2017 Toyota Camry Overview
The 2017 Toyota Camry is simply the latest version of this incredibly popular family-friendly midsize sedan. Nearly anywhere you drive in the country, you are sure to see at least several Camry models within sight thanks to the model’s reliability, affordability, and reputation for providing the best features. The 2017 Camry lets you choose from the LE, XLE, SE, and XSE trim levels. The first three of these are also offered on the Camry Hybrid for those in search of a bit more efficiency.
The Camry makes an impact when it enters a space thanks to its striking hood lines and commanding silhouette. The SE and XSE trim levels throw in an aggressive grille with a sporty style to help your Camry stand out even more. The XSE trim even has 18-inch alloy wheels with a gloss-black finish and accents in a machined finish. You can also configure the Camry with LED headlights to enhance your visibility and aesthetics. Some models even have black sport trim bezels around the LED headlights. Of course, there is also available LED daytime running lights so other cars always know you are headed their way. For those who like to make their Toyota Camry as sporty as possible, you can get a dual exhaust system that was tuned to optimize performance so you will always be impressed by the sedan’s power.
The Camry can be luxurious, sporty, or a combination of the two depending on how you choose to configure it. The front sport seats are perfect for those who love driving thanks to their side bolsters, which cradle you. Adults will be comfortable in every seat of the 2017 Toyota Camry thanks to the cutaways in interior panels and seats that enhance leg and knee room. Even the headliner was shaped in a way to increase headroom. Your Camry will always have at least 8-way power adjustment for the driver along with power lumbar support, and you can enhance your driving experience with front heated seats. Every single Camry has high-quality upholstery, but some offer sport leather trim complete with Ultrasuede inserts. There is even red contrast stitching available to complete the sporty feel. Available wood-grain-style accents complement these high-quality seating materials to give your Camry a premium feel.
The sportier SE and XSE trims give you paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel that are clearly inspired by race vehicles. They let you manually shift the automatic transmission while matching revs in each downshift to ensure a smooth ride. The convenient location of the center stack means you will always have all of the necessary controls within reach, including the dual-zone automatic climate control. Those who like a nice breeze while driving will appreciate the available power tilt and slide moonroof that is easy to use. When you have the moonroof and windows closed, you will get a nice, quiet cabin thanks to sound-imaging instruments and smart engineering.
Take your music listening experience to the next level with the available JBL GreenEdge audio, complete with ten speakers spread throughout eight locations along with an amplifier and subwoofer. Don’t worry about draining your smartphone’s battery either since available Qi wireless charging can fill it back up without any wires. Alternatively, just leave your smartphone alone and take advantage of the available Entune App Suite. It offers music via iHeartRadio, Slacker Radio, and Pandora and other apps, like OpenTable, Facebook Places, and MovieTickets.com. Even if you choose not to upgrade your Camry’s technology, you will get a 6.1-inch touchscreen, inputs for USB and auxiliary audio, Siri Eyes Free, advanced voice recognition, and Bluetooth. Use the trip information screen to see information like your average speed, fuel economy history, elapsed time, and cruising range. There is also a standard Multi-Information Display between the regular gauges that is customizable and shows your current fuel economy, turn-by-turn navigation, and other features.
You are unlikely to get lost in your 2017 Toyota Camry since every model lets you at least add the Connected Navigation Scout GPS App Link system, or you can choose a configuration with traditional integrated navigation. The integrated navigation offers HD Radio Predictive Traffic to help you avoid traffic jams with ease.
Safety is a given with the Toyota Camry, and the standard backup camera helps you with this. You can also enjoy available features like a blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure alert, and dynamic radar cruise control. There is even a tire pressure monitoring system and the Star Safety System as standard with features like traction control, vehicle stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, anti-lock brake system, brake assist, and the smart stop technology. Factor in the 10 standard airbags, whiplash-injury-lessening front seats, and the available Pre-Collision System, and you will have a better chance of staying safe in nearly every single circumstance you could possibly come across. For even more peace of mind, add Safety Connect with 24/7 roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, emergency assistance, and stolen vehicle locator.
Performance and Efficiency
When you start to configure your 2017 Toyota Camry, you will have the choice of two powerful and efficient engines. The available 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque while maintaining 30 mpg on the highway. If you prefer to maximize efficiency, stick with the base 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and you will be in control of 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet and enjoy 33 mpg on the highway. Of course, there is also a Camry Hybrid model that pairs this 4-cylinder engine with the Hybrid Synergy Drive and gets up to 42 mpg in the city. The Camry has a taut suspension with recalibrated sway bars, shocks, and springs along with optimized Electric Power Steering. The result is excellent handling, a smooth ride, and precision performance.
The Camry also has a wider track that works to enhance high-speed control along with agility. This helps it deliver thrills without worrying about corners. If you take a close look at the Camry’s exterior, you will notice vortex generators. These are small design features that smooth out turbulent air, improving drag, wind noise, and efficiency.
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