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STYLING | 7 out of 10
“Wallflowers will delight in the Camry’s rather anonymous looks”
The outside has been touched with a splash of pizzazz
“Interior is straightforward and functional”
Toyota’s venerable Camry lineup, which has been the best-selling mid-size sedan in the United States for years, gets a minor face-lift for 2010. The current seventh-generation Toyota Camry debuted in 2007.
While the current Toyota Camry is rather aged, Toyota endeavors to breathe some styling pizzazz into the Camry with a slew of exterior changes. Chief among these changes, according to Edmunds reviewers, are “a restyled grille and taillights,” which come standard on each of the “four trim levels—base, LE, SE and XLE.” Despite the changes, TheCarConnection.com’s editors find that the 2010 Toyota Camry remains one of the most conservative-looking sedans around.
As the most popular mid-size sedan on the market today, the 2010 Toyota Camry isn’t for those who want to stand out. In fact, Left Lane News predicts that “wallflowers will delight in the Camry’s rather anonymous looks,” which blend in to just about any urban or suburban driving environment you can imagine. It’s not that the Toyota Camry is unattractive—it simply fails to stand out. Autoblog does characterize the Camry as “half-pretty,” while those seeking a more pronounced Camry can shop around for the Camry SE, which Cars.com says benefits from appearance changes that bestow the car with “sporting good looks.” Other reviewers, however, remain unconvinced, and Left Lane News hopes that Toyota will “get a little more daring with the next-generation model.”
Although the exterior won’t draw anything more than a passing glance, the Toyota Camry’s interior is much more noteworthy. Edmunds raves that “Toyota’s decades of experience in ergonomics shine through here—the main controls are large and logically placed,” and Automobile Magazine characterizes the interior as “intelligently designed.” ConsumerGuide further points out that the “gauges are large and legible,” and “the control layout is logical after [a] brief acclimation.”
The 2010 Toyota Camry is marginally different from its predecessor, but still characterized by move-along, nothing-to-see-here styling.