With its recently improved handling and cabin quality, buyers will certainly find the 2017 Toyota Camry competitive and compelling in the midsize sedan segment. Some of the highlights for 2017 include an excellent V6 engine, above average backseat space, comfortable and roomy interior, good visibility, user-friendly interior controls, and distinct sport and luxury trim levels. Its release date, going by our online sources, should be expected sometime early next year.
New add-ons for 2017 include a new Special Edition trim that comes bundled with blue interior accents, smoke taillights, and a sporty gauge cluster. The Camry has been one of the perennial best-sellers for Toyota that has evolved gracefully without abandoning its roots. And with aggressively and nimble rivals gripping at its heels, Toyota designers managed to stage a comprehensive overhaul that has seen the vehicle get tauter sport-tuned suspension system and sleeker looks.
The Special Edition trim has been introduced in order to sustain the momentum from last year’s redesign. It comes boasting of flashy 18” wheels, styling flourishes, smoked taillights, vibrant blue color interior trim, and SE’s sport-tuned suspension system. The company also acknowledges that not everyone loves tuner-inspired styling flourishes and performance, which is the reason there are both the LE and XLE trims.
For those still dissatisfied with what the Camry provides, there is a variety of intriguing alternatives to choose from. They include the Honda Accord, 2017 Mazda 6, 2017 Ford Fusion, and Hyundai Sonata for 2017.
Toyota Camry – Available Trims
The five-passenger mid-size sedan is available in a walloping five trims: base LE, midsize SE, Special Edition, and XSE, and the top-of-the-line XLE trims. Reviewed separately is the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 Toyota Camry
Standard equipment available for the 2017 Toyota Camry LE model include a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, keyless entry, 16” wheels, a 6.1” touchscreen display, heated outside mirrors, cloth upholstery, keyless ignition, automatic headlights, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, Siri Eyes Free, auxiliary audio jack, voice controls, air-conditioning, and USB/iPod interface.
Building on what the LE comes with is the SE trim that adds a 4.2” touchscreen display, a leather trimmed-steering wheel, a sport-tuned suspension system, 17” alloy wheels, synthetic and cloth leather upholstery, a sport-themed exterior styling and a sport-tuned suspension system.
Optionally available for the two trims above include HD and satellite radio, a sunroof, and an upgraded 7” infotainment system. The equipment comes bundled in the Entune Audio Plus package.
As for the SE-based Special Edition trim, buyers should expect 18” wheels, unique gauges, smoked taillights, a sunroof, contrast stitching, keyless entry and ignition, Qi wireless charging, 18” wheels, a sunroof, blue interior trim, and hands-free truck opening.
The XSE trim comes with automatic climate control (dual-zone), LED running lights, keyless ignition and entry, synthetic and leather upholstery, front heated seats, smartphone wireless charger, four-way power passenger seat, and a sport-tuned suspension system.
Offered for both the SE and the four-cylinder XSE trims is the optional Convenience package that comes bundled with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless ignition, hands-free trunk opening, and remote start.
Equipped similarly to the XSE is the XLE, but adds a full leather upholstery, comfort-oriented suspension system, 17” alloy wheels, and sporty-styling elements.
The V6-powered XSE and XLE versions comes equipped with an upgraded Entune touchscreen interface, wireless smartphone charger, noise-reducing windshield, LED headlights, a navigation system, and smartphone app connectivity.
Engine Specs – 2017 Toyota Camry
Under the hood of every 2017 Toyota Camry’s trims is a four-cylinder 2.5L engine rated at 178 hp and 170 pounds of torque. Both the six-speed transmission system and a front-wheel-drive are standard.
During our own test drive, the 2017 Toyota Camry LE model hustled from 0-60mph in 8.3 seconds. Generating 268 hp and 248 pounds of torque is a 3.5L V6 engine equipped on both the XSE and XLE trims.
Fuel consumption ratings as per EPA stand at 25/35/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the four-cylinder base engine, and 21/32/24 mpg for the V6-powered versions.
Date Of Release & Price – 2017 Toyota Camry
The LE will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $23,070, the SE – $23,840, the Special Edition – $25,715, and the range-topping XSE an MSRP starting from $26,310. Release date wise, the vehicle should be expected early next year in the USA and Canada.