To the surprise of many, it can be difficult for a manufacturer to break into the mid-range automotive market, and that’s because it’s a bustling portion of this industry. Many of these vehicles are priced less egregiously and are available to more drivers. Many of the most popular vehicles in this price range have been fan favorites for years; for example, the 2023 Toyota Camry is an unbelievably value-jammed automobile, and this midsize sedan is an example of a vehicle that’s not over-priced, and it’s one that other manufacturers wind up mismatched against in different ways. The 2023 Camry will hit the reset button on your expectations, and you’ll realize that you don’t have to spend upwards of $40,000 to get the best one, and if you want to spend far less than $30,000, you can still get yourself the 2023 Camry, and it’ll far surpass your expectations as to what a midsize sedan can do.
The 2023 Toyota Camry has a starting price of $26,320, and at this price, you’ll be buying yourself the base model Camry: the LE.[a] Aside from hybrid trims sporting the same namesakes, the gasoline-powered Camry models continue with the SE, SE Nightshade, XLE, XSE, TRD, and V6 variants of the XLE and XSE. No matter which trim level you buy, you’ll be spending far under $40,000; the XSE V6 has a starting price of $31,620, and starting your journey with the Camry is a fantastic value considering the performance levels and the host of standard features that give any other vehicle in its weight class a run for its money.[a]
Starting MSRP: $26,320 [a]
Horsepower (hp): 202
Torque (lb-ft): 182
Fuel Economy (city/hwy MPG): 28/39
The 2023 Toyota Camry is quick, powerful, and efficient. The 2023 Camry performs splendidly with its base engine, but you can also choose the recognizable 3.5L V6 engine Toyota has offered for years, and the 2023 model’s V6 engine retains the performance it first achieved with the 2018 Camry. Some may wonder why the 3.5L V6 engine hasn’t been replaced with something like a turbocharged I-4 engine or a larger V6, but the performance and efficiency achievable with the 3.5L V6 engine is likely why.
Both 2023 Camry powertrains feature an 8-speed automatic transmission, meaning acceleration packs a punch, especially with the V6 engine; the 2023 Camry has an athletic feel, almost like a sports car. However, given your situation, what if you can only get the 2.5L I-4 engine, or the V6 engine isn’t worth buying a pricier model? You’ll have a great time with your 2.5L I-4 engine because you can get between 202 and 206 hp and 182 to 186 lb-ft of torque. Having over 200 hp with an 8-speed automatic transmission on a vehicle that costs less than $27,000 is a great value. It positions itself as a go-to vehicle for commuters and those looking to buy a new vehicle, even if it’s their first.
The 3.5L V6 engine isn’t a small jump but a leap for the Camry’s performance over the base model. A 2023 Camry with a 3.5L V6 engine forges 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the 2.5L I-4 engine, we don’t doubt plenty of drivers out there are mesmerized by the 49% increase in horsepower and yielding 46.7% extra torque. The Toyota Camry is heavily focused on commuters. Between the I-4 and V6 engines, it’s the perfect vehicle for first-time car owners or even elderly citizens looking to save money and do so in style. It’s worth mentioning AWD is only available on the base powertrain, so if you buy the 3.5L V6 engine, you’ll be getting FWD.
Both powertrains are perfect for commuting because, despite their size, they keep fuel in the tank for a long time. When paired with the 3.5L V6 engine, the Camry’s fuel tank can handle 22 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway, which calls for a combined rating of 26 MPG. If you stick with FWD with your 2.5L I-4 engine, you get fuel economy ratings of 28 MPG in the city, 39 MPG on the highway, and a total of 32 MPG combined. Opting for AWD with the 2.5L engine will dip these numbers slightly, offering 25 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway; however, you will be gaining more control on the road.
