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Toyota Camry - Top 5 alternatives

  • Jul 25, 2018
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The Camry plays a significant role in Toyota’s current product lineup not just here in the Middle East, but also in other markets. There’s a strong reason for that. The Camry has been around for over three decades and has helped Toyota establish a firm hold in the 5-seater sedan segment. And Toyota knows this very well.


toyota camry exterior


That’s why the Camry is still in production and is in its eighth generation. However, over the years many other car brands have evolved and today there are a plethora of cars available in this segment. Here are the top five alternatives of the Toyota Camry.


1- Honda Accord


Honda City


Just like the Camry, the Honda Accord has got a history. It’s in its tenth generation now and promises to provide its customers with much more than ever before. The new Accord is really a modern-day car with its stylish exterior, futuristic design, and feature-laden interior. Honda has also stepped up its game in the safety department by providing various safety features like lane keeping assist system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, multi-angle rearview camera, etc.


Honda has provided two engine options - a 1.5-litre unit that produces 198 horses and is mated to a CVT. The other one is a 2.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine with 247 hp on tap and has been given Honda’s new slick 10-speed automatic transmission.


The Accord is available in the UAE in four variants with the prices starting from AED 94,900 and going all the way up to AED 140,000.


2- Volkswagen Passat


VW PASSAT


The new Volkswagen Passat has come a long way from what the original car was. The latest model has got just the right bits and pieces to make it an ultimate family sedan. The designers at VW really came through with a revolutionary design and made the Passat an astonishing car. The front end of the Passat features thin horizontal chrome slats in the grille and the bumper. The LED headlights fit flush with these chrome elements and depict an elegant appearance.


The quality of the interior of the Passat is extraordinary. This is something that you get when you opt for a German car. There are also various safety features like adaptive airbags, automatic post-collision braking system, intelligent crash response system, tire pressure monitoring system, etc.


The Passat starts at a price of AED 96,495 and is available in four trims.


3- Nissan Altima


Nissan Altima


There are three variants of the Nissan Altima available in the Middle East. The prices start from AED 80,745 and reach AED 98,700. This makes the Altima a good contender here because its top-end variant offers a whole lot of features and comes at a price tag which can only buy you the base model of the Toyota Camry.


In terms of looks, the Nissan Altima doesn’t disappoint irrespective of the angle you look at it from. The interior is well made as the exterior. There are materials that enhance the luxuriousness of the cabin. There’s ample amount of space for all the occupants. Nissan has also provided many latest features to make the Altima give a tough fight to its rivals.


Earlier this year Nissan showcased the 2019 Altima at the New York Auto Show. The new model is that much more desirable. It is expected to hit the showrooms here in the UAE sometime during the end of this year or early 2019.


4- Audi A3 Sedan


audi a3


Yes, it is not a 5-seater family sedan. But it falls in the similar price range as the Toyota Camry. Chances are if you get to know this compact sedan, you might get a bit selfish and buy this rather than a full-sized Camry.


The Audi A3, being a German, is a flawless piece of machine. It has got mesmerizing looks. You can tell that its an Audi just by spotting the signature headlights and LED DRLs. The interior of the A3 Sedan features top-notch quality materials and features. The sporty flat-bottom steering wheel gives you the confidence to drive this beauty like its meant to be driven.


There are three variants of the A3 Sedan available in the UAE that fall in the price range of AED 92,000 to AED 142,500.


5- Toyota Corolla



The last, but not the least car on this list, is the Toyota Corolla. Being another Toyota, the Corolla gives a peace of mind to its customers when it comes to reliability and longevity. The latest Corolla offers a mix of elegant yet sporty design, comfortable as well as a spacious interior, and powerful fuel efficient engine.


The Corolla also features advanced safety nets like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control Feature (TRC), etc.


Toyota Corolla has got two engine options which are available in three different trims. Overall, there are five variants of the car that falls within the price range of AED 70,900 and AED 100,800.


These were the five alternatives to the good old Toyota Camry. The buying choice depends on what your requirements are and we hope with our help you arrive at the correct decision for you.

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