Big and Small Changes to the 2018 Toyota Camry
Long time customers and first-time customers would appreciate additional information on some of the features found on a new 2018 model year Toyota Camry.
2018 vs. 2017 Camry Feature Changes: Cruise Control
The main difference in controlling features on the 2018 Camry is it requires using the cruise control switches, which are mounted on the right side of the steering wheel.
Previous Camry models utilized a stalk connected to the steering column to manage cruise control operation. For 2018, that stalk has been removed and the cruise control switches have been added to the right side of the steering wheel. Additionally, the activation of the cruise control is now shown on a multi-information display, or MID, in the instrument cluster.
Distance and speed settings require the use of new steering wheel-mounted switches. These new controls apply to both conventional constant speed cruise and the new-for-2018 Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system.
2018 vs. 2017 Camry Feature Changes: Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Unlike previous Camry models, there is no longer a dash-mounted switch for the blind spot monitor, intelligent clearance sonar, and rear cross-traffic alert systems. Instead, these systems are activated and adjusted through the steering wheel meter switches by observing the MID to determine their status.
2018 vs. 2017 Camry Feature Changes: Head Up Display
The switch on the dash for the head up display has also been removed, and its function is now controlled through the meter switches on the steering wheel. Its status can be changed and customized by using the MID in the instrument panel.
2018 vs. 2017 Camry Feature Changes: Overhead Console Storage Compartment
The overhead console storage compartment design is similar to the one found in previous Camry models, but the script is smaller and the area that needs to be pressed to release the spring mechanism. Here’s where to push to activate:
Console Storage Opened
2018 vs. 2017 Camry Feature Changes: Qi Wireless Charging Tray Cover Door
For 2018, the Qi wireless charging tray cover door is also spring-loaded and requires a push to open and a push to close.
2018 vs. 2017 Camry Feature Changes: Electronic Parking Brake
The electronic parking brake is new for the 2018 Camry. This system can automatically set and release itself when the car is shifted in and out of park. The previous foot pedal parking brake has been replaced by a toggle switch near the gear shift lever. Activation for this system can be monitored through the MID.
2018 vs. 2017 Camry Feature Changes: Windshield Wipers
Windshield wiper operation has changed. For 2018, the windshield wipers retract below the hood. In order to replace the wiper blades and put the wiper blades in a mode that allows for the clearing of leaves, snow, and ice, the following process should be followed.
Simply shut the car off, and within 45 seconds move the wiper lever to the Mist setting for at least two seconds. The wipers will stop halfway through their sweep, at which point they can be lifted.
2018 vs. 2017 Camry Feature Changes: Toyota Safety Sense
Toyota Safety Sense™ P, or TSS-P, is also new for the 2018 Camry.
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control are included in the TSS-P package.
Activation and customization of these TSS functions can be monitored through the MID.
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