The new Camry is Toyota’s flagship car for this generation. The 2009 Toyota Camry features advanced energy saving systems, including enhanced aerodynamics and hybrid drive, it also comes packed with many of Toyotas latest innovations, making for a very luxurious experience indeed. No car is perfect though, no matter how much Toyota would like us to believe it.
All basic non-hybrid versions of the Camry come with a 158-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, while the more expensive LE, SE, and XLE also offer 268-hp 3.5-liter V6 version. The Hybrid model is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder gas engine with a battery-powered electric motor, generating 187 hp in total. Reasonable power, but nothing extraordinary, the real magic is in the Camrys mileage, which Toyota conservatively sets around the 30/20 mpg mark in highway and city respectively.
Perhaps most notable in the Camry is it’s exceptional finish and high value entertainment and utility collection, if it’s not included as standard, it’s probably available for a reasonable extra fee.
The Camry is decent to drive, with good steering responsiveness and solid engine performance. Some may find the experience a little too removed from the road, but the luxury format is hard to fault.
Overall the 2009 Toyota Camry is a very worthy contestant for crown of the sedans this year, futuristic features which actually make a difference are always good talking points, and the car has an extremely solid and reliable build.