2016 Toyota Camry

#4 in 2016 Affordable Midsize Cars Overall Score: 8.7 / 10
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2016 Toyota Camry Overview

The 2016 Toyota Camry is one of the best values in its class, thanks to its outstanding predicted reliability rating, spacious interior, and cushioned ride. 











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Pros & Cons

  • Quiet, smooth ride
  • Roomy back seats
  • Large, intuitive dashboard controls
  • Great predicted reliability
  • Some rivals are sportier and have more upscale interiors

Notable for 2016

  • New Special Edition trim

Toyota Camry Rankings and Research

The 2016 Toyota Camry ranking is based on its score within the 2016 Affordable Midsize Cars category. Currently the Toyota Camry has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 46 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.


Overall: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: N/A
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_5

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2016 Toyota Camry Review

By Cody Trotter June 27, 2017

The 2016 Toyota Camry is one of the best values in its class, thanks to its outstanding predicted reliability rating, spacious interior, and cushioned ride. 

Is the 2016 Toyota Camry a Good Used Car?

The Toyota Camry doesn’t feel as sporty or luxurious as some of its rivals, but it is one of the most dependable cars on the road. The Camry was our 2016 Best Midsize Car for the Money.

Used 2016 Toyota Camry Performance and Interior

The Toyota Camry gives you the choice between a mild-mannered four-cylinder engine that offers decent acceleration and an available V6 that offers 90 more horsepower. Its standard six-speed automatic transmission downshifts quickly when you need more power. The Camry has a comfortable ride and secure handling in the LE and XLE trims. Although no Camry is sporty, other trims have a firmer ride complemented by more controlled handling. Fuel economy is typical for the class: 21-25 mpg in the city and 30-34 mpg on the highway. The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid is reviewed separately.

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Like many midsize cars, the Camry’s five-seat interior is comfortable and stylish. Toyota uses high-quality materials and plenty of insulation, which keeps the Camry’s cabin library-quiet. Available leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, and heated front seats make the Camry feel more upscale. The Camry has one of the roomiest rear seats in the class. It has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the rear outboard seats and a tether-only connection on the middle seat.

The 2016 Toyota Camry’s Entune audio system comes standard with voice recognition, six speakers, and a 6.1-inch touch-screen display. The interface is easy to use, but rival systems have sharper graphics. The Camry offers plenty of ways to connect your smartphone, including Bluetooth, a USB port, and Siri Eyes Free.

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Used 2016 Toyota Camry Prices

The price of a used 2016 Toyota Camry ranges from about $19,700 for a base LE model to around $26,700 for a Camry XLE model. The price will vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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We Did the Research for You: 46 Pieces of Data Analyzed

We’ve researched 46 data points in order to help you make the best car buying decision possible. This data includes reliability scores, crash tests, expert reviews, and fuel economy estimates.

Why You Can Trust Us

U.S. News & World Report has been ranking cars for a decade, and we have more than 75 years of automotive industry experience combined. While we’re passionate about cars, we’re even more committed to giving helpful consumer advice. To ensure our reviews remain impartial, we refuse expensive gifts and trips from car companies, and the advertising on our site is handled by an outside team.

How Reliable Is the 2016 Toyota Camry?

The 2016 Toyota Camry has a predicted reliability rating of 4.5 out of five from J.D. Power and Associates, which is one of the highest ratings in the midsize car class.

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How Safe Is the Camry?

Like the rest of the class, the 2014 Camry has terrific safety scores. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named it a Top Safety Pick+, the agency’s highest accolade. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Camry an overall rating of five out of five stars.

A rearview camera comes standard. Some Toyota Camry XSE and XLE models come with driver assistance features like automatic pre-collision braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane departure warning.

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Should I Consider Another Used Camry?

The 2016 Toyota Camry is part of the midsize sedan’s seventh generation, which includes the 2012 through 2017 model years. You can save some money by going with an older model from the same generation. The 2015 Camry received a midgeneration refresh, which included updated interior and exterior styling. A rearview camera and a power-adjustable driver’s seat became standard, and a number of new safety features became available.

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Which Used Toyota Camry Is Right for Me?

The 2016 Toyota Camry comes in five trims: LE, SE, Special Edition, XSE, and XLE. We review the Toyota Camry Hybrid separately. The XLE trim includes dual-zone climate control, navigation, leather upholstery, a moonroof, and a number of advanced safety features. The XLE is available with either the more efficient four-cylinder engine or the more powerful V6.

You could also shop for a certified pre-owned Camry. Toyota provides a one-year/12,000-mile limited warranty on all of its certified pre-owned vehicles, and it extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles. Each CPO Toyota must pass a 160-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Toyota warranty page carefully.

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2016 Toyota Camry and Other Cars to Consider

Which Is Better: 2016 Toyota Camry or 2016 Toyota Corolla?

The Toyota Corolla offers much of what the Camry does, but typically at a lower price. Both have excellent predicted reliability ratings, comfortable rides, and straightforward controls and features. The Corolla's fuel economy is better, which can save you hundreds in yearly fuel costs compared to the Camry. However, the Corolla doesn’t offer a more powerful available engine. While the Corolla is spacious for a compact car, it doesn’t have the Camry’s rear-seat headroom. Also, its trunk is smaller by 2.4 cubic feet. Unless price and fuel economy are most important to you, you’re better off with the Camry.

Which Is Better: 2016 Toyota Camry or 2016 Nissan Altima?

The Nissan Altima’s base four-cylinder engine has respectable acceleration and better fuel economy than most midsize cars. Handling feels sharper in the Altima, but both sedans ride comfortably. The Camry, however, is a better option for most shoppers. It has a higher predicted reliability rating and more standard features than the Altima, like a USB port, voice recognition, and Siri Eyes Free. Additionally, the Camry's back seats are more accommodating than the Altima's, offering plenty of headroom.

Which Is Better: 2016 Toyota Camry or 2016 Honda Accord?

Like the Camry, the Honda Accord has a smooth ride, but its poised handling and lively four-cylinder engine make it more enjoyable to drive. Accord models with the V6 engine are faster, but the standard six-speed automatic transmission can be slow to shift. Like the Camry, the Accord earns an excellent predicted reliability rating. It also has better fuel economy and more rear-seat room than the Camry. Unlike the Camry, the Accord comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control and a multiangle rearview camera. However, Accords tend to cost more. Unless you yearn for the Accord’s edgier handling, save your money and go with the Camry.

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