A dark blue 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade Edition is shown driving away from a Toyota dealer.

The Unflappable Brilliance of the 2023 Toyota Camry

The main draw of midsize sedans is their practicality. Cars like these prioritize comfort, convenience, and fuel efficiency, and they’re most often sought by commuters and small families. A lot of brands tout practical sedans, but Toyota stands at the apex; they’re a trusted household name, known for manufacturing the most reliable vehicles on the market—and when you search your local Toyota dealer for a sedan, chances are someone will recommend the Camry.

Dependable and stylish, the Toyota Camry has been serving practical drivers for years, offering the best efficiency and value a sedan possibly could. With each passing year, the Camry garners innovations that keep it a cut above the rest. The 2023 model continues this tradition, taking everything that’s made it great and dialing it up a notch. With all-new standard safety and performance technology, the 2023 Camry can handle itself anywhere, urban or otherwise.

Performance and Efficiency

While most sedans either feature great fuel efficiency or high power, seldom do you find a model that can offer the best of both worlds—and that’s where the Toyota Camry stands out from the rest. With an unbeatable fuel economy and plenty of power, this sedan gets you where you need to go faster and more efficiently than the competition.

The 2023 Toyota Camry features two powertrain options, both of which include a dexterous eight-speed automatic transmission. The standard powertrain is helmed by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which affords drivers up to 206 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque; this is an impressive power rating for a sedan, and it’ll give drivers a smooth ride and great power when they want it. The other engine, a 3.5L V6, produces 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, which is a significant upgrade, ideal for those who like a kick in their commute.

The great thing about both of these engines is that, no matter which one you pick, you’re sure to get a fantastic fuel economy. With its standard 2.5L I-4, the Camry gets 28 MPG in the city and 39 MPG on the highway in front-wheel drive; this is remarkably efficient, even when compared to other sedans. Should you opt for all-wheel drive, you’ll get a slight decrease in your fuel economy, but it’ll still be a commendable 25 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.

With the 3.5L V6, which is only available in front-wheel drive, your fuel economy dips a touch more to 22 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway; this is because of the V6’s potent response and high power, but it’s nevertheless a great efficiency for a sedan, especially since you get so much muscle.

Technology and Safety

Safety and innovation have always been two of Toyota’s main focuses. One of the reasons that families trust Toyota so much is because of their high-end safety features, which come standard on each of their vehicles. The Toyota Camry has always featured great tech, too, and the 2023 model makes far more standard than its predecessors.

To keep drivers connected, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard with the 2023 Camry’s 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment interface, as does the now-ubiquitous Bluetooth. These allow drivers to connect their smartphones for audio entertainment, navigational systems, and hands-free calling, keeping them linked to the outside world without being distracted.

Certain trim levels of the 2023 Camry grant you an upgraded infotainment interface, with the touchscreen growing to 9.0 inches. The touchscreens are high on the dash and slightly angled toward the driver for the best visibility and usability achievable. The display is crystal clear and simply organized, making it a breeze to operate with only a quick glance.

A close-up of a side mirror is shown on a 2023 Toyota Camry.

For those who don’t want to peel their eyes off the road as much as possible, you can spring for a head-up display (HUD) that seems to jump right out of the pages of a sci-fi novel. The HUD projects relevant drive data directly onto the lower windshield, where it’s in your peripheral rather than behind the steering wheel. That’s not to knock the 7.0-inch digital instrument panel, which can be upgraded to grant turn-by-turn directions in the space between your gauges.

The Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ suite comes standard with the 2023 Toyota Camry, and with these brilliant driver assistance features, this iteration of the Camry is the safest yet. Among these standard features are a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, and Automatic High Beams.

Available driver assistance features include a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, which warns you when a vehicle in an adjacent lane enters your blind spot or approaches from the side while you’re in reverse; the Panoramic View Monitor combines visual data from your exterior cameras to generate an overhead view your Camry’s surroundings, making it easier to maneuver in tight spots; and Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking will detect nearby obstacles and, if you don’t react quickly enough, will brake on your behalf.

Space and Comfort

The 2023 Toyota Camry comfortably seats five, with generous headroom and legroom. There’s about 100 cu.ft. of space for passengers, while a further 15.8 cu.ft. is dedicated to cargo—a trunk spacious enough to accommodate a trip to the wholesaler or a family’s worth of luggage for an interstate vacation.

The driver’s seat is eight-way power-adjustable, while the co-pilot’s seat is six-way adjustable; in higher trims, it’s just as configurable as the driver’s seat. They’re trimmed in fabric on the lowest trim, but higher trims—or upgrades—will get you either sport SofTex or leather trimming. You can also get, in higher trims, the option for ventilated seats, Cockpit Red leather (with triangular hatchwork), or sand-colored herringbone leather.

These higher trims will make standard the available heated elements for your seats, and springing for the Cold Weather Package will get you not only heated seats but a heated steering wheel and heated side mirrors; this is a must-have for those who live in northern climates. Other available features include keyless entry, push-button start, and a moonroof; the former two are available on every trim (and standard on some), whereas the moonroof is strictly an option.

A person is shown exiting a white 2023 Toyota Camry TRD.

Get Hip With the 2023 Toyota Camry

An intuitive and reliable sedan is exactly what urban drivers need—and with the innovations and bold specs that the Toyota Camry brings to the table, drivers will get just that. The Camry is adaptable and versatile, and the features that the 2023 model incorporates bring it to a whole new level.

One of the greatest attributes of the 2023 Toyota Camry is its perfect balance of high power and high efficiency. Very few vehicles can achieve such an impressive horsepower and fuel economy rating simultaneously, and the Camry does so effortlessly.

Toyota is dedicated to practicality and utility, which is why it’s so popular among American drivers. The Camry is just one model in an impressive lineup; with pickup trucks, SUVs, and fantastic sedans like the Camry, Toyota serves a broad spectrum of drivers. For those looking for a vehicle that can handle commutes and day-to-day life unlike any other, the 2023 Toyota Camry is the midsize sedan for you.