2025 Toyota Camry Drops V6 Engine But There Are Lots Of New Things

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With the recent unveiling of the 2025 Toyota Camry, Toyota gave us a preview of what to expect from the ninth iteration of the best-selling sedan in America. The Camry no longer comes with a V6 option; it is exclusively hybrid. A completely new interior, a reworked suspension system, and updated styling are also included. This is a detailed summary of all the changes.

2025 Toyota Camry

The standard midsize sedan for a long time has been the Toyota Camry. Toyota challenges the persistent belief that the sedan is obsolete by selling over 300,000 Camrys annually to families, Uber drivers, and practically anybody else in need of reasonably priced and dependable transportation. And there's one more now.

Customers can choose between front- or all-wheel drive setups, as well as LE, SE, XLE, and XSE trim levels. It is only offered as a hybrid.

Toyota Camry

The biggest 2025 Camry update is that the mid-size sedan will only be available with a hybrid drivetrain, and variants with front-wheel drive will no longer be limited to this configuration. The 2.5-liter inline-four engine that powers both the front-driver and the all-wheel drive variants is the same, but it is enhanced by two electric motors. The front-wheel drive version produces 225 horsepower overall, while the all-wheel drive version produces 232 horsepower. Actually, the all-wheel drive Camry is really front-wheel drive (AWD) thanks to a third electric motor located at the back that kicks in as necessary.

Toyota is holding off on revealing the lithium-ion battery's capacity for the hybrid system until nearer the time of the new Camry's release. It looks like the Camry's V6 engine is dead.

Toyota stated that the Camry is still based on the same TNGA-K platform. As such, rather than being a completely new car, we would consider this a significant update.

The 2025 Camry's slim headlamps and big lower front grille are visual similarities to the eighth-generation vehicle. LED running lights, taillights, and headlamps are standard on the new model. The XSE model features 19-inch wheels, a trunk trim in black, and a lower fascia in the color of the vehicle.


The greatest modifications for the 2025 Camry will be found inside. Keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, a wireless phone charger, and an extensive safety package including rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring are standard on all grades. However, the XLE and XSE get two 12.3-inch screens, while the LE and its SE brother are content with an 8-inch touchscreen and a 7-inch digital gauge cluster.

Along with a plethora of options, there's a JBL sound system, in-car WiFi, a digital key feature that lets you unlock and start the car with your smartphone, and a 10-inch head-up display. Elevated models such as the XLE and XSE are equipped with front-side laminated glass to reduce noise from wind and vibration.


The 2025 Toyota Camry includes a plethora of new safety features, including Toyota's Safety Sense 3.0. A pre-collision system with pedestrian recognition, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering aid, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, automatic high beams, and proactive driving assist (using the camera and radar) are all available.

The Camry also includes blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts as standard equipment. If you select the Premium Plus package on the XLE or XSE trim, you will receive traffic jam assist, front cross-traffic alerts, lane change assist, a panoramic view monitor, and front and rear parking assist with automated braking.

Information on a sporty TRD trim is still lacking. Pricing details will be revealed closer to the debut of the 2025 Camry, which is anticipated to reach Toyota dealers in the spring of 2024. However, given that hybrid power is already standard, a price hike appears likely.

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