waysA hybrid-only approach for the next-generation Toyota Camry.
The ninth-generation Toyota Camry, assembled in the U.S., introduces a new design and improved performance. The 2025 model will be exclusively a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), reflecting Toyota’s commitment to electrification. It features a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine combined with the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System. The standard model offers 225 horsepower for front-wheel drive and 232 horsepower for all-wheel-drive models. The hybrid system is optimized for lower speed efficiency, enhancing acceleration, and torque.
The Camry HEV will also carry the “Beyond Zero” badge, underscoring Toyota’s dedication to reducing carbon emissions. A new feature is the Electronic On-Demand AWD system, available for all Camry Hybrid models. This system enhances traction in various driving conditions, using a dedicated rear electric motor to power the rear wheels as necessary.
The 2025 Toyota Camry is scheduled for release in Spring 2024 at Toyota dealerships.
Highlights of the 2025 Toyota Camry
Toyota used the occasion of the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show to introduce the 2025 Camry and other models. The following represents the highlights of the upcoming Camry.
Design & Exterior Features
- Ninth generation Camry with a sleek, athletic design.
- Hammerhead front fascia, slim LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights.
SE and XSE grades have sporty styling, aerodynamic features, dual-tip exhaust, rear lip spoiler.
- 18-inch black-finished alloy wheels on SE, 19-inch black and smoke gray-finished wheels on XSE.
- New color options include Ocean Gem and Heavy Metal, with two-tone options for XSE.
- Open-style cockpit with refined materials.
- Sport grades (SE, XSE) feature SofTex®-trimmed seats and leather-trimmed interiors with unique patterns.
- Comfort grades (LE, XLE) offer woven fabric and leather and Dinamica® microfiber-trimmed seats.
- Enhanced seat comfort with improved cushion and headrest designs.
- XLE and XSE offer heated and ventilated front seats, quieter cabin.
- Smart-key with push-to-start, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents.
- XLE offers driver’s memory seat, memory side view mirrors, automatic rain-sensing wipers.
- Optional power tilt and slide panoramic roof on XLE and XSE.
- Equipped with the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS 5).
- 232 net combined horsepower with Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive.
- Retuned suspension for responsive handling.
- 7-inch digital gauge cluster standard on LE and SE, 12.3-inch on XLE and XSE.
- Available 10-inch Head-Up Display on XLE and XSE.
- Standard 8-inch touchscreen, optional 12.3-inch screen.
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Qi wireless charging.
- Enhanced connectivity features, including dual Bluetooth phone connectivity, Wi-Fi Connect, and Drive Connect.
- Over-the-Air updates, Integrated Streaming, and JBL Premium Audio system upgrade.
Safety and Connected Services
- Safety Connect trial includes Emergency Assistance, Roadside Assistance, and more.
Service Connect trial provides Vehicle Health Reports and Maintenance Alerts.
- Digital Key available on XLE and XSE, with Remote Connect trial or subscription.
- Driver Assistance and Safety Features
The Toyota Camry includes various standard and optional safety features.
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Premium Plus Package (Available on XLE and XSE Grades)
- Traffic Jam Assist
- Front-Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Change Assist
- Panoramic View Monitor
- Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking
Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 (TSS 3.0) Suite
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Lane Tracing Assist
- Road Sign Assist
- Automatic High Beams
- Proactive Driving Assist
Takeaways: 2025 Toyota Camry
Toyota labels the 2025 Camry as a ninth-generation vehicle, despite maintaining the architecture of the current model. This decision likely reflects Toyota’s understanding of the market’s shift towards utility vehicles, making significant investments in the Camry less practical. Nonetheless, with an annual sale of around 300,000 Camrys, the move to an exclusively hybrid lineup guarantees improved fuel efficiency across all models.
Photos courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales, N.A.