Toyota Camry Goes Exclusively Hybrid for 2025



The 2025 Toyota Camry offers available Electronic On-Demand AWD across all four grades: LE, SE, XLE, and XSE.

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The all-new 2025 Toyota Camry will be powered exclusively by a hybrid engine, featuring a new interior design and technology upgrades.

The Toyota Camry, for the first time on a hybrid, offers available Electronic On-Demand AWD across all four grades: LE, SE, XLE, and XSE.

With a dedicated rear electric motor, the AWD system supplies power to the rear wheels for additional traction when needed, either in adverse weather conditions, accelerating from a stop or during dynamic driving around curves.

What’s Under the Hood


The 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 hp on FWD and 232  hp on Electronic On-Demand AWD equipped models.  -  Photo: Toyota

The 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 hp on FWD and 232  hp on Electronic On-Demand AWD equipped models.

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The 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 hp on FWD and 232  hp on Electronic On-Demand AWD equipped models.

The Toyota Camry also has a manufacturer-estimated combined 51 MPG rating on the LE FWD grade. It has an electronically controlled Continuous Variable Transmission (eCVT) that intelligently finds the right gear ratio for the amount of throttle input – promoting optimal fuel efficiency. 

The THS 5 uses lighter and more compact electric motor generators to produce more power and enhanced performance compared to the previous system. 

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.

Electronic On-Demand AWD

The has been adapted to work seamlessly with THS 5 and utilizes an electric motor generator on the rear axle resulting in 232 net-combined hp – 30 more than the outgoing model with a mechanical AWD.

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.

Safety Assistance Tech for Drivers


The XLE and XSE grades come with an available 10-in. Head-Up Display to allow drivers to check their speed, see warning indicators, and turn-by-turn navigation while also paying attention to the road ahead.  -  Photo: Toyota

The XLE and XSE grades come with an available 10-in. Head-Up Display to allow drivers to check their speed, see warning indicators, and turn-by-turn navigation while also paying attention to the road ahead.

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The Toyota Camry comes standard with Blind Spot Monitor, which 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 helps detect vehicles approaching from either side, warning you with side mirror indicators and a warning tone. 

Also standard is Safe Exit Alert, which 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 can also be found on the 2025 Toyota Camry. The safety suite includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection 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 is an adaptive cruise control system that is designed to be set at speeds above 20 mph. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control 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 detects lane markings or the road’s edge at speeds above 30 mph. It’s 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 is designed to help keep the vehicle in the center of a lane. It assists the driver with steering control while Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is in use.
  • Road Sign Assist: Road Sign Assist uses the forward-facing camera to recognize specific road signs, such as speed limit, stop, and yield signs. It provides sign information to the driver via the Multi-Information Display.
  • Automatic High Beams: Automatic High Beams is designed to detect headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles. It automatically toggles between high and low beams as appropriate.
  • Proactive Driving Assist: Proactive Driving Assist 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. It can also provide gentle braking into curves.

The XLE and XSE grades come available with a Premium Plus Package which includes features such as:

  • Traffic Jam Assist (requires an active Drive Connect trial or subscriptoin and is 4G network dependent)
  • Front Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking

Advanced Tech Offerings Come Standard

For the 2025 model, a 7-in. digital gauge cluster comes standard on LE and SE models, while a standard 12.3-in. fully digital gauge cluster can be found in the XLE and XSE grades.

The XLE and XSE grades also come with an available 10-in. Head-Up Display to allow drivers to check their speed, see warning indicators, and turn-by-turn navigation while also paying attention to the road ahead.

The Toyota Audio Multimedia System includes a standard 8-in. touchscreen display or an available 12.3-in. screen. The system includes standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and pairs well with the standard Qi wireless charging pad. 

Access to a wide range of enhanced connectivity features is also available. Toyota Audio Multimedia allows simultaneous dual Bluetooth phone connectivity. A Wi-Fi Connect trial/subscription offers 4G connectivity for up to five devices.

With an active available Drive Connect trial or subscription, Camry drivers can also interact with the system through touch and voice activation.

With Intelligent Assistant available through Drive Connect, simple phrases like “Hey Toyota” awakens the system for voice-activated commands to search for directions, find Points of Interest (POI), adjust audio controls, change the cabin temperatures, and more.

Over-the-Air (OTA) updates will also be available.

Additional connected services are available on the Camry as well. 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 the capability of receiving Vehicle Health Reports, Maintenance Alerts, and reminders.

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 and allow passive entry unlock on front doors and trunk or push button start in-cabin using your smartphone as the key.

Driver Handling and Comfort

The retuned suspension has enhanced responsiveness and agile handling. All models feature an optimally tuned MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension.

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 for increased comfort, while still providing even greater stability, handling, and confidence behind the wheel.

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 provided through a new pump motor in the brake actuator enabling greater controllability and brake feel.

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

Details, Inside and Out

On the exterior, LE has a horizontal bar front grille in black, and XLE has a dark metallic grey finish. LE now comes standard with 16-in. alloy wheel while the XLE comes standard with 18-in. black and machine-finished alloy wheels.

XLE has a chrome-finished window trim accompanying the chrome-finished Camry name badge found on both comfort grades.

The SE and XSE grades have sport-mesh front grilles, side sport rockers, and black finishes that add to the sleek roofline and chiseled body. Functional front side air ducts, canards, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser add to the racing inspired design helping aerodynamic performance.

The SE features 18-in. black-finished alloys and XSE comes well equipped with range topping 19-in. black and smoke gray-finished alloy wheels.

Exterior color options include newly available Ocean Gem and Heavy Metal that will join Camry favorites like Ice Cap, Wind Chill Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Underground, Midnight Black Metallic, Supersonic Red, and Reservoir Blue.

The XSE grade adds an available two-tone look with Ocean Gem, Wind Chill Pearl, Heavy Metal and Supersonic Red paired with a Midnight Black Metallic roof.

The Camry will have enhanced seat comfort. Toyota engineers changed the shape and density of the seat cushion and by increasing the cushion length. The headrest was also 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.

The 2025 Toyota Camry is expected to arrive at Toyota dealerships in late spring 2024 with a starting MSRP of $28,400 – over $400 less than the outgoing Camry Hybrid base grade and includes more standard features.



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