Disclosure: I received a 2019 Toyota Camry XLE for a week to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100 my own.
My daughter and I took a road trip to Jacksonville, in the 2019 Toyota Camry XLE, and it made for a great ride! The 2-hour drive from my home was a breeze. Having my daughter home from college is heaven to us, so when we can head out on a weekend trip, we do! We could reconnect and catch up on everything that’s been going on in each other’s lives. Of course, we talk on the phone whenever we can, but nothing beats some quality together time to really strengthen that mother/daughter bond that carries us through all the distance and hubbub of life. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, in large part due to the comfortable interior and smooth ride offered by the 2019 Toyota Camry XLE.
2019 Toyota Camry XLE Makes a Great Road Trip Car
This car is so nice. It’s perfect for everyday travel, but it’s also great for road tripping, as well. It’s styling, comfort, and ease of use make it a car that really has the best of all worlds. It’s sporty but not excessive, comfortable but not vanilla. In short, it’s beautiful. And with its added features, which we’ll talk about later, it makes for an impressive vehicle. It was a car that literally had us in the lap of luxury as we made our way to Jacksonville and explored its streets and local murals.
Another big plus for this car is its gas mileage. At 28 mpg city and 39 mpg highway, this sporty car doesn’t get sporty gas mileage. That’s important to me because I’m in no hurry to burn up my money on the road.
My daughter and I were immediately struck by the car’s styling – both interior and exterior. This sedan’s look is best described as soft aggressiveness. Sweeping lines combine with headlights and a bumper area that looks a little like a robot to create a look that says, “I’m one tough car, but hey, have a sit-down and get cozy in my interior.”
And What an interior it was! Just like its exterior, the interior of the XLE is the perfect combination of sporty and comfortable. The leather-trimmed seats have an almost racecar aesthetic while giving an incredibly comfortable blend of cushion and support. Both the driver and passenger seats come with available power-adjustability, as well, so you always have the perfect ride. With its paddle shifters and Apple CarPlay console, the interior felt like a cockpit designed just for our driving experience. What’s more, actually getting into that interior is easy, as well with its smart key system featuring push-button start.
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I like my space. I don’t want to feel crowded in a car, and I want plenty of trunk space for when I go searching for deals. The 2019 Camry XLE delivers on both fronts. We were so pleased with all the space this car offered! We both had plenty of room to enjoy a very comfortable ride, and the absolutely huge trunk held all our luggage with no problem at all. Now I understand why the Toyota Camry is the best-selling car in America for over a decade!
Panoramic Roof with Front Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof
We also loved the Panoramic roof with front power tilt/slide moonroof. As we cruised around town, we were able to get an even better view of all the buildings and architecture with this amazing moonroof. For daytime driving, the moonroof has power-retractable sunshade to help keep the bright sun from overheating you or blinding you.
One of my favorite things about this car is its safety factor. It comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense, which both my daughter and I loved. If you’ve ever been to Florida or heard stories about Florida drivers, you probably already know why I love this feature, but for those of you who don’t. Florida drivers are… iffy… to say the least, so the XLE’s blind spot sensor and rear traffic alert gave me great peace of mind. I also loved its pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and lane departure alert with steering assist features. This car also sports 10 airbags and a star safety system, so drivers are always protected. Thankfully, we never needed any of these, but I felt so good knowing they were there.
Features To Keep You Connected on the Road
Staying connected to my community and my relatives is of utmost importance. While on the road we always look forward to having flexible connectivity options. The 2019 Camry now also offers Apple CarPlay support as a standard feature. This is great as it allows you to maintain focus on your drive while still getting directions, making calls, receiving messages, and listening to your music. I usually work while my husband drives, but this time around I was the sole driver! Lucky me!
Road Tripping in Style with the Toyota Camry XLE
From its sporty exterior and cockpit-like interior to its safety features and tons of space. The 2019 Toyota Camry XLE delivered everything we could have wanted and needed in a car. It’s truly an affordable mid-size family car with great options. Our road trip was so much fun. We were able to reconnect, explore, and bond, and we were able to do it all in style and with so much safety. I loved this car, and I think everyone else will, too.
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