I know, I know. You’re thinking what in the heck is this lady talking about?
We all know kids do funny things. They make up words; they play silly nonsense games. Well, a few weeks ago, my kids were watching an episode of “Teen Titans Go” where Beast Boy and another character could only say the word “WAFFLE’ for an entire day. No matter what they saw or did, they could only say the word, “WAFFLE”. From that, my son decided that he was going to call all cool cars “waffles”. So every time we pass a Corvette, Camero or a Mustang, he yells “WAFFLE”. And now every kid in our carpool does it. It makes no sense and is absolutely hysterical.
Enter the new 2018 Camry.
The XSE V6 arrived in our driveway and I was BLOWN away. I had driven the 2015 model, but was not expecting something so sporty, so sleek and quite frankly, really, really cool looking. Toyota upped it in the design department, big time. I wasn’t surprised in the least when my kids got home from school, saw it and yelled “ooooh, a waffle”.
I never in a million years would I have imagined that the Camry would look like this. Yes, I was driving a top-of-the-line XSE, $39,000 model, but still…it IS not your Mama’s Camry.
I mean, check out these red leather seats!
We had fun taking it all around town – to school, gymnastics, boot camp, shopping – it was a dream to drive. It had plenty of pick-up and lots of fun features, including a Birds Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan. The camera uses front, side and rear mounted cameras so you can see exactly where you are when backing up. And I will never complain about blind spot monitoring. It’s the one feature I wish my current SUV had.
The kids loved it and were super bummed we couldn’t take all the neighborhood gang to school in it. (Alas not enough room for all the carseats.) But they both officially declared the new Toyota Camry XSE V6 a cool car.
Base model starts at $23,495. The XSE gets 26 mpg (combined city/highway).