2019 Toyota Camry Review And Buying Guide

The 2019 Toyota Camry is a striking-looking family sedan in a narrowing, but still extremely competitive segment.

What’s new for 2019?

Since the Camry was completely redesigned for 2018, the 2019 model is largely unchanged. A new color, Supersonic Red, has been added, while Blue Crush Metallic is no longer offered. Apple CarPlay is also now standard on all models. The XSE and XLE four-cylinder models now get the larger eight-inch touchscreen and a three-month trial of Sirius XM satellite radio. On the XSE and XLE V6 models, the Driver Assist Package adds a clearance sensor and rear automatic emergency braking.

How big is it?

Most midsize sedans are about the same size on the outside, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to the interior. Front seat room is smaller than some of its competitors such as the Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata (headroom is particular may be tight), but it makes up for that with rear seat space. With 38 inches of legroom, the Toyota Camry offers more space for rear passengers to stretch than most sedans.

What are its safety features and crash test ratings?

The Camry comes standard with 10 airbags, which is more than most, and a comprehensive array of accident avoidance tech that includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist. Blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems are optional.

The 2019 Toyota Camry has stellar crash test results. NHTSA gives it five stars in every crash test rating, and IIHS gave it its highest “Good” rating in every crash test, as well as top marks for forward collision avoidance. As bonuses, it had highly rated optional headlights and LATCH child seat anchors. This all led IIHS to give the Camry its highest safety award of Top Safety Pick +.