2013 Toyota Camry SE Automatic V6 Sedan FWD 

  • $27k
  • 3.5L V6
  • 21 city 31 hwy
7.9 Out of 10
While its styling has improved, the 2013 Toyota Camry still looks the wallflower when placed beside the new Fusion, Optima or Mazda6.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)
Thanks to some very significant weight savings, the base four-cylinder Camry performs better than ever, while the V-6 fills a niche for those wanting a particularly strong, refined (yet still budget-priced) sedan.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)

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Reviews Word on the street for the Toyota Camry

Like most new models, the Camry gets a multi-layered dash appearance; Toyota says that the layered, stitched-leather look of the instrument panel was modeled after saddles, media players like the iPod played a role in the layout and tactile logic of the center gauge cluster as well as the audio and climate controls.


If you like the idea of Toyota quality and resale value, but years of Camry mass-appeal styling has made you look elsewhere, the 2013 Toyota Camry will bring a smile to your face.


7.7 Out of 10

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It's clear this is no premium powertrain, but it provides plenty of power for most needs.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
With major mass reduction, handling dynamics on par with its conventional kin, and a redone Hybrid Synergy Drive system that finally has the engine/motor/transmission triumvirate speaking far more directly to each other, the most fuel-efficient Camry variant has far greater consumer appeal regardless of the price of gasoline.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)
The 2013 Toyota Camry is surprisingly quiet and well isolated from road and engine noise, thanks in part to added sound insulation and more layers of metal at the firewall.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)


Last year brought a number of changes to the other four-cylinder and V-6 models (lighter weight, earlier torque-converter lockup) aimed at mileage improvements, and ratings went up to 25/35 mpg for four-cylinder models and 21/30 mpg for the V-6.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
Just like the previous-generation Camry, the Hybrid version feels about as quick as the base four—possibly a little more so when you tap into full electric-motor boost.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
The top-line Camry XLE sedan features dual power seats, dual-zone climate control, a power moonroof and premium fabric or leather (V6-only) upholstery.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)

Body style

The 2013 Toyota Camry provides performance that's, for the most part, in line with its conservative look; it doesn't make any visual claims to be a sport sedan, and it isn't one.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
Last year's drivetrain revamps yielded impressive gains in both performance and fuel economy that carry over for all 2013 Toyota Camry sedans.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)
The 2013 Toyota Camry sedan's extras roster is confined to color choices on the L trim and a power driver's seat and moonroof on the LE.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)


A ubiquitous shape and conservative styling make the Camry no standout, but up close it's crisper, neater, and a little more upscale.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
Unique front/rear/side-sill styling adds more cosmetic swagger to the Camry SE while blue-trimmed "Hybrid" and "HSD" (Hybrid Synergy Drive) badges visually define the most fuel-efficient 2013 Camry.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)
Sporty SE models get a split, winged air dam that we saw at times as Subaru-influenced; but XLE and hybrid trims come with a more wide-open (but louvered) air dam (with XLEs getting a little extra chrome in the upper grille).
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)


It's also easy to dress up the Camry with more personality than you might be familiar with-by way of a V-6 engine, a sport suspension, and premium features-so it's not quite so relentlessly straight-laced.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
Opt for the 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and you get a completely different, luxury-car personality, with lots of refined punch no matter what the speed.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
The base 178-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is uncharacteristically smooth in the way it starts and idles; though you can hear a hint of coarseness if you push it hard.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Toyota
Body style Sedan
Model year 2013
City range 357 miles
Highway range 527 miles
MSRP $27k
Annual cost $7,668

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 3.5 m³
CO2 per car made 0.46 metric ton

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.5L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 6-speed Automatic 2WD

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.65 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.06 in Disc
Front wheel width 225 mm
Front wheel diameter 18 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 45

safety features

Active head restraints No
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Rear side
  4. Driver
  5. Passenger
  6. Side
  7. Rear side w/head
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 71.7 in
Front track width 62 in
Height 57.9 in
Ground clearance 6.1 in
Length 189.2 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Curb weight 3,420 lb
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 54 ft³
Rear seat room 49 ft³


EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 6
Carbon monoxide/mile 0.2 g
Combined CO2/mile 358 g
Methane/mile 0 g
NMOG/mile 0.02 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.02 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 115 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 3
Stops the engine instead of idling No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas No
Lifetime CO2 emissions 54 tons

power & handling

Max torque 248 ft-lb @ 4,700 RPM
Max HP 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 12.76 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.7 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system N/A


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Optional, $915
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard
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