2016 Toyota Camry Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

From the front seats, the Camry feels more spacious than many of its competitors and their cockpit-influenced interiors. The dash is pushed forward and the corners outward, making the cabin feel more open and less cramped. Perception and reality sync in this case, where the interior's useful space is plentiful, thanks to the contouring of the dash and doors.

You get somewhat more aggressively contoured sport seats in the SE, Special Edition, and XSE models. While they don't offer much additional lateral support, we felt more snug in them thanks to more thigh support and more contouring. They'll likely prove less fatiguing on long trips.

The 2016 Toyota Camry is spacious, comfortable, quiet, with a straightforward interior layout.

All trims of the 2016 Toyota Camry include split-folding rear seat backs, though they don't fold completely flat; Toyota favored adult-size contouring and plenty of padding instead—a decision we actually applaud. And due to the less adventurous roofline, you actually get good head room for adults in back. Our 6-foot-6 editor can sit comfortably in the outboard positions of the back seat. Three adults may feel a little cramped back there, but that stems mostly from the lack of shoulder space that you would get in any rival.

With 15.4 cubic feet, the trunk has plenty of space for large suitcases or a big family's grocery run. The Camry Hybrid doesn't sacrifice rear seating comfort or much cargo room, but it does give up a little trunk space. However, unless you compare it against the non-hybrid models, you might hardly know the difference.

Our only complaint is a relative lack of small cubbies. The center console is hinged, but while most mid-size sedans offer a partition or a smaller upper tray, this is just one large bin.

In addition to interior comfort, the interior materials help make the Camry a pleasant place in which to spend long stretches of time. You can't underestimate the psychological lift lent from the trim and materials upgrades added for 2015. Having more soft-touch surfaces up close makes the cabin feel like a more welcoming place.

The dashboard also features a somewhat utilitarian design, with chunky multi-function controllers on either side of the steering wheel, positioned right where your thumbs can be. Intuitive virtual buttons on the touchscreen make it easy to choose the various controls, as do large buttons that surround the touchscreen.

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