2018 Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award Mid-Size Car – Toyota Camry
December 02 2019
Each year Canadian Black Book presents awards for vehicles that have retained the best value over a four year period. In this article, we look further into the 2014 model year of the Toyota Camry. The Camry has held the top spot for its third consecutive year, making it still a family favourite. The Camry has won the 2018 Best Retained Value Award in the Mid-size car category. These much-desired awards track the vehicle values over a four-year period, looking specifically at sales transactions and other data points from Live and Online Auctions as well as dealerships and other proprietary sources. Once our analysts complete their in-depth study the prizes are awarded to those vehicles that hold the highest percentage value of their original MSRP.
The Toyota Camry is a leader in the company’s lineup and has remained a favourite among numerous Canadians who’ve become the proud owners of the compelling. Families have chosen this sedan over others in the class since they can rely on the amazing safety tech and a roomy cabin. With plenty of up-to-date technology inside and amazing handling dynamics, any driver will definitely enjoy sitting behind the wheel of Toyota’s famous nameplate.
Predictable Handling and a Peppy Engine
The award-winning 2014 Toyota Camry has a standard 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with 178 horsepower and it gets 9L/100km in the city and 7L/100km on the highway. There’s a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission which performs quietly and impeccably. The drive feels composed and the engine puts out plenty of power with quick downshifts and additional power when needed. The fuel economy numbers is where this vehicle excels in its class and attracts all kinds of buyers who value this aspect in vehicles. This sedan is perfect for everyday driving with its predictable handling and minimal body roll when cornering.
A Roomy and Stylish Cabin
The interior can comfortably accommodate five people with plenty of head and legroom to spare. The stylish stitching adds a nice touch to the modern-looking cabin. Another interesting fact is the quietness inside the vehicle which is where the Toyota Camry scores highly. The cargo space is huge and with the reclined back seats you get the biggest cargo volume in the class. It can accommodate a whole family and fit all the suitcases in the trunk with ease.
A 6.1-Inch Touch-Screen and Lots of Tech Features
There’s a standard 6.1-inch touch-screen with plenty of controls and modern tech to make the ride more enjoyable and entertaining for all passengers. Some of the technology in the vehicle includes Bluetooth, a USB port, a rearview camera and an auxiliary audio jack. All controls and buttons in the dash are nicely organized and in a logical manner which makes it easier to handle and reach when driving. You have the three-year subscription to Toyota’s Entune system which operates smoothly and without a glitch. There are plenty of optional features to choose from and they are all included in the Safety Connect package.
The Durable and Roomy Award-Winner
The Toyota Camry is a proud winner of the Canadian Black Book Best Retained Award in the Mid-Sized car category. It rightly deserves this recognition and its high-quality build, durability and the powerful engine make it a top choice for buyers. The roomy cabin that can comfortably accommodate five adults and the amazing cargo volume is another plus that makes this vehicle so popular among Canadians. The composed handling with no body roll and a tech-packed dashboard are nice features which adds to the overall appeal of this model. If you purchase your own Toyota Camry, you’ll be able to enjoy the smooth performance and comfort it provides for many years to come.