The Truth About Cars » toyota camry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » toyota camry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 2002-2015: For 14 Years The Toyota Camry Has Reigned As America’s Best-Selling Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2002-2015-14-years-toyota-camry-reigned-americas-best-selling-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2002-2015-14-years-toyota-camry-reigned-americas-best-selling-car/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:10:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270577 The streak began in 2002 and remains unbroken. Yes, 2002, which began with the Patriots winning the Super Bowl and ended after George W. Bush’s GOP was strengthened during the first mid-term elections of his presidency. The Toyota Camry was America’s best-selling car. And the Camry has topped the best-selling cars leaderboard every year since. […]

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The streak began in 2002 and remains unbroken. Yes, 2002, which began with the Patriots winning the Super Bowl and ended after George W. Bush’s GOP was strengthened during the first mid-term elections of his presidency. The Toyota Camry was America’s best-selling car. And the Camry has topped the best-selling cars leaderboard every year since. […]

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It’s Time For My Christmas List http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/time-christmas-list/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/time-christmas-list/#comments Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248745 Now it can be told: Perhaps the most cringe-worthy moment of my life was my own “Affluenza” episode, otherwise known as “The Time I Wrote A Poem About Not Getting A BMW 2002 For Christmas.” I was eighteen years old and busy failing to fulfill my potential at university. I was already on my second […]

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Now it can be told: Perhaps the most cringe-worthy moment of my life was my own “Affluenza” episode, otherwise known as “The Time I Wrote A Poem About Not Getting A BMW 2002 For Christmas.” I was eighteen years old and busy failing to fulfill my potential at university. I was already on my second […]

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Today’s Most Over-styled Car Is … http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/todays-most-over-styled-car-is/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/todays-most-over-styled-car-is/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197210 I recently started to think about automotive over styling. This is because many of today’s cars are styled to the point where you wonder if they had some contractual obligation with the supplier to put in as many unnecessary curves and creases as humanly possible. This all got started when I walked by an E36 […]

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I recently started to think about automotive over styling. This is because many of today’s cars are styled to the point where you wonder if they had some contractual obligation with the supplier to put in as many unnecessary curves and creases as humanly possible. This all got started when I walked by an E36 […]

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Chart Of The Day: U.S. Midsize Car Market Faltering, Leaders Earning Greater Market Share http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/chart-day-u-s-midsize-car-market-faltering-leaders-earning-greater-market-share/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/chart-day-u-s-midsize-car-market-faltering-leaders-earning-greater-market-share/#comments Sat, 06 Jun 2015 14:20:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1085289 Through the first five months of 2015, the Toyota Camry opened up a lead of nearly 36,000 units over the Nissan Altima in the race to end the year as America’s best-selling midsize car. Aside from popularity, the Camry and Altima – as well as nearly every intermediate car on the market – share another factor […]

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Through the first five months of 2015, the Toyota Camry opened up a lead of nearly 36,000 units over the Nissan Altima in the race to end the year as America’s best-selling midsize car. Aside from popularity, the Camry and Altima – as well as nearly every intermediate car on the market – share another factor […]

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U.S. Midsize Car Volume Is Down 4% In 2015 – Camry Growing Its Lead http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/u-s-midsize-car-volume-4-2015-camry-growing-lead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/u-s-midsize-car-volume-4-2015-camry-growing-lead/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1076602 U.S. sales of midsize cars tumbled 7% during the month of April and are down 4% through the first four months of 2015. On the whole, America’s appetite for passenger cars is in decline. Overall demand for cars is slightly south of flat in the early part of this year even as the auto industry […]

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U.S. sales of midsize cars tumbled 7% during the month of April and are down 4% through the first four months of 2015. On the whole, America’s appetite for passenger cars is in decline. Overall demand for cars is slightly south of flat in the early part of this year even as the auto industry […]

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April 2015’s 15 Best-Selling Cars In America – Not As “Best” As They Were A Year Ago http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/april-2015s-15-best-selling-cars-america-not-best-year-ago/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/april-2015s-15-best-selling-cars-america-not-best-year-ago/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 15:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1059178 The U.S. auto industry was projected to make 6% gains in April 2015, an increase that would have produced at least 80,000 more April sales this year than in April 2014. Instead, April 2015 auto sales grew by less than 5%, and the industry’s volume improved by around 64,000 units. Auto sales are healthy, but […]

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The U.S. auto industry was projected to make 6% gains in April 2015, an increase that would have produced at least 80,000 more April sales this year than in April 2014. Instead, April 2015 auto sales grew by less than 5%, and the industry’s volume improved by around 64,000 units. Auto sales are healthy, but […]

