2013 Toyota Camry

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2013 toyota camry Reviews and News

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Mainstream sedans--millions of them. Get out there on the road and you'll find them. Not too big and not too small, all built for the way we drive in this country--even if the carmakers labels seem to come from elsewhere. These are midsize cars built to suit American roads and American drivers, so we really should call them American sedans.
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These are pretty much the best, most practical sedans in the world. You get plenty of passenger room and no end of features, plus you don't have to spend too much for the privilege of ownership. The cars almost never, ever break down, since every little component has been refined to the last degree during miles and miles of testing by dozens of engineers and miles and miles of just plain driving by millions of owners. Like a stone that you find in a river, all the rough edges have been worn off of these cars until only the truest, purest form remains.
We've gathered eight midsize American sedans that speak to the priorities we have at Automobile Magazine: Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. Some have style, some have speed, and some have reliability, yet all have a unique, definable character. By choosing one of them as the best, we hope to not only define the current state of the American midsize sedan but also define the character that those of us who read Automobile want in a practical, everyday kind of car.
We haven't included every car in this segment because, well, such a test would be a mess. We elected to compare front-wheel-drive family sedans powered by four-cylinder engines, and there are a lot of them. Not every car had the right kind of game to make the tournament, among them the Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger, and Chevrolet Malibu. The Subaru Legacy is available only with all-wheel drive, so we set up a match with an all-wheel-drive Ford Fusion to get a different perspective.
We'll admit that our standards are perhaps impractically high. We can't pretend to be the average buyer, because, well, that would be impossible. Just like you, we are who we are. If you want complete objectivity unconfused by education, experience, enthusiasm, and just plain good taste, well, good luck.
The choices we'll make will be just as difficult yet just as final as the ones consumers make. We're going to match the cars head-to-head, weigh the assets and liabilities, and then choose. We're not going to dumb down the process into some kind of SAT test, where like eraser-head geeks we carefully add up the points scored in a thousand little categories of performance. When you do that, you reward broad-based mediocrity, not excellence. And at Automobile Magazine, we're all about excellence.
We think the question of choice is personal and powerful, and a one-to-one confrontation reveals character in a way that giant test groups do not. The things we care about in every match-up might change as we wrestle with the differences between cars, but we're sure that this overall strategy will enable a real winner to emerge. After all, we're looking for a great car, not great statistics.
To give a little real-world perspective to the whole process ("real world" being a largely foreign concept to those of us at Automobile), we've arranged the participants in brackets just as you would in an athletic tournament. The losers will be knocked out one by one until the winner presents itself.
It's a different kind of comparison test, but it's one that suits us. For us, its all about driving.
Come back to automobilemag.com tomorrow morning for the first round of Midsize Madness.
2013 Toyota Camry
2013 Toyota Camry

New For 2013

The Camry carries over unchanged for 2013 after receiving a full redesign last year.

Overview

Toyota’s perennial best seller now faces stiff competition from every corner, but thanks to a redesign last year, it’s more than ready for the fight. The Camry’s interior is vastly improved, with stitched leather and chrome accents replacing hard beige plastic. The new exterior design still plays to conservative tastes but is no longer bland. Unlike some of its newest competitors, the Camry still offers a V-6. The familiar 3.5-liter engine, despite mild fuel-economy gains, gives up 4 mpg on the highway to the Hyundai Sonata’s more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The six is worth considering, though, as it’s perhaps the smoothest engine in the segment. The four-cylinder and hybrid powertrains post gains as well, with the Hybrid achieving 41 mpg combined. We’re most surprised—and pleasantly so—by how the new Camry drives, particularly the Hybrid. The soupy handling, artificial steering, bouncy ride, grabby brakes, and clumsy throttle response we complained about have vanished without a trace. The electric power steering (now fitted to all Camrys) is precise and almost natural, the brake pedal feels as good as any hybrid’s, and the suspension tuning is nothing short of a revelation. The top-level V-6 SE, for its part, serves up surprisingly balanced handling, thanks to its firmer suspension and heavier steering.

