For a few years now, it seems that sedans have been relegated to the parking lot, waiting for the Early Bird Special crowd. However, with the 2019 Toyota Camry, things are destined to change. In fact, since Tokuo Fukuichi stepped in as the company’s Chief Officer of the Design Management Division in 2016, the Camry has looked more poised to take the field for a photo shoot than ever before. Its lean and toned design, introduced in 2018, is, in fact, a departure from the middle-age sprawl that so many of its sedan rivals seem to have fallen prey to.
As a car dealership in Sedalia, we’ve long been aware that the Camry is the best car in America. But what makes the 2019 Camry such a great model? The Camry still delivers on dependability and affordability, but thanks to the Toyota design team’s ingenuity, it’s now ranked the #1 mid-size car according to U.S. News, earning a 9.1 rating out of 10. So, the word on the street is the 2019 Toyota Camry isn’t just another pretty face. There’s substance behind the toned-ab body styling.
Performance: Toyota’s Pride & Joy
Simply put, the 2019 Toyota Camry sedan is a competitor. Not a pace car. Edmunds refers to the Camry’s performance as “having more spirit than its predecessor” and attributes one aspect of that distinction to its “refined steering and handling.”
Whether you opt for the standard 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder or the 3.5-liter V6, you’ll feel the muscle-flexing ripples of energy as you move down the road. Its D-45 direct-injection system in either model delivers both fuel efficiency and power. The Camry’s not just resting on its reputation of practicality; this package unwraps to reveal a surprising amount of excitement in its handling.
Whatever your road surface, the MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension systems keep you confident as you maneuver through Whiteman AFB campus or mountain curves. In fact, when you need to adjust, you can shift the Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic Transmission to suit the situation’s needs. The 3-mode drive-switch enhances both control and performance.
Of course, the Camry, being what it is, maintains its practicality with consistent fuel efficiency. Motor Trend reports that the Camry’s fuel economy for the non-hybrids range from 29/41 mpg city/highway for the 4-cylinder, with the V-6 returning at 22/32 mpg. (The fuel economy levels for the Camry Hybrid depend on the trim package but range from 44/47 to 51/53 mpg.)
Interior As Solid As Gold
Like a well-trained athlete, the 2019 Toyota Camry’s streamlined interior has been designed to create an oasis that’s as much about comfort as it is about utility. The driver has what he needs at his fingertips without engaging in a distracting search for dials and buttons.
The 8-inch multimedia touch screen provides access to the Camry’s new Entune 3.0 speaker system. New for the 2019 model is Apple CarPlay that supports your iPhone, and includes sending and receiving messages and phone calls, providing directions, and streaming music or podcasts.
Settle into the spacious cabin with its wide seats and take advantage of the interior’s generous if not best-in-class legroom. You’ll appreciate Toyota’s attention to detail in providing you with every comfort option, such as climate control. Whether you’re in it for a short sprint or going the distance, you’ll enjoy the ride in your 2019 Toyota Camry.
When you’re on the road in a 2019 Camry, Toyota takes every precaution to ensure your safety.
Technology comes to the forefront with the Camry’s safety features. Standard features include Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart-Stop Technology.
You know from experience that some folks like to ride in your blind spot. That’s no longer a problem for you with the Blind Spot Monitor that detects vehicles on both sides of your Camry. When you need to move in reverse, the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert lets you know of possible contact with another vehicle.
You may also find security in the fact that Toyota has included ten airbags as part of their standard system, which is two more than most standard sedans. Even if you are involved in an unfortunate incident, you can rest assured that precautions have been taken to keep you safe.
The Kaizen Motto
Early on, Toyota adopted the philosophy of “kaizen,”which means continuous improvement. Fukuichi took a risk when he defied the company’s president who wanted to make “Toyota cars simple and cool.”He’s been at the helm of completely revamping the Camry, and it looks to be a welcome change. Toyota wants to keep their middle-age clientele happy, but they’ve also broadened the net to capture the spirit of the Millennials.
What they’ve produced is a sophisticated nod to the generation that put the Camry on the map while also introducing the sleek,athletic styling that appeals to a new generation. Toyota accomplishes their new venture by staying true to the basics of dependability and affordability—in the perfect Camry-like fashion.
Test Drive The 2019 Camry In Sedalia
Ready to experience America’s #1 car? Visit McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia, MO, and get behind the wheel of the 2019 Camry. Reach our sales team at 660-826-5400 to schedule an appointment, or simply swing by our Toyota dealership at 3110 West Broadway to browse our selection and discuss your Toyota financing or leasing options. Happy shopping.