The best-selling car in the country is good-looking, modern, quiet and reliable.
The midsize sedan segment's star student gets extra credit after last year's updates -- stylish new sheetmetal, contemporary interior
But the priorities that got it to the head of the class remain uncorrupted. The 2016 Toyota Camry is still a comfortable midsize sedan backed by an unassailable reputation for quality and value.
In the Driver's Seat
From our 2016 Toyota Camry review: "Thanks to last year's revised suspension tuning, the 2016 Camry sedan from Toyota delivers a lively driving experience, yet still remains one of the quietest and most comfortable family sedans available."
Camry or Camry Hybrid?
We compared prices, fuel economy and resale values between a 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE and a gas-only Camry SE, and the hybrid starts to pencil favorably for three-year owners who log 10,000 miles per year (at $4 per gallon, or 13,000 miles at $3 per gallon) and could live without a full-size trunk. The key thing to realize when running the numbers is that you're likely to recover more than half the hybrid price premium when you sell at three years.
New Special Edition
For 2016, the Camry comes in a new flavor: Special Edition. Not to be confused with the SE trim, the Special Edition comes with a unique interior with blue contrast stitching, gauge cluster and trim, 18-inch wheels in a unique design, smoked taillights and two unique colors. It also has a standard moonroof, Qi wireless charging, Smart Key and the new Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App, which works like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to use your phone for navigation through the head unit.
Camry owner and KBB.com visitor Mike E. is very happy with his Camry because "It rides nice and looks so much more appealing than the previous Camrys," but he does have a couple of gripes: "I wish they had alloy wheels instead of full-wheel covers and I really wanted push-button start. I think for a $24K car, Toyota could have made these standard." Read more consumer reviews of the Toyota Camry.
Build and Price
Opening at just under $24,000, the Toyota Camry carries the highest starting price in the segment, commanding a $950 premium over the base version of the Honda Accord, more than $1,300 over the Hyundai Sonata and roughly $1,600 over the Mazda6.A fully loaded Camry Hybrid XLE runs close to $37,000. Build and price a 2016 Toyota Camry right here at KBB.com to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
More Midsize Sedans
The 2016 Toyota Camry may be the most well-rounded, most appealing ever, but our Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide is filled with attractive alternatives you don't want to overlook before making your final decision.
Photo Gallery: Toyota Camry Inside and Out