Not the sedate sedan you’re thinking: the 2023 Toyota Camry

Sedate, serene, staid and safe. All the ‘S’ words that could be used to describe a sedan. Is the Toyota Camry all these things, i.e., boring? I used to think that.

But, after a week, my thinking has changed. Have I become boring? No! I could live with this sedan.

 

Your author enjoying the ride in the 2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE
Photo: Layla Calvi

 

Apparently, a lot of people feel the same way. The Camry, enjoying seven straight years as Canada’s #1 selling midsize sedan, is also about to celebrate its 40th anniversary in North America.

 

2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

 

Beach Day in the Toyota Camry

With a daughter and a sister visiting from far away, a beach day is a required Nova Scotia outing. Girls gone wild at the beach! Us, sedate? No way!

Well, maybe first, we have to do some boring errands, before we can clear town and hit the waves! Luckily the trunk is huge. We looked like we were going away for a week, not just an afternoon at the beach.

 

Look how big this trunk is! 2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

 

The Nightshade Special Edition Camry has some sleek and sporty features, like the 19-inch matte bronze-finished wheels, black door handles, black front grille and rear spoiler. We looked smart, not staid. Dare I say it? We were showing some serious attitude.

 

2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

 

2023 Toyota Camry: Luxury ride and handling for under $40,000

The Camry is comfortable and quiet. It feels solid on the road, with a ride that befits a more luxurious segment.

No matter how hard you try, beach day means sand everywhere. The Camry vacuums up easily and the seats simply wipe down with a damp cloth.

 

2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

 

The Camry’s interior is elegant and understated, with impeccable fit and finish, as with most Toyota vehicles, regardless of price point.

 

2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

 

Something I never thought I would say… I could live with this sedan.

 

For Richard Russell’s full review of the 2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid, click here.

 

2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

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