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2025 Toyota Camry Review – A Closer Look at the Latest Upgrades!

Welcome to Neftin Westlake Team’s in-depth review of the 2025 Toyota Camry. We’ve put this iconic sedan through its paces to bring you a comprehensive overview of what it has to offer.

SpecificationDetails
Vehicle TypeFront-engine, front- or front- and rear-motor, front- or all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
Price (FWD)LE – $29,495
SE – $31,795
XLE – $34,495
XSE – $35,695
Price (AWD)LE – $31,020
SE – $33,320
XLE – $36,020
XSE – $37,220
Powertrains (FWD)Engine: DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter inline-4, 184 hp, 163 lb-ft
Motors: 2 AC motors, 134 hp, 153 lb-ft (combined output: 225 hp; 0.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack)
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic transmission
Powertrains (AWD)Engine: DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter inline-4, 184 hp, 163 lb-ft
Motors: Front – 134 hp, 153 lb-ft; Rear – 40 hp, 62 lb-ft (combined output: 232 hp; 0.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack)
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic front/direct-drive rear transmissions
DimensionsWheelbase: 111.2 in
Length: 193.5 in
Width: 72.4 in
Height: 56.9 in
Passenger Volume, F/R: 53–54/46 ft3
Trunk Volume: 15 ft3
Curb Weight (C/D est): 3500–3800 lb
Performance60 mph: 7.3–7.6 sec
1/4-Mile: 15.4–15.6 sec
Top Speed: 115 mph
EPA Fuel EconomyCombined/City/Highway: 44–51/44–53/43–50 mpg

Exterior Design and Features

First impressions count, right? Well, the Camry doesn’t disappoint. While it may not have the flashiest launch, it’s steady and smooth.

Powered by a 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors, it delivers a combined 225 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque. Sure, it’s not the most powerful out there, but it gets the job done.

One thing that caught our attention is how quiet and refined the Camry is. Toyota has clearly put in the effort to dampen any engine noise, making for a serene driving experience. Plus, the exterior got a refresh with new headlights, tail lights, and grille. It’s a fresh take on an already iconic design.

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Speaking of design, let’s talk about those wheels. Toyota has seriously upped their game in this department. The Camry offers different wheel options depending on the trim, and they all look fantastic. We’re especially digging the two-tone color scheme with a black roof – it’s a modern twist on a classic look.

One standout feature is the variety of wheel options available, ranging from 17-inch alloys to 19-inch black-painted wheels, depending on the trim level.

Trim LevelWheel Options
LE17-inch alloy wheels
XLE18-inch alloy wheels
XSE19-inch black-painted wheels
TRD19-inch matte black alloy wheels
2025 Toyota Camry Review

Interior Comfort and Technology

Inside the 2025 Camry, you’ll find a leather-wrapped steering wheel with all the controls you need at your fingertips. We appreciate the inclusion of a physical volume knob – no more fiddling with touch-sensitive controls. And while the climate controls being on the left side took some getting used to, it’s a small price to pay for the overall comfort of the cabin.

One gripe we have is the absence of a sunglass holder. It’s a minor inconvenience, but worth mentioning nonetheless.

On the bright side, the interior materials feel high-quality, and the available red leather upholstery adds a touch of sportiness.

While the climate controls are conveniently located, some may find the placement on the left side of the center console takes some getting used to. Additionally, the absence of a sunglass holder is a minor inconvenience, but one worth noting.

Trim Levels Comparison

FeatureXLEXSESE
Powertrain2.5L 4-Cyl. Engine, All-Wheel Drive2.5L 4-Cyl. Engine, All-Wheel Drive2.5L 4-Cyl. Engine, Front-Wheel Drive
Base MSRP$34,925$36,125$30,700
ExteriorDual LED projector headlightsBi-LED projector headlightsBlack rear diffuser
LED combination taillightsBlack rear spoiler16-in. 10-spoke alloy wheels
19-in. smoked gray/black alloy wheels18-in. multi-spoke black alloy wheelsSingle exhaust
Interior12.3-in. digital gauge clusterHeated front seatsFabric-trimmed seats
Leather-trimmed front seatsLeather-trimmed steering wheelLeather-trimmed shift knob
Dual-zone automatic climate controlAvailable ambient lightingPower tilt/slide moonroof
Available panoramic glass roof
SafetyToyota Safety Sense (TSS)Lane Change Assist (LCA)Pre-Collision System (PCS)
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)Rear Cross-Traffic Braking (RCTB)Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)Panoramic View Monitor (PVM)Road Sign Assist (RSA)
Infotainment12.3-in. touchscreen10-in. Head-Up Display (HUD)8-in. multimedia touchscreen
9-speaker JBL Premium Audio systemPremium Plus PackageSiriusXM® 3-month trial subscription
Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
2025 Toyota Camry trim levels