The interior of the 2023 Camry is flushed with premium materials and advanced features that far exceed what you would hope to receive from a vehicle within the Camry’s league. The 2023 Camry comes with an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with a 6-way power-adjustable passenger seat, and the material is dependent on the trim you purchase: it can be Sport SofTex, cloth, or genuine leather. The 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat has power-lumbar support, and if you buy a higher-tier trim like the XLE or XSE, the front passenger seat gets upgraded to an 8-way power-adjustable seat like the driver’s, albeit without the power lumbar support. Depending on the trim you get, you can get a heated steering wheel, and heated seats are available on every trim but are standard on the XLE or XSE.
For the driver, there’s a host of fascinating tech that makes your life easier, and there are also features implemented into the 2023 Camry that everyone can enjoy. When you buy a higher-end Camry like the XLE or XSE, an optional package you can buy will project a 10-inch Head-Up Display (HUD), which displays the info of your dashboard’s gauges and some infotainment center information like the speed you’re moving at, media controls, turn-by-turn directions, and more.
Although the HUD is optional, every 2023 Camry comes with an infotainment center, a Multi-Information Display, and general center console ports like USB-A and USB-C ports. The Multi-Information Display varies between 4.2 inches and 7 inches depending on the trim level, and the infotainment centers have a 7-inch screen on the LE, SE, and TRD and a 9-inch screen on the XLE and XSE. The 9-inch screen is optional on these trims, but both feature a six-speaker audio system. This audio system also comes standard with the XSE and XLE, but these trims offer the optional JBL audio system with three extra speakers and a brutish subwoofer. Every 2023 Camry has a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and each infotainment center option has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto built-in.
The 2023 Toyota Camry is one of the safest midsize sedans and, by extension, one of the safest commuters money can buy. After completing its extensive crash test from all angles and its test in roof strength, head restraints, and more, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) bestowed the 2023 Top Safety Pick+ award as it passed many of its tests with flying colors, including a highest-possible rating in crashworthiness. The IIHS is a prestigious organization with far-reaching input and influence in the purchasing decisions of millions of drivers, so receiving an award that the organization can’t offer anything higher is a distinguished achievement over most other midsize SUVs.
The IIHS deems the 2023 Camry safer from impacts than most other midsize sedans, but the goal of preventing collisions altogether is only achieved through driver awareness and the sedan’s safety features. The 2023 Toyota Camry comes with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, so you’re presented with some of the most advanced safety features on the market; most come with your sedan at no extra cost. Toyota Safety Sense is a standout feature in Camry models, and the 2023 model is still one of the first few Camry model years to have Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ instead of 2.0+ from older models.
Every 2023 Toyota Camry, including the LE and SE, have a Pre-Collision System to warn you about a potential collision to give you enough time to divert course and hit the brakes. The Pre-Collision System will warn the driver of a potential collision, but it can also apply the brakes if required to prevent a collision altogether. Thanks to the bonus of Pedestrian Detection, those who aren’t in a vehicle are better protected, too, such as those crossing the street you may not have initially noticed.
Automatic High Beams are also included to dynamically shift your vehicle’s headlights for better visibility when necessary and dim the lights when appropriate, such as to prevent blinding other drivers on the road with your lights. Toyota Safety Sense also has Road Sign Assist and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, and Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist to keep your vehicle in the correct spot in the proper lane while driving on the freeway.
If you’re searching for a great midsize sedan and a knowledgeable dealership to help you find the perfect model, look no further than the 2023 Toyota Camry and the team at Faith’s Toyota. Faith’s Toyota will carefully listen to your driving needs and will pair you with the best Toyota vehicle that makes you feel like you made the perfect choice. The team at Faith’s Toyota is passionate about the Toyota brand and will work tirelessly to get you behind the wheel of a vehicle you’ll love, like the thrilling Toyota Camry.
The vehicle you drive says a lot about you. This is something the team at Faith’s Toyota knows, and thanks to an eye for detail and an up-to-date catalog, their team can easily match you with the right vehicle once they learn what you’re looking for in a vehicle. Whether you’re a solo commuter or have a small family, the 2023 Toyota Camry is designed to appeal to a vast array of drivers. Come in today to see how this exciting midsize sedan can enhance your daily driving experience.