Is the Toyota Camry the best midsize, medium-priced sedan on the market? Years ago, we thought so — before the emergence of the Nissan Altima, Kia Optima, Mazda6 and Hyundai Sonata complicated the equation. Judging by sales data, the Camry, now in its eighth generation, remains on top — selling fairly well despite the decline in the popularity of conventional sedans.
In one category in particular, the Camry is without peer: fuel economy. We’ve been driving a 2020 Camry Hybrid XLE, patiently waiting for the fuel-level indicator to wobble. After 50 or 60 miles on urban streets and rural roads around Fairfield and Litchfield counties last week, it hadn’t budged. Maybe our 44-mile daily commute will move the needle.