The eighth generation of America’s best-selling passenger car goes on sale in July
Toyota may have debuted the all-new 2018 Camry half a year ago at the Detroit Motor Show, but the sedan will only go on sale next month across the United States.
That's why Toyota has released full details about the new model (including pricing) as well as many new photos that you can check out in the gallery. Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform, the 2018 Camry claims superior handling characteristics thanks to a 30-percent increase in torsional rigidity, a lighter body, and a new double-wishbone rear suspension design.
Along with the new platform, the 2018 Camry gains an all-new 2.5-liter four-cylinder D-4S engine, mated to an equally new Direct Shift-8AT eight-speed automatic transmission, and the new Toyota Hybrid System (THS II). The power plant delivers 206 hp at 6,600 rpm (176 hp at 5,700 rpm in the hybrid configuration), and 186 lb-ft (252 Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm (163 lb-ft/221 Nm at 3,600-5,200 rpm for the hybrid).
EPA-estimated fuel economy is 29 mpg city/41 mpg highway/34 mpg combined, which represents a 26-percent improved for combined mpg over the previous model. The Camry Hybrid returns 51 mpg city/53 mpg highway/52 mpg combined on the LE grade with Li-Ion battery pack, accounting for a 30 percent increase in combined mpg over the previous-generation model. On the SE and XLE grades that use a Ni-MH battery pack, EPA-estimated ratings are 44 mpg city/47 mpg highway/46 mpg combined (21 percent increase).
Customers can also opt for a new 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 301 hp at 6,600 rpm and 267 lb-ft (362 Nm) of torque at 4,700 rpm. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway/26 mpg combined — an improvement of 8 percent for combined mpg over the previous V6.
The sedan will be available in five trim levels (L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE) that are differentiated visually. The sportier SE and XSE grades look noticeably different than the entry-level L and LE, and the premium XLE model, sporting more aggressive bumpers, a sculpted rocker panel, black 19-inch alloys, and a rear spoiler lip.
Prices range from $23,495 for the base L grade with the 2.5L engine to $34,950 for the Premium XSE V6. Pricing for the 2018 Camry Hybrid ranges from $27,800 for the LE to $32,250 for the XLE. Prices exclude a $885 destination fee.