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America’s 20 Best-Selling Vehicles: February 2015 YTD http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/americas-20-best-selling-vehicles-february-2015-ytd/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/americas-20-best-selling-vehicles-february-2015-ytd/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:45:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1015162 After an especially strong start to 2015, Ford F-Series volume failed to increase in the United States in the second month of the year. The F-Series was outsold by GM’s full-size twins in February 2015, just as it was in the final five months of 2014. Through the first two months of 2015, however, the […]

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After an especially strong start to 2015, Ford F-Series volume failed to increase in the United States in the second month of the year. The F-Series was outsold by GM’s full-size twins in February 2015, just as it was in the final five months of 2014. Through the first two months of 2015, however, the […]

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America’s Top 5 Midsize Cars Earn 7 Out Of Every 10 Midsize Car Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/americas-top-5-midsize-cars-earn-7-every-10-midsize-car-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/americas-top-5-midsize-cars-earn-7-every-10-midsize-car-sales/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:20:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1004602 America’s five top-selling midsize cars have held an iron-fisted grip on their category for years, making it very difficult for interlopers to succeed in any meaningful way. • Sonata & Malibu knocked out of January’s top five • Midsize cars up 5.5% in January • Top five own 69% of midsize market Yet after earning […]

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America’s five top-selling midsize cars have held an iron-fisted grip on their category for years, making it very difficult for interlopers to succeed in any meaningful way. • Sonata & Malibu knocked out of January’s top five • Midsize cars up 5.5% in January • Top five own 69% of midsize market Yet after earning […]

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Piston Slap: A Fusion of Malcontent? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-fusion-malcontent/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-fusion-malcontent/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:08:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=988370   Casey writes: Dear Sajeev, I love your column! Anyway long story short I’m an idiot. When I met my wife she had a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac that was in ROUGH shape inside and out, cosmetically and mechanically. She liked her truck though and it worked for us for a few years. Recently […]

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  Casey writes: Dear Sajeev, I love your column! Anyway long story short I’m an idiot. When I met my wife she had a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac that was in ROUGH shape inside and out, cosmetically and mechanically. She liked her truck though and it worked for us for a few years. Recently […]

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Capsule Review: 2015 Toyota Camry XSE http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/capsule-review-2015-toyota-camry-xse/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/capsule-review-2015-toyota-camry-xse/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:47:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=984793 The Camry connoisseur, if there is such a thing, would spot the difference. Unlike some well-known TTAC authors who don’t hide their Camry admiration, I wasn’t on board the Camry love boat. The last SE I drove disappointed me with unimpressive efficiency figures, an interior in need of polish, and an overall sensation of obsolescence. […]

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The Camry connoisseur, if there is such a thing, would spot the difference. Unlike some well-known TTAC authors who don’t hide their Camry admiration, I wasn’t on board the Camry love boat. The last SE I drove disappointed me with unimpressive efficiency figures, an interior in need of polish, and an overall sensation of obsolescence. […]

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Cain’s Segment: U.S. Midsize Car Sales In 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/cains-segment-u-s-midsize-car-sales-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/cains-segment-u-s-midsize-car-sales-2014/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=980089 Growth in America’s midsize car market was slow in 2014, the second consecutive year in which the overall auto industry moved forward at an impressive rate while midsize car growth was unimpressive. • Altima and Fusion set nameplate records • Camry tops second-ranked Accord by 40K • The Big 5 grew their share of the […]

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Growth in America’s midsize car market was slow in 2014, the second consecutive year in which the overall auto industry moved forward at an impressive rate while midsize car growth was unimpressive. • Altima and Fusion set nameplate records • Camry tops second-ranked Accord by 40K • The Big 5 grew their share of the […]

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America’s 10 Best-Selling Cars In 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/americas-10-best-selling-cars-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/americas-10-best-selling-cars-2014/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:32:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=972162 The Toyota Camry was America’s most popular car in 2014, the 13th consecutive year in which the Camry has led all passenger cars. The Camry ranked fourth among vehicles overall, trailing only three pickup trucks. • Camry volume represents a six-year high • Accord volume shoots up to seven-year high • Corolla leads all small […]

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The Toyota Camry was America’s most popular car in 2014, the 13th consecutive year in which the Camry has led all passenger cars. The Camry ranked fourth among vehicles overall, trailing only three pickup trucks. • Camry volume represents a six-year high • Accord volume shoots up to seven-year high • Corolla leads all small […]

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We Can’t Rent This Camry, But Maybe We Can Track It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/cant-rent-camry-maybe-can-track/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/cant-rent-camry-maybe-can-track/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:48:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=940617 TTAC’s authorial corps have been the lone contrarian element in their praise for the Toyota Camry – but not even Jack Baruth could have imagined a Camry XSE like the one that debuted at the SEMA show. The “Camry” seen here is little more than a tube-framed dragster with the V8 engine and driveline out […]

