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2025 Toyota Camry: A Blend of Performance, Style, and Efficiency

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2025 Toyota Camry: Unveiling the All-New Hybrid Sedan with Advanced Features

The Toyota Camry has dominated the best-selling sedan category in the U.S. for 22 consecutive years, thanks to its striking good looks, quality, and dependability. The new 2025 Toyota Camry continues this legacy by exclusively offering a hybrid model, combining an athletic exterior style with a newly designed interior and impressive technology features.

2024 Toyota Camry Trim Levels and Standard Features

Leading Hybrid Technology

Fifth-Generation Toyota Hybrid System

Toyota’s industry-leading hybrid technology is a hallmark of the brand, and the ninth-generation 2025 Toyota Camry showcases this innovation. The 2025 Toyota Camry pairs the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS 5) with a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine, delivering a standard 225 net combined horsepower on Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) models and 232 horsepower on Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models. Additionally, the 2025 Toyota Camry boasts remarkable fuel efficiency, with a manufacturer-estimated combined 51 MPG rating on the LE FWD grade.

Available Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive

For the first time, the 2025 Toyota Camry offers Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) across all four grades: LE, SE, XLE, and XSE. This AWD system, featuring a dedicated rear electric motor, provides power to the rear wheels for enhanced traction when needed, whether in adverse weather conditions, accelerating from a stop, or navigating dynamic curves.

Pricing and Availability

The 2025 Toyota Camry is expected to arrive at Toyota dealerships in late spring 2024, with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,400. This price is over $400 less than the outgoing Camry Hybrid base grade and includes more standard features.

2025 Toyota Camry Trim Levels Explained

100 Percent Hybrid, No Compromise

2025 toyota camry hybrid engineThe 2025 Toyota Camry pairs the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS 5) with a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine and has a standard 225 net-combined horsepower on Front-Wheel Drive (FWD). Not only is this the most standard horsepower offered on a Camry, but it also features outstanding fuel efficiency with a manufacturer-estimated 51 MPG combined on the LE FWD. The system uses lighter and more compact electric motor generators to produce more power and enhanced performance compared to the previous system.

Enhanced Acceleration and Performance

Toyota engineers tuned the new THS 5 system to provide a more natural acceleration feel that is synchronized with the increase in engine speed. This was achieved by increasing the amount of power from the Lithium-Ion traction battery through the electric motor generator to suppress high increases in engine revolutions during acceleration.

Intelligent Transmission for Optimal Efficiency

The Camry also features an electronically controlled Continuous Variable Transmission (eCVT) that intelligently finds the right gear ratio for the amount of throttle input, promoting optimal fuel efficiency.

Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive Across All Grades

For added peace of mind, Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is available across all grades. It has been adapted to work seamlessly with THS 5 and utilizes an electric motor generator on the rear axle, resulting in 232 net-combined horsepower – 30 more horsepower than the outgoing model with a mechanical All-Wheel Drive.

Superior Traction and Stability

The system provides precise on-demand front-rear torque distribution in accordance with driving conditions to support start-off acceleration, handling, and stability in everyday driving situations. If the system deems the roads as slippery or it senses loss of tire grip, the distribution of torque to the rear wheels is then controlled to deliver ample traction performance to help keep the Camry on the desired path, further helping to promote driver confidence.

Balanced Handling and Comfort

2025 toyota camry drive modesDrivers will enjoy the retuned suspension with enhanced responsiveness and agile handling, adding a sense of thrill when taking on those twisting and turning roads. All models feature an optimally tuned MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension.

Sport-Tuned Suspension for SE and XSE

The SE and XSE grades have a specific sport-tuned suspension with new shock absorbers in the front and rear, including a larger diameter front stabilizer bar. This configuration increases comfort while providing even greater stability, handling, and confidence behind the wheel.

Enhanced Braking System

Further control is provided by an enhanced brake feel from the newly adopted braking system. The Electronically Controlled Braking system (ECB) features on-demand pressurization through a new pump motor in the brake actuator, enabling greater controllability and brake feel.

Customizable Driving Modes

Drivers can also customize their Camry’s drive feel to suit their specific tastes with standard selectable NORMAL, ECO, and SPORT driving modes.

Sleek Silhouette

2025 toyota camry exterior stylingThe ninth-generation 2025 Toyota Camry, designed by CALTY’s Newport Beach, California, and Ann Arbor, Michigan studios, delivers a sleeker, more athletic look to the new sedan. The distinctive hammerhead front face adds a fresh and modern design that has become a Toyota signature. All grades feature LED headlights and daytime running lights.

Refined Comfort Grades

On the comfort grades, customers will be greeted with a refined style featuring a horizontal bar front grille in black on LE or finished in dark metallic grey on the XLE. The LE now comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, while the XLE features 18-inch black and machine-finished alloy wheels. The XLE further stands out with chrome-finished window trim accompanying the chrome-finished Camry name badge found on both comfort grades.

