Toyota Camry vs Competition for Sale in Smithfield, RI
Toyota has made quite the impression on drivers in the U.S. over many decades, maintaining their status as one of the top-selling manufacturers year after year. The Camry in particular has long been favored namely for its affordability, generous list of standard features, build quality, and longevity. But even though this midsized four-door remains popular, it still must compete with the Honda Accord (its closest rival), Kia Optima, Subaru Legacy, and Nissan Altima. Even with these other models trying to steal its thunder, the Camry more than holds its own. Let’s take a look at how it manages to edge ahead of the competition.
Engine and Fuel Economy
Of all the vehicles in this segment, the 2020 Camry is the most vigorous, with the highest available horsepower (301 with the V6). But even its base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 203 horsepower, which is substantial for a base engine in this class. That beats the base engines of the Accord (192 hp), the Optima (185 hp), the Legacy (182 hp), and the Altima (188 hp). With this same engine, the Camry also exhibits some of the best fuel economy in its class, with an EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. In contrast, the Optima (25 city/35 highway), Legacy (27 city/35 highway), and Altima (28 city/39 highway) will have you visiting the gas station a little more regularly. The Accord’s highway mpg rating is less than the Camry’s at 38, but its city mpg is higher by one.
As we mentioned above, Toyota has introduced a TRD trim level for the Camry, making it the sportiest sedan you can get in this segment. It has a punchy 3.5-liter V6 that churns out a hearty 301 hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. It looks the part with 19-inch wheels and TRD badging. Under the surface, it has enhanced brakes, a TRD-tuned suspension, and additional chassis bracing. While the Accord and Legacy offer their own Sport trims, they’re not nearly as athletic as the TRD, since the only real enhancement they get is larger wheels.
Even those who prefer the elements of a traditional sedan will find that the 2020 Camry still delivers in all the right places. The base L comes with a six-speaker audio system, but the base Accord gets just four speakers. All Camry trims also come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which aren’t included on the Accord until the third trim up the ladder (the Sport). On top of all this, Toyota pays for two year/25,000-mile scheduled maintenance for all of their vehicles through ToyotaCare, which covers oil changes, tire rotations, and roadside assistance. Honda, Kia, Subaru, and Nissan don’t include a scheduled maintenance plan for their respective vehicles.
During the month of June, when you buy any preowned vehicle from Toyota of Smithfield, we’ll include a 3-year maintenance plan. One thing is certain in these challenging times: we’re all in this together. Being there for each other is what will get us through it all, and Toyota of Smithfield is here to help with a new special offer. That means we’ll cover every factory-recommended oil change, tire rotation, and multi-point inspection for the next 3 years so you can keep that cash for life’s other necessities.
All of our preowned stock is priced below market, and our inventory changes daily. From sedans to SUVs, there’s something for every driver in our selection of well-maintained used vehicles. If you see a vehicle you like, just give us a call and we’ll set up a safe test drive in accordance with all of the current health guidelines.
Qualified buyers who finance through Toyota of Smithfield may also have their payments deferred for 3 months. We hope that this springtime special can be the bridge to better financial times for our valued customers.
36-month maintenance plan included with purchase of any used vehicle from 5/1/2020 through 6/30/2020, commencing on agreement application date. Plan valid for oil changes, tire rotations and multi-point inspections at Toyota of Smithfield for vehicle manufacturer’s normal usage scheduled intervals only. Severe/heavy duty schedules and additional maintenance items may be required or recommended and are not included. Plan is not transferable to another vehicle or owner. Not valid for purchases made prior to 5/1/2020. Some exclusions may apply, see dealer for details.
Customer has option to defer monthly payments for up to 90 days (must finance with dealer, not all will qualify). Monthly payments begin 90 days from contract date. Contract date must be between 5/1/2020-6/30/2020. Customer responsible for accrued interest charges. Down payment may be required. Not valid for purchases made prior to 5/1/2020. See dealer for details.
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