Toyota Camry Interior
Auto critics are divided on the 2013 Toyota Camry’s cabin. Some think there are plenty of premium materials, while others note poor-quality materials and unconvincing fake wood trim.
- "The Toyota Camry cabin for 2013 is generous in both space and contemporary sophistication, highlighted by a leather-covered ‘layered’ dash set off by trim-specific instrumentation and a center cluster inspired by portable music players." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "A few areas get the short shrift: cheap rear door panels, a ratty headliner, no more one-touch power windows all around." -- Cars.com (2012)
- "Much less organic than the outgoing bulge-a-riffic model, the new interior boasts a classy-looking stitched cross-line running through the top of the dashboard and a high-tech center stack that appears to float just slightly above the surface." -- Left Lane News (2012)
- "Top-of-the-line XLE trims are still laden with some of the worst-looking simulated wood we've ever seen." -- Autoblog (2012)
The 2013 Camry has standard cloth seats, while heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, leather-trimmed seats, SofTex faux leather seats and leather-trimmed seats with faux suede inserts are optional. Reviewers agree that the Camry’s seats are comfortable and roomy. One reviewer thinks the seat fabric on the base model is among the worst in the class.
- "Though the backseat is not as cavernous as a Volkswagen Passat's or Honda Accord's, it fits adults fine, with good headroom and a hump-free floor." -- Cars.com (2012)
- "Headroom is generous in all positions, while aft passengers are treated to ample hiproom and legroom. Other key pluses include a set of supportive front bucket seats, and revised lower cushions on the 60/40 folding rear bench seat that adds stretch space for the middle rider." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The base trim seat materials are … in the running for worst-in-class." -- AutoGuide.com (2012)
- "So for the first time in Camry history, the model hasn't grown. But that doesn't mean Toyota engineers haven't carved out more room inside. Indeed, there's slightly more headroom, legroom and shoulder-room." -- Popular Mechanics (2012)
The 2013 Toyota Camry’s standard features include an auxiliary audio jack and USB port with iPod integration. Features available on higher trims or as options include Bluetooth, dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, navigation, a rearview camera, 10-speaker JBL audio system and Entune infotainment system, which syncs with your smartphone to provide real-time traffic, weather, gas prices and stock information, satellite radio capability, HD Radio, Bing and Pandora Internet radio. Toyota provides a complimentary three-year subscription to Entune.
The 2013 Camry has 10 standard airbags and a standard brake override system. Optional safety features include a blind spot monitoring system, cross traffic alert and an automatic collision notification system.
Critics focus their comments on the available Entune infotainment system. Some like that it is intuitive and doesn’t have a monthly fee, while others dislike that it uses your smartphone’s data plan to access information. One reviewer points out that the touch screen is hard to read in the sunlight because of the way it’s angled.
- "Still a work in progress, Toyota's new Entune multimedia/telematics system already shows solid introductory capabilities and offers both a user-friendly interface and the promise of an ever-expanding group of downloadable apps that should make it a worthy state-of-the-art rival to in-car alternatives of its competitors." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Unfortunately, the audio/navigation touch screen is not shrouded or inset, so it can be difficult to read in bright light." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
- "The Entune system has its benefits and drawbacks. On the up-side, there’s no monthly fee. The reason, however, is that it uses your smartphone data plan, meaning you need a smart phone, and you’re eating up data every time you use it. On the plus side again, it is incredibly easy to use." -- AutoGuide.com (2012)
- "Toyota has never been an electronics leader, but its smooth operator Entune system is set to change that. The first comprehensive app-based infotainment system to hit the mainstream market, it will allow drivers to quickly locate just about anything their hungry and/or bored heart desires." -- Left Lane News (2012)
The Toyota Camry has 15.4 cubic feet of available trunk space. Although the Camry’s cargo space is typical for the class, some rivals have bigger trunks. The 2013 Ford Fusion has 16 cubic feet, the Hyundai Sonata has 16.4 cubic feet and the Mazda6 has 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Critics like the Camry’s spacious trunk, but one wishes the opening was larger.
- "All Camrys have a generously sized, usefully shaped trunk, though the sickle-shaped lid hinges intrude and the trunk opening is a bit too small for really bulky items." -- Consumer Guide (2012)