The new Camry offers sleeker styling, but it's the improved fuel economy and handling, plus standard advanced safety systems, that distinguish it among the crowd of midsized sedans. The Camry has long held the distinction as a competent, well-rounded and pleasant family sedan. However, it gets a bad rap among critics as unexciting.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2005. Side and head protection air bags available from 2001, standard from 2007. ESC available from 2002, standard from 2010. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2015, standard from 2018.
Road Test

The new Camry offers sleeker styling, but it's the improved fuel economy and handling, plus standard advanced safety systems, that distinguish it among the crowd of midsized sedans.

The Camry has long held the distinction as a competent, well-rounded and pleasant family sedan. However, it gets a bad rap among critics as unexciting. To address that perception, the redesign brings snazzier styling and slightly nimbler handling. The end result is mixed, but the Camry remains a competitive midsized sedan.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (206 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 hybrid (208 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 (203 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (301 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 Toyota Camry owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"THERE ISN'T ANY CD PLAYER. I WAS ASSURED THAT A CD PLAYER WAS INSTALLED AT FACTORY BUT I DON'T HAVE ONE AND I HAVE MANY NEW CD'S TO LISTEN TO. WHEN I PICKED UP MY CAR AT THE DEALERSHIP THEY TOLD ME NO NEW CARS ARE EQUIPPED WITH CD PLAYERS ANY MORE. THIS 2019 DOES NOT HAVE A FRACTION OF THE STANDARD FEATURES MY 2009 CAMRY LE HAS INCLUDING A 4CD PLAYER, COMPASS, DUAL TEMP CONTROLS, VANITY MIRROR LIGHTS, MAP HOLDERS, ONE BUTTON CALL SYSTEM, INSIDE TEMP. GAUGE, PHONE CALL ANSWERING ON THE WHEEL, MOONROOF, POWER SEATS, OVERHEAD LIGHTS, AND BACK OF SEATS STORAGE"

Joyce B., MA (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS 2019 CAMRY AMONG THEM THE LAST PHONE CALL IS PERMANENTLY DISPLAYED ON THE SCREEN AND YOU CAN'T GET RID OF IT- IT FREEZES UP WHEN YOU WANT TO CALL SOMEONE AND BLUETOOTH WILL NOT WORK. ANYONE GETTING IN THE CAR WILL HAVE THEIR SMART PHONE CONTACTS DOWNLOADED TO THIS CAR WHETHER YOU WANT IT OR NOT. THEN YOU CAN'T DELETE ANYTHING. ALSO THE SCREEN KEEPS DISPLAYING DO YOU WANT TO ... SUBSCRIBE OR BUY OR SIGN UP FOR ETC. AND I HAVE TO KEEP HITTING THE ARROW BACK BUTTON TO CLOSE THE SCREEN AND THEN IT WILL NOT GO BLANK OR SHUT OFF. NO SOFTWARE UPDATES WERE ISSUED EITHER SO I DON'T KNOW HOW TO CORRECT ANY OF THIS."

Joyce B., MA (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It has happened 3 times in 10 months. I turn the car on and the main display freezes on the first screen that pop up when the car is started. The radio doesn't work. I have to stop, turn the car off and restart it and then it has been fine. I have taken it to the dealer but they could not get it to do that and so they were not able to resolve the issue."

Anonymous, IA (2019 Toyota Camry XSE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Poor read of mp3 jump drives"

Anonymous, AL (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had no problem with the exact same phone in my last GM vehicle system. However, the Toyota entune 3000 system is junk and not worth anything additional. My Bluetooth speaker sounds much better and I don't have volume drop on the Bluetooth speakers but the Toyota engine 3000 has a severe drop in volume when playing music off of my smartphone."

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)
Hardware replacement

"Radar unit for cruise control, forward warning, lane departure etc. Entire unit replaced. Occurred on trip to Ca. Replaced next day in Reno Toyota dealership, no cost great service."

