DALLAS — Toyota Motor Corp. is giving the re-engineered Camry a big bump in fuel economy and horsepower, especially with a new standard four-cylinder engine.
The fuel efficiency of the 2018 Camry’s new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is estimated by the EPA at 29 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway and 34 combined. That’s 26 percent better than the outgoing base model’s 24 mpg city/33 highway/27 combined rating.
The new four-cylinder engine generates 206 hp, a step up from the outgoing base engine’s 178 hp, and the revamped sedan has an eight-speed automatic transmission, replacing a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The retooled Camry’s new 3.5-liter V-6 engine, also mated to the eight-speed automatic, gets an 8 percent bump in EPA-estimated fuel economy to 22 mpg city/33 highway/26 combined compared with the outgoing model’s 21 mpg city/30 highway/24 combined. But it gets a power boost to a stout 301 hp vs. the outgoing motor’s 268 hp.
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