The 2013 Camry is offered in both conventional gas and hybrid models, and gives buyers several trim levels to choose from. These include base L, LE, sporty SE and top-level XLE models. Hybrid models come in LE or XLE trims.
Base-level Camrys come equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that makes 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The SE and XLE models can be fitted with a 268-horsepower 3.5L V6. Both of these engines are paired to a 6-speed automatic, the only transmission available in non-hybrid Camrys.
The Hybrid has been given two available trim levels for 2013: LE and XLE. Both come with a 2.5L 4-cylinder mated to an electric motor for a combined 200 horsepower. The car can run on either powerplant individually, or it can pair them together, depending on conditions. A button on the dash allows the driver to select an EV only mode, which can be used up to 25 mph, depending on the battery charge. A CVT transmission is standard.
Interior space has been enhanced thanks to a recent redesign, which slightly reshaped the body to allow more usable room for rear seat passengers. Improved sound deadening has been added as well, helping to limit road noise. Safety features include front-side airbags, curtain-side airbags, driver and passenger front knee airbags, an antiskid system, traction control and anti-lock brakes.
Standard features on all Camrys include cruise control, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, air conditioning, Bluetooth, USB/iPod interface and outside temperature gauge. Six-speaker stereos are also standard, however, the LE and 4-cylinder-equipped SE and XLE models get Toyota's display-based audio system, complete with 6.1-inch touchscreen. V6 Camrys get a slightly better version of the Display Audio system, which adds navigation, HD and satellite radio. Toyota's Entunes system is also part of the package, pairing with a smartphone to facilitate the use of popular mobile apps like Pandora and allowing voice control of many of the car's functions. The upgraded system is optional on 4-cylinder SE and XLE models. A top-level version, with a 7-inch screen, is available on V6 XLE models.
A multitude of options are available, depending on the trim. A Convenience Package with a proximity unlock system and pushbutton ignition is available and a backup camera can be ordered on SE and 4-cylinder XLE models, but it's standard on the V6-equipped XLE. Leather seats are optional on 4-cylinder XLE models and standard on the V6 XLE. Other options include a wireless cell phone link, heated seats and a blind spot detection system.
After a fairly serious refresh in 2012, the Camry enters 2013 with relatively minor changes. New standard equipment includes a display-based audio system on the L and Hybrid LE models. A blind spot monitoring system is available on the SE and the turn signals now have a lane change feature, allowing a single tap to produce three blinks of the turn signal. The only other changes include minor adjustments to the interior trim, most notably on the doors.