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TTAC’s authorial corps have been the lone contrarian element in their praise for the Toyota Camry – but not even Jack Baruth could have imagined a Camry XSE like the one that debuted at the SEMA show. The “Camry” seen here is little more than a tube-framed dragster with the V8 engine and driveline out […]

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Capsule Review: 2015 Toyota Camry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/capsule-review-2015-toyota-camry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/capsule-review-2015-toyota-camry/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=940041 In 1992, the Toyota Camry was perhaps the most respected sedan in the midsize segment. Not all consumers could afford one, but most would have preferred one. The 1997 model represented Toyota’s changed focus. Rather than adding features and content, they started adding profitability “affordability”. Steve Lang and Ed Niedermeyer discussed this in detail, but […]

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In 1992, the Toyota Camry was perhaps the most respected sedan in the midsize segment. Not all consumers could afford one, but most would have preferred one. The 1997 model represented Toyota’s changed focus. Rather than adding features and content, they started adding profitability “affordability”. Steve Lang and Ed Niedermeyer discussed this in detail, but […]

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Toyota Putting The Brakes On Further Capacity In America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/toyota-putting-brakes-capacity-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/toyota-putting-brakes-capacity-america/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:57:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=884729 Toyota is not going to be expanding any plants in the United States, even as they are forced to absorb further production of the Toyota Camry as their assembly deal with Subaru winds down. According to Just-Auto, Subaru’s Indiana facility built just under 100,000 Camrys in 2013, and the Georgetown, Kentucky plant that current builds the […]

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Toyota is not going to be expanding any plants in the United States, even as they are forced to absorb further production of the Toyota Camry as their assembly deal with Subaru winds down. According to Just-Auto, Subaru’s Indiana facility built just under 100,000 Camrys in 2013, and the Georgetown, Kentucky plant that current builds the […]

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Toyota May Kill V6 Camry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/toyota-may-kill-v6-camry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/toyota-may-kill-v6-camry/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:19:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=866426 Fans of the Toyota Camry have insisted that unlike lesser American and Korean rivals, their beloved mid-size sedan would never forsake the legendary V6 engine for a puny, profligate two-point-oh-tee. They may need to be ready for a plate full of crow. Automotive News is reporting that the next generation Camry, which will be built […]

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Fans of the Toyota Camry have insisted that unlike lesser American and Korean rivals, their beloved mid-size sedan would never forsake the legendary V6 engine for a puny, profligate two-point-oh-tee. They may need to be ready for a plate full of crow. Automotive News is reporting that the next generation Camry, which will be built […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Toyota Camry LE Liftback http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1984-toyota-camry-limited-edition-liftback/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1984-toyota-camry-limited-edition-liftback/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=856145 We don’t normally put the words “Camry” and “rare” together in the same sentence, but this series is all about finding rare-but-not-valuable oddities (e.g., one of the very last GM J-body. When it comes to rare Camrys, there’s the seldom-seen-in-the-wild Camry All-Trac and the nearly-as-rare Camry Liftback, and I’d found exactly one example of each […]

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We don’t normally put the words “Camry” and “rare” together in the same sentence, but this series is all about finding rare-but-not-valuable oddities (e.g., one of the very last GM J-body. When it comes to rare Camrys, there’s the seldom-seen-in-the-wild Camry All-Trac and the nearly-as-rare Camry Liftback, and I’d found exactly one example of each […]

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QOTD: Would You Ever Pay For A Stripper? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/qotd-would-you-ever-pay-for-a-stripper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/qotd-would-you-ever-pay-for-a-stripper/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:10:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=848106 No nav. No leather. No premium or power nuttin’. All yours for $12,800 before fees, tax, tag, title. You don’t want it? Don’t think you’re alone. Strippers have represented America’s premiere unsellable car for quite a while now. Everyone says that they just need a car to get from A to B. But easy credit […]

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No nav. No leather. No premium or power nuttin’. All yours for $12,800 before fees, tax, tag, title. You don’t want it? Don’t think you’re alone. Strippers have represented America’s premiere unsellable car for quite a while now. Everyone says that they just need a car to get from A to B. But easy credit […]

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There’s A New Queen Of California http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/theres-a-new-queen-of-california/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/theres-a-new-queen-of-california/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 14:17:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=821058 Oh, California, the trend-setting coastal paradise that once sparked a revolution in the American car market. Fully half of cars sold in the Golden State are from Japanese brands, and for a couple of years, the top dog was the Toyota Prius – about as opposite as could be from the rest of the country, […]

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Oh, California, the trend-setting coastal paradise that once sparked a revolution in the American car market. Fully half of cars sold in the Golden State are from Japanese brands, and for a couple of years, the top dog was the Toyota Prius – about as opposite as could be from the rest of the country, […]

