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2020 Toyota Camry Review

The 2020 Toyota Camry sits near the top of our midsize car rankings. It offers an enjoyable ride, plenty of active safety features, and some of the best fuel economy estimates in the segment. A smallish trunk and noticeable cabin noise are among its few faults.

Pros & Cons

  • Great fuel economy
  • Engaging ride
  • Generous list of standard features
  • Good predicted reliability rating
  • Below-average trunk space
  • Noisy cabin

Rankings & Research

The 2020 Toyota Camry ranked #1 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Toyota Camry has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 31 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

8.6

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 7.5
Safety: 10.0
Reliability:
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Is the Toyota Camry a Good Car?

The Camry is a great midsize car that hits all the marks. It boasts nimble handling, a comfortable ride, two strong engine choices, an upscale interior, and a user-friendly infotainment system. It also has an above-average predicted reliability rating for the class.

Should I Buy the Toyota Camry?

Yes, the 2020 Toyota Camry is definitely a worthwhile purchase. The Camry may be on the pricey end of the midsize car spectrum, but this well-rounded sedan is worth the money. That said, there are other appealing vehicles in the class, including the Honda Accord and Mazda6. Like the Camry, both the Accord and Mazda6 have engaging rides and posh cabins.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Toyota Camry?

The 2020 Camry is part of a generation that launched for the 2018 model year. The Camry has received only minor changes since then. Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa became standard in the 2019 Camry. For 2020, Toyota adds the sporty TRD trim to the Camry lineup, and Android Auto is now standard. If you can do without the added infotainment features and aren't interested in the TRD trim, consider the otherwise similar 2018 Camry, which likely costs less.

You can save even more money on a previous-generation Camry, but you'd miss out on the significant changes that came with the 2018 redesign. Those changes include more powerful engines, improved fuel economy, better handling, and more standard safety features.

If you’re considering an older model, be sure to read our 2017 Camry, 2018 Camry, and 2019 Camry reviews to help make your decision. Also, check out our Used Car Deals page to learn about savings and discounts you can find on used vehicles.

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We Did the Research for You: 22 Reviews Analyzed

We’ve analyzed 22 Toyota Camry reviews, as well as performance specs, interior dimensions, fuel economy ratings, and more, to give you all the information you need to make a smart car-buying decision.

This review uses applicable research and data from all Camry vehicles in the current generation, which includes the 2018 to 2020 model years.

Why You Can Trust Us

U.S. News & World Report has been reviewing cars, trucks, and SUVs since 2007, and our Best Cars team has more than 75 years of combined automotive industry experience. To remain impartial, we do not accept extravagant gifts from automakers, and an outside source handles our advertising.

How Much Does the Toyota Camry Cost?

The 2020 Camry starts at $24,295, which is high for the midsize car class. Prices increase as you climb the trim ladder, with the new-for-2020 Camry TRD starting at $31,040. This price point is similar to those of many rivals' upper trims.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local Toyota dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our Toyota deals page.

Toyota Camry Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Toyota Camry or Honda Accord?

There's a lot to like about the Honda Accord, including its generous list of standard active safety features, excellent fuel economy estimates, and lithe handling. The Accord has more passenger and cargo space than the Camry, but the Toyota has a higher predicted reliability rating and an available V6 engine that delivers roughly 50 more horsepower than the Honda's strongest turbocharged four-cylinder. You can't go wrong with either of these highly ranked cars.

Which Is Better: Toyota Camry or Mazda6?

The Mazda6 is one of the most athletic sedans in the midsize car class, but the Camry is just as fun to drive, and it's more well-rounded. The Toyota has superior gas mileage estimates, more rear passenger space, and an easier-to-use infotainment system. The Camry also offers a V6 engine that is stronger than both of the Mazda's engines. The Toyota is the pick here.

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Camry Interior

How Many People Does the Camry Seat?

There's seating for up to five people in the Camry. This Toyota features roomy, comfortable seats in both rows, though taller passengers may wish for more rear headroom.

Camry and Child Car Seats

There are two full sets of LATCH connectors for the Camry’s rear outboard seats. The rear middle seat has an upper tether and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the adjoining seats when they are not in use. Both the anchors and tethers are easy to find and use.

Camry Interior Quality

The Camry's cabin can be noisy, but it features quality materials. Cloth upholstery is standard. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and power-adjustable front seats are optional.

Camry Cargo Space

The base Camry has 14.1 cubic feet of space, which is below average for the midsize car class. All other Camry trims have 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space, which is still low compared to rivals.

Camry Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The standard infotainment system in the Camry features a 7-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Siri Eyes Free, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a USB port, and Bluetooth. Available features include an 8-inch touch screen, two more USB ports, HD Radio, and a nine-speaker JBL audio system.

The infotainment system is easy to use. It features responsive touch controls and handy physical climate and audio controls.

For more information, read What Is Apple CarPlay? and What Is Android Auto?

