Why the Toyota Camry?
Powertrain performance: The 268 HP V-6 coupled to a 6-speed automatic is very smooth and fuel efficient. The shiftable automatic comes in handy while driving in the mountains.
Fuel economy: I have an overall average of 28.5 mpg for the 78,000 miles I have driven this car, mostly on long trips. 30 MPG average is common on highways under 65 mph, and 26-28 is more the norm during 75 MPH interstate driving. 24-26 is common in suburban driving
Quietness: The ride is generally quiet but wind noise is evident at freeway speeds in high cross-winds.
Cargo capacity & towing: Very spacious trunk that normally carries 2 of our bicycles with the wheels removed, and most of our luggage.
Reliability & durability: This Camry has proven very reliable with no unscheduled repair issues in the first 80,000 miles. There were three Toyota recalls but no issues were apparent due to them.