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2017 Toyota Camry: Killing Time Before Next-Gen

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If not for the delay in development for the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the next-gen Toyota Camry could be arriving as a 2017 model. Its time is 2018, and for next year the plan is try to retain its position as top dog in the sedan market.

Toyota is doing that by keeping the prices across the Camry lineup stagnant for 2017 while offering more standard features in order to keep buyers coming.

There doesn’t need to be much done for its refresh, since there is already a special edition model for the 2016 incarnation of the mid-size sedan that’s based on the range-topping XSE trim.

At the basic trim the Camry costs $23,905, including destination fee; the top-trim model costs $32,205 with the aforementioned destination charge counted. While the entry-level Camry Hybrid costs $27,625, the most decked out model sets buyers back $30,975.

Drivetrain options are also unchanged. It’s either a 178hp 2.5L turbo-four or a 268hp 3.5L V6. The 200hp Camry Hybrid still returns 42mpg combined.

Some of the added standard features include an Entune Audi Plus multimedia system that boasts a Connect Navigation app and JBL audio for the XLE and XSE trims, Qi wireless smartphone charging for both those models and the XLE Hybrid, as well as the Blue Streak Metallic outer coating the default color. Previously, it was only reserved for Special Edition model.