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2019 Toyota Camry Review | CarMax

As part of the Camry's eighth generation of production (2017-present), the 2019 Toyota Camry is a midsize sedan with seating for five passengers. Whether you're looking for a practical car for your daily commute, a spacious sedan for your weekend adventures, or a combination of both—the 2019 Camry offers something for every driver. Here's what we'll cover in our review of the 2019 Camry:

Key Specs & Features

  • Standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine at 203 hp and an eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Optional 3.5L V6 engine at 301 hp on the XLE and XSE trims
  • Standard adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • 14.1 cubic feet of trunk space in the base L trim, and 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space in all other trim levels
  • Standard smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Amazon Alexa connectivity

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5 Reasons to Buy

1. Standard Driver-Assistance Features

All 2019 Toyota Camry models come with standard driver-assistance features. This includes aids like automatic high-beam lights, lane-departure alert with steering assistance, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking.

2. Convenient Tech Features

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Even on its base L trim, the 2019 Camry offers an abundance of standard technology features. This includes a seven-inch touchscreen interface with a built-in navigation system, as well as smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa connectivity, and Apple CarPlay™ technology. All 2019 Camry models also have the ability to broadcast their own dedicated Wi-Fi hotspot for on-the-go connectivity.2

3. Spacious Cabin and Trunk

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Head- and leg-room are generous on the 2019 Camry, even for taller passengers in the rear row. Meanwhile, trunk storage space ranges from 14.1 cubic feet on the base L trim to 15.1 cubic feet on all other trim levels. The rear 60/40 split-folding seats make it easier to expand trunk storage space for larger items as needed, while door pockets plus a large center console provide ample small-item storage on top of that.

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4. Respectable Fuel Economy

Fuel economy on the 2019 Toyota Camry can vary depending on trim and engine configuration, as well as other factors. However, the 2019 Camry base trim with 2.5L four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 34 mpg combined, whereas the 2019 Camry with a 3.5L V6 engine and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined.1

5. Capable Engine Options

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A 2.5L four-cylinder engine at 203 hp is standard across all trim levels of the 2019 Toyota Camry. For those who want more power behind the wheel, a 3.5L V6 at 301 hp is optional on the XLE and XSE trims. Every 2019 Camry comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission.


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What You Need to Know

2019 Toyota Camry Trim Levels

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The 2019 Toyota Camry is offered in five trim levels: L, LE, SE, XLE, and XSE.

The base L trim features the following standard equipment:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Seven-inch touchscreen display
  • Smartphone integration
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability2
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure alert
  • Forward-collision-warning system

On the LE trim, standard features include:

  • Larger 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Built-in vehicle alarm
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • 60/40-split folding back seat

On the mid-tier SE trim, the following equipment is standard:

  • Larger 18-inch wheels
  • Revised steering calibration
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Simulated leather upholstery

The XLE trim boasts:

  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Wireless device charging
  • Metallic front grille

The top-of-the-range XSE trim offers the interior features of the XLE, plus:

  • Gloss-black front grille
  • LED taillights with smoke tint
  • Dual exhaust with quad-chrome tips
  • 19-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels

2019 Toyota Camry Color Choices

The 2019 Toyota Camry is available in the following exterior color options:

  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Blue Streak Metallic
  • Galactic Aqua Mica
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Supersonic Red
  • Brownstone
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Wind Chill Pearl
  • Super White

Similar Vehicles

The 2019 Camry is a compelling choice when it comes to midsize sedans, but there are also plenty of other options to consider. Check out these similar vehicles.

Honda Accord

Honda launched the 10th generation of its midsize Accord in 2018, with its redesign boasting fresh turbocharged engines and a revamped touchscreen interface. The 2018 Honda Accord is offered in five trim levels, with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine at 192 hp as standard.

Other base equipment on the 2019 Accord includes a seven-inch touchscreen interface, automatic dual-zone climate control, and driver aids like lane-keep assist, forward collision warning with emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. The 2019 Accord also boasts a generous 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry is also available in a hybrid version for those who are looking to enjoy more time behind the wheel and fewer stops at the pump. The 2019 Camry Hybrid is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine as electric motor for a combined output of 208 hp. Available in three trim levels, the 2019 Camry Hybrid comes with a lithium-ion battery in its base trim and a nickel-metal hydride battery in its SE and XLE trims.

From a fuel economy standpoint, the 2019 Camry Hybrid base LE trim with 2.5L engine, electric motor, and lithium-ion battery gets an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined,1 whereas the SE and XLE trims with 2.5L engine, electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery get an EPA-estimated 46 mpg combined.1

Standard equipment on the 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid includes a seven-inch touchscreen interface, automatic dual-zone climate control, smartphone integration, and 16-inch steel wheels.

Toyota Corolla

The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a compact car that offers seating for up to five passengers. Available in six trim configurations, the 2019 Corolla comes standard with such equipment as a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, 15-inch steel wheels, and a rearview camera. All 2019 Corollas are equipped with a standard 1.8L four-cylinder engine at 132 hp and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Despite its classification as a compact car, the 2019 Corolla offers ample head and leg room for rear-seat passengers—plus a respectable 13 cubic feet of trunk space for convenient storage.

Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon was completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, introducing such upgrades as a new standard engine and a sleek, sporty exterior design. The 2019 Avalon is technically classified as a midsize car, but it may even be worth a look if you're shopping for a full-size sedan.

The 2019 Avalon comes standard with a powerful 3.5L V6 engine at 301 hp and an automatic eight-speed transmission. Standard equipment is generous and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, simulated leather upholstery, a nine-inch touchscreen interface, and smartphone integration. The 2019 Avalon also offers an ample 16.1 cubic feet of trunk space for all your storage needs.

The Bottom Line

With so many midsize sedans on the market, the 2019 Camry is one choice that stands out. Offering powerful engine options, generous standard features, and a spacious cabin, this sedan is an excellent choice. Interested in learning more about the 2019 Toyota Camry and similar vehicles? Check out these related CarMax articles:

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
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