The winner of the Best-Selling Car In America for 2016 is sold internationally by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota since 1982, spanning multiple generations.
Not a surprise, the Toyota Camry will be at the end of 2016 the best-selling car in America for a 15th consecutive year.
Competing with mainstream and more affordable models in Japan and most export markets, for other East and Southeast Asian markets, the Camry is seen as a luxury car where it sells strongly. In the United States, except for 2001, the Camry was the best-selling passenger car from 1997 to 2015.
The Camry also sells well in Australia where it has been the best selling medium car since 1993, and more recently in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Up until 2004, small numbers had been exported to Western Europe. Despite international success, and early success in Japan, the later wide-body models have been a low-volume model in its home market of Japan. However, since the introduction of the XV50 Camry in 2011, sales of the wide-body models in Japan have resurged, thanks, in large part, to the inclusion of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system.
Camry’s interior is comfortable, quiet, and spacious with spacious front seats and roomy and comfortable, large, rear seats.
The Camry is also exceptionally quiet. You’ll have no trouble carrying on a conversation at highway speeds.
The Toyota Camry has large knobs for major controls like volume and temperature, and large buttons for secondary controls like audio track selection. Such prominent controls make it simple to locate what you need.
Regardless of model, the 2016 Camry has a comfortable ride, though there is a bit of difference between trim levels. The LE or XLE trims will be right for drivers who want the smoothest ride possible. The SE, XSE, and Special Edition models absorb jolts from bumpy roads very well, but have a firmer ride. The benefit of the SE, XSE, and Special Edition models is more composed handling around corners.
The Camry’s base 178-horsepower four-cylinder engine is powerful enough to get the Camry moving on the highway. Acceleration in the four-cylinder Camry, like handling, isn’t particularly sporty, but it should be enough for most buyers.
The optional 268-horsepower V6 gives the Camry much more potent acceleration on the highway, but there is a major downside. The V6 model costs $32,200 at minimum, which is over $9,000 more than the base model.
The 2016 Toyota Camry’s safety ratings are slightly below average for the class due to four out of five-star front and rollover crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, the rest of the Camry’s crash test ratings are excellent. It earned a five-star overall rating from NHTSA and the best-available Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The 2016 Toyota Camry is a five-seat midsize sedan. It’s available in five trims: LE, SE, Special Edition, XSE, and XLE. Camry comes standard with a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, and Toyota’s Entune audio system with voice recognition, a 6.1-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, six-speakers, a USB port, and Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration.