For much of the long life of Toyota's Camry line, we've judged it the class of the midsize-sedan class. But that was before Chevrolet finally let the Malibu reach its potential, and before South Korea's Hyundai and Kia brands exceeded all expectations for quality and performance. The Camry remains a very good car, but some of its competitors — notably, the Malibu and Honda Accord — may be a little bit better.
The first thing we noticed about our test car, a 2019 Camry XLE, was its unexpectedly good looks. The new Camry is sharp and stylish, with long, graceful lines from stem to stern. The second thing we noticed was the collection of stars under the “Government 5-Star Safety Ratings” banner. The Camry was one of a very few cars we've tested that earned five stars across the board, top to bottom in crash tests.