Aggressive Sport Grades

The SE and XSE grades add aggressive sporty flair to the 2025 Toyota Camry lineup with sport-mesh front grilles, side sport rockers, and black finishes that enhance the sleek roofline and chiseled body. Functional front side air ducts, canards, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser contribute to the racing-inspired design and improve aerodynamic performance. The rear features an exposed dual-tip exhaust, further showcasing a sporty impression. The Camry name badge is styled in gloss black on both sport grades, while the XSE’s badge is backed by a unique blacked-out trunk garnish. The XSE is sure to turn heads with a color-matched front grille, front side canards, and rear diffuser. The SE features 18-inch black-finished alloys, while the XSE comes equipped with range-topping 19-inch black and smoke gray-finished alloy wheels.

Diverse Exterior Color Options

Exterior color options for the 2025 Toyota Camry include newly available Ocean Gem and Heavy Metal, joining Camry favorites like Ice Cap, Wind Chill Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Underground, Midnight Black Metallic, Supersonic Red, and Reservoir Blue. The XSE grade offers an available two-tone look with Ocean Gem, Wind Chill Pearl, Heavy Metal, and Supersonic Red paired with a Midnight Black Metallic roof.

Inside the Cabin

2025 toyota camry interiorMerging impeccable craftsmanship with modern open-concept design and refined materials, the interior of each 2025 Toyota Camry grade offers a unique experience.

Sport Grades Interior

Beginning with the sport grades, the SE comes with SofTex®-trimmed seats featuring sporty bold white accents in either Boulder or Black. The XSE adds a standard leather-trimmed interior with artistic “shooting blade” patterned perforations found on both the side door trim and seating surfaces. The XSE interior is available in two colors: Black with blue-lined perforations or the fan-favorite Cockpit Red. Both the SE and XSE grades come equipped with standard aluminum sport pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

Comfort Grades Interior

The comfort grades also showcase their own interior personality and style. The LE features an expertly designed interior inspired by ocean waves, with an embossed pattern in woven fabric found on the interior trim and seat surfaces in Boulder or Black. The higher-end XLE grade is the first 2025 Toyota Camry to feature a combination of leather and Dinamica® microfiber trim, offered in Light Gray or Black. A quilted pattern with the Dinamica® trim is also inset on the front door panels and dashboard.

Enhanced Seat Comfort

The 2025 Toyota Camry also boasts enhanced seat comfort. Toyota engineers achieved this by changing the shape and density of the seat cushion and by increasing the cushion length. The headrest was softened and moved rearward to enhance seat ergonomics and ride comfort. Heated front seats come standard on the XLE and XSE and are optional on the LE and SE grades. The higher-end grades also add an available front ventilated seat option and a standard heated steering wheel. Additionally, the XLE and XSE grades come with standard 8-way power driver and 8-way power passenger seats.

Quieter Cabin Experience

An even quieter cabin can be found inside the XLE and XSE grades, thanks to the standard front-side acoustic laminated glass that helps reduce wind noise and harshness.

Convenience Features

The 2025 Toyota Camry sets the standard for convenience. The next-generation model comes with a standard Push Button Start and a dual-zone automatic climate control system with rear air vents. For households with multiple drivers, the XLE grade offers an available driver’s memory seat and memory side view mirrors. The XLE also adds available automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers. For the first time on a Camry hybrid, the XLE and XSE grades will have the option of adding a power tilt and slide panoramic roof with a power-retractable sunshade.

Advanced Technology

2025 toyota camry technologyFor the 2025 model, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster comes standard on LE and SE models, while a standard 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster can be found in the XLE and XSE grades. The XLE and XSE grades also offer an available 10-inch Head-Up Display, allowing drivers to check their speed, see warning indicators, and view turn-by-turn navigation while keeping their attention on the road ahead.

Toyota Audio Multimedia System

The Toyota Audio Multimedia System includes a standard 8-inch touchscreen display or an available 12.3-inch screen. This system features standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, paired with a standard Qi wireless charging pad. The Camry also provides a standard combination of five USB ports, with three in the front (2 USB-C and 1 USB-A media port) and two in the rear (1 USB-C and 1 USB-A) across all grades.

Enhanced Connectivity Features

Access to a wide range of enhanced connectivity features is available with the Toyota Audio Multimedia system, which allows simultaneous dual Bluetooth® phone connectivity. A Wi-Fi Connect** trial/subscription offers 4G connectivity for up to five devices (30 day/3GB trial included).

With an active Drive Connect trial or subscription, Camry drivers can interact with the system through touch and voice activation. The Intelligent Assistant, available through Drive Connect**, activates with simple phrases like “Hey Toyota,” enabling voice-activated commands to search for directions, find Points of Interest (POI), adjust audio controls, change cabin temperatures, and more. Over-the-Air (OTA) updates are also available.

