Toyota Camry is a well renowned brand all over the world due to its reasonable price and reliability stats. Then again in Pakistan; we are a little different then the rest:). Here its among the best cars available from the Company. We get only 2.4 version with almost basic trim while in Australia and other countries it also comes in 3.0. This car has a descent history in Pakistan.
Overall: This car overall has nice lines, comfortable interior, descent looks and its among the more reliable cars. It wont feel under powered if not powerful and does have good road grip and a feel for the driver. While one negative aspect is that it does not have that low center of visual gravity like other cars.
Performance: It comes in 2.4L and wont feel under power in any regard. The maintenance is least although a little bit expensive. The car is responsive and feels great as a daily driver. The ride is comfortable and pleasant while at times braking on wet surfaces might get it a little off balance. The car has Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Anti-Lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). While this particular trim does not have any Vehicle Assistance or Stability Controls.
Interior: Interior is in beige and comfortable with 8-way supportive seat, electronic driver and passenger seat. Comes with sunroof, 6 in-dash cd/mp3 player with steering buttons. It has automatic climate control and the A/C is a class of its own and comes with ion filter, which wont stress engine even if driving uphill and does not either effect fuel economy. It has auto-headlamps and rain sensing wipers which are convenient features. The interior is nicely laid out with everything in total reach of the driver. Car comes with pinch-free Auto Glass side mirror and retractable and auto side mirror. The car has a built in security system with immobilizer and security alarm.
Mileage: Local with A/C 9-9.5 km/L Local without A/C 10 km/L Highways with A/C 12-12.5 km/L Highways without A/C 13km/L The mileage is descent provided driving the car with slightly heavy foot.
Pros: Descent engine with good mileage and power band Comfy and spacious interior A daily driver Good sterio system
Cons: Expensive parts Wet braking is at times an issue
Price: The price of Camry in Pakistan started at around 23 Lacs which was just perfect but now it is almost touching 96 Lacs for the new model which has new shape and some new feature but that just does not compensate for 70lacs + of price hike. I might settle for Mercedes Benz C or E class, may be Toyota Mark X 3.0g and there are a lot of other options.