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!
Toyota Camry XSE – Sporty, Practical, and Dog Friendly
The Toyota Camry XSE V6 is sporty!
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.
The Toyota Camry XSE is practical!
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
The Toyota Camry XSE is dog friendly!
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!
What are my favorite 3 features?
What are Emma’s 3 favorite @Toyota #Camry features? http://t.co/nnTmDeaNLk @DriveShopUSA #DriveToyota pic.twitter.com/OvHg9B9OdH
— Emma (@mygbgvlife) September 3, 2015
#1 – The blind spot monitor!
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!
#2 – The trunk space!
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!
#3 – The 7” Touchscreen!
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.
Overall, I give the Toyota Camry XSE V6 a paw up! Thank you to Toyota for letting me test drive one of your cars for a week!
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.
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Oh that is surely one snazzy car!
Y’all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog
It was a lot of fun for a week.
it’s great that your sister has a super comfy place on the back seat ! and I love that you drive a car with a stick shift :o)
I rode around Germany in a Porsche as a pup, so I know stick shift is for real race dog drivers!
absolutely!!!!! my mom is probably the only girl on slice earth who can’t handle an automatic car…that’s unbelievable but sadly true :o)
When Mom got her German driver’s license, the instructor was amazed an American girl could drive a stick!
Will and Eko says
Perfect car to keep you safe and blow your hair back!
Blow those big floppy ears of mine out of my face!
M. K. Clinton says
That is a really nice ride! I know that you girls enjoyed cruising!
We love traveling around and having a sporty car makes it even more fun!
Two French Bulldogs says
That’s one well made car
Lily & Edward
It held up to the abuse of my sisters and me!
Spencer the Goldendoodle says
Great post with lots of great pictures! Sure looks like you guys had fun with the car and love how much luggage you can fit in it. It would be a great car to bring to the BlogPaws conference! 🙂
Oh many, don’t even talk about that luggage! Last year it was downright embarrassing all the stuff Mom had!
Jan K says
Very nice!! We have been driving Toyotas for a few years now. I like to have an SUV though, so the Rav4 is my favorite. I look at other vehicles when it’s time to turn in our lease, but keep coming back to the Rav.
We have had an SUV for years, but wanted to see how the two of us would be in a regular sedan and it works pretty well.
The Daily Pip says
How fun is that! We like Toyotas very much. Love the color, too!
Racing red, my favorite!
That is some nice ride Emma and the color suits you purrfectly!
Thank you. I think they know I look good with red!
We just love the color!!! That cool car did a great job helping you see some fun places in style!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
It sure did and in a sporty fashion as well!
it looks pretty nice, how roomy was it with all three dogs and luggage? My issue is two big dogs and then there is no room for me and my stuff. 🙂
Well, if we leave Mom home, there is plenty of room, but she usually wants to come along. The three of us can all fit in the backseat just fine and the trunk has plenty of luggage space. We were mainly checking it out for just Bailie and I as Katie isn’t traveling much these days.
Oh Emma! My Mommie has a Joe and the Joe has a Toyota Camry just like yours but it’s really old and it isn’t red and it doesn’t have any puters in it. It has an odometer, though, and that thing says more than 200,000 miles!! So, even though Mommy likes her own car better, whenever whenever we ride in that Joe’s car she says “I love you, I love you, Toyota Camry! Please last forever!”
This one didn’t have many of those mile things on it. It was lots of fun and real speedy too.
De Hufford says
That looks like a pretty fancy car. Bet you had fun testing it out!
It was pretty much top of the line and loaded. We had a real nice time taking it on a bunch of adventures.
karen Meldrum says
Great Review! I like the touch screen!
The touchscreen was nice and big and had so many things on it!
We use to always drive a Camry until we got our Pyrenees and my Tyler Then we went to Our Outback. We really enjoyed the Camry and that was before those super electronics.
The electronics are pretty amazing! Mom has had an SUV for years because of large and multiple dogs, but when it is just Bailie and I, a sedan would probably be just fine since we are smaller.
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
Woah! Nice wheels!!! It definitely looks pet friendly, and I am loving it!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
We loved it for a week and then poof, it was gone 🙁
2 Brown Dawgs says
Very fancy car.
It was a nice ride for a week!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Toyota’s are my favorite cars, I’ve had 2 that lasted forever! Great review!
We’ve never had a Toyota before, so it was fun to try it out.