Toyota Camry VIN Lookup
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The current generation Toyota Camry debuted in 2018 on an all-new platform aiming for better aerodynamics, fuel efficiency, and driving dynamics. Engine options carry over, including a 3.5L V6 and 2.5L four-cylinder, now paired with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. A hybrid powertrain is also available. The interior was upgraded with more premium materials and the latest Entune infotainment system added. Standard safety now includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. For the 2019 model blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert were added. Updates for 2020 brought a new TRD V6 performance variant plus Android Auto compatibility, and 2021 updated to a larger infotainment screen and exterior styling tweaks. Overall the redesigned Camry drives better thanks to the new platform, while retaining the model's reputation for reliability, efficiency, safety, and daily driving comfort.
The 2012-2017 Toyota Camry received a significant redesign aiming to be more competitive against rivals like the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Honda Accord which were raising the bar for amenities, refinement and performance in the midsize sedan segment. Updates focused on improved fuel efficiency from the carried over four-cylinder and V6 engines, plus a new hybrid variant, while discontinuing the manual transmission option. The 2015 mid-cycle refresh brought more aggressive exterior styling and new tech features like available wireless smartphone charging. While not as sporty as some competitors, the Camry retained its hallmarks of a comfortable ride, generous interior space and Toyota reliability. Handling was secure if not exciting. The hybrid delivered impressive 38 mpg fuel economy in testing. Overall the tweaks kept the 2012-2017 Camry competitive in the crowded family sedan space while carrying over the model's reputation for quality, comfort and efficiency.
The 2007-2011 Toyota Camry received a redesign aiming for a more trim and modern look while retaining its practicality and comfort as a midsize sedan. A 158hp 2.4L four-cylinder carried over as the base engine, with a 268hp 3.5L V6 remaining optional. A new Camry Hybrid variant arrived in 2007, returning 34 mpg in testing. Bluetooth phone connectivity and other tech features were added to keep pace with rivals. Enhancements for 2010 brought standard stability control plus a 6-speed automatic transmission for four-cylinder models, improving fuel economy to 26 combined mpg. While not exciting, the 2007-2011 Camry continued offering a balance of efficiency, space, comfort and Toyota's reputation for reliability. Handling remained secure and predictable for a family sedan. Overall the updates helped the Camry stay competitive in the midsize segment by adding modern amenities and safety tech while preserving its core strengths.
The 2002-2006 Camry upheld the model's strengths as a comfortable, quiet, and easy-to-drive midsize sedan. A 2.4L four-cylinder was newly standard, providing adequate power for most needs, while a 3.0L V6 (later upgraded to a larger 3.3L) remained optional for more performance. Fuel economy and ride comfort were better with the four-cylinder. The interior design adopted influences from Lexus models for a more upscale look. Handling remained secure but not sporty. Curtain airbags were a key addition, as side crash protection was rated poor without them. High-end versions could also have stability control, a rare feature for midsize cars then. While not flashy, the 2002-2006 Camry continued to bank on Toyota reliability, space, comfort and efficiency to maintain its popularity among family sedan buyers.
Toyota struck gold with this Camry because of its reliability while remaining a refined, highly-recommended family sedan. Though wagon and coupe body styles were discontinued, a 140hp 2.2L four-cylinder and available 188hp 3.0L V6 carried over. This generation maintained the Camry's strengths like predictable handling, strong brakes, a quiet and smooth ride, and excellent durability. The interior stayed comfortable and spacious. Steering tuned more for ease of use than sporty feedback. While styling was softened, the 1992 Camry kept core strengths that upheld its popularity among midsize sedan buyers wanting a fuss-free, solid car for family needs. This helped cement its place as the go-to practical choice in the segment thanks to Toyota's emerging reputation for quality.