2019 Honda Insight EX
I got the chance to drive a 2019 Toyota Camry SE for a week.
- Digital Speedometer/Tire pressure of each wheel on instrument panel.
- The trunk opens all the way up when you pop it open
- Sunglass holder
- Steering the car felt almost as responsive as the Insight and better than my previous Ford Fusion.
- Comfy seats and comfy armrest
- Big trunk
- The Camry felt oddly similar in size as the Insight when I was in the driver seat. I adjusted to driving and parking the Camry quickly.
- Back-up camera is dead center so it made perfectly lining up into a spot easier.
- The gas pedal felt like sport mode in the Insight so I drove it with more of a lead foot but still got pretty close to EPA city/highway estimates(with warm engine) for the car. Cold engine was around 5mpg less.
- The infotainment system has a small screen with low resolution(480p?) and outdated user interface. I didn't even bother messing around with it except to turn on the radio.
- 1 USB port and that USB port didn't even supply enough power to keep my dashcam on unlike on the Insight.
- The digital screen behind the instrument panel is smaller than the DII on the Insight. It's sandwiched between the speedometer and tachometer.
- The engine is kind of loud on this car and you will always hear it when accelerating.
- Something is wrong with the transmission on the Camry(not just this particular car I drove and owners on Edmunds are complaining about it, too). I had a couple of instances where it hesitated to accelerate for the first 2 seconds and then it jerks you forward. This was a major problem on highways and intersections with stop signs trying to merge. I would see a short window with an open space to merge but the car hesitates to respond quickly for the first 2 seconds or so after hitting the gas pedal. The delayed acceleration issue doesn't seem to happen when you sort of don't floor the gas pedal.
- The trunk opening by itself could also be a negative when it comes to closing which requires more strength to slam it shut.
- No walk away auto lock, no push button start, no trunk opener button on the outside(I couldn't find one), and no grabbing the door handle to unlock. Everything needs to be done the old fashion way by taking out the keyfob and pushing buttons.
- No brake hold and no e-brake. The parking brake is a foot pedal like on my previous 14 CRV.
- I like the stiff doors on the Insight as a personal preference for times like windy days. The Camry doors feel kind of floppy like my 09 Civic.