Safety

Front, side, side curtain, and driver’s knee air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; and a tire-pressure monitoring system are all standard.

You'll like:

  • Upscale new interior
  • Efficient, well-sorted hybrid
  • Better driving dynamics

You won't like:

  • Still no driver’s car
  • Six-cylinder can’t match fuel economy of a turbo four

Key Competitors For The 2013 Toyota Camry

  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Ford Fusion
  • Honda Accord
  • Nissan Altima
2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid Front Three Quarters
The Toyota Camry took a commanding lead in August's
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There isn't a whole lot of change in store for the 2014 Toyota Camry, 2014 Toyota Prius V, 2014 Toyota Venza, 2014 Toyota Sequoia, 2014 Toyota Sienna, 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser, or the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser, but the automaker did reveal a few small tweaks and price updates for the aforementioned models earlier this morning.
2013 Toyota Camry SE Rear Three Quarter
With 34,780 units sold during July, the Toyota Camry has once secured its top spot in the midsize segment. Since the model's original debut, Toyota has sold 10 million copies of the Camry, a milestone the automaker reached last month. In second place for July was the Honda Accord with 31,677 units sold, followed by the Nissan Altima, which recorded 29,534 sales.
2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid Front Three Quarter
The Toyota Camry hit a major milestone this week, selling its 10 millionth copy in the U.S. The Camry accounts for about 20 percent of all Toyota sales in the U.S. since it was launched here in 1983.
2013 Toyota Camry Front Three Quarter Silver
In a repeat performance of May, the Toyota Camry was once again the best-selling midsize sedan in June with sales of 35,870 units. The rest of the top three from May remained intact, with Honda Accord sitting in second place at 31,677 units and Nissan Altima in third at 26,904 units.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$17,850

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2013 Toyota Camry Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
35 MPG
Horsepower:
178 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
170 ft lb of torque @ 4100rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
25,000 miles / 24 months
Maintenance
25,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry, and Camry HV vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing. The accumulated water may then leak through a seam in the housing onto the air bag control module potentially resulting in a short circuit of the module.
Consequences
A short circuit may cause the air bags to become disabled or inadvertently deploy. An inadvertent airbag deployment can increase the risk of injury or the possibility of a crash. An inoperative airbag can increase the risk of injury in a severe crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort and can increase the risk of a crash at low speeds.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
802,769
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry, and Camry HV vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing. The accumulated water may then leak through a seam in the housing onto the air bag control module potentially resulting in a short circuit of the module.
Consequences
A short circuit may cause the air bags to become disabled or inadvertently deploy. An inadvertent airbag deployment can increase the risk of injury or the possibility of a crash. An inoperative airbag can increase the risk of injury in a severe crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort and can increase the risk of a crash at low speeds.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
802,769
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry, and Camry HV vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing. The accumulated water may then leak through a seam in the housing onto the air bag control module potentially resulting in a short circuit of the module.
Consequences
A short circuit may cause the air bags to become disabled or inadvertently deploy. An inadvertent airbag deployment can increase the risk of injury or the possibility of a crash. An inoperative airbag can increase the risk of injury in a severe crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort and can increase the risk of a crash at low speeds.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
802,769
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & manufacturing North America, Inc. (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Camry and Camry HV, model year 2013 Avalon and Avalon HV and model year 2014 Corolla vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the windshield wiper switch assembly may short circuit. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, No. 104, "Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems."
Consequences
A short circuit could cause inoperative windshield wipers, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper switch assembly, free of charge. The recall began on November 8, 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
9,795
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Toyota Camry

Depreciation
20.4%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$5,383
20.4%
Insurance
$6,940
26.4%
Fuel Cost
$8,648
32.9%
Financing
$1,919
7.3%
Maintenance
$2,111
8%
Repair Costs
$958
3.6%
State Fees
$364
1.4%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $26,323 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent