Over the years, Toyota earned itself a reputation for making highly reliable, if slightly mundane, cars. However, that has changed, and they’re now one of the most exciting everyday car brands.
They’re still making very reliable cars, but they’re now producing a handful of sporty models, and they’re even experimenting with a manual transmission for EVs. The Japanese carmaker has also refused to jump on the bandwagon regarding an automotive future consisting merely of EVs and SUVs.
For now, Toyota will continue making both sedans and gasoline engines, as that’s what the brand was built on. One such model is the 2025 Toyota Camry, which has always been one of the brand’s bestsellers as it’s affordable, spacious, reliable, and efficient.
For the 2025 model year, the Camry will enter its ninth generation, and it’s rewarded with a new look. Toyota revealed a fresh design language on the latest Prius, and the Camry is set to follow in its footsteps.
It’s not just the exterior that sees an overhaul, though. The 2025 Toyota Camry comes with a redesigned cabin, and the popular sedan will only be offered with a revised set of hybrid powertrains, with all-wheel drive available as an option on all trim levels.
So, will the next-gen Toyota Camry be able to challenge competitors such as the Honda Accord, Subaru Legacy, or even the Hyundai Sonata? And will there be a more exciting TRD or GR version available?
The Toyota Camry’s styling was getting a bit long in the tooth, so the 2025-year model’s updates are most certainly welcomed.
Toyota has given the upcoming model a more streamlined grille and LED headlights, and this new look is clearly based on the new design language we’ve already seen on the Prius. Unfortunately, there aren’t any other significant changes to the exterior, only some slight updates to the rear and sides.
The base LE trim will come with 16-inch wheels, and the higher trim levels receive 18- and 19-inch wheels. Some air ducts and other trim have been added to the SE and XSE versions, and the XSE also gets a color-matched front grille, gray wheels, black details on the trunk, and there’s also the option of two-tone paint.
Toyota claims everything is at your fingertips, which is handy. It’s hardly surprising that all trim levels will feature an infotainment screen – an 8.0-inch version for the LE and SE trims and a 12.3-inch unit in the XLE and XSE models.
Both screens use Toyota’s latest software interface, which has received mostly positive reviews, as the system is quick and intuitive.
We think it is worth mentioning that Toyota has chosen to use actual buttons for the AC, heater, etc. This is a highly appreciated old-school move. No matter how intuitive a screen is, fiddling with it to adjust the fan is distracting and an annoyance.
The 2025 Camry also features a digitized gauge display, but again, the 12.3-inch fully digital version will only be available in the top two trims. Toyota’s multimedia system can connect wirelessly to your iPhone or Android, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all models.
Those who enjoy listening to music while they drive will be happy to know Toyota will offer an optional nine-speaker JBL sound system upgrade. Unfortunately, there is a chance this will only be available on Camrys with the larger 12.3-inch infotainment system.
The 2025 Toyota Camry comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, which will offer all the most important active safety features, such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian, cyclist, and motorcycle detection, and even blind spot warning (BSW) and rear cross-traffic warning (RCTW), which were only available as part as a package prior to the 2025 Camry.
Other standard features include lane departure warning (LDW), lane centering assistance (LCA), adaptive cruise control (ACC), automatic high beams, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) that provides automatic emergency braking if the driver doesn’t react, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Toyota’s Proactive Driving Assist (PDA) feature.
The PDA system uses the vehicle’s cameras and radar to help steer or slow down the car. Help is the keyword here because the driver will remain in control the entire time – it’s not an “autopilot” system.
For those who’d like even more Driver Assistance features, the XLE and XSE versions will be available with a Premium Plus Package, which includes features such as:
- Traffic Jam Assist
- Front-Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Change Assist
- Panoramic View Monitor
- Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking
The 2025 Toyota Camry’s interior has seen some updates compared to its predecessor. It’s obvious that the manufacturer has taken some inspiration from the Camry’s bigger sibling, the Toyota Crown.
Inside the Camry, the revamped interior looks like a comfortable place to spend some time, even for fully grown adults who find themselves in the rear seat.
Cloth upholstery is standard, but the XLE and XSE models come with leather. Dual-zone automatic climate control and rear air vents are also standard across the range. Again, if you want more gadgetry, the higher trim levels are the ones to opt for.
Move up to the XLE or XSE, and you’ll find heated seats and steering wheel, acoustic-laminated glass, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, adjustable rear-seat headrests, and ambient lighting.
