The 2019 Toyota Camry may be a striking-looking family sedan during a narrowing, but still extremely competitive segment. The car is a superb all-around vehicle that's near the highest of the segment with a cushty ride, spacious cabin and excellent engines, including one among the sole V6 engines available in the class and a hybrid model that boasts superior fuel economy without any significant drawbacks. It's also more responsive to drive than past Camry generations, meaning those seeking a more dynamic driving experience should no longer write it off.Since the Camry was completely redesigned for 2018, the 2019 model is essentially unchanged. A new color, Supersonic Red, has been added, while Blue Crush Metallic is not any longer offered. Apple CarPlay is additionally now standard on all models. The XSE and XLE four-cylinder models now get the larger eight-inch touchscreen and a three-month trial of Sirius XM satellite radio. On the XSE and XLE V6 models, the driving force Assist Package adds a clearance sensor and rear automatic emergency braking.
The Camry's interior is one of the more striking and stylish in the segment with swoops and curves all around. With XSE's red leather, the inside is especially bold and sporty. Despite the wild looks, the controls are all fairly straightforward with plenty of physical buttons and knobs for key infotainment and climate functions. Unfortunately, the infotainment system is a mixed bag. It's responsive enough, but the menus are clunky and not particularly attractive. Apple CarPlay is now standard on 2019 Camrys, which simplifies things for Apple users, but Android Auto isn't available in the least . Most midsize sedans are about the same size on the outside, but that doesn't necessarily translate to the interior. The front-seat room is smaller than some of its competitors such as the Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata (headroom is particular may be tight), but it makes up for that with rear-seat space. With 38 inches of legroom, the Toyota Camry offers more room for rear passengers to stretch than most sedans. The Camry's 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space is fairly mid-pack. It's also worth noting that the Camry Hybrid has an equivalent trunk space because the regular version, which wasn't the case in prior models. This is the results of the battery pack moving beneath the rear seat. The 2019 Toyota Camry is out there with two conventional gas-powered engines, and one hybrid powertrain. The standard engine is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-4 that makes 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in L, LE, SE, and XLE trims. Choosing the sportier XSE trim boosts power and torque to 206 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels. The L trim gets the simplest fuel economy with 29 mpg within the city, 41 on the highway and 34 combined. The LE, SE, XLE, and XSE models are slightly less frugal returning 28 mpg in the city, 39 on the highway and 32 in combined driving. For those who want power, there's the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 available on XLE and XSE trims. It produces 301 hp, more than any turbocharged 4-cylinder competitor, and 267 lb-ft of torque. This engine also features an eight-speed automatic and front-wheel drive. Fuel economy is nearly identical between the XLE and XSE models, with both delivering 22 mpg in the city and 26 combined. The XLE is slightly more efficient on the highway with 33 mpg, while the XSE gets 32 mpg. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid is that the choice for serious fuel savers. It uses both a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-4 and an electric motor to deliver a total of 208 horsepower. Power goes through a continuously variable transmission to the front wheels. It's available in LE, SE, and XLE to trim levels, but the most efficient version is the LE, which returns 51 mpg in the city, 53 on the highway and 52 in combined driving. The SE and XLE fuel economy drops to 44 mpg within the city, 47 on the highway and 46 combined.