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Camry Performance

Camry Engine: 2 Powerful Choices

A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 203 or 206 horsepower (depending on the trim) is standard and provides solid pep for your daily commute. A 301-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 is available for those who want more muscle. Both engines are paired with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.

Camry Gas Mileage: Among the Top

Camry models with the standard four-cylinder engine get 29 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Those are impressive figures for the class. Models with the V6 see ratings drop by 7 mpg in the city and 8 mpg on the highway.

Toyota also offers the Camry Hybrid, which we review separately.

Camry Ride and Handling: More Fun Than You'd Think

The Camry may be a sensible car, but that doesn't mean it's not fun to drive. In addition to its strong engines, this midsize sedan features a smooth ride, direct steering, and fairly sporty handling.

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Camry Reliability

Is the Toyota Camry Reliable?

The 2020 Toyota Camry has a good predicted reliability rating of four out of five from J.D. Power.

Toyota Camry Warranty

Toyota covers the Camry with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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Camry Safety

Camry Crash Test Results

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2020 Camry an overall safety rating of five out of five stars, with five stars in all three crash tests performed.

At the time of writing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not crash tested the 2020 Camry. The IIHS gave the similar 2019 Camry the highest rating of Good in all six crash tests and named it a Top Safety Pick+.

Camry Safety Features

Lots of active safety features are standard in the Camry, including a rearview camera and the Toyota Safety Sense-P suite of driver assistance features. This package includes lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and automatic high-beam headlights.

Available features include a surround-view parking camera system, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a head-up display, and reverse automatic emergency braking.

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Camry Dimensions and Weight

The Camry is about 16 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 3,241 to 3,572 pounds.

Where Is the 2020 Toyota Camry Built?

Toyota builds the 2020 Camry in Kentucky.

Which Toyota Camry Model Is Right for Me?

The Camry comes in six trims: L, LE, SE, XLE, XSE, and TRD. The first five trims come standard with a four-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. A V6 engine is a $5,125 option in the XLE and XSE trims, and it comes standard in TRD models.

The L trim will likely be the trim of choice for most shoppers because it has lots of safety and technology features, including Android Auto, which is new for 2020.

Toyota also sells a hybrid version of the Camry, which we review separately.

Toyota Camry L

Starting at $24,295, the standard L trim comes with an infotainment system that features Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch touch screen, satellite radio, a six-speaker audio system, a USB port, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. It also comes with active safety features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.

Toyota Camry LE

The LE starts at $24,840 and includes a power-adjustable driver's seat, a split-folding back row, and an additional cubic foot of trunk space.

Optional features include a moonroof, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.

Toyota Camry SE

The SE has a starting price of $26,040 and adds synthetic leather upholstery and automatic climate control.

An 8-inch touch screen, wireless device charging, dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert are available. The SE Nightshade Edition model is also available. It adds unique exterior styling enhancements.

Toyota Camry XLE

Priced at $29,325, the XLE trim includes genuine leather upholstery, heated front seats, an 8-inch touch screen, wireless device charging, two additional USB ports, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.

This is the first trim available with the V6 engine. Other options include navigation, HD Radio, a surround-view parking camera system, a head-up display, reverse automatic emergency braking, a panoramic glass roof, and a nine-speaker JBL audio system.

Toyota Camry XSE

The XSE trim starts at $29,875. It adds a sport-tuned suspension and 3 extra horsepower in its four-cylinder engine.

XSE models equipped with the optional V6 engine come with a nine-speaker JBL audio system, a head-up display, and a panoramic glass roof.

Toyota Camry TRD

The new-for-2020 TRD model starts at $31,040. It comes with the V6 engine, sport seats, a fixed rear seat, aluminum sport pedals, sporty interior and exterior styling, and a TRD-specific suspension system.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local Toyota dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our Toyota deals page.

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The Final Call

The 2020 Toyota Camry should be at the top of your shopping list. It boasts a substantial standard features list, a good amount of cabin space, excellent fuel economy, and a compliant ride. Its agile handling and strong engines are added bonuses. Still, there are other worthwhile choices in the midsize car class, such as the Honda Accord.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "The 2020 Toyota Camry and its distinction for unsullied reliability allow it to be a strong contender in the fading family-sedan segment." -- Car and Driver
  • "The 2019 Toyota Camry is as competent as they come. It's well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content makes it supremely easy to drive. If you're looking for something with a bit more class and space than a small sedan, the Toyota Camry might just be the sedan for you." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "Really, the … Camry should be considered by anyone looking for a midsize sedan. Competitors may outdo it in a few areas, but it really doesn't have a major failing, and with a wide variety of models from which to choose, finding one that works for you should be easy." -- Autotrader (2019)

Buying

Expert Advice

Last Updated: November 14, 2019

Class-Leading Sales: The Toyota Camry is dominating the midsize car sales race, even though Camry sales have remained constant this year compared to the same period in 2018. The Camry is outselling its nearest competitor, the Honda Accord, by 26 percent, and is the single best selling vehicle in the United States market that isn’t a pickup or SUV. 

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