The Camry is a capable, modest, comfortable riding sedan. The five-speed automatic transmission is smooth. The sizable interior is quiet and is outfitted with quality, well-fitting materials. Handling is responsive, but tire grip is limited. This version of the Camry received a Poor in the IIHS side-crash test when evaluated without the optional side- or head-protection airbags.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Drives pretty good. Hard initial shift."

HERIBERTO S., CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Compare to my previous camry, quality has gotten worse. Sometime seat belt buckle get stuck between seat the the walk and I cannot pull it out. First time ever, the light shield(over hear) holder is broken, it stays down all the time. These are small problem but they are irritating factors and shows Toyota is using cheaper parts."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Easy to handle, park in congested cities"

DONALD W., MI (2006 Toyota Camry)

"When I have to merge with traffic, this plain, almost bottom of the line Camry, steps right up there and goes!"

BARBARA R., CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Great exceleration. The car likes to go!"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Great acceleration when getting on the highway. (XLE V6)"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Acceleration not smooth. Mirror obstructs the view"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Good power w/ the V6. Handles well for family sedan."

Anonymous, CT (2006 Toyota Camry)

"My 99 Toyota handled much better. I could drive it with one finger. This one is harder to keep on the road and is not as much fun to drive."

JACQUELINE K., FL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Still handles like new."

ROBERT O., NJ (2006 Toyota Camry)

"only thing I can think of to say is my camry is ready to go whenever I turned the key.I admit I once said I would never own a Jap Car, But I a'int from Missouri so I had to shown. What can I say-A nice little car."

FRED K., MA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"The 2006 model has a very quirky acceleration issue. Online reports from other owners verifies that actual acceleration does not match the movement of the actual gas pedal. It is borderline dangerous until you get familiar with it and adapt to IT. Dealerships service departments will tell you that it can not be "fixed'. It handles wonderfully. The acceleration issue is the main reason I would never buy a 2006 camry again, if I knew of it ahead of time."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry)

"4 cylinder engine gets good gas mileage & extremely reliable. But would like more power."

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Camry)

"A 4 cyl engine is really underpowered for the XLE model. It is too heavy for good acceleration, turns still quite stiff. The 4 cyl is supposed to have given much better gas mileage, but I don't consider 24 mpg great mileage. Overall, very satisfied with smooth ride, comfort, and all the luxuries that come in the XLE package. A well built car!"

JANET L., MI (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Mileage. 136750 miles on odometer. Nice. Looking for another 100K"

DALE F., TX (2006 Toyota Camry)

"The car is simple and more reliable than a domestic car. Very few problems except normal maintenance items. The driving feels the car is light and transmission transmits the power smoothly without waste or friction. The AC still runs after 11 years."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Relatively mushy handling, disconnected from the road"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"The car drives very smoothly. Acceleration is good for a 4 cylinder engine. Overall, the car has not presented any major problem in the 10 years since purchase"

BILL B., IL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Comfortable, responsive, road responsive!"

CARL J., NY (2006 Toyota Camry)

"It's an XLE with the 4 cylinder engine and all the accessories, yet, the performance/handling. etc., is very good, I see [and saw] no need for a V6. We have taken several cross country trips and it does quite well in the mountains even when loaded with luggage. I almost always run the speed limits or a little over, traffic and weather permitting."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"I've never driven a car which such outstanding turn ratio, making very nimble, tight turns and not having to back up partway through to complete a tight turn. It is such an easy car to drive and steer."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Great A/c and Heater"

EUGENE N., NE (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Should have bought the 6 cylinder"

Anonymous, ME (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Seats are comfortable, climate control is adequate, ride and handling is good but at 185K the ride is noisy. Sounds like the trunk of the car has lose bricks in it."

DEBORAH T., NJ (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Adjust the seat to my height and leave it along."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Road Noise and fuel mile-age."

DALE F., TX (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Automatic climate control on bi-level setting blows cold air from dash vents and warm air from the floor vents. Prefer warm air from all vents."

LARRY P., FL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"I find that for driving long trips the driving position is such that my right leg/foot is angled and becomes uncomfortable after an hour or so of driving. However my wife is the primary driver and is shorter by about 6" and it does not bother her. She is about 5' 7" in height."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Rides and performs well for an old care. very reliable."

EDWARD B., IL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"The ride is smooth, the seats are comfortable, and the road noise isn't bad, either. The a/c works fine. We have taken this car on long trips and haven't had any problems with it."

MICHAEL-FRANCES H., CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Like the driver seating, nice height. Relatively quiet in respect to wind/motor/road noise."

