Ditch the Toyota Camry and Consider One of These Alternatives Instead

As much as the Toyota Camry has going for it, and that is quite a lot, that doesn’t mean it’s the right sedan for you. Sure, it’s modestly priced and stock full of great features. But maybe it’s just not your thing. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives to the Toyota Camry

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The Hyundai Sonata is a cheaper alternative to the Toyota Camry

If you’re on the hunt for a cheaper alternative to the Toyota Camry, look no further than the Hyundai Sonata. With a base price of $23,700, this year’s Sonata will have saving your pennies rather then spending them. Even if you upgrade to the most expensive Hyundai Sonata, this year’s model will only cost you $33,950.

As for the Toyota Camry? This year’s model will have you spending at least $24,970 if you opt for the entry-level model. Treat yourself to the range-topping XSE V6 instead and this year’s Camry will have you spending upwards of $35,545.

For better warranty coverage, choose the Kia K5 over the Toyota Camry

And if the Hyundai Sonata isn’t all that interesting to you? Consider the Kia K5, another worthy alternative to this year’s Toyota Camry. Unlike this year’s Camry, the K5 comes standard with Kia’s best-in-class warranty program, which includes a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty, and a 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty. Pretty snazzy, right?

As for the Toyota Camry? Its warranty program is pretty disappointing in comparison to the K5’s. In fact, it’s standard with only a 36-month/36,000-mile limited warranty, a 36-month/36,000-mile basic warranty, a 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and rust-through coverage for 60-months and unlimited miles. 

The Subaru Legacy is a rugged alternative to the Toyota Camry 

But maybe it’s an all-wheel drive alternative to the Toyota Camry that you’re after. If that’s the case, then you’re going to want to consider the Subaru Legacy. Unlike this year’s Camry, the Subaru Legacy comes standard with all-wheel drive. Not only that but much like the Hyundai Sonata, it’s also a cheaper alternative to the Toyota Camry.

To get all-wheel drive in the Toyota Camry, you’ll have to spend a pretty penny. Because while a base model Camry with front-wheel drive will cost you at least $24,970, a Toyota Camry equipped with all-wheel drive will have you spending at least $26,370. That’s a huge cost difference when compared to the Subaru Legacy.


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Choosing between these sedans is going to take a test drive

When it really comes down to it, you can’t go wrong with any of these Toyota Camry alternatives. That’s why, before making your final decision, we recommend getting behind the wheel for a test drive. After all, that is the best way to determine whether or not a car is the right fit for you.