Toyota Camry 2018 Philippines: Should we get it at this time?

Aug 13, 2020

What does Toyota Camry's popular sedan have to compete with Mazda 6 or Honda Accord?

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1. Toyota Camry 2018 Philippines: Introduction

2018 Toyota Camry is the eighth generation from its first introduced, it has since sold over 19 million units. It underwent a full model change and has been re-engineered under Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA). 

Significant changes from the old version include a lower center of gravity and a more modern exterior design, which is called "sensual smart confidence" by its chief designer Akira Kubota. The two-piece grille is wider and placed lower than before. It is also highlighted by 18-inch alloy wheels.


Toyota Camry 2018

Toyota Camry 2018 Overview

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2. Why should people buy the Toyota Camry 2018 Philippines?

The 2018 version has a sporty and dynamic design. Also it has plenty of cabin and cargo space, and a strong fuel economy from four-cylinder engine.

To move in the city, the 2018 version takes only 10.1 liters for 100km, while in highways and combined roads it consumes 6.3 and 7.2 liters. Thus, this high-end 4-seater model can save more fuel than rival Honda Accord, which consumes 6.5 liters in highways and 7.8 liters in combined roads.

Toyota Camry 2018

Toyota Camry 2018

The 2018 edition has a sleek and sporty style

3. Toyota Camry 2018 Price & Variants available in the Philippines

The 2018 Camry includes 03 versions of 2.5G, 2.5S and 2.5V with prices of ₱ 1,741,000, ₱ 1,855,000 and ₱ 1,917,000. Comparing directly with two sedans: Honda Accord or Mazda 6, it is clear that the trio from Toyota is still more expensive than about ₱ 200,000 respectively for each version, but with the reputation built over the past two decades, the Camry is still always a top choice.

Toyota Camry 2018 Price in the Philippines
Model Price 
2018 Toyota Camry 2.5 G ₱1,741,000
2018 Toyota Camry 2.5 S ₱1,855,000
2018 Toyota Camry 2.5 V ₱1,917,000

4. What’s missing from the features?

In addition to the aforementioned advantages, the 2018 Toyota Camry still has some minor drawbacks such as it does not have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, which is also the detail that many cars in the same segment have installed.

Toyota Camry 2018 Interior

2018 models do not support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

5. Toyota Camry 2018 Philippines: Review proper


Toyota Camry 2018 is now measuring 4,880 mm long, 1,841 mm wide and 1,445mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,825mm. 

Toyota Camry 2018 Exterior

Toyota Camry 2018 Philippines: Dimensions
Wheelbase 2825 mm
Length 4880 mm
Width 1841 mm
Height 1445 mm
Ground clearance 145 mm
Curb Weight 1470 kg


The 2018 Camry for Philippines market is powered by the 2.5-liter four-cylinder 2AR-FE gasoline engine that produces 182hp and 231Nm. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard for the three variants on offer (2.5V, 2.5S and 2.5G).

Toyota Camry 2018 Engine

A six-speed automatic transmission is standard for the three variants on offer

Toyota Camry 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance
Engine type Inline-4
Displacement 2.5 L
Horsepower 176hp
Torque 231 Nm
Drive train Front-wheel drive
Transmission Automatic
Fuel system Gasoline
Fuel tank capacity 49 L

Information from the Toyota manufacturer said that this new engine will give more horsepower and torque and the ability to save fuel than other cars in the same segment.

Safety features

Because this is Toyota’s flagship sedan, the 2018 Camry is equipped with a range of safety features. It has a total of seven airbags (two in front, two at the sides, two curtain shields and one driver-side knee airbag), antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, brake assist, vehicle stability control,  clearance and rear sonar sensors, emergency brake signal, and security system with immobilizer and alarm.

2018 Toyota Camry Interior

 2018 Toyota Camry Interior

Toyota Camry 2018: Safety Features
  • Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger/Driver
  • Brakes-ABS
  • Child Safety Rear Door Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Traction Control
  • Fog Lamps-No
  • Parking Aid-No
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Stability Control

Comfort Features

Toyota uses a combination of soft materials with different colors to bring a more premium feel in the interior. The cabin feels spacious and airy ahead, with good visibility in all directions. For 2018, Toyota has lowered the seats of the Camry, so getting in and out of the cabin can be awkward for some people.

2018 Toyota Camry Interior

Luxury and elegant Interior of Camry

For 2018 version, the infotainment system is better than ever. It has Toyota's Entune interface, a 7-inch touch screen, six speakers, Siri Eyes Free, Google voice controls, a USB port, Bluetooth, and smartphone integration with navigation via the Scout GPS Link app.
However, the 2018 Camry isn't available with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration, unlike most competitors.

Toyota Camry 2018: Comfort Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Cruise Control
  • Front And Rear Cupholders
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Rear View Camera
  • Dual Vanity Mirrors

2018 toyota camry interior

Toyota Camry 2018 isn't available with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration


Compared to the 2018 Mazda 6, Toyota's sedan is a bit smaller in terms of length, width and ground clearance. The height is 2.54cm lower but has a base shaft increased by 5.08cm compared to the previous version. In turn, the Camry is able to turn more flexibly as well as ensure spacious cabin space.
In term of appearance, the new and old Camry have very little difference in appearance. Overall design retains the sporty, luxurious characteristic of Toyota.

Toyota Camry 2018: Exterior
Headlights LEDs
Daytime running lights  Yes
Front fog lights No
Door Sill Protectors Yes

2018 Toyota Camry Exterior

2018 Toyota Camry is attractive in blue

6. Toyota Camry 2018 Philippines: Final recommendation

The 2018 Toyota Camry promises to provide users with enjoyable driving experience, good safety standards and excellent fuel economy for Filippinos. For many generations, the 2018 Camry is still a key name of the Toyota brand.

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