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When you want a car that lasts forever, you get a Toyota Camry. It’s advice repeated for generations. But does this perenially popular midsize sedan live up to the hype? Let’s see if the Toyota Camry has the reliability scores to back up its reputation.

What are the Toyota Camry reliability scores?

A used 2022 Toyota Camry car cruises down a city street showing off its black paintwork.
2022 Toyota Camry | Toyota

The Toyota Camry received a reliability score of 4.0 out of 5.0 from the automotive repair and maintenance site RepairPal. That above-average rating places the Camry third out of 24 midsize sedans. This ranking is based on three factors:

  • Cost: The Toyota Camry’s repair and maintenance costs are $388 yearly on average, compared to $526 for all midsize sedans.
  • Frequency: Camry owners take their vehicles for unscheduled repairs 0.28 times yearly, compared to 0.3 for the class.
  • Severity: The probability of severe repairs for the Toyota Camry is 11%, compared to 12% for midsize sedans.

What are 3 three most common Camry problems?

A gray Toyota Camry Hybrid cruises down a back road showing off its side profile.
Toyota Camry XSE Hybrid | Toyota

RepairPal also collects data regarding the most common issues owners face with their vehicles. Considering this Toyota sedan has been one of the top-selling cars in history, you might expect the numbers to be higher for the most common Toyota Camry problems. The top three issues are as follows:

  • Automatic transmission hesitates when accelerating — reported by over 530 owners
  • “Check engine” light illuminates due to failed oxygen sensor component — reported by over 380 owners
  • Automatic transmission shifts improperly at high mileage — reported by more than 360 owners

Two of the three Toyota Camry problems involve the automatic transmission, which can lead to expensive repairs. Thankfully, these issues don’t plague thousands of owners and don’t occur until after 100,000 miles.

Which midsize sedans outrank the Camry in reliability?

2023 Toyota Camry XSE blue
2023 Toyota Camry XSE | Toyota

Sticking with the RepairPal findings, which cover midsize sedans from 2010 to 2019, we see the Honda Accord and Mitsubishi Galant finished ahead of the Toyota Camry for reliability. Although those two cars rank higher, the Camry has the lowest maintenance and repair costs among the top 10 sedans. These cars and their average annual repair costs are as follows:

  1. Honda Accord, $400
  2. Mitsubishi Galant, $448
  3. Toyota Camry, $388
  4. Toyota Prius V, $437
  5. Hyundai Sonata, $458
  6. Mazda6, $481
  7. Chevrolet Malibu Limited, $448
  8. Kia Optima, $471
  9. Chevrolet Malibu, $532
  10. Toyota Prius, $408

Is the 2023 Toyota Camry competitive in its class?

2023 Toyota Camry blue
2023 Toyota Camry | Toyota

Is the latest model holding onto a strong position in the market? The 2023 Camry remains competitive in a shrinking class. U.S. News & World Report ranks this Toyota model third out of eight of midsize sedans. The 2023 rankings are as follows:

  1. Honda Accord
  2. Kia K5
  3. Toyota Camry
  4. Hyundai Sonata
  5. Subaru Legacy
  6. Nissan Altima
  7. Volkswagen Passat
  8. Chevrolet Malibu

Is the 2023 Camry a good midsize sedan?

The 2023 Toyota Camry offers the choice of two powertrains to provide either an efficient drive or one that brings more power to the road. All models include a cushioned ride, roomy seats, composed handling, and an easy-to-use infotainment system.

Although this Toyota sedan doesn’t hit the top spot with our experts, it is in the top part of both lists. This means we can confidently say the Toyota Camry continues to have the desired reliability to be a good car for any commute. This Toyota sedan delivers an impressive combination of quality and value.