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Coming Soon: Camry and Corolla Special Editions

Think you know the Toyota Camry and Corolla? Think again. The automaker will be releasing its Camry and Corolla Special Editions in mid-August, and it’s safe to say that both models will change your view of the two popular sedans in a major way.

Both special edition models made their rounds of the auto shows earlier this year, impressing us and making us excited for their release.

Now that the time is almost upon us, we’re learning the main details about these vehicles. The Camry Special Edition will be priced starting at $25,715 MSRP, and will feature a power tilt/slide moonroof, smoked taillamp treatment, Blue Stream Metallic and Blizzard Pearl exterior colors, Dark Blue interior trim, standard Qi-compatible wireless charging, and a whole host of sporty and unique features that’ll make you stand out on the road.

The Corolla Special Edition comes with an MSRP of $20,635. For that price, you’ll get a choice between three exterior colors: Absolutely Red (exclusive to this model), Black Sand Pearl, and Super White. Other features include a red-accented dash panel and door trim, black mixed-media seats with red contrast stitching, and a Smart Key System with push-button start.

Toyota will make a total of 12,000 Camry Special Edition units, and 8,000 Corolla Special Edition units between August 2015 and January 2016. Both models will be available soon at Bill Walsh Toyota, so hurry down and take one out for a spin before they sell out!

Toyota Camry, Highlander, and Sienna Named Best Family Cars of 2015

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Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com recruited families and brought its usual host of expert editors to determine this year’s list of the 15 Best Family Cars of 2015. Among the chosen winners were the Camry midsize sedan, the Highlander midsize crossover, and the Sienna minivan.

Selecting the winners is no small task. KBB.com gathered “23 of the latest and greatest different vehicles from a variety of manufacturers” and put them all to real-world tests. Evaluations were based on comfort, driving feel, safety, child seats, cargo space, rear-seat entertainment, and other extra features like advanced electronics and ease-of-access.

The new Camry was a clear contender from the beginning thanks to its total redesign for the 2015 model year. It’s the most attractive Camry to date (at least we think so at Bill Walsh Toyota) and quite roomy and comfortable to boot, which should help it remain the best-selling car in the US, as it has been for the past 12 years.

The Highlander and Sienna were just as convincing. The former is just the right size and full of storage places, and the latter’s entertainment and Drive Easy Speak system make it really easy to keep the kids under control.

Two New Special Edition Toyotas Debut in Chicago

Two new special edition Toyotas based on the brand’s best-selling sedans were introduced the 2015 Chicago Auto Show: the 2016 Camry Special Edition and the 2016 Corolla Special Edition.

For the Camry, getting that special edition badge means getting 18-inch alloy wheels with gloss black-painted accents, smoked tail lamps, high-contrast blue stitching throughout the interior, premium audio and navigation systems, and push-button start. It’ll come in Blizzard Pearl and Blue Streak Metallic colors.

Meanwhile, the special edition Toyota Corolla receives new 17-inch alloy wheels with gloss black finish, a black interior with red contrast stitching, enhanced audio and navigation systems, a power moonroof, and push-button start. Colors will include Absolutely Red, Black Sand Pearl, and Super White.

Only 12,000 special-edition Camrys and 8,000 Corollas will be produced. The former will be available between August 2015 and January 2016 and the latter between August 2015 and December 2015 at Bill Walsh Toyota. We’ll see you then!

Consumer Reports 2015 Best Value Goes To Toyota Camry Hybrid

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The Camry has picked up so many awards over the years that we’re no longer surprised to hear about new ones. We here at Bill Walsh Toyota have come to sort of just expect it. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore the Camry’s accolades! The latest attention Consumer Reports heaped upon Toyota’s classic sedan is definitely worth putting up on the fridge. But there is an interesting twist: it’s for the hybrid version.

That’s right. The Consumer Reports 2015 Best Value Award went to the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Torque News helps us look a little closer at this prestigious award. We learn that Consumer Reports not only looks at five-year cost of ownership, but also gives contenders a road test.

CR certainly did not hold back when it came to praising the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid. They called it “stone cold reliable,” while remarking of its “comfort and all-around functionality.” And naturally, the Camry’s fuel economy, at 38 mpg, didn’t hurt its chances of winning, either.

2015 Toyota Camry Design Is a Bold New Upgrade

The 2015 Toyota Camry design is cool and classy.
Toyota has changed up everything on the new Toyota Camry from styling to handling.

If you haven’t seen the new Camry’s look, you might be surprised to hear that it’s bolder than ever. An impressive new redesign is keeping the Camry at the top of its class. Toyota designers sure know how to spice things up.

Toyota has changed up everything from handling to exterior styling on the new model. This impressive Toyota Camry design sure has heads turning, thanks to an aggressive new bumper and grille, better headlights, and a sleeker, longer body. According to Toyota, the premium materials inside the cabin are a new touch as well.

“Camry buyers may be entertained by more assertive driving dynamics. Cost-conscious interiors have been upgraded with more soft surfaces, nicer detailing, and contemporary electronic gear. Chassis systems—steering, brakes, suspension—receive minor changes aimed at better ride and feel,” said Don Sherman at Car and Driver.

The Camry also features an optional 3.5-liter V6, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The new model can do zero-to-60 in 5.8 seconds and still get up to 35 highway mpg.

Want to check out the new 2015 model? Come to Bill Walsh Toyota.