2014 Toyota Camry Review

While the 2014 Toyota Camry remains largely unchanged from its 2013 previous model, confusingly, Toyota introduced a 2014.5 version of the Camry Hybrid halfway through the year. Changes are still a bit thin, but a new trim, the SE Limited Edition, has been added.

The standard 2014 Camry Sedan also has an additional trim level. The SE Sport has bigger wheels and a new power driving seat. The strange 2014.5 upgrade also applies to the standard Camry Sedan, making the rearview safety camera standard on all trims.

Despite the mid-year boost of features, the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan and standard Sedan remains little changed in anything major. Toyota seems content to make constant small changes, rather than dramatic big changes, which probably satisfies its many keen followers best.

Exterior Looks and Performance

The sharper, leaner looks that we saw introduced in the 2012 Camry models are still with us. The performance level of the Camry Hybrid remains surprisingly responsive in 2014. Hybrids are usually sought out for their fuel economy, not their performance, but the 2014 Camry Hybrid Sedan will surprise many for its zip and zest, as well as its money saving abilities.

The standard 2014 Camry Sedan still performs in a kind of disconnected way. It's something you get used to, but not everyone likes it. The higher trim levels seem to perform much better in this respect, however.

Interior Layout and Comfort

The Toyota Camry doesn't go for glamour and glitz. It's a fairly plain car, but an extremely popular one too. Air conditioning, power mirrors, power windows, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and cruise control are all standard.

Bluetooth connectivity is also standard in the cabin, and there's a generously sized 6.1 inch display touchscreen, centrally located for easy vision. Comfort levels in the 2014 (and 2014.5) models are what you might expect; close to perfect for a car in the mid-size range.

Engine/Transmission Specifications

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan:

LE Sedan

  • 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine 
  • Front Wheel Drive 
  • CVT Automatic 
  • 200 horse power at 5,700 rpm 
  • Fuel Economy 39/43 mpg 

SE Limited Edition Sedan

  • 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine 
  • Front Wheel Drive 
  • CVT Automatic 
  • 200 horse power at 5,700 rpm 
  • Fuel Economy 40/38 mpg 

XLE Sedan

  • 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine 
  • Front Wheel Drive 
  • CVT Automatic 
  • 200 horse power at 5,700 rpm 
  • Fuel Economy 40/38 mpg 

2014 Toyota Camry Sedan:

Sedan

  • 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine 
  • Front Wheel Drive 
  • 6-speed Automatic gearbox 
  • 178 horse power at 6,000 rpm 
  • Fuel Economy 25/35 mpg 

LE Sedan

  • 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine 
  • Front Wheel Drive 
  • 6-speed Automatic gearbox 
  • 178 horse power at 6,000 rpm 
  • Fuel Economy 25/35 mpg 

SE Sedan

  • 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine 
  • Front Wheel Drive 
  • 6-speed Automatic gearbox 
  • 178 horse power at 6,000 rpm 
  • Fuel Economy 25/35 mpg   

SE Sports Sedan

  • 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine 
  • Front Wheel Drive 
  • 6-speed Automatic gearbox 
  • 178 horse power at 6,000 rpm 
  • Fuel Economy 25/35 mpg

SE V6 Sedan

  • 3.5 L V6-cylinder engine 
  • Front Wheel Drive 
  • 6-speed Automatic gearbox 
  • 268 horse power at 6,200 rpm 
  • Fuel Economy 21/31 mpg 

XLE Sedan

  • 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine 
  • Front Wheel Drive 
  • 6-speed Automatic gearbox 
  • 178 horse power at 6,000 rpm 
  • Fuel Economy 25/35 mpg 

XLE V6 Sedan

  • 3.5 L V6-cylinder engine 
  • Front Wheel Drive 
  • 6-speed Automatic gearbox 
  • 268 horse power at 6,200 rpm 
  • Fuel Economy 21/31 mpg

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