For the majority of people for whom a car is merely an appliance, the Camry meets their needs to perfection. Those seeking a zestier ride should look elsewhere. A 178-hp four-cylinder is standard, while a 268-hp V-6 offers some serious zip. Both have a six-speed automatic; a manual is not available. There’s a hybrid, with 43 mpg on the highway. The XSE aims at enthusiasts with a stiffer suspension and some extra styling bits, but its steering is numb, its braking and handling unexceptional.