Critics are calling the Camry names, but not the ones you'd expect.
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2018 Toyota Camry's New Look Has People Talking

Could it be possible that the new 2018 Toyota Camry has the mot exciting design in its class?
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The 2018 Camry was just launched by Toyota. It is built on a new platform, has newly updated engines and transmissions, and its interior is all-new. However, it is the look of the new Camry that is already winning over critics.

Don't take our word for it. Here is a quick rundown of some of the nice things auto experts are saying about the new Camry's looks:

Jamie Page Deaton -
Jamie is the Managing Editor at U.S. News and Reports. She manages the auto section and her team of some of the best writers in the world. She also has ten years of experience as a freelance auto reviewer, a New England Motor Press member, and she is a juror on the North American Car and Truck of the Year panel. We won't bother with a long a quote by Jamie. You can see her opinion in the image above, which is her tweet as she stood in front of the new Camry at the Detroit Auto Show.

Christian Wardlaw - New York Daily News:
"You might actually buy one because you want one, and not because you need one." "...it looks exciting, possessing a greater sense of style and design than it ever has."

Chris Nelson - Automobile Magazine:
"An all-new Camry that actually deserves to be our best-selling mid-size sedan"

Stefan Ogbac - Motor Trend:
"Based on its looks alone, it means business." "Toyota's Best-selling mid-size sedan gets hotter and techier."

Nathan Bomey, USA Today
USA Today chose as its headline for its first look of the new 2018 Camry "Sexy or Really Sex?"


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Comments

Wow! I find the design to be but ugly! But that's just me, a cranky, old, professional car review jockey. Imagine the cost of replacing this toothy front end clip in a fender bender. Truthfully, I'd like to read a comment or two from the life-time Toyota diehards. Do you appreciate the Lexus extracted baleen whale grill look?.
I think the Optima is a handsome car in this segment. Lexus doubled its sales in a single year when it adopted the similar grill on the IS sedan. It will be interesting to see what Camry shoppers think of it.
Parks, your bias is showing. If this car was the 2018 Honda Accord you would be saying this is the best Honda Accord I've ever seen. Come on Parks, strip away the bias.
Good morning Elton. Actually, I'm simply not a fan of the supersized grill design. I look forward to driving the all new Toyota.
Parks, are you a fan of the Acura/Honda beak grill design? If so, how does this view affect your thinking that the 2018 Camry grill design is ugly?
Hi Elton. We're talking personal design preference here. The Lexus-like grill design will increase Toyota sales through broader appeal. Great! How does it drive, how's the connectivity, fuel efficiency, etc? Take care.
I have owned 2 Toyotas in my life... an '83 Corolla 2-door sedan and my current '09 Corolla 4-door sedan. Both offered Toyota quality and great gas mileage. Both unexciting vehicles. That doesn't make me an expert by any account but I still hit the local Toyota lot. I remember just a few years ago when the current generation Camry came out. The dealer had one on the lot. It was surrounded by 4 orange cones with yellow plastic tape around the cones. I looked at the car and came away with the impression, "It's just a car." I tend to come away with that opinion with most new car or truck redesigns. Every person in the market to buy a new vehicle, is drawn to or from a vehicle due to its exterior styling. One either likes it (styling) or not. For me, the second thing I consider (if I like the styling) is how low the driver's seat sits to the floor. The lower to the floor, the more uncomfortable it is for me. Pickup trucks are great for proper seat height......except the Toyota Tacoma. That seat is just too close to the floor for me. Sure, I could adjust the seat upward, but then the angle I would have to lean to avoid hitting the upper door opening would be uncomfortable. BTW, my '07 GMC Sierra is so easy to get into and the seat height is very comfortable for long drives. Back to the Camry. I am sure Toyota will sell a ton of them, I just won't be adding to that tonnage
Good feedback Jesse. Given your feelings about seating position (which I share) you might find crossovers very comfortable.
I own a 2014 Camry hybrid, I love it! But this Camry is awfully ugly... But ugliness is in the eye of the beholder.....