This well-designed sedan is based on the less lavish and less expensive Toyota Camry. Its ride is smooth and exceptionally quiet. The silky-smooth 3.0-liter V6 provides brisk acceleration, and the automatic transmission shifts flawlessly. Traction control is standard, and stability control is optional. Handling is sure and predictable but unexceptional. Braking is very good. The front seats are comfortable.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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