Performance and Driving Experience

When it comes to driving, the Camry delivers a balanced experience. The addition of a sport mode livens things up a bit, but don’t expect it to transform into a sports car. It’s a family sedan through and through – comfortable, reliable, and efficient.

Under the hood, the 2025 Camry is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors, delivering a combined output of 225 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque.

While it may not be the most powerful sedan in its class, the Camry offers a balanced driving experience with responsive handling and a smooth ride.

Toyota has engineered the Camry to prioritize comfort and efficiency, making it an ideal choice for daily commuting and long road trips alike.

Pricing

  • XLE: Starting at $34,925, the XLE trim represents the balance of luxury and performance within the Camry lineup. It includes all-wheel drive, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and premium features like leather-trimmed seats and a JBL premium audio system. The XLE provides a comprehensive suite of features for those who desire a mix of luxury and technology without compromising on performance.
  • XSE: Priced at $36,125, the XSE stands out for its sporty design and advanced technology features. With all-wheel drive as standard, it includes a panoramic glass roof, ventilated front seats, and high-end infotainment systems like the 10-inch Head-Up Display (HUD). The XSE trim caters to buyers who prioritize sporty aesthetics and high-end technology features.
  • SE: At the starting price of $30,700, the SE is the most affordable trim level. While it does not include the advanced features of the XLE and XSE trims, it offers essential safety features like Toyota Safety Sense and Pre-Collision System (PCS). The SE trim focuses on providing fundamental features and practicality at a budget-friendly price point.

Each trim level of the 2025 Camry provides a unique mix of features to meet various customer needs and preferences.

Safety Features

Safety FeaturesXLEXSESE
Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)IncludedIncludedIncluded
– Pre-Collision System (PCS)
– Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
– Automatic High Beams (AHB)
– Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)Available
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)Available
Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
Lane Change Assist (LCA)Not AvailableNot Available
Rear Cross-Traffic Braking (RCTB)Not AvailableNot Available
Front and Rear Parking Assist (PA)AvailableAvailableNot Available
Panoramic View Monitor (PVM)AvailableAvailableNot Available
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)Not AvailableAvailableNot Available
Road Sign Assist (RSA)Not AvailableNot Available
Safety features of the 2025 Toyota Camry trims

Warranty Coverage of the 2025 Toyota Camry

The 2025 Toyota Camry offers comprehensive warranty coverage to provide peace of mind to its owners. Here’s an overview of the key warranty details:

  1. Basic Warranty:
    • Coverage: 3 years / 36,000 miles
    • Details: Covers any repairs or adjustments needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship of parts supplied by Toyota, except for normal wear and maintenance items.
  2. Powertrain Warranty:
    • Coverage: 5 years / 60,000 miles
    • Details: Provides coverage for the engine, transmission, transaxle, and other powertrain components.
  3. Hybrid Battery Warranty:
    • Coverage: 10 years / 150,000 miles
    • Details: Offers coverage specifically for the hybrid battery, ensuring long-term reliability for hybrid models.
  4. Hybrid System Warranty:
    • Coverage: 8 years / 100,000 miles
    • Details: Covers hybrid-specific components, including the battery control module, hybrid control module, and inverter with converter.
  5. Corrosion Perforation Warranty:
    • Coverage: 5 years / unlimited miles
    • Details: Protects against rust and corrosion that causes perforation in the body sheet metal.
  6. Restraint Systems Warranty:
    • Coverage: 5 years / 60,000 miles
    • Details: Covers seat belts and airbag systems against defects in materials or workmanship.
  7. ToyotaCare:
    • Coverage: 2 years / 25,000 miles (whichever comes first)
    • Details: ToyotaCare provides complimentary scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years. The maintenance plan covers essential services like oil changes, tire rotations, and multipoint inspections.

Final Verdict

Overall, the 2025 Toyota Camry is a solid choice for anyone in the market for a midsize sedan. It may not be the flashiest option out there, but it offers a winning combination of comfort, style, and reliability.

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