2025 Toyota Camry: More Style and Safety (and No More V6)

The V6 option for the 2025 Toyota Camry has been put on the shelf, but the 2025 Toyota Camry shines with sexy exterior detailing (hello new XSE grille) and more new tech and safety features (pedestrians, you can thank Toyota too).

Here Comes The 2025 Toyota Camry. Photo Connie Peters
Here comes the 2025 Toyota Camry. Photo Connie Peters

The Beloved Toyota Camry is About to Enter a New Season

Car lovers, I have a question for you. What is all hybrid, looks like a sport sedan, and all new for 2025? It’s the 9th iteration of the Toyota Camry! Since we have had many prior iterations, I think we know our way around a driver-friendly Camry by now, but this model just feels different. It looks sharper and sportier. Also, I’m really digging this Heavy Metal silver paint color with black contrasts. It’s really beautiful. It looks like a badass sedan, almost sportscar-like.

For me, though, this car isn’t just about the look. It makes a fantastic first impression, but it also has new tech inside and out, with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 as standard, available all-wheel drive, and a purely hybrid engine for all trims.

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Beautiful Grille On The 2025 Toyota Camry Photo Connie Peters

The beautiful grille on the 2025 Toyota Camry. Photo: Connie Peters

The Camry Mystique

As we know, the Camry is the best-selling sedan in the United States, so naturally, Toyota decided to make it even better. Toyota’s 2.5 liter four-cylinder plus two electric motors makes its way into one of their sedans for the first time and has a standard 225 horsepower on the front-wheel drive and 232 hp on the available all-wheel drive. It’s important to note that for 2025, car buyers can now get all-wheel drive on all four trims of the new Camry (LE, SE, XLE, XSE). That means no more V6 option in this perennially admired sedan.

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The Distinct Back End Of The 2025 Toyota Camry Photo Connie Peters

The distinct back end of the 2025 Toyota Camry. Photo: Connie Peters

So Sporty: Camry XSE is a Sexy Sedan

This heavy metal with a black contrast roof is my jam. It’s a bit rock and roll and a bit sexy. This front end with the slim lights and cool grille shape looks like a sport sedan to me.

Not only does it look good, it is functional, too, the racing-inspired functional air intakes are real. The exposed dual-tip exhaust, black spoiler, and my favorite: black on-black rear badging pull together the whole look for the new Camry XSE.

This interior is Cockpit Red leather, adding to my list of things I love on the XSE. The other trims of the Camry get faux leather trim but still look amazing.

The XSE with all-wheel drive has 30 more horsepower than the previous Camry and a sport-tuned suspension which means I truly can’t wait to experience the drive and hope it’s as dynamic as I think it will be.

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Dashboard Views Of The Toyota Camry. Photo: Connie Peters

Dashboard views of the Toyota Camry. Photo: Connie Peters

More Tech All Around, Please

The base trims get a new 7-inch digital driver display, while the top two get a 12.3-inch digital display for the driver. A head-up display is available on the XLE and XSE (top) trims

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across all trims, along with a wireless charge pad.

“Hey Toyota” voice assist is available with an active Drive Connect trial or subscription. This means you can use simple commands to change the temperature, get directions, and more. This also gets over-the-air updates to the software via WIFI.

Digital Key is a game changer. It means you can use your smartphone AS your car key fob and open, start, and drive with just your phone. This is phone-as-key and is available on the top two trims with a Remote Connect trial or subscription.

Loving The Cockpit Red Interior In The 2025 Toyota Camry. Photo Connie Peters

Loving the Cockpit Red interior in the 2025 Toyota Camry. Photo: Connie Peters

Of Course Safety Comes First – It’s a Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry now comes standard with blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

Toyota also offers Safety Sense 3.0, which is a comprehensive suite of safety and driver-assist technologies. That is standard on all trims of the 2025 Toyota Camry and includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Proactive Driving Assist

For those looking for additional Driver Assistance features, the XLE and XSE grades come available with a Premium Plus Package, which includes features such as:

  • Traffic Jam Assist (a lovely addition if you live in the city)
  • Front-Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking
This Sublime Ocean Gem Paint Color Will Be Offered In The 2025 Toyota Camry Xle. Photo Connie Peters

This sublime Ocean Gem paint color will be offered in the 2025 Toyota Camry XLE. Photo: Connie Peters

Which Toyota Camry Are You Choosing?

It’s the sexy sporty XSE for me, but how about you?

Here’s just some of what’s new and what you’ll get in each new Camry trim:

LE

  • Led headlights with automatic high beams
  • 7” digital driver display
  • 8” touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless charger and 5 USB ports
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Dual-zone climate with rear vents

SE

  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Faux leather-trimmed seats
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Leather steering wheel and paddle shifters
  • Aluminum sport pedals

XLE

  • 3” multimedia touchscreen
  • 3” digital driver display
  • Power and heated front seats
  • Adjustable rear headrests
  • Ambient lighting
  • Heated steering wheel

XSE

  • Body-colored sport mesh grille
  • Black trunk garnish and badging
  • Exposed dual exhaust tips
  • Leather seating surfaces

The 2025 Toyota Camry will arrive in the Spring of 2024.

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