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2014 Toyota Camry XLE Review

The 2014 Toyota Camry is the number 1 selling passenger vehicle in the United States of America.

I had the fortunate luck of getting a 2013 Toyota Camry as a rental car when I drove from Chicago Illinois to Las Vegas Nevada. The 2013 Toyota Camry is virtually the same exact car as the 2014 model in case you didn’t know that already. A long road trip is not a bad thing but you need to make sure you have the proper equipment to get the job done. I was able to rent a Toyota Camry LE that only have about 3,000 miles on it so it was practically brand new. This is the road trip that sealed the deal if you will for my next car purchase.

2014 Toyota Camry XLE Review

I decided a few months back that I needed a brand new car considering my pickup truck was starting to breakdown. I wanted to make sure I received a good value on my truck before it completely collapsed so I had been looking at possible new cars. I was very indecisive because buying a brand new car is a long term commitment and I didn’t want to be disappointed.


Why I Chose The 2014 Toyota Camry XLE

I went on a road trip to Las Vegas and had to rent a car because my truck just wasn’t going to cut it. I didn’t get to pick my exact vehicle but I was lucky enough to get a fairly new 2013 Toyota Camry LE to take on my trip. It didn’t take long before I fell in love with the Camry. I was still in Illinois as a matter of fact when I realized I wanted to buy this car.

When I came back from my trip I started doing some negotiating with local Toyota dealerships before I finally sealed a reasonable price on a 2014 Toyota Camry XLE in Attitude Black. The rental car was only the LE trim level and the reason I wanted the XLE was because of the Sunroof/Moonroof and it came with wood-grain on the interior. It’s also my first brand new car purchase so I wanted to get the best trim level they had to offer.

2014 Toyota Camry XLE Engine

When you hear of a Toyota the first thing you think of is good gas mileage. The second thing you think of is great reliability. This is exactly what I was looking for in a car. The next thing you need to realize is this Camry comes with various engine sizes ranging from 4 cylinder to the powerful V6. I went with the 4 cylinder and I’m going to explain why.

The point of the 2014 Toyota Camry XLE is to save on gas. I simply would be making a mistake by getting the 6 cylinder because I would save the most amount of gas with a 4. I felt it was rather pointless to get a big powerful engine on a Camry, it’s not a sports car. Don’t get me wrong though, this 4 cylinder engine is very powerful in itself and beats the crap out of the 4 cylinder engine I had in my 2007 Ford Ranger.


Toyota Camry Comfort – Smooth Ride

My previous vehicle I would feel every little bump on the road and it was rather uncomfortable to drive. I am a bigger guy, 200+ pounds in weight and over 6 Ft tall. I need leg space and enough room to not feel squished. With the Toyota Camry XLE, I’m actually able to adjust the seat further back then I even need to to be comfortable. Also I don’t ever feel any bumps in the road! This is by far the smoothest car I have ever driven in my life.

When I have the windows cracked open and the sunroof open, It is the most amazing experience to enjoy. I turn the music up, which it has an awesome standard radio setup, I just drive down the street happy to be driving. In my old truck, I hated driving.

Test Drive a 2014 Toyota Camry XLE

My biggest suggestion to you if you are about to buy a brand new car is to test drive it first. I was lucky enough to essentially drive my future new car over 3,000 miles before buying one so I was pretty much sure I was going to purchase this car. I’m almost going to bet that you will fall in love with the Toyota Camry within minutes of driving it.

It’s not a sports car and it’s not a luxury car, but it will make you feel comfortable and it looks sharp. I’m more then happy with my purchase and I hope this car lasts me a very long time.