Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines Review: The leader in the midsize sedan segment

Oct 24, 2018
Editor's rating 3.5
User's rating 4.5
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines: Introduction
  • 2. Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines: Exterior
  • 3. Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines: Interior
  • 4. Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines: Engine
  • 5. Toyota Camry 2017 Spec in the Philippines
  • 6. Toyota Camry 2017 review: Pros & Cons
  • 7. Toyota Camry 2017 Price in the Philippines
Discover the Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines in terms of price, specs, interior, exterior and pros & cons through our full-scale review on Philkotse.com.

1. Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines: Introduction

The Camry made its first footprint into global auto market in 1982 and walked in the Philippines in 2002. Since then, this car has become one of the first names in the list of most favorite sedans in our country. Having gone through 35 years with 8 generations and continuous updates, the Toyota Camry has proven its top position of an excellent and worthy midsize sedan.

It has been 2 years since the current-gen Toyota Camry in our country received a facelift. Although the 8th-gen Camry has already launched in Australia a few weeks ago, it still remains unsure when exactly it will arrive in our shores. However, we believe Pinoy car enthusiasts will have the chance to admire the latest Toyota Camry in metal some time next year.

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Car reviews are usually expected to write about a recently-launched or maybe an upcoming model. However, this time, Philkotse.com decided to choose a to-be-phased-out-soon model for our in-depth review. Let's look through our Toyota Camry 2017 review, particularly the discontinued top-spec V6 variant, to see if this car is still a good deal for you to go for. 

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2. Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines: Exterior

Even though the pre-facelift Camry already had a nice appearance, the Japanese automaker still wanted to further beautify it and they actually succeeded in doing so. Frankly speaking, the current Camry now owns an even more youthful and impressive look than its predecessor.

Angular front of the 7th-gen Toyota CamryAngular front of the 1st-gen Toyota Camry

7th-gen Toyota Camry vs. 1st-gen Toyota Camry

Angular front of a Toyota Camry 2017

The facelift now gets a more impressive, youthful and sporty appearance without losing its superb aura

In detail, the front fascia comes adorned with a slender HID headlights accompanied with daytime running LED lights, faux side air vents, large lower air intake and an outstanding chrome grille, providing the Toyota Camry V6 2017 a sophisticated and dynamic makeover.

Toyota Camry 2017 headlight

The front fascia comes adorned with a slender HID headlights accompanied with daytime running LED lights

Toyota Camry 2017 front fascia

The Camry has faux side air vents, large lower air intake and an outstanding chrome grille

Thanks to wide shoulder lines, definite taillights and dual exhaust pipes, the V6 gets a firm and striking look.

3. Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines: Interior

The Toyota Camry 2017 interior is said to offer the coziest ambiance compared to other saloon fellows in its segment. The entire cabin is wrapped by deep-colored wood veneer and dark leather. Being outstanding on the earthy hues are the soft-touch material, piano black trim pieces and the faux metal trim accents.

Toyota Camry V6 2017 interior

The Camry V6 is said to offer the coziest ambiance compared to other saloon fellows in its segment

While the Camry 2.5 S is adorned with the “Sport Leather’ cover with red contrast stitching, the high-end V6 boasts a softer and more elegant leather decoration with beige stitching.

Worth mentioning is that the Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines offers enjoyable riding experience for both drivers and passengers thanks to power-adjustable front seats and steering wheel together with electronically-reclined rear seats.

Toyota Camry 2017 steering wheel

The vehicle offers enjoyable riding experience for both drivers and passengers thanks to power-adjustable front seats and steering wheel

Speaking of the infotainment system, the Camry V6 is equipped with a standard touchscreen and a tri-zone Nano-E automatic climate control of the brand which functions to erase odors and purify the air.

Besides the reclining function, the back center armrest also offers some other control functions for the audio system, the rear vent, the rear power sunshade and heated seats, making the back seat become the best and most-prioritized position in the cabin.

Toyota Camry 2017 dashborad

The Camry V6 is equipped with a standard touchscreen 

Toyota Camry 2017 tri-zone Nano-E automatic climate control

A tri-zone Nano-E automatic climate control of the brand functions to erase odors and purify the air

4. Toyota Camry 2017 Philippines: Engine

The mid-size sedan is powered by a 3.5 L V6 engine locally dubbed as the 2GR-FE. Inheriting from the pre-facelift model, the engine is capable of doling out 277 hp and 346 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with optional manual mode.

According to some drivers who had chances to test drive the Camry with both 2.5 L 2AR-FE and the 3.5 L V6 engine, while they were deeply impressed by the former's powerful performance, the latter even went beyond their expectation. 

3.5 L V6 engine of the Toyota Camry 2017

The mid-size sedan is powered by a 3.5 L V6 engine locally dubbed as the 2GR-FE

With this well-matched engine offering a number of torques on tap, the V6 can easily achieve cruising speed and provides a smooth drive. This sedan is a great choice for those who are seeking a mid-size car for speed as its 6-speed automatic gearbox is both responsive and agile in different driving conditions.

