The Best Mid-Size Sedan

America loves it some mid-size sedans. Wagons might be more practical and crossovers are now outselling the humble four-door, but mid-sizers remain the chariot of choice for a massive swath of the population. Nearly every automaker offers one and each comes in dozens of flavors, so how do you pick the best? We’re… » 3/23/15 12:00pm 3/23/15 12:00pm

Hey Youths Are You Down With These Color-Stitched Camry Seats Or What?

Special Editions of the 2016 Toyota Corolla and its big brother the Camry have just dropped at the Chicago Auto Show. They come in bright colors with matched interior accents, and a subtle "SPORT" button on the dash to unlock "more aggressive driving dynamics." So, youths, are you in?! » 2/12/15 6:55pm 2/12/15 6:55pm

Why Does Toyota Want To Blow Up The Hoover Dam?

I guess if you're building a car that's, let's face it, boring, one way to advertise that car would be to really crank up the batshit. Like, make ads so full of confusing, improbable horseshit that just maybe you can induce some confused, trance-like state in people so they'll go buy your car. Oh, and maybe suggest… » 1/29/15 3:47pm 1/29/15 3:47pm

Automotive Hero Modifies His Family Toyota Camry

One extremely proud automotive enthusiast was not about to let the fierce grip of crushing normality destroy him — he might have been saddled with a four cylinder Toyota midsizer, but that doesn't mean he had to stop living. Nah, this dude modified his Camry. » 1/22/15 12:40pm 1/22/15 12:40pm

Distracted Driving is No Joke (update)

Last night I lost a dear friend. Lieutenant Colonel Phil Cooley, USAF Retired, was killed on January 6th by a "distracted driver" identified as 38-year-old Jesse Matamales of Yoder, Colorado. According to several news reports, Matamales was driving an uninsured 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 truck. What you see above are the… » 1/07/15 4:42pm 1/07/15 4:42pm

SF Window Washer Survives 11 Story Fall By Landing On Car

Today a proud Toyota gave its life so that a human could live. That human was a window washer in San Francisco who fell 11 stories off of a building and survived by landing on a Camry. » 11/21/14 4:11pm 11/21/14 4:11pm

This Boring Camry Is An 850 HP Sleeper That'll Melt Your Eyeballs Off


The Toyota Camry is the gold standard of beige. Apparently knowing that full well, Toyota saw fit to take to SEMA the ultimate Sleeper Camry. No, seriously. That's what they're calling it – the Toyota Sleeper Camry. And it's got an 850 horsepower, supercharged, nitrous-injected V8 that will make you scream for momma. » 11/04/14 2:36pm 11/04/14 2:36pm

The Toyota Solara Was A Car That Did Exist

Hey, remember when Toyota realized that their Camry was maybe just a wee touch dull, and decided to zazz their lineup with some kind of sporty two-door? No? Well they did, and they made the Solara. » 10/30/14 10:44am 10/30/14 10:44am

Toyota May Have Stolen That BB King Story Used In A Camry Ad

It's funny, when I saw this ad, my first reaction was that it was some seriously cloying made-up horseshit that I wasn't buying. Looks like I may have been dead wrong. There's an accusation that it's some seriously cloying truth. But stolen truth. » 10/22/14 7:35pm 10/22/14 7:35pm

The Beigest Of Beigemobiles Was A Sign Of Your Miserable Future

An early 1990s Toyota Camry is world-renowned as not only the car your parents probably had growing up, but also as the one of the beigest of beigemobiles ever created. It is your generic "car," when one has to think of some "car." So the fact that it might be a herald of the 21st century was frightening. » 8/02/14 9:00am 8/02/14 9:00am

Watch This Toyota Camry Driver Fail To Parallel Park In A Massive Spot

Rather than summarize this video, I'm just going to give you the play-by-play commentary I screamed into my computer as I watched it. » 2/18/14 3:00pm 2/18/14 3:00pm

Toyota Wants A Camry That Doesn't Look So Horrendously Boring

The Camry. Toyota knows it's the automotive equivalent of some Xanax and a bottle of wine before bedtime, but people keep buying it anyway. In spite of this, they want to make the next one have a little ZING! in terms of design, if that's even possible. » 1/20/14 1:40pm 1/20/14 1:40pm

A Victory For This Camry Rally Car Is A Victory For Toyota, America

The Toyota Camry is one of the most boring cars on the road. How do you unboring it? You make it into a rally car with throwback graphics, knobby tires, fog lights, and turbos under the hood. If this doesn't win Toyota's Dream Build Challenge, then I might start losing faith in car nuts everywhere. » 10/31/13 10:21am 10/31/13 10:21am

The Government Will Only Lose About $10 Billion On GM Shares

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 10/29/13 9:30am 10/29/13 9:30am

Consumer Reports No Longer Recommends People Buy The Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is one of the best selling cars in the entire world. But thanks to its crash test performance, Consumer Reports will no longer list it, along with the Toyota RAV-4 and Prius V, as recommended buys. » 10/28/13 12:58pm 10/28/13 12:58pm

How Long Before Insurance Companies Start Tracking Your Car?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/26/13 9:15am 9/26/13 9:15am

Cadillac Positions Itself As The Performance Luxury Brand

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 8/27/13 9:04am 8/27/13 9:04am

The All-Electric BMW i3 Is Cheaper Than You'd Think

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 7/22/13 9:11am 7/22/13 9:11am

Amazing Facebook Page Shames The Most Boring Car On The Road

The new page "It's Always a Fu#%ing Camry" chronicles the daily dick moves, crashes, and bad parking jobs of America's dullest car: the Toyota Camry. It is now my favorite FB page. » 7/16/13 2:40pm 7/16/13 2:40pm

If You Hit A Person In An LA Car Show, Your Car Is Getting Trashed

Here we see a Toyota Camry hit a lady crossing the street in the middle of the Crenshaw Takeover sideshow last Saturday night. It's not long before a crowd of people smash in the Camry's windshield, and things go downhill from there. » 6/06/13 3:43pm 6/06/13 3:43pm