2013 Toyota Camry SE: Test Car Gallery

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How sporty can a typically ho-hum midsize sedan get? Toyota tried to amp things up with the SE version of the Camry, but Cars.com reviewer David Thomas says the trim level only highlights the car's flaws.

Camry SE versions wear unique bodywork including racier bumpers and a different grille. Under the hood is a powerful, smooth 3.5-liter V-6, replacing the standard 178-horsepower four-cylinder. Poor fuel economy and compromised ride comfort from its sport-tuned suspension are big negatives.

Four-cylinder-powered base L models start at $23,030; topline V-6-powered XLE models start at $31,260. Thomas' test SE started at $27,260 but topped out at $32,090 after extras like a backup camera, navigation with HD radio, blind spot warning system, leather seats and a moonroof. All prices include a $795 destination fee.

Click here for the full review and check out the photos below by Cars.com photographer Evan Sears.

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

2013 Toyota Camry SE

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Comments 

Danny

Wow.. a sports version of a car with a sports suspension that rides rough... I'd have never guessed! If you want the soft ride get the LE.

Fred P

I remember when Cars.com was a good site. Now it's become a joke with it's plethora of poorly written articles. It's no wonder there's so few posters these days compared to a year ago. I myself used to be a daily visitor but now I may check the site once a week - if that.

I don't miss hearing silly statements like the v6 gets poor mileage. (Here's a hint it gets 1 less mpg than the Nissan Q and both engines are among the best in the world). Now excuse while I head to a real car site like TTAC.

d

i've seen a few Camrys with LED DRL's in the lower bumper area.

Parrots

Fred P,

I think the downgrade in quality you see might be because cars.com promoted (?) several of its key editors (Joe, Kelsey, David, Mike) and brought in some new people (Jennifer, Matt, Aaron) to run the blog.

Also, this blog has a lot more MotherProof.com articles. Not saying they're bad, but that could be part of the explanation.

meet_the_dean

What a boring rear end. And yet, the masses still eat these things up. I'll stick with my Fusion any day of the week.

DRJJ

It's one/ or the only sedan that still has conventional fuel injection and 6sp auto-that's a very good thing folks! Read forums re direct injection and CVT transmissions, turbos and German reliability!
The V6 honks folks, turns 100mph in 1/4 mile-that's faster than my 350hp muscle car from the 60s! Gets 30mpg at 75 too! This is the real smart car folks if you're looking for value and reliability.

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