hybrid model, makes the 2014 Toyota Camry accessible at several price points, with the Camry L starting at $21,995, and topping out at $27,400 for a fully loaded Camry Hybrid XLE.
Equipment including a backup camera, 8-way adjustable power driver’s seat, and available Blind Spot Monitor are available of various trim levels.
Toyota’s Safety Connect offers emergency roadside assistance and will automatically notify emergency services in the event of an accident. The system can also locate your Camry should it get stolen.
Cloth seats in the 2014 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid aren’t as plush as they could be. We’d love to see an upgrade in the fabric quality.
The 2014 Toyota Camry delivers what most of us want: reliable wheels, up-to-date technology, safety, and a comfortable for our entire family.
Wonderful ride quality and roominess in cabin
Wish the cloth seats nicer fabric