TheCarConnection.com finds reviewers agree that the 2009 Toyota Camry offers an impressive variety of features for a car with a base model that starts at less than $20,000. However, a fully equipped Camry can easily exceed $30,000.
Just about the only change to the Camry model line for 2009 is the demise of the "CE" trim designation. "The CE trim level has been dropped. The entry-level Camry is now simply the Camry," Motor Trend reports. Its standard equipment includes "16-inch wheels, a tire-pressure warning system, a six-speaker CD audio system, power windows and door locks, cruise control, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, electronic throttle control, and seven airbags."
Upgrading to the LE version adds a "power driver's seat and remote keyless entry as standard," according to Car and Driver, also noting, "The SE is the sporty version, adding features such as a blacked-out grille, integrated fog lamps, a mild body kit, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a sport suspension."
Kelley Blue Book states that in the Camry, "additional major options for most of these models include a JBL premium audio system with Bluetooth, power moonroof, leather interior, heated seats, navigation system and the 'Smart Key System' with push-button start (on the XLE with V6)."
Edmunds praises the Toyota 2009 Camry and says "most buyers' needs should be satisfied by the assorted trim levels." However, they do note that "properly equipped, the Camry usually ends up more expensive than most midsize sedans."