August 4, 2021

To start off our segment of great cars of the past we are going to start of with the 2017 Toyota Camry. The 2017 Toyota Camry is one of the most reliable vehicles that you can buy. In fact, the Camry was the most reliable midsize car of that year. JD Power actually gave the 2017 Toyota Camry a perfect reliability rating making this a great vehicle to consider purchasing used if you are looking for something that is as reliable as they come. 

Average used price

2017 Toyota Camry recalls

Spare Tire Air Pressure may be Incorrect

Air Bag Fasteners May Loosen Affecting Deployment

Incorrect Load Carrying Capacity Label/FMVSS 110

Engine

From owning a used 2017 Camry for about 4 years I will tell you the base 4 cylinder 178hp motor will be fine for most people. It runs great, but for people that may like to drive a little faster than the average person, it’s not going to be enough. The V6 model seemed to be more up my alley and satisfied me on the freeway. Having 268hp felt like it gave the 2017 Camry a better balance with it being more responsive when I needed it as compared to the base model 4 cylinder motor. The Hybrid motor comes equipped with a 4 cylinder motor that is paired with an electric motor. With the motors working together Toyota achieved 200 hp out of their hybrid motor. It accelerates pretty great and is comparable to the base model in performance but more fuel-efficient.

Transmission

The six-speed automatic transmission in the 2017 Toyota Camry has been praised by owners for shifting great and not losing its reliability as they have put on miles. The newer models replaced the six-speed with a new generation 8-speed transmission which left a fair amount of drivers disappointed because the shifting isn’t as smooth as the previous transmission. The Hybrid transmission is based on the 20-year-old Prius 20-year-old CVT transmission. I typically warn people to stay away from CVT transmissions, but this typical transmission is one of the few great ones.

Fuel economy

The 2017 Toyota Camry doesn’t get the best fuel economy in its class, but all models still get at least 30mpg. The four-cylinder motor gets an EPA average of 24 city and 33 mpg on the highway. If you needed a little more pep and decided to go with the V6 engine. The V6 suffers slightly and gets 21 in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Losing 3 mpg isn’t so bad when you’re picking up basically 100hp out of the V6 model.  If you feel like you want to get more out of the 2017 Camry a Hybrid version is available which receives 42 in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. 

Camry features 

As the generation aged Toyota implemented more technology and with the 2017 Toyota Camry came with an enhanced multimedia system. Toyota gives you the option of having a push-button start system, wireless charging, moon roof, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control. A 6.1 inch which is standard and a 7-inch display. The 6.1-inch display comes with a six-speaker sound system with iPhone integration that gives you the ability to use hands-free voice commands when needing to use your device. Other features included with the 7-inch display comes equipped with a 10-speaker JBL audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, and navigation that I personally enjoy over the standard infotainment.

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