NEW FOR 2019
After a complete redesign for 2018, the 2019 Toyota Camry will likely carry over mostly unchanged. One possible and notable addition could be offering Apple CarPlay like the new 2020 Avalon.
TRIM LEVELS AND FEATURES
The trims offered on the 2018 model should carry over into 2019 and include the base L, the LE, the SE, the XLE, the XSE, the XLE V6, the XSE V6, the Hybrid LE, the Hybrid SE, and the Hybrid XLE. The sporty XSE includes, dark-tinted LED headlights and taillights, a unique gloss black front grille, 19-inch black machined wheels, a 10.0-inch head-up display, dual exhaust with quad tips, a leather-trimmed sport steering wheel, and textured interior metal trim. The premium XLE V6 comes equipped with a wireless charging pad, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display, leather-trimmed and heated eight-way power front seats, Tiger Eye wood trim, chromed interior door handles, and an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen. All the above features will likely carry over into 2019.
PERFORMANCE AND FUEL ECONOMY
The Camry’s powertrains will likely carry over into 2019. The 2018 Camry’s engine options include the base 203-hp (206 hp in the XSE trim) 2.5-liter I-4 engine and the optional 3.5-liter V-6 that pumps out 301 hp. Both engines are backed by an eight-speed automatic that routes power to the front wheels. The 2018 Camry Hybrid uses a 2.5-liter I-4 paired with two electric motors for a total system output of 208 hp, though the 2019 Avalon’s version of this tech is good for 215 hp. For 2018, fuel economy figures for the non-hybrids ranged from 22/32 mpg city/highway in the V-6 to 29/41 for the I-4. Camry Hybrid fuel economy numbers range from 44/47 to 51/53 mpg depending on trim level.
The Toyota Safety Sense-P driver-assist package will continue to be standard. The package includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, and automatic high beams. Blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert and automatic reverse braking are optional.
The Camry’s infotainment systems will carry over and includes a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen and an 8.0-inch touchscreen in the XSE and XLE V-6 models. The 8.0-inch system includes a nine-speaker JBL audio system and a Wi-Fi hotspot. We hope Toyota adds Apple CarPlay on some trims. The 2019 Camry will also offer a 10.0-inch head-up display and a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display (up from the standard 4.2-inch screen).