Anonymous, UT (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Was told vehicle had GPS when it didn't"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Radio and nav cut in and out"

Elsa F., GA (2019 Toyota Camry)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"phone pairing with gps on android device was complex and awkward"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My last car mirrored the interface of my phone and showed messages on screen and the system was very good. The entune 3000 requires me to reset my phone and unpair and pair my phone again. It works on a spotty basis. I would have purchased an aftermarket system if I would've known the electronics stunk. A very cheap system with very low end technology."

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Sirius XM Radio could not be received - radio was replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, GA (2019 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"No matter how many times I update the software a message comes up every time I start the car that obscures the display screen. It says to update the software. I had it in to the dealer who fixes it and that lasts for one start of the engine, then I'm back to square one."

Anonymous, MA (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"I was rear-ended three weeks after I made the purchase"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Car accident"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint underneath doors between front and back is peeling on both sides"

Anonymous, AL (2019 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"See previoius answer. Paint chipped when it hit a concrete wall at gas pump."

Anonymous, MD (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Some small chips on lower front and sides."

Anonymous, NM (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"When turn the left blinker on, the left driving light will go off. When I turn the right blinker on, the right driving light goes off"

George M., KY (2019 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"The fuel gauge was significantly inaccurate. The dealer replaced the entire instrument cluster, but the fuel gauge is still inaccurate."

Lee S., (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Discovered fuel pump motor running after it had been parked for several hours. Went in the house got the car keys and started car. Hasn't happened since. Gauges and settings randomly stop working. Warning lights randomly come on and go off minutes or hours later. Tire pressure light randomly comes on and the dealer needs to reset it since it will not go off. Dealer thinks that there is a grounding problem. Will take car in and see if the problems can be solve. In winter when cold the heater blows cold air when going down hill from my house to work. Coldest vehicle I have ever owned. It is my third Camry. The other two were awesome vehicles. CR should Definitely recommend a do not buy car"

Anonymous, MT (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"As already stated above the tire pressure monitor comes on and requires dealer to reset"

Anonymous, MT (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Rear, center seat sensor detects a passenger when none are seated there and no cargo is placed there. You have to buckle the rear, center seat belt to get the warning light and beep alert to go away"

Anonymous, TX (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"seems like this vehicle has no insulation in any of the doors when driving i can feel the vehicle vibration through my vehicle especially at high speeds"

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"The car has an acceleration delay which usualey happens a critical time. It has done this since new and for a total of about 20 times. We have had it to the dealer but they have not been able to fix it."

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"Some times does not work in heavy rain. Transmission thump when re-gaining traction"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Rattles in dash on rough roads"

Anonymous, TN (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"There is exterior wind noise while driving."

Anonymous, AR (2019 Toyota Camry XSE 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel pump

"Never ran right until fuel pump was replaced"

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Fuel gauge is not accurate. I drive over 170 miles before it moves off of full. At 3/4 it is half full. Dealer won't fix under warranty because I had a rear end collision"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Smart cruise control seems to stop operating when the car comes very near (about 10 feet?) the car on front: my car did not slow down automatically, and I had to intervene by braking. But I hesitate to conclude that this is an inherent defect of the cruise control system, because the situation described above was rare (of course I did not want to test again and again)."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I am more confident to say that the Blind spot warning (right and left) of the Camry is inferior to the 2017 Subaru Outback. The problem is that the blinking warning in the side mirror appears too late so that I could make a lane change at a risky moment: I had horn blowing on me a couple of times, so I no longer count on the Camry side mirror warning when making lane change."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Heater system

"Did not put out sufficient heat in winter"

Anonymous, ON (2019 Toyota Camry XSE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Paint on door cracked when it hit a concrete wall near gas pump. Solved it by adding protective moldings to all doors, myself."

Anonymous, MD (2019 Toyota Camry LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission stopped working after 1300 miles. Had to have the car towed to the Toyota Dealer"

George M., KY (2019 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Problem(s) fueling the tank

"The flow into the tank causes the gas pump to stop two gallons short of full. I have to twist the nozzle and reduce the flow from the pump to fill up"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Told by AAA technician that battery was "weak" and that he never saw this make of battery."

Anonymous, NY (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission computer

"Sometimes there is an acceleration delay that is scary. We have it to the dealer but they have not done anything."

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Camry SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

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