2018 Toyota Camry Detailed Ahead Of Summer Launch [56 Pics]

Toyota USA is gearing up for the launch of the all-new 2018 Camry, which is set to arrive at dealerships nationwide late this summer.

America’s best-selling passenger car for the last 15 years is now entering its eighth generation, riding on Toyota’s TNGA modular platform, known from models like the Prius and the C-HR.

This means that the new Camry features a 30 percent stiffer structure, providing a much better basis for its suspension to work on, while the wheelbase is now 1.9 inches longer, improving the interior space.

The engine range includes the all-new 2.5-litre ‘Dynamic Force’ four-cylinder unit which features dual VVT-i with VVT-iE and direct injection for a total of 206hp and 186lb-ft of torque. The same engine is used in the Hybrid version too, with total output rated at 176hp and 163lb-ft of torque.

Those looking for more performance, they can always have a look at the 3.5-litre V6 version, which makes 301hp and 267lb-ft of torque. Both the 2.5-litre and 3.5-litre versions are mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, with the Hybrid keeping its CVT.

Toyota says that the Hybrid version of the new Camry offers best-in-class fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated mpg of 51 city/ 53 highway/52 combined. The hybrid powertrain now gets a lighter and more compact Power Control Unit, a revised DC-DC converter and the new Auto Glide Control feature which limits the engine braking depending on driving conditions.

The list with the driver assistance systems is long and includes things like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Braking and more.

The interior is hosting Toyota’s new Entune 3.0 infotainment system, with V6 models also getting the Connected Navigation Scout system as well. The new infotainment comes with features like remote start and door unlock capability, vehicle finder, vehicle status notifications, a guest driver monitor and a WiFi hotspot among others.

Prices for the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry will start at $23,495 for the base L model, while the V6 models start from $34,400. The new Camry Hybrid is priced from $27,800.

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  • Anthony Paonita

    What is up with those ugly front ends? Doesn’t anyone at Toyota draw straight lines anymore? It looks as though it needs serious dental work.

    • Just another Supra fan

      At least the rest of the car looks tasteful.

    • Eric

      It looks like they put the wrong grille on the white one… Man – ugly.

    • Bo Hanan

      What about 300HP in a Camry?!

      • Dexterbarnes+MinoreeTee =GAYYY

        Camry’s like most Toyota products are too lame for 300hp. Lexus can barely sell their overrated 300hp cars. Just saying tho.

    • trentbg

      That and missing Android auto/Apple carplay, No memory seats and no ventilated seats…fail.

  • Just another Supra fan

    “Toyota says that the Hybrid version of the new Camry offers best-in-class fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated mpg of 51 city/ 53 highway/52 combined.”

    Well, that’s another reason to pick anything over a Prius.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Toyota did a good job with this generation of the Camry. They’ve shown that they’re serious about ruling the mid-size sedan segment with the release of this car. Sure, the front may be controversial but this car in a whole is a massive improvement compared to the outgoing gen Camry.

    • notthistimecobber

      Omg. Do you also pee sitting down? Man up for god sake.

      • Honda NSX-R

        You seem pretty insecure.

        • notthistimecobber

          I’m fine – I pee standing up.

          • Honda NSX-R

            Seems like you learned just how to piss standing up, and now you’re bragging about it to everyone on the Internet! Congrats!

          • notthistimecobber

            Cmon man up and stand up

          • Honda NSX-R

            I already do.

          • notthistimecobber

            Right ofcourse you do.

          • Honda NSX-R

            ..?

  • Shobin Drogan

    MY EYES..

  • TB

    Wow…that front end is just as ugly as the Acura Beak…if not more…and WTH is up with the rear? The 18 Accord is going to look awesome compared to this hodgepodge of an update.

    Total lack of creativity and total laziness on Toyota’s part. Sorry…but it is…

  • Craig

    It’s going to be VERY interesting to see how the new Accord stacks up against this new Camry. Especially given the fact that the most powerful Accord is now a 2.0 Turbo 4. Will it have 301 hp? I doubt it. But it will have 2 more gears. It’s also possible that some people will be turned OFF by the Camry’s considerably less conservative appearance. [Both in comparison to the new Accord and previous Camry’s] Best Accord vs Best Camry? Who do YOU think will win?

    • Thando_Gqabaza

      V6 wins

    • Mill0048

      We can probably guess already: Camry will be the volume sales winner (remember, there’s a different bumper on the cheaper, non-XSE models), Accord will be the driver’s car of the two. I bet the Accord turbo will have close to 300-hp, but I can’t imagine the same Civic Type-R motor in there; it’s probably just too costly.

