2016 Toyota Camry Owners Manual – With its newly renovated cabin quality and handling, the 2016 Toyota Camry is a compelling and competing midsize sedan.
Back last year’s overhaul, the Camry mostly is Pat for 2016. Joining the lineup is a Special Edition model based on the existing SE that adds expensive items like smoked taillights, a sportier gauge cluster and blue interior accents.
2016 Toyota Camry Trim Levels & Features
The Toyota Camry is a five-passenger midsize sedan available in LE, SE, Special Edition, XSE and XLE cut levels. The Toyota Camry Hybrid is analyzed separately.
Regular stuff at the base LE includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, keyless entry, a rearview camera, cruise control, an eight-way power driver seat (with two-way control lumbar adjustment), 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, cloth upholstery, a 6.1-inch Entune touchscreen electronics interface, voice controls, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Siri Eyes Free and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB/iPod interface.
The SE builds on that with 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, sport-themed exterior styling and interior trim elements, cloth, and synthetic leather upholstery, a leather-trimmed steering wheel with paddle shifters and a 4.2-inch color driver data display.
2016 Toyota Camry Performance & mpg
All 2016 Toyota Camry trim comes model with front-wheel drive, a six-speed automatic transmission and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine so produces 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque.
When testing, a Camry LE with that powertrain went from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, what is reasonable for a four-cylinder midsize sedan?
The XSE and XLE trim more offer a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. An XLE V6 ran to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds in our testing, a quick end for this class of carrier with an upgraded engine.
2016 Toyota Camry Safety
All 2016 Toyota Camry gets approved including antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags, front knee airbags, full-length side blind airbags and a rearview camera.
The XSE and XLE can optionally be provided with a blind-spot warning system that’s paired with a rear cross-traffic alert system. The Technology package combines a lane-departure warning system and a collision mitigation system that warns the driver of an imminent collision and automatically uses the brakes if necessary.
Optional only on the XLE is Safety Connect, which adds automatic collision notification, an emergency assist button, and a stolen-vehicle locator.
2016 Toyota Camry Interior
The Toyota Camry provides one of the most comfortable and roomy cabins of any midsize family sedan. There’s lots of headroom and legroom up front and not much less in back, anywhere still taller adults will be comfortable to ride for elongated periods. Moreover, a rear-facing child seat will fit in back with ease. The fixed rear headrests make it hard to secure a front-facing child seat, though correctly. Place in the trunk, at 15.4 cubic feet, is the middle for a midsize sedan.
From the driver’s vantage point, most of the physical buttons are plenty large, easy to understand at a glance and glove-friendly. The sensibly designed climate controls deserve special praise for their simple, intuitive operation. On the technology front, the Camry gets a standard 6.1-inch version of Toyota’s Entune touchscreen infotainment system, with an upgraded 7-inch touchscreen specified on multiple trim levels. The graphics aren’t as crisp as the division best, but like the Camry’s other control interfaces, those screens are relatively straightforward and easy to use.
2016 Toyota Camry Driving
Thanks to numerous improvements last year, the 2016 Toyota Camry is more responsive to driver inputs than the earlier versions, not to mention more composed while going around corners. This is particularly the case of the SE, Special Edition and XSE trims, which dial up the driver engagement even more with their sport-tuned suspensions. If pure sportiness is what you’re after, you’ll still likely prefer rivals like the Ford Fusion and Mazda 6, though Toyota has closed the gap significantly.
Of course, the Camry has traditionally been known for its comfort and quietness, and fortunately, those traits are still abundantly present. Even the sport-tuned classical have a supple ride, but if you want the creamiest suspension possible, the LE and XLE indeed deliver. Under the hood, the base four-cylinder quickens well enough, but the free V6 is the star of the show by its dull and seemingly endless thrust. Either way, the six-speed transmission is quite refined and notably quick to downshift.