A four-door, five-passenger sedan, the 2010 Toyota Camry is back with some slight exterior revisions and a new base four-cylinder engine. The 2.5L 169 hp inline four-cylinder comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and achieves 31 mpg on the highway. A six-speed automatic is optional. The LE, SE, and XLE trims have the option of a larger 3.5L V6 which produces 268 hp and comes mated to the six-speed automatic.Read more Read less
The Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid enter the 2010 model year with a list of enhancements inside and out, which include exterior styling, performance, safety, audio and convenience features. Of note is a new powertrain: A new 2.5-liter inline-4 equipped with variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) will produce 169 hp for Camry LE and XLE models, replacing the 158-hp 2.4 of years past. For sporty performance, SE models get additional tuning and output is bumped to 179 horsepower, 21 more horsepower than the previous 4-cylinder engine. The new engine can be combined with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift, which replace the previous 5-speeds. Outside, the front bumper and grille have been revised, with a larger lower intake and headlamps, while the rear taillights are restyled as well. The Camry Hybrid receives a unique grille and front bumper, with restyled fog lights and 16-inch alloy wheels. Interior refinements include an optional upgraded stereo system and Fraichir seating in the Hybrid, which blends silk protein and synthetic fibers for a soft texture. Vehicle Stability Control is now standard on all Camrys, as is auto up/down window control on all four doors.
Value; available fuel economy and performance; roomy interior; luxury-car amenities; smooth, quiet ride.
The 2010 Toyota Camry continues to live up to its reputation as one of the most sensible buys among midsize sedans, from the frugal-but-well-equipped 4-cylinder CE model to the V6 XLE that flirts with having luxury-car appointments. The Hybrid continues to be one of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the road, in addition to ranking as one of the lowest carbon dioxide offenders in its segment.