Last week we shared an article on why the iconic Toyota Corolla was so popular. After all, it has been the best selling car in the world since the beginning of cars. But guess who may one day share the top spot on the podium with the legendary Corolla? It's the vehicle that has been the top seller in America for the past 15 years, and is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down - the Toyota Camry.
The Camry is a legend in its own right, having been in production for over 35 years, and yet it most certainly isn't one to rest on its laurels. The vehicle continues to impress the most fickle of markets and today we take a look at why the Camry is so hot right now (and always will be).
5 Reasons Why the 2017 Toyota Camry Continues to be the Most Popular Car in North America
Head Turning Design
The Camry brand has always kept a keen eye on the proverbial runway to ensure the vehicle meets the demands of today's image conscious driver. 2017 is no different, with the car being given a more muscular upgrade with sculpted body lines and a downright aggressive grille. An available suite that includes LED Daytime Running Lights, distinctive taillights, dual exhaust, and 18-inch alloy wheels add to the already athletic stance that delivers the most sporty and sophisticated Camry to date. Given its massive success over the past thee decades, that's saying a lot.
Attention to Detail
While the surface of the Camry is a beautiful thing to behold, it's the small details that really set this car apart with the populous. Those touches on the interior include available high-contrast French stitching, 8-way power-adjustable and heated seating, 60/40 split folding seats, paddle shifters (XSE), steering wheel touch controls w/available Push Button Start, and available wood grain accents (LE and XLE).
This attention to detail extends to auto-infotainment and accompanying tech too. While you've come to expect benefits such as Bluetooth connectivity to be standard (as it should be) you'll be delighted to know that the Camry takes the experience beyond. The 2017 model offers an available Qi-compatible wireless charging system that allows you to simply place your smartphone on a nonslip surface to charge your device without the agitation of tangled cords or wires to distract your driving.
For all of the accolades surrounding the safety (more on this below) and overall reliability of the Camry, it is darn fun to drive. In 2017, the word "fun" may very well be replaced by exhilarating! The available 3.5-liter V6 with 268 horsepower, sport suspension, XSE paddle shifters, and dual exhaust have combined to change the game for drivers. The optimized driving experience is the best in its class, to the point that there is no comparable vehicle in the Camry's category.
All Around Efficiency
Efficiency is the key ingredient to mainstream popularity in 2017 and beyond. The car must exceed expectations when it comes to performance, but it must also deliver great fuel economy while reducing one's carbon footprint. Toyota has the answer. The Camry Hybrid SE is a powerful beast on the road, but is a gentle one on your pocketbook and eco-impact. The Hybrid Synergy Drive system combines the gas and electric motor output to equate an impressive 200 horsepower. This system, together with advanced design, lightweight materials, refined aerodynamics, and an Energy Monitor that helps gauge your ECO/EV Mode usage deliver up to an EPA-estimated 42 mpg city.
Responsibility to Safety
The 10 standard airbags tell you what you need to know from the get-go. The Camry does not take safety lightly, and as your chariot it takes on the responsibility of keeping you, your passengers, and others on the road safe. This begins and ends with the standard comprehensive Star Safety System. This set of industry-leading safety features includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake force Distribution, Brake Assist, Smart Stop Technology, Whiplash-Injury-Lessening front seats and a Tire Pressure Monitor System. Those carting around kids will really appreciate the LATCH feature with anchors and tethers to help keep young passengers safe and secure. Other safety-centric functions include the standard integrated back-up camera and available automatic high beams.
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