The Toyota Camry 2017 engine is even capable of powering a lightweight sports vehicle or a stronger SUV. And the car accelerator promises to surprise every driver with its effectiveness.

Toyota Camry 2017 on the road

The V6 can easily achieve cruising speed and provides a smooth drive

The main selling point of the V6, however, lies in its driving quality. It is regarded as one of the most comfortable models in the sedan segment. Equipped with soft damping and a spacious legroom, the car satisfies both the driver and passengers during their trips, even in freak harsh conditions. On pothole-ridden streets, the Camry poses the same performance with no fuss.

For fuel efficiency, the V6 is such a friendly-budget car as it drinks about 6.8 km/l in average consumption of fuel, around 13.5 km/l on highways and 5.5 km/l in start-and-stop traffic.

5. Toyota Camry 2017 Spec in the Philippines

Toyota Camry 2017 Spec in the Philippines
Engine
Engine Size 3.5 L 
Displacement 3,456 cc
Number of Cylinders 6
Number of Valves 24 
Transmission Category 6-Speed Automatic with Super ECT
Performance
Power Train Front-Wheel Drive
Max Output (HP) 277 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Max Torque (nm) 346 Nm @ 4,700 rpm
Acceleration Rate 6.8s
Top Speed 230 km/h
Economy & Environment
Fuel Type Gasoline
CO2 Emission 259.0 g/km
Fuel Capacity 70 L
Fuel Consumption n/a
Range n/a
Dimensions
Length 4,825 mm
Width 1,825 mm
Height 1,470 mm
Wheelbase 2,775 mm
Turning Circle 11.0 m
Ground Clearance 155 mm
Wading Depth n/a
Trunk Capacity 436 L
Max Cargo 369 L
Number of Doors 4
Number of Seats 5
Features
Cruise Control Yes
Rear Parking Sensors Yes 
Leather Upholstery Yes
Push Start Button Yes 
Wheel Size 17 in
Wheels Metal Type Alloy
Airconditioning System Automatic Climate Control 3 Zones
Entertainment System Display Audio with Single In-Dash CD Changer, MP3/WMA compatibility with AUX/USB port and 6 Speakers
Connectivity Aux, Bluetooth, and USB
Warranty 3 Years (100,000 km)
Keyless Entry Yes
Electric Adjustable Seats Yes 
Power Steering Yes 
Power Windows Yes 
Power Outlet Yes 
Steering Wheel Audio Control Yes 
Safety & Security
  • Driver's Airbag
  • Front Passenger's Airbag
  • Side Airbag
  • Curtain Airbag
  • Knee Airbag
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Immobilizer
  • Security Alarm
  • Stability Control
  • Electronic Door Locks
  • Speed Sensing Door Locks
  • ISOFIX
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Blind-Spot Detection System

6. Toyota Camry 2017 review: Pros & Cons

Toyota Camry 2017 review: Pros & Cons  

Pros
  • Great Gas Mileage
  • Strong V-6 Engine
  • Sporty and eye-catching design
  • Quiet & smooth ride
  • Premium facelift
  • Convenient and useful Features
Cons
  • 4-Cylinder variants lag in fuel economy
  • Not offer a driving experience as a pure sports sedan

7. Toyota Camry 2017 Price in the Philippines

The Toyota Camry V6 has a price tag of ₱2,190,000 for White Pearl version and ₱2,175,000 for other cues. Some may scream that this is an overkill price for a sedan.

However, once think about what this D-segment sedan has to offer: great ride quality, proven track record, plenty of in-car amenities and comfortable seatings, you may want to change your mind.

Toyota Camry 2017 Price in the Philippines

 Variant  Price
Toyota Camry 2.5 G AT ₱1,595,000
Toyota Camry 2.5 G AT White Pearl ₱1,610,000
Toyota Camry 2.5 S AT ₱1,729,000
Toyota Camry 2.5 S AT White Pearl ₱1,744,000
Toyota Camry 2.5 V AT ₱1,800,000
Toyota Camry 2.5 V AT White Pearl ₱1,815,000
Toyota Camry 3.5 V6 AT ₱2,175,000
Toyota Camry 3.5 V6 AT White Pearl ₱2,190,000

>>> View full Toyota Camry Philippines price list with monthly installment

As mentioned earlier, as the current-gen version will be replaced by the 8th-gen Camry some time next year, taking home a brand new Toyota Camry might soon be no longer possible.

Even so, all things considered, we personally think a used Toyota Camry is not a bad idea at all!Nowadays, demands for Crossovers and SUVs are on the rise but a D-segment sedan is still a great alternative and the Toyota Camry boasts to be an ideal candidate. It can completely meet your requirement of a sporty, spacious, comfortable, smooth and affordable car.

With that in mind, Philkotse.com believes that our Toyota Camry 2017 review could be a great help for you to have a better understanding about this  excellent sedan of the reputable Japanese brand.

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