The Toyota Camry has long been a staple in the full-sized sedan segment. That legacy carries on with their 2017 offering in the XSE trim level. The designers continue to move forward aesthetically with innovative features while still holding on to Toyota’s unique DNA.
Visually the Camry XSE is eye-catching. Designed to attract male and female consumers alike, the bold lines and sexy curves serves up an enticing palate. Bolder lines on the hood draw the eye up and over the aerodynamic roof dripping to the rear of the sedan. Segment appropriate chrome accents around the grille, window trim and badging are perfectly placed around the exterior of the Camry.
The boxier design of previous models is replaced with a sleeker and sexier persona. The trifold honeycomb grille is flanked by slanted lights and fierce lines.
All the subtle and bold upgrades keep the Camry on par with its competitors…both domestic and foreign. This 5-seater sedan has an impressive profile, whether on approach or departure. Aggressive by design and alluring by nature, the Camry XSE checks all the design cues.
Roaring down the road, the Camry has one of the quietest ride that I have experienced in this segment. Powered by a 2.5-liter 4-Cylinder engine, 6-Speed automatic transmission and its “game changer” aka the Vortex Generator reduces drag and as an added bonus offers greater fuel efficiency. Reaching a combined 27-MPG (24-City and 33-Hwy) rating, day trips or long journeys won’t break the bank. On those journeys or dipping, diving and dodging in traffic, re-calibrated springs paired with Sport-Tuned Suspension offer a broader and dynamic driving experience. Add a wide chassis, great handling, the option of paddle shifting, re-calibrated springs, shocks, and 178 ponies to boot…the Camry doesn’t disappoint on the road and is very secure in its stance as a sporty sedan.
As always, safety is just as important as the design and performance of any sedan. Continuing that commitment to the safety and the well-being of its consumers, Toyota’s Safety and Convenience Packages include the Star Safety System that features Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology, LATCH (Lower Anchor & Tether for Children), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Back-up Camera (standard) Whiplash-Injury-Lessening Front Seats and Ten Airbags. The optional Advanced Technology Package includes Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beam.
Time and attention were not only regulated to the exterior of the 2017 Camry XSE. The interior of this sedan is filled with so much personality and all the creature comforts to satisfy the most discerning driver.
A center stack that appealing and accessible to both the driver and front passenger, Sport Leather-trimmed seats, 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seats, contrasting top-stitching on the dash and throughout the inner cabin, steering wheel mounted controls, vibrant displays and Bluetooth connectivity give the Camry its own unique persona. To customize your Camry to your liking, optional packages add a lot of flare to your driving experience. The techie’s interest will be piqued with the Convenience Package paired with the Entune Premium JBL Audio. Other key features are: Smart Key System on Front Door and Trunk, Push Button Start, Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Homelink Universal Transceiver and Anti-Theft System with Alarm.
The Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite caters to the Audiophile in all of us. The Entune Multimedia Bundle is packed with features like: 7-In. High Resolution Touch-Screen with Split Display, AM/FM CD Player, MP3/WMA Playback Capability, 10 JBL GreenEdge Speakers in (8 locations) iPod Connectivity, Advanced Voice Recognition, Hands-Free Capability, Bluetooth Music Streaming, Siri Eyes Free (Powered by Apple, this feature allows users to speak in natural language voice commands to operate mobile devices as well as infotainment features), the Entune App Suite, HD Radio and SiriusXM All Access (3-Month Trail) and Gracenote Album Cover Art.
Classically redefined, the 2017 XSE Camry holds its own marketplace.
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