Coming off of a redesign last year, the 2008 Toyota Camry remains virtually unchanged this model year. The automaker’s top-selling four door, five passenger Sedan is made available once again with a powerful V6 in addition to a newly-added 6-speed automatic transmission. With a wide variety of trim levels to choose from, with your choice of an automatic or manual transmission-equipped inline 4-cylinder or V6, the Camry comes nicely featured with air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, full power accessories, lumbar seats, an adjustable steering wheel with audio controls, a remote trunk release and AM/FM/CD/Satellite audio, along with ABS brakes and park assist.Read more Read less
For all but the Hybrid, 2008 Toyota Camry prices are up $100 across the board, and the lineup and option offerings remain the same. The Hybrid's base price drops $1,000 to $25,200, due to loss of some standard content--steel wheels replace 2007's alloys, the steering wheel and shift knob lose their leather coating, the JBL audio system with six-disc changer is replaced by a single-CD setup, the auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass has been replaced by a manual model, and Bluetooth is off the list of standards. A new Upgrade Package is available for $1,150 and adds back this formerly standard equipment. The navigation system, which in 2007 was a stand-alone option, is now only available with the content of the Upgrade Package.
Value; available fuel economy and performance; roomy interior; luxury-car amenities; smooth, quiet ride.
The 2008 Toyota Camry continues to live up to its reputation as one of the most sensible buys among mid-size sedans, from the frugal-but-well-equipped four-cylinder CE model to the V6 XLE that flirts with having luxury-car appointments. For 2008, Toyota has removed some standard equipment and $1,000 from the base price of the Hybrid, making it easier to go easy on the biosphere.