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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR

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Hey Yall!  This past Friday, myself and other media outlets were invited to Toyota's Ride and Drive event to experience the All-New 2018 Camry and 2018 C-HR.





As I mentioned on my Instagram, Toyota is my #1 favorite car brand.  I grew up having Toyota vehicles in family starting with my mom getting a 1994 Corolla.





It was like a stepping stone when it came to the Toyotas my family had when I was younger, starting with Corolla, Camry, then upgrading to a Lexus.





The Corolla was passed down to me when I was just getting out of high school, soon to attend college.  So much firsts happened in that car like it being my first car, my dad taught me how to drive in it, also my transportation to my first job at Hollywood Video!  So many memories!





The Corolla was 11 years old still going strong and never gave me any problems.  I drove that car for several years until I passed it down to my brother, and he too drove it for several years until he sold it.





Toyota leads the longest lasting brand with their reliable cars.



Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com


I drive a Toyota now, a RAV-4, and it's my baby!  My RAV-4 never gave me a single problem even with it being seven years old.  The girls are nearing the driving age, and I've been thinking about passing down my RAV-4 to them and upgrade to a Highlander for a bit more space.





Well, that's a bit of history of the many generations of Toyotas in my life.  Let me share about my time at the Toyota event.



Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com


I dropped the kiddos off to gymnastic camp, and I rode solo to Southbound restaurant for some lunch, networking and learning about some of Toyota's new car lineup.



Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com


The 2018 Camry has gone through a facelift with a new exterior design that is more sharp, edgy, abstract lines, masculine grille, sportier look.  Honestly, it's like a work of art!  Even the emblem in the back of the car got a new look too.  Camry doesn't look bland anymore.  


Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com



So many interior options inside make the ride very enjoyable.  Camry sure has come a long way since their debut back in 1983.


Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com


After lunch, I had a chance to drive around in the 2018 Camry and boy is it like riding on a fluffy cloud, it's so smooth and so quiet!  Fantastic handling and picks up speed quickly, with enough space for my family of four and enough room to tow our stuff around.


Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com



Also, the 2018 Camry is fantastic when it comes to their safety features with forward and back collision warnings, lane departure warnings, ten airbags inside, and blind spot monitor.



Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com


2018 C-HR is like the new kid on the block, being Toyota's new small subcompact crossover vehicle.  When I first saw it, I thought it was a funky entry-level car for teen drivers, young millennials, couples living in the city.  But for me, too small.  Also, I felt like I seen this type of style car before like the Nissan Juke and Honda H-RV.  Toyota is a bit late to the party with their C-HR as far as design.


Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com



After taking a drive in Toyota's C-HR, Nissan and Honda have some competition because the C-HR is an incredible little car.  It may be small, but it's packing a lot of power.  But there are some downsides to it not having an Apple CarPlay, no all-wheel drive option, or factory navigation.  But there is a saving grace; the C-HR does have Bluetooth so you can connect your phone.



Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com


Although I spent a short time with both Camry and C-HR, it didn't take long for me to know that I enjoy them both, with me loving the Camry more.





I can't wait to share more of my love for Toyota with you all!  Stay tuned!





By the way, the restaurant Southbound is a must visit!  Southern food is so fresh and delicious.  And the farmhouse style rustic decor is so warm and inviting.  Great place to get together for some good eating with friends and family.



Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com
Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Toyota's Ride and Drive Event Recap: 2018 Camry and C-HR  via  www.productreviewmom.com




Have you ever had a Toyota?  If so, what is your experience with this brand?

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8 comments

  1. Hey Lou, this looks like an awesome event. I feel like I should be a spokesperson for Toyota now after 20 years with my 4Runner. As you know I hit 400,000 miles yesterday. I'm sold on Toyota. They definitely delivered. Glad to know you are a Toyota Girl too!

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    1. That's amazing! Toyota's last forever! What's your secret for having your 4Runner last so long? Keeping up with the maintenance?

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  2. That is one good looking vehicle - very snazzy and jazzy - great review and oh the food - I need to come for a visit! #PRP

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  3. I've only heard great things about Toyotas from Toyota owners.It's definitely a brand I will consider when I purchase my next car. I've had my car for 11 years and I'm trying to hold on for as long as possible. ☺

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  4. Pretty cool event there..The C-HR looks awesome if I had to choose I think I will had pick that one. lol....
    We had a Nissan event here in NY and it was really nice to have a chance to get to see the cars and test drive without having a dealer associate telling us which one we were going to choose.....#ProductReviewParty

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  5. Man, I wish they had events like this here! That Camry is looking pretty sharp. You look good in it.

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  6. This is something for me to consider. I am finally actually looking to buy a car before the school year starts since there are so many things I have to go to and Uber is eating into my budget big time. My SO drives a Chrysler 300 and wants me to just use his car, but it has too much power for me so a Toyota may be the way to go.

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  7. I had an 87 Camry and wow has it changed! Camry is all grown up now! Hubby's truck is a Tundra. What a fun event, thanks for sharing!

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