  • MASHUP.

  • alberto

    It was a beautiful car. Now it has become ugly and vulgar as the Toyota designers have forgotten the elegance and good taste in almost all of their recent creations.

    • dls Viktor

      Was beautiful ? LOL

      • emjayay

        The major facelift model now being sold is not as lumpy as this thing.

  • Grumpy

    is it me or is the red too bright on those seats? Looks cheap.

    • fabri99

      Red leather is for sportscars. The End.

  • therealsybarite

    as ugly as that front end is, there’s a bunch of pics of it released here. how ugly is the dashboard for them not to share any pics of it?

    • Toronado_II

      better to look at the engine cover !

  • Benjamin B.

    How come the Hybrid has less power even though it uses the same 2.5L four with an electric motor. I would have thought the Hybrid would have at least more torque.

  • Darren Bratton

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/894e3311779c55a63e0853707be56f6cf1ad6f81357e8a3e8494540b7b0645ca.jpg
    When I see this new front end I can only think of the ’07 model…

  • ediotsavant

    Fantastic job by Toyota!

    • notthistimecobber

      Omg. I bet you also pee sitting down!

      • emjayay

        That was stupid the first time you typed it.

        • notthistimecobber

          I agree but poignoit.

  • Toronado_II

    An effort, certainly, but an awkward effort…

  • KidRed

    Wow, what a laughable, grotesque, train wreck of a front end. WTF Toyota?!

    From 3/4 rear angle, it looks very similar to the Maxima. So they not only made an ugly car, they weren’t even original with their design.

    • badcyclist

      Yup– they are doubling down on the Lexus look– the ugliest front ends in the history of automobiles. Guess their marketing department told them to go for superlatives, whether good or bad.

      We have owned a Toyota since the 1980s, and still have a 2005 Tacoma. But Toyota is falling further and further behind the competition in every area but reliability– and even there they are having problems. It is sad to see.

  • gshemant

    Props to Toyota for still offering the v6! A 33 horsepower increase no less.

  • SteersUright

    Car designers seem to have run out of ideas. Everyone is scrambling to try to be more unique/weird than the next (Honda, Toyota) or playing it so safe their designs seem almost featureless (Mercedes). Why do classic design principles suddenly no longer apply when cars essentially run on the same exact principles of optimization as they did nearly 100 years ago: 4 wheels, low center of mass, centered weight distribution, etc? I dont understand why any car needs to be this ugly these days when we finally have the tech to mass produce designs that could only be seen on concept cars decades ago? Im sure this new Camry is leagues better than the last, but it aint pretty.

  • Enter Ranting

    Predictably terrible.

  • Mark S

    A little of this and a little of that, It looks like a montage of a dozen different designs. Not at all cohesive or flowing.

  • notthistimecobber

    God it’s ugly. Will be popular with those over 70yrs old.

  • Suicide_Note

    It’s like one team designed the front end, and a different team designed the rear. The rear looks fine, but that front end is grotesque.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    As far as looks go, it isn’t my cup of tea. The camera at the bottom of the grill area is awesome! Got you covered on all sides!

  • BGM

    I see the high beam daytime running lights are still a thing at Toyota. Why don’t they all burn in hell?

  • brian

    Looks like a winner from boring toyota

  • Deswaga

    OH HELL NAWLLLL!!!! I did think to have a sliver of hope on the appearance with the official picture unveiling, only to be disappointed…..but Im sure it will remain on top. This is one fish I would throw back in the water.

  • Yaaawwwnnn….blech…blech….blech…

  • pcurve

    That’s a steep premium that people have to pay for v6. Honda’s cheapest v6 is several thousand less.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    It looks like the Camry is the sister car to the Alfa Romeo Guilia. They have the same profile, just different lights and grill.

  • emjayay

    Among other things, the windshield pillars (apparently) getting wider on the way up is odd.

  • Matthijs

    Typical Japanese styling for the US market. It tries hard but still looks bland, not very edgy and kinda dated

  • Jesse A. C. Majors
  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    This should be a sea creature hiding in the abyss

  • Marty

    Here is an inside pic from Toyota’s design department.

    http://thedabbler.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/crabs-and-hammers.jpg

  • Socarboy

    Who hoo a red interior! Simply fabulous in this day that many cars only offer one interior color, black

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