Admiring a car’s interior is like getting to know a stranger who’s bound to become a friend. You get to know its best traits, along with its flaws, but you accept them anyway because, at the end of the day, the whole experience of being inside the car is something you’d want to live with.
That’s the feeling inside the 2019Toyota Camry during my in-depth review. Sure, it isn’t perfect but it has an above-satisfactory interior that offers an overall uplifting experience throughout the duration of the test drive. Here’s a closer look.
Plush and suave Interior
It’s no secret that the Lexus ES350 and the Camry are one and the same car, with the former having more bells and whistles and of course, the coveted V6 engine. However, the 2019 Camry’s interior doesn’t deviate too far from its luxurious brother even with its P1,992,000 price tag. The quality of materials is top-notch, while the faux-wood in the center console and dashboard would delight most than few. Even the leather trimmings feel good to the touch and you’re assured that everything that your skin touches is soft and smooth.
Well, almost everything, as the piano black plastics on the dashboard and around the door controls leave something to be desired with. It’s a fingerprint and scratch magnet, something that you would find annoying in the long run. Nevertheless, it’s very easy to find a comfortable driving position in the Camry, thanks to the power-adjustable seats and steering wheel with memory function.
Space is abundant inside the car as expected from a midsize sedan, even at the rear. Air-conditioning works flawlessly at any time of the day, while the rear passengers would have its own controls via a capacitive touchscreen control display. The rear seats can be reclined as well, enough for a very comfortable seating position. And oh, those butterfly headrests are pretty nifty.
The rear cabin could seat three people, but the middle passenger would need to compromise because of the transmission tunnel. He or she would also need to settle with a normal headrest – not that it’s a problem, though. Some cars don’t even have one.
The Camry isn’t really built to haul cargo, but if you decide to do so or maybe when golfing, the cargo space is pretty abundant and could fit one golf bag and several more duffel bags. It also has a hook that you could use just in case you need to tie whatever it is you’ll put in the trunk. Lastly, the trunk houses a full-size spare wheel and emergency tools.