2013 Toyota Camry Gets Big UpdatesFebruary 22nd, 2013 by Armaan Almeida
The Toyota Camry was once again the best-selling passenger car in the United States in 2012, just as it has been for 14 of the last 15 years, but that hasn’t stopped Toyota from responding to buyer feedback with a host of small changes to make the top-selling midsize even better.
Focusing mostly on the interior, Toyota has improved material quality and added feature content in an effort to stay on top in a midsize segment now filled with a dizzying array of fine choices.
Toyota Camry: Updates for 2013
- Additional soft-touch interior materials added to Camry LE and SE, replacing hard plastic.
- Reworked interior trim color schemes on Camry LE, including color-matched armrests (instead of black).
- Blind-spot monitoring system gains rear cross-traffic alert function, and is now also available on Camry SE.
- Display Audio system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen is now standard equipment on base Camry and Camry Hybrid models.
- Models with leather interior now see additional exposed stitchwork for a luxurious look.
There’s nothing new here that will change the game, but with 404,886 units sold in 2012, the Camry wasn’t exactly broken in the first place. Shoppers’ biggest complaint was an interior that felt a step behind the competition, so it seems notoriously conservative Toyota has focused its energies in the right place.
Have you been to test drive the Camry, but weren’t exactly blown away? We highly recommend cross-shopping with the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and Mazda6, all of which make fine choices that have been fully redesigned within the last year.