2019 Camry Comparison Review



Incredibly Safe Car.

 

Great Fuel Economy (especially hybrid).

 

Three Options for Engine.

 

2 year/25,000 Mile Standard Maintenance Warranty.

 

Most Popular Mid-Size Car 2018.

 

I am, by nature, a worrier. I tend to look at others on the road and wonder if they’re going to take me out with a quick lane change. I typically like small to mid-size cars, so you can’t terribly blame me for worrying about what a larger car might do to mine. I just get nervous.

Because I am so nervous when driving, I appreciate the 2019 Toyota Camry’s commitment to safety. The Toyota Camry has been ranked as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS (the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). This means that it has passed a litany of tests and come out with exemplary scores on all of them. Other cars in the class such as the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima received Top Safety Pick rankings for being safe, but the Camry stands above with a Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest rating from the IIHS. Other mid-size cars like the Ford Fusion, the Chevy Malibu, and the Mazda6 were not on the list at all.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a government agency dedicated to keeping the roads safe, rated the 2019 Toyota Camry as highly as they could with 5 star rankings across the board. On the NHTSA website, they recommend a car have four safety technologies. These are Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Crash Imminent Braking, and Dynamic Brake Supporting. All of these come standard on the 2019 Toyota Camry. Other cars in the class such as the 2019 Chevy Malibu and 2019 Honda Accord do not have Crash Imminent Braking or Dynamic Brake Supporting. Crash Imminent Braking automatically activates the brakes in your car after a crash occurs to prevent further crashes from occurring. Dynamic Brake Supporting recognizes if a crash is imminent and automatically starts your brakes in case the driver isn’t paying full attention.

The 2019 Toyota Camry is an incredibly safe car. But it is not only safe. It is also economical. The fuel economy on the 2019 model is among the highest in the class. MotorTrend has the base model of the Camry at 28 miles per gallon in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Many of the other vehicles in the class are not able to meet that standard. The 2019 VW Passat runs at 25/36, the 2019 Kia Optima has 25/35, the 2019 Mazda6 has 26/35, the 2019 Subaru Legacy has 25/34, and the 2019 Ford Fusion has 21/31.

The 2019 Camry’s 28/39 split is certainly impressive, but in the hybrid option, the fuel economy flies to unprecedented heights. The Hybrid LE model has a fuel economy split of 51/53. According to Kelley Blue Book, this is the first time a mid-size sedan has broken the 50 mpg line. In KBB’s words, “That beats the Honda Accord Hybrid, Kia Optima Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid by a country mile.”

On the subject of the hybrid, there are three primary engine options that you can get with the 2019 Toyota Camry. The standard engine is the 2.5-L 4-Cylinder 8-Speed Automatic engine. This comes on the base model and specializes in fuel efficiency. For those who want a bit more power, there is the 3.5-L V6 8-Speed Automatic. This engine can reach up to 301 horsepower. That is a significant jump up from the base model’s 208 hp. Finally, there is the aforementioned 2.5-L 4-Cylinder ECVT Hybrid engine. I believe that one speaks for itself, considering its incredible fuel economy.

You may be wondering if the standard engine is a slouch since the V6 option has nearly one hundred more horsepower. Compared to other cars in its class, though, it is still rather powerful, even at base model. With its 208 hp, the base 2019 Toyota Camry outranks other base models such as the 2019 Honda Accord (192 hp), the 2019 Mazda6 (187), the 2019 Kia Optima (185), the 2019 Ford Fusion (175), the Subaru Legacy (175), and the VW Passat (174). Even at base model, the 2019 Toyota Camry excels at both horsepower and fuel economy. When all the engines are taken into account, you have a wide selection of choices to get exactly what you need

Something that Toyota offers that no one else does is our ToyotaCare program. For two years or 25,000 miles, you can take advantage of free maintenance on your car. This includes free engine oil and filter changes, tire rotations, multi-point inspections, and fluid evaluations. None of our competitors offer this coverage. Many of our competitors also have a mile limit on their roadside assistance programs. Typically, they end their program after 36,000 miles, but we provide unlimited miles for two years. This means that if your car breaks down for any reason on the road, you can use our system to receive help. Regardless of if it’s a flat tire, a lack of gas, or a jump starting battery, you can call our emergency number anytime 24/7.

Finally, according to J.D. Power, this is the most popular mid-size sedan on the marketplace. In 2018, the Toyota Camry sold 343,439 units. That is 52,368 more than the second place Honda Accord, which sold 291,071 units. In the top 10 list, the number ten selling mid-size sedan was the Mazda6 at 30,938 units sold. That is a difference of 312,501 units. The 10th place vehicle sold 9% of what the Toyota Camry sold. This is a reliable, beloved car that you will not be disappointed in.

Like I said, I can be a little paranoid driving. That’s why I think the Toyota Camry is such an amazing car. Its safety features are top of the line. For as worried as I can be, I also like to be frugal. The 2019 Toyota Camry allows for great fuel economy that will get anyone where they’re going efficiently. Efficiency is not only about saving money, though. Time is money, and this model of Camry will get you where you’re going fast with great horsepower, particularly in the V6 engine. It is the most popular mid-size sedan for a reason. So, go ahead and try it out. You can visit us here at Evans Toyota 515 W Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. You can call us at (260) 639-4079. We hope to see you soon.



Websites/Articles Mentioned (in order mentioned):

IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Picks: https://www.iihs.org/ratings/top-safety-picks

NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Safety Rankings: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2019/TOYOTA/CAMRY/4%252520DR/FWD#safety-ratings-rollover

MotorTrend 2019 Toyota Camry Buying Guide: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyota/camry/2019/

Kelley Blue Book 2019 Toyota Camry Guide: https://www.kbb.com/toyota/camry/2019/

J.D. Power 10 Most Popular Mid-Size Cars List: https://www.jdpower.com/cars/sedans/10-most-popular-midsize-cars