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Toyota Camry Saloon verdict

2019 - 2022 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 29 September 2021 Updated: 29 September 2021

Should you buy one?

The Camry is a comfortable, refined, easy-to-drive and inexpensive-to-run cruiser. It works well as a product and we can recommend one if you value kit levels and size above all else, and desperately want a saloon rather than a hatchback or SUV.

If you care about image, exterior flamboyance, or flash infotainment systems and interiors the Camry isn’t for you.

For similar money the BMW 3 Series beats it hands down apart from in space and practicality. While Mercedes and Audi will sell you saloons with much plusher interiors.

The Skoda Superb, thanks to a hatchback boot, is much more practical for day-to-day life.

What we like

The Camry’s engine is truly one of its stronger points. Smooth, refined and efficient, it’s an ideal match for the relaxed driver – and so much more appealing than a diesel for the majority of usage cases.

Very comfortable, in seating and suspension.

The 10-year warranty is industry leading and a sign of how much confidence Toyota has in its engineering.

What we don’t like

If you’re looking for excitement, look elsewhere – and do the same if you need family-friendly practicality, as an estate or SUV will run circles around the Camry’s awkward saloon boot. 

While the engine is economical, it’s also pretty slow and makes a lot of noise when asked to accelerate briskly.

Infotainment, while much better than previous generations, still feels five years older than rivals.

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Further reading

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