Audio and Entertainment Options

In addition to the robust offering of audio playback capabilities with HD Radio®, USB data, and a SiriusXM® 3-month trial subscription, Integrated Streaming is also available. This feature allows linking separate Apple Music® and Amazon Music subscriptions to the vehicle for onboard control. For those who enjoy premium sound during their commutes, the Camry offers a nine-speaker JBL® Premium Audio system upgrade on the XLE and XSE grades.

Connected Services

Additional connected services are available on the 2025 Toyota Camry. The up to 10-year Safety Connect trial includes an Emergency Assistance Button (SOS), 24/7 Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, and Stolen Vehicle Locator. The up to 10-year Service Connect trial provides drivers with the capability of receiving Vehicle Health Reports, Maintenance Alerts, and reminders.

Digital Key

A Digital Key is available on XLE and XSE grades. With an active Remote Connect trial or subscription, drivers can use the Digital Key via the Toyota app, allowing passive entry unlock on front doors and trunk or push button start in-cabin using your smartphone as the key.

Safety & Convenience

2025 toyota camry safetyThe 2025 Toyota Camry comes standard with advanced safety features designed to provide peace of mind and enhance convenience for drivers and passengers alike.

Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

The standard Blind Spot Monitor is designed to warn you when a vehicle in the next lane enters Camry’s blind spot on either side of the vehicle. When you’re in reverse, the standard Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) helps detect vehicles approaching from either side, warning you with side mirror indicators and a warning tone. Additionally, the Safe Exit Alert uses rear side radar sensors installed on the inner side of the rear bumper to help occupants judge if an approaching vehicle or bicycle may collide with a door when opening it.

Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 3.0

The 2025 Toyota Camry is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 3.0, a comprehensive suite of safety features:

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) is designed to help detect a vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist and provide an audible/visual forward-collision warning under certain circumstances. If you don’t react, the system is designed to provide automatic emergency braking.

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) is an adaptive cruise control system designed to be set at speeds above 20 mph. DRCC uses vehicle-to-vehicle distance control to help maintain a preset distance from the vehicle ahead of you.

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) detects lane markings or the road’s edge at speeds above 30 mph. LDA w/SA is designed to provide an audible/visual warning if an inadvertent lane departure is detected. If no corrective action is taken, Steering Assist is designed to provide gentle corrective steering for lane-keeping assistance.

Lane Tracing Assist

Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) is designed to help keep the vehicle in the center of a lane. LTA assists the driver with steering control while DRCC is in use.

Road Sign Assist

Road Sign Assist (RSA) uses the forward-facing camera to recognize specific road signs, such as speed limit, stop, and yield signs. RSA provides sign information to the driver via the Multi-Information Display.

Automatic High Beams

Automatic High Beams (AHB) is designed to detect headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles. AHB automatically toggles between high and low beams as appropriate.

Proactive Driving Assist

Proactive Driving Assist (PDA) uses the vehicle’s camera and radar, when system operating conditions are met, to provide gentle braking and/or steering to support driving tasks such as distance control between your vehicle and a preceding vehicle, pedestrian, or bicyclist. PDA can also provide gentle braking into curves.

Premium Plus Package for Enhanced Driver Assistance

2025 toyota camry packagesFor those looking for additional Driver Assistance features, the XLE and XSE grades of the 2025 Toyota Camry come available with a Premium Plus Package, which includes:

Traffic Jam Assist

Traffic Jam Assist helps drivers navigate through congested traffic conditions by providing automated support with steering, acceleration, and braking, making stop-and-go traffic less stressful.

Front Cross-Traffic Alert

Front Cross-Traffic Alert assists in detecting approaching vehicles from the front when maneuvering in tight spaces, providing warnings to help avoid potential collisions.

Lane Change Assist

Lane Change Assist enhances lane-changing maneuvers by monitoring surrounding traffic and providing alerts if an unsafe lane change is detected, helping to ensure safer transitions between lanes.

Panoramic View Monitor

The Panoramic View Monitor offers a 360-degree view around the vehicle, aiding in parking and low-speed maneuvering by displaying a composite view from multiple cameras positioned around the Camry.

Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking

Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking helps detect stationary objects and other obstacles while parking, providing alerts and, if necessary, applying automatic braking to prevent collisions.

2025 Toyota Camry Pricing

Model #GradeBase MSRP
2559LE FWD$28,400
2561SE FWD$30,700
2560XLE FWD$33,400
2557XSE FWD$34,600
2552LE AWD$29,925
2553SE AWD$32,225
2555XLE AWD$34,925
2556XSE AWD$36,125

*MSRP excludes Dealer Processing and Handling fee of $1,095. All prices are subject to change.

Toyota Limited Warranty

Toyota’s 36-month/36,000 mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and against perforation from corrosion for 60 months with no mileage limitation. Hybrid-related components that require repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship are covered for 8 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first from the original date of first use when sold as new. The hybrid battery is covered for 10 years/150,000 miles, whichever comes first, and is transferable across ownership.

The 2025 Toyota Camry also includes ToyotaCare, a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance, for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour Roadside Assistance is also included for two years, with unlimited mileage.

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