2013 Toyota Camry vs. Its Competition

2013 Toyota Camry
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Our favorite mid-size sedan had been the Hyundai Sonata.

But with the introduction of the Camry last year, then the Malibu, Fusion, and Accord this year, the competition is tough.

The Sonata gets great gas mileage with its all-four-cylinder lineup; and it performs quite well, including more features for the money than much of the competition.

The Kia Optima is closely related and offers a similar package, only with more of a sporty, European-influenced look and feel.

All-new for 2013, the Honda Accord gets a new CVT automatic with four-cylinder models, and its V-6 is the most fuel-efficient in the class, at up to 34 mpg highway; it remains one of the most refined, upscale mid-size sedans.

But the dramatically styled new 2013 Ford Fusion feels like a true premium sedan—especially when fitted with its EcoBoost 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines.

The Nissan Altima had been one of the sportier models in its class, but it's been recast to emphasize comfort and value in the redesigned 2013 model.

GM has also redesigned the 2013 Malibu, but its interior isn't as spacious as that of the others.

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Quick Specs
The 2013 Toyota Camry is no standout for design, but it's more than ever the sensible pick for those who value comfort, value, and frugality above all else.
Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all.
The 2013 Ford Fusion's more than a rock-star body: it handles better than any other family sedan we've driven, and doesn't cheat on interior room to deliver it.
The 2013 Honda Accord is one of America's best, most sensible sedans, even if it hasn't changed radically.
With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans.
Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
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MidsizeMidsize CarsMid-Size SedanMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L (GS)4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan S FWD4-Door I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
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SedanSedanSedan4 Door SedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManualAutomatic w/Manual ShiftContinuously Variable Ratio
Detailed Spec Comparison
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