Everyone Loves–or Loved the 2007 Toyota Camry

A reliable car that has lasted since 2007 isn’t a shocker from Toyota. Toyota’s reputation for reliability precedes it. And owners seem to agree. The 2020 Toyota Camry is a great car. But it will carry the new car price. The 2007 Toyota Camry was and still is a good car. And it only costs a few thousand dollars.

The 2007 Toyota Camry was a great car new, but it remained reliable through the years and pleased buyers. In fact, you can still buy one used today for under $5k––if you don’t mind something high mileage.

Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid | STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

The 2007 Toyota Camry

According to US News and World Report, the 2007 Camry was the first year of a redesign. Toyota’s popular sedan debuted a new model. The new generation, which debuted for the 2007 model year, was a heavily updated new car. It was even among the first mainstream hybrid integrations as well. Now, it can still be a great used car. Depending of course on what you’re looking for.

Still a great used car, the 2007 Camry XLE boasted a luxurious interior
2007 Toyota Camry XLE | Toyota

The roomy and comfortable cabin combined with good performance are two of the 2007 Toyota Camry’s shining assets. Add in the expected reliability that comes along with buying a Toyota and you get a favorite for both expert reviewers and consumers alike.

Car and Driver called the 2007 Camry the “crown prince of mainstream.” It also received high praise from publications such as Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book. They appreciate the cosmetic efforts of the redesign as well as the handling of the Toyota sedan. Even MotorTrend named the 2007 Toyota Camry the Car of the Year.

Additionally, US News shows that the Toyota Camry 2007 redesign started affordably. But if you were willing to spend more the range-topping options were pretty tricked out for their age. The car was loved for its options, even sporting a manual transmission. Even though it wasn’t available paired with the V6 power plant.

a 2007 Toyota Camry, light blue and parked on the street in front of some gorgeous trees.
the 2007 Toyota Camry | Toyota

Used car consumer reviews

A look at the consumer reviews on Cars.com shows us more. The vast majority of those who have owned a 2007 Camry were happy with their choice. Whether bought new or used, the Toyota Camry from this model year was generally a good choice. And it probably still is. Especially for under $5k.

On Cars.com, the Camry saw above average scores in every area. Comfort, value for the money, interior design, reliability, performance, and exterior styling are all areas in which vehicles are reviewed. The 2007 Camry gets at least a 4 out of 5 in every category.

A 2007 Toyota Camry on display at an auto show.
A 2007 Toyota Camry | Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images

new and used

The 2020 Toyota Camry has also seen awards, such as the editor’s choice award from Car and Driver––according to Toyota. And it is common to see buyers of the 2007 Camry repeat-buy another new Camry when they decide to get another car. But even as a used car the 2007 Camry has received unending praise.

Another look at Cars.com will show us a long catalogue of consumer reviews. Owners said nearly nothing but good things about the 2007 Toyota Camry. Even dated as recently as 2020, consumers have left comments about how much they love their used Toyota Camry.

2020 Camry TRD side
2020 Toyota Camry TRD | Toyota

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Owners say things like “200k and still going.” Praise like “I tried Altima and Accord, but Camry is roomier, quieter, and more economical and no other car can even touch Camry’s resale value.” You just don’t see this type of love for many other mid-size sedan options. Camry lovers mean business, and it turns out that there are many lovers of the 2007 Camry––both new and used.