The Toyota Camry is one of the best-selling cars in the world, a fact heavily influenced by the vehicle’s reliability, longevity, and, perhaps most importantly in today’s energy-conscious society, fuel efficiency. Though it has evolved over the years – the XV50 model released in 2011 marks the car’s Seventh Generation – the Camry is still considered the flagship product of the Toyota Industry, its most popular and recognizable creation.

The Camry possesses all the best qualities of the mid-size sedan; its focus on a more compact engine (four-cylinder models with an optional upgrade to six cylinders have been standard since the late-eighties and never changed) means that the vehicle is naturally flexible in its capabilities, great whether you want to take the kids around the block to school, or whether you have an hour’s super-commute each morning. Newer models tend to favor a lighter-weight, more aero-dynamic design (not to mention an optional hybrid engine) making the car more energy efficient than ever. And all this comes under an attractive hood: the cosmetic changes to the Camry over the years have given it a sportier look without compromising on safety, with the Camry maintaining a high-performance level in federal crash testing.

The Camry is also available in a number of different series, from the relatively simple CE, to the luxurious XLE, and everything in between (the more standard LE, and the SE included), which makes it so that the Camry can be anything from a straightforward driving machine to an elegant and stylish dream car. The Camry’s all purpose nature and competitive fuel efficiency promise to make the vehicle a contender in the global market for years to come.