Her + His Car Reviews

2015 Toyota Camry XLE

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle – Her and His perspectives.

Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying Advocate, women-drivers.com
His: Don Hammonds, Writer, AutomobileJournal.com 

$35,649 Price for the Camry lineup ranges from $22,970 for the LE to $31,370 price for the Hybrid version to $35,649 for the XLE.
The XLE is equipped with a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engines that provides a sturdy and steady 268 horsepower; more than most in this class and what you will need. Outstanding acceleration and handing can be expected from the XLE.

The suspension has been upgraded and the ride is calm and steady.
The DOHC 3.5-liter V6, one of the few sizes available in the midsize segment, is available in the XLE and XSE grades and delivers 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,700 rpm, company officials say. It, too, is teamed to the six-speed automatic.
Fuel Economy
21 city and 31 highway. We were not impressed with the urban mileage; expected more from Toyota's flagship product, even the top of the line. 21 & 31 mpg
The Car
In 2012 the Camry was last redesigned, and so again this years' model was reskinned once more. Smart to stay competitive in this uber-active classification, the Camry has come out swinging. A modern and more muscular exterior complimented by interior appointments that have a contemporary feel.

Stitching on almost luxurious looking dash and leather seats takes a page out of the upbrand Lexus book.

A very roomy interior is noticeable and appreciated. The rear seats fold down for extended room. It was also like a room with a view as we detected no blind spots in the Camry. The spaciousness extended to the design of the windows and the way it occurred that visibility in this model was optimized; an outstanding safety feature today. Trunk space? No problem!
When redesigning the Camry for 2015, Toyota went bumper to bumper and floor to roof, changing or re-engineering nearly 2,000 parts. Only the roof remains unchanged, and it caps off the boldest Camry body ever, company officials said. A lot of emphasis was placed on making the new Camry a lot stronger.

The body structure is stiffer with additional spot welds and that "provides an idea of the scope of the transformation that also endows the new Camry with a stiffer body structure, enhanced aerodynamics and its quietest ride ever. The redesigned, upscale interior, and advanced instrumentation with intuitive controls help keep the driver safely focused on the road. On all 2015 Camry models, the suspension system has been retuned to offer a more sporty road feel, and provide a greater sense of responsiveness with a long list of improvements."

For the 45% of Camry customers who have been choosing the sporty SE model (and who are, on average, 12 years younger than other Camry customers), there's even bigger news! The SE is joined by an even sharper-handling XSE grade, with 18-inch wheels, suspension tuning and added luxury. Like the premium XLE grade, each of those sporty models is available with the choice of a 178-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or the 268-hp 3.5-liter V6. The Camry Hybrid returns, as well, available in LE, XLE and the eco-fun SE grades.
There are so many safety features on the latest Camry including 10 standard airbags and advanced SRS front airbags, Front and Rear seat-Mounted side airbags, Side Curtain Airbags and a Driver and Front passenger Knee Airbag.

See STAR Safety System Video to quickly view and understand the 5 holistic systems that Toyota incorporates into all their vehicles: Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Locking Brakes, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist - all to assist the driver in potentially perilous situations.

Additionally, the vehicle also includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert with Auto High Beam Lane Departure Alert, and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alerts.

Safety Connect™ add on include Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator and Roadside Assistance.
The 2015 Camry offers in-demand advanced safety features including Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Auto High Beam Lane Departure Alert, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. That is, of course, in addition to the 10 standard airbags that include dual-stage advanced SRS front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver's and front passenger's knee airbag. Like all current Toyota vehicles, the 2015 Camry comes standard with the STAR Safety System, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. It also features the Smart Stop Technology brake-override system.
L-O-A-D-E-D Includes a myriad of items including keyless entry, push button start, heated seats, JBL audio with NAVI + APP Suite, Entune Multimedia & 7" easy to use touchscreen display, 10 JBL Speakers, USB Port, Auxiliary Jack, Voice Recognition, Hands Free Phone Capability, HD Radio AMFM Radio, SIRIUS XM Radio w 3 month courtesy trial, Weather and Doppler Overlay. The XLE builds upon with equipment including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED running lamps, leather and simulated suede upholstery, heated front seats with more aggressive side bolstering, Entune Package, High Touch Screen Display, a four-way power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio and HD radio. The Convenience package available on the four-cylinder SE and XSE trims includes keyless ignition and entry, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Aesthetics & Styling
Toyota is inching their way up the mark with excellent design work - upgrading the look, aesthetics and features enough to expand and include new audiences but not departing off base or off track to loose their universal core. Well done staying true to the value of who the Camry customer is, stands for and appreciates. All while remaining in the sweet money spot.

Made in Georgetown, Kentucky, this model remains a top seller and is rated one of the highest in customer satisfaction.
Though we would have liked to have seen a bit more new ground covered by this new generational design, with a look that was not so similar to the previous generation, we applaud Toyota for finding a very careful and successful middle road. Our favorite new styling and design element on the new Camry is the front end, with its dramatic and steeply sloping hood and aggressive looking blacked out grille and slender, vertical turn signals installed on the lower corners of the front end.

Meanwhile an aggressive looking front bumper, pronounced side character lines and low-profile LED headlamps give the new Camry a far more expressive style. It's a sleeker look that's also slightly longer.

Inside, the Camry presents premium materials, an overall roomier feel and enhanced amenities. Varying by model, seat cover textures range from premium fabric up to genuine leather trim and Ultrasuede with durable, high contrast French-stitching. Detailed stitching and satin chrome trim give the new Camry.
3 years/36,000 miles Basic; 5 years/60,000 Powertrain. Three years or 36,000 miles warranty basic, and 5 years or 60,000 miles on powertrain.