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Fuji Heavy To End Toyota Camry Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/fuji-heavy-to-end-toyota-camry-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/fuji-heavy-to-end-toyota-camry-production/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 15:05:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=818570 No, that title is not a misprint. Fuji Heavy Industries, which current builds the Toyota Camry at an Indiana assembly plant, will stop producing the mid-size sedan for Toyota starting in 2016. Fuji Heavy – parent company of Subaru- makes the Camry under contract for Toyota. Production will be absorbed by Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant […]

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No, that title is not a misprint. Fuji Heavy Industries, which current builds the Toyota Camry at an Indiana assembly plant, will stop producing the mid-size sedan for Toyota starting in 2016. Fuji Heavy – parent company of Subaru- makes the Camry under contract for Toyota. Production will be absorbed by Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant […]

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QOTD: In Defense Of The Toyota Camry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-in-defense-of-the-toyota-camry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-in-defense-of-the-toyota-camry/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=809426 We treat the physical results of capitalism as though they were an inevitability. In 1955, no captain of industry, prince, or potentate could buy a car as good as a Toyota Camry, to say nothing of a 2014 Mustang, the quintessential American Everyman’s car. But who notices the marvel that is a Toyota Camry?  –Kevin […]

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We treat the physical results of capitalism as though they were an inevitability. In 1955, no captain of industry, prince, or potentate could buy a car as good as a Toyota Camry, to say nothing of a 2014 Mustang, the quintessential American Everyman’s car. But who notices the marvel that is a Toyota Camry?  –Kevin […]

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Editorial: Toyota Announces The Most Important New York Auto Show Debut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/editorial-toyota-announces-the-most-important-new-york-auto-show-debut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/editorial-toyota-announces-the-most-important-new-york-auto-show-debut/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:19:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=782201 This edition of the 2014 New York Auto Show just got a little more interesting, as Toyota announced it will show off a mid-cycle refresh for the current version of the Camry. Although the 2015 Hyundai Sonata was expected to be one of the stars of the show, the Camry’s facelift will steal some of […]

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This edition of the 2014 New York Auto Show just got a little more interesting, as Toyota announced it will show off a mid-cycle refresh for the current version of the Camry. Although the 2015 Hyundai Sonata was expected to be one of the stars of the show, the Camry’s facelift will steal some of […]

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Cain’s Segments: Midsize Sedans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/cains-segments-midsize-sedans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/cains-segments-midsize-sedans/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:01:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=770353 By stealing the Toyota Camry’s best-selling midsize car crown, albeit likely on a temporary basis, the Nissan Altima ended February 2014 as America’s best-selling car overall. The Altima’s lead was also substantial enough last month to make the midsize Nissan America’s leading car year-to-date. It’s early. But the Altima’s trend is a good one. Year-over-year […]

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By stealing the Toyota Camry’s best-selling midsize car crown, albeit likely on a temporary basis, the Nissan Altima ended February 2014 as America’s best-selling car overall. The Altima’s lead was also substantial enough last month to make the midsize Nissan America’s leading car year-to-date. It’s early. But the Altima’s trend is a good one. Year-over-year […]

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You Put Your Hybrid In My Camry SE! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/you-put-your-hybrid-in-my-camry-se/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/you-put-your-hybrid-in-my-camry-se/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 06:21:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=733689 The last time we talked about a Camry SE on these less-than distinguished pages, the resulting article upset one of our contributors (a certain “Nurburgring race instructor”) so much that he quit the site in protest. That certainly wasn’t my intention. But I know that our hearts will go on. Of all the comments that […]

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The last time we talked about a Camry SE on these less-than distinguished pages, the resulting article upset one of our contributors (a certain “Nurburgring race instructor”) so much that he quit the site in protest. That certainly wasn’t my intention. But I know that our hearts will go on. Of all the comments that […]

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Subaru to End Camry Production for Toyota at Indiana Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/subaru-to-end-camry-production-for-toyota-at-indiana-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/subaru-to-end-camry-production-for-toyota-at-indiana-plant/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=651834 Media reports citing Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. executive vice president, Tom Easterday say that Toyota will stop having Subaru build Camrys for sale in North America at SIA’s Lafayette, Indiana assembly plant when the current five year contract expires in 2017. “Based on changes in Toyota’s production plans, they have decided that the award-winning Camry […]

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Media reports citing Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. executive vice president, Tom Easterday say that Toyota will stop having Subaru build Camrys for sale in North America at SIA’s Lafayette, Indiana assembly plant when the current five year contract expires in 2017. “Based on changes in Toyota’s production plans, they have decided that the award-winning Camry […]

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