J L., TX (2006 Toyota Camry)

"there seems to be a lot of Wind noise at highway speeds. Sun roof has not closed properly (but does not leak air or water) since about a year after purchase. After attempting to get this fixed via the warranty, and being unsuccessful, i just gave up because I could not afford the cost of fixing it."

ED K., CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"front edge of the seat does not go down far enough"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"On some road surfaces it drives and sounds like a truck. Other vehicles I have owned did not ride like that."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"I like the way the seats fit my back"

MICHAEL V., AZ (2006 Toyota Camry)

"The seats have great lumbar support, and the driver's seat is very adjustable as far as that."

BARBARA W., VA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"The seats are very comfortable. I can take a long trip without the need to stop unnecessarily."

STEVEN M., KS (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Driver's seat forward/aft motor stopped working about three years ago."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"10 years, no problems. Giving it to our grandsons. Expect no problems for the next 100,000 miles"

CHARLES N., CT (2006 Toyota Camry)

"The car new was only $18,000. It is a very well-made vehicle. Few problems ever."

STEVEN M., KS (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Excellent value for the money. Extremely reliable and easy to maintain. Pretty roomy and comfortable. Despite being over ten years old, it has some good safety features."

DAVID G., NY (2006 Toyota Camry)

"I have driven this car for 11 years, and am sure it could go to 24 years. I've spent little on maintenance, not considering accidents. It has always worked well, leaving me .feeling very confident. Compared to what I paid, $20,000, I have a car that is more valuable."

CHRISTINE F., IL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"I rarely have to get anything repaired in the last 5 years. Just new tires, new brakes, new batteries, and maintenance. I love never having to leave it for a day for major repairs."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Overall, the car is a pleasure"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Reliability at reasonable price."

D S., NJ (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Great ride, mileage, reliability!"

CARL J., NY (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Great value as it still runs like it did when i drove it home the first day. Regular oli changes, tires and brakes is all it takes."

ROBERT O., NJ (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Excellent value. I sold my 2002 Camry with 180K for $4000.00"

Anonymous, ME (2006 Toyota Camry)

"The value received on the purchase of this vehicle has been outstanding. The very low cost of maintenance and repairs combined with mileage in excess of 240,000 miles has made this a great value car."

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Camry)

"A very solid car and I consider it the best balance vehicle I have ever owned. Good ride and decent handling. Very reliable."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry)

"We got a good deal when we bought it new in March 2006. We paid $17,000 plus tax and license because Toyota was unloading the older cars to make room for the new 2007 hybrids."

MICHAEL-FRANCES H., CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Great mileage, low maintenance"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Very dependable, excellent reliability, terrific highway miles/gallon, very good city miles/gallon, essentially no maintenance issues after 10 years"

MARK I., TX (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Holds value and very reliable."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry)

"My first 4 door car.My wife and I both found the 4 door was so much easier for us and also friends did not have to crawl over front seat to sit in back. Also found v/6 to have plenty of pep to satisfy us, both being in our 80's.Definaetly would buy another one!"

FRED K., MA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Great overall car nothing brakes and cost of ownership very low"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry)

"I have 114000 miles on this car with NO issues at all. Brakes are original and half worn. Exhaust system is original & still ok. Most trouble-free car I have ever owned."

ROBERT H., MO (2006 Toyota Camry)

"We love our Camry and have had zero maintenance issues with it. We highly recommend this car. And our teenagers will be encouraged to buy a Camry with our blessing."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Camry)

"The cost to operate is better than most cars. I used CU to pick this car."

ROBERT K., CT (2006 Toyota Camry)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Ease of entry/exit. Continued quality of entire car. Good gas mileage-20 in city-34 highway. At 95,000 plus miles, it runs/drives at 99 1/2 % as good as new, best car I've owned and have had 80 or more vehicles in my life. My next car will probably be a 2016/17 Toyota Prius because 90% of my "travels" are in the city now, that 54 mpg looks good!"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Rides and performs well for an old care. very reliable."

EDWARD B., IL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Actually much better looking that the newer ones."

MICHAEL V., AZ (2006 Toyota Camry)

"No one can believe that by car is 10 years old. It style has aged gracefully."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Camry)

"It's a plain looking body style."

JERRY O., TX (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Although 11, years old, the styling of this car is as stylish as current cars. hen the valet returns my car, I look at it and am amazed how current my car looks. In fact, many of the cars, not only Toyotas, have imitated some of this car's features, especially the rear tailights."

CHRISTINE F., IL (2006 Toyota Camry)

"Paint faded and started peeling on top of vehicle, front to rear. Steering feels a little loose."

HERIBERTO S., CA (2006 Toyota Camry)

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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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