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The Toyota Camry has dominated the best-selling sedan category for 22 years in the US. The new 2025 Toyota Camry continues to build on that success by going exclusively hybrid and combining an athletic exterior style, a new interior design and new technology features.

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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 horsepower on Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and 232 HP on Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) equipped models.

Not only is this the most standard horsepower offered on a Camry, but it also features outstanding fuel efficiency with a manufacturer-estimated 51 MPG combined on the entry-level LE FWD (base MSRP $28,400). The system uses lighter and more compact electric motor generators to produce more power and enhanced performance compared to the previous system.

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The Toyota Camry, for the first time on a hybrid, offers available Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (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.

The 2025 Toyota Camrys are expected to arrive at Toyota dealerships in late spring 2024 with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,400 (LE FWD)—more than $400 less than the outgoing Camry Hybrid base grade and with more standard features.

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 Li-ion traction battery through the electric motor generator to suppress high increases in engine revolutions during acceleration.

Camry also 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.

Electronic on-demand all-wheel drive across all grades. Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is available across all grades. It has been adapted to work seamlessly with THS 5 and utilizes an electric motor generator on the rear axle resulting in 232 net-combined horsepower—30 more horsepower than the outgoing model with a mechanical All-Wheel Drive.

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2025 Toyota Camry Pricing


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.

Balanced handling and comfort. 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 tastes with standard selectable NORMAL, ECO and SPORT driving modes.

Comments

Roger Pham

Excellent...No wonder full electrics like the Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Ionic are not selling well.
While at it, I wish Toyota would make a LIFTBACK version of the Camry and badge it as the Prius L, "L" stands for LARGE, while the standard Prius can be designated as Prius S, the "S" stands for Standard, or Sporty. This is because the latest Prius design has gotten lower and smaller inside, less internal space and sitting too low, less comfortable.
The Prius S is OK for younger people wanting a sporty-looking vehicles, but for mature driver, the Camry-based Prius L is a better option.

Gorr

I think it's the carbon market laws with special taxes on carbon emissions that make toyota decide to offer just hybrid . I will never pay more for a hybrid and toyota will sell less camrys.

At least evs sales are beginning to schrink. That might be good for toyota and gm and ford . Goverments are irresponsable . We already have electricity production problems.

Gasbag

If they could lower the MSRP, add a hatch, and upgrade it to fully electric they could call it the Chevy Bolt :)

@Gorr, for Q1 2024 EV sales were actually up 21% YOY so total sales of plugins aren’t down it is the rate of growth which is down.

What problems are you having in Canada with electricity production?

Roger Pham

@Gorr,
Agree with you that governments are irresponsible because they are all corrupt and incompetent. Most of their decisions were later proven to be WRONG. The support for BEVs have cost the taxpayers a lot of money and having nothing to show for it.
With the hybrid power train, you will be saving a lot on gasoline expense over the life of the car, way more than the initial higher sticker price of the hybrid. Look at the bigger picture and think long-term.

Gryf

@Gorr,
Electricity Production problems in Canada???
Read this:” Market Snapshot: Record-high Canadian electricity export revenue in 2022.”
In 2022, Canada’s revenue from electricity exports to the United States (U.S.) reached a record high of $5.8 billion.
https://www.cer-rec.gc.ca/en/data-analysis/energy-markets/market-snapshots/2023/market-snapshot-record-high-canadian-electricity-export-revenue-2022.html#:~:text=Connect%2FContact%20Us&text=In%202022%2C%20Canada's%20revenue%20from,record%20high%20of%20%245.8%20billion.


@Roger Pham
Your “Dream” Toyota sold in the USA is called the Toyota Crown Signia.
However, the best Toyota is not sold in North America.
The Toyota Crown Sport PHEV is only available in Japan and looks like a Ferrari Purosangue SUV.
https://global.toyota/en/newsroom/toyota/40218510.html

SJC

All hybrid allows economies of scale they can provide a better product at a lower price.

Gasbag

According to Google in Quebec the average price of gas is $1.86 /L and electricity is $0.078 per kWh. If one averages 15k miles per year and actually gets the EPA estimated 51 mpg then you’re looking at a cost of about $1,876 per year. For a BEV getting 4.3 mpkWh your cost would be $272 per year. Obviously there are other considerations but you’re looking at an annual savings of in excess of $1,500 per year. Over a 12 year average life span of the car you’re looking at something in the ballpark of $15-20k savings.

Anecdotal note: my Prius has consistently yielded a 92% of the EPA rating while my Chevy Bolt has consistently given 107% of EPA rating.

Davemart

Here in Europe and the UK around 60% of the price of gasoline is taxation.

There is no chance at all that the revenue for that will be permanently given up by Government, with exemptions being declared as transitional.

Anyone basing a purchase decision on the basis of the exemption is going to be disappointed.

Fortunately there are other reasons for electrification.

GdB

0.6 kwh FIRECRACKER battery in this car just waiting to make EVs look bad from the FUD machine saying a hybrid fire was an EV. Toyota should 10X the battery to be more like BYD. This is a nano-hybrid. I propose this hybrid scale:
kwh<1 nano-hybrid
kwh<2 micro-hybrid
kwh<5 mini-hybrid
kwh<10 hybrid
kwh>10 hybrid+
kwh>20 why-hybrid? Make it a city EV.
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Roger Pham

Thank you, Gryf, for pointing out the Crown Signia. However, my "'dream" Toyota should be capable of at least 50 mpg and be a lift-back style, and the Signia can only deliver 36 mpg. In the past, the Prius was the only one capable of above 50 mpg, and now, the Camry 2025 is capable of above 50 mpg and is exclusively hybrid, so the Camry is actually another "Prius" in principle, a larger and sedan form of the venerable lift-back Prius.

Why can't Toyota offer the new larger sedan "Prius" (aka 2025 Camry) in lift-back form also? It isn't hard to do, because the very first Camry in early 1980's were mostly lift-backs when my family bought the very first Camry way back then, having only 90 hp and thus anemic performance, but was roomier and more comfy than the 70-hp Corolla at the time.

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