The 2013 model year Camry and Camry Hybrids are gaining enhancements in the form of comfort and safety technology. As America’s best-selling car for the past fourteen years, the 2013 Toyota Camry new soft-touch materials to the Camry and Camry Hybrid, replacing the hard plastic material used in the 2012 models.
For the Camry L and Camry Hybrid LE, the 6.1-inch Display Audio screen becomes a standard feature. All 2013 models feature standard Bluetooth connectivity, with an available phone book transfer function. Now offered with the top-of-the-line audio is a seven-inch Premium HDD Navigation system with Entune and JBL, offering a new split-screen feature allowing for simultaneous navigation and information display. The 2013 Camry also has an available Blind Spot Monitor, using sub-milimeter wave radar to detect vehicles in the driver’s blind spots, which helps when changing lanes. new for the 2013 model year is a rear cross-traffic alert system, which helps when backing out of a driveway or parking spot.
Automotive.com’s take: There’s not a lot wrong with the current-generation Camry, but improving the interior materials is definitely a step in the right direction, albeit not one quite as dramatic as the interior redesign on the 2013 Honda Civic. Still, softer materials and fancier stitching on the instrument panel will surely give the Camry a sense of luxury that it didn’t have before. Read what we thought about the Camry in our Road Test.