Have you driven a Toyota Camry? I was recently given a Toyota Camry XSE V6 to drive for a week. This was my first experience driving a Toyota and I really enjoyed it! My new friend DJ delivered this sporty vehicle right to my house! He was quite polite, shaking my paw, explaining the features, and turning over the keys to me. He was so nice I gave him a big old kiss before he left!
For me this car was a lot like a sports car! It has an aggressive design including the sport mesh front grill! The steering wheel was fancy and paw friendly, being leather trimmed with paddle shifters for us real race car drivers, and having hands free Bluetooth phone and audio controls! I also learned there is a horn if you push in the middle…scary! Take note of the beautiful 18″ alloy wheels to keep the car planted on the road!
The whole dashboard is pretty sporty in my canine opinion! Notice the fancy red stitching, on the sport leather trimmed seats. The console buttons are good sized, the car has Optitron instruments, and it features Entune™Audio.
One of the most practical features of the Toyota Camry is the large 15.4 cubic foot cargo space in the trunk! Plenty of room for luggage!
The back seat folds down in a 60/40 split. If you have something real long to transport, you can stick it right through, or you can lie something larger down on one or both of the folded seats. Some other practical features I love about this car are:
- 25 mpg average which is pretty good considering the power this car has
- Keyless entry and push to start feature
- Back up camera is standard
- Dynamic radar cruise control
- Lane departure alert
- Seats five comfortably
- Ten airbags, pre-collision system
- NHTSA 5 Star overall safety rating
Dogs will love cruising around town or taking a road trip in such fun car. The power windows and power sunroof allow for plenty of wind to flow through our furs while driving along!
Senior sister Katie says it is pretty easy for an older lady dog with arthritis to get into this car! Note, my 4Knines backseat cover fit perfectly in the Camry which was great for keeping dirt and fur off the nice seats!
— Emma (@mygbgvlife) September 3, 2015
Mom and I both vote the blind spot monitor as our favorite feature in the Toyota Camry. It really is helpful when you are considering switching lanes, and while it is not distracting, it does catch one’s attention. It’s an excellent feature because it is not only helpful but it makes driving safer!
My mom was a flight attendant for many years, which meant fitting all her stuff into a small space and leaving lots of items at home. Now that we travel mostly by car, she has gone nuts and brings everything she can with us! I love that no matter how many bags she puts out there, I can fit them into this jumbo trunk!
I love the big 7″ touchscreen in the center console of the car! So many options, easy to use, even with paws! Heavens, it even has a Facebook app in it! We used the navigation a few times out our road trips and it was very nice offering us different routes to choose from. If you missed my road trip posts, you can click on Lake City or Red Wing to catch them. You can also find more photos of my Toyota Camry fun under the hashtag #EmmasToyotaAdventures on social media channels.
Disclaimer: My GBGV Life did not receive any monetary compensation for this review. My GBGV Life was given a Toyota Camry to drive for a week and review. The opinions in this review are of My GBGV Life and not influenced by any outsider. My GBGV Life will receive no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.