As we mentioned previously, the Camry uses proper buttons and a traditional gear selector – even though it’s an automatic. Everything seems to be well laid out, and they’ve clearly put some thought into the positioning of it all.
The overall interior design can be summed up in two words: stylish and functional. It’s not flashy, nor does it look cheap or tacky. It’s very hard to dislike anything about the 2025 Camry’s cabin.
2025 Toyota Camry Fuel Economy
Since the EPA has not released any fuel economy estimates for the 2025 Camry, we’ll have to make an educated guess.
We don’t think we’ll be far off if we expect it to deliver similar figures as the last Camry hybrid model, which was rated at 52 MPG overall – 51 MPG in the city and 53 MPG on the highway.
Only time will tell what the actual figures will be, but we really don’t expect it to stray too far from the previous model’s EPA ratings.
The 2025 Toyota Camry will be available with two hybrid powertrains – one front-wheel drive setup and one sending power to all four wheels.
The front-wheel drive models use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in combination with two electric motors, producing a combined 225 horsepower.
The all-wheel-drive models have the same setup but with an additional motor that drives the rear axle, increasing power output to 232 horses. The system works just like the one in the Prius, where one motor will only supply power to the rear wheels when necessary.
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, all-wheel drive will be optional on all Camry trim levels, not just the top trims. Both the FWD and AWD setups are only available with a CVT automatic transmission, and there will only be a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder ICE unit available in combination with the two hybrid options.
Sadly, there won’t be a V6 engine available for this model, and Toyota has yet to announce any performance variants with TRD or GR badging. Fingers crossed, there will eventually be an equivalent to its predecessor’s somewhat sporty TRD version.
For now, there’s no information available about the 2025 Camry’s 0-to-60-mph time.
Toyota has yet to reveal the official prices for the 2025 Camry, but seeing as the model will now only be available as a hybrid, it’s fair to expect that prices will increase slightly compared to last year’s models.
An estimated guess would be that the base model starts just below $30,000, with the XSE trim priced closer to $40,000. The SE and XLE trims will be found between those two.
We also expect the XLE trim to be the most popular one, seeing as it comes with many of the creature comforts and luxury features, so the average 2025 Camry price will most likely be around the $35,000 mark.
Model years often don’t align with the actual year we’re in, so in some ways, it’s like automotive time travel without a DeLorean.
Toyota hasn’t given us an official release date for the brand-new 2025 Camry. However, it’s reasonable to expect the car to be available in dealerships sometime during Spring 2024.
Today’s market is heavily dominated by SUVs and crossovers, but traditionalists who’d rather spend time behind the wheel of a sedan can still find some excellent models.
The 2025 Toyota Camry is much cheaper than most German competitors of a similar size, so we’ll compare it to its Asian rivals – of which there are a few to choose from.
Perhaps the biggest competitor of them all is the Honda Accord Hybrid. The Camry and the Accord have battled it out for decades, and picking one over the other is nigh on impossible and purely down to personal preference.
Other sedans that would love to steal the Camry’s coveted number-one spot include Nissan’s Altima and Subaru’s Legacy. However, as good as they may be, they’ve never really delivered in the same way the Camry and Accord do.
In the case of the Nissan Altima, part of that is down to the poor transmission and lack of rear seat leg space. The Subaru Legacy has just never managed to leave its mark on the segment. It’s a fairly solid, if somewhat dull car, and there’s also no hybrid option.
Korean car manufacturers have really upped their game in recent years, sniping designers and engineers from both Audi and BMW.
For that reason, they’ve made some excellent cars that are a blast to drive and don’t cost an arm and a leg.
Both the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Kia K5 are valid options if you’re looking for a well-specced midsize sedan, and both manufacturers offer excellent warranties as well.
Toyota Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
It’s no secret that Korean rivals, such as the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia K5, are sold with longer warranty periods.
However, Toyota does offer two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance if you purchase a 2025 Camry.
The Camry’s limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles. This applies to all components that aren’t considered normal wear and maintenance items.
There’s a powertrain warranty that covers five years or 60,000 miles.
Hybrid components that need repairs are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, and it’s calculated from the original date of first use when the car was sold as new.
The hybrid battery is covered for ten years/150,000 miles, whichever comes first, and it’s transferable across ownership.
Toyota has also included ToyotaCare with the purchase of the 2025 Camry. It’s a plan that covers any factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles and two years and unlimited mileage of Roadside Assistance.