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2025 Toyota Camry vs. 2024: What’s New and Improved?

Hello everyone, this is Andrew from Neftin Mazda. Guess what? I’m driving the 2025 Camry, which is substantially improved over the 2024. And you know what? It drives amazing! You won’t believe how good this thing drives—maybe even better than the Crown Signia.

More on that a little bit later on, but let me tell you seven reasons why I know for a fact that the 2025 Camry is way better than the 2024. Let’s go.

1. Improved Manufacturing Quality

1. Improved Manufacturing Quality
1. Improved Manufacturing Quality

The very first reason why the 2025 Camry is better than the 2024 is the fact that the manufacturing quality has improved. In fact, it’s close to world class, as I will show you right now.

If you look at the gap of this new Camry, it’s only about 3.1 mm there, 3 mm there, and 3 mm there as well, which is hard to believe. Then, a little bit wider here at 3.5 mm, back to 3 mm. That’s truly world class, where most of the gaps are 3 mm. That’s unheard of because, you know what? That’s Lexus territory. The gaps are really consistent. The panel looks really excellent.

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If you follow all the lines here, everything lines up. The fuel cap is also perfectly recessed, nothing out of order here, and the paint job looks really fantastic too. There’s some orange peel here, as you would expect from most vehicles, but the overall paint job in terms of consistency, paint quality, and the clear coat finish looks absolutely excellent.

It’s hard to believe you are getting gaps of only about 3 mm on this very affordable Camry sedan. I take my hat off to the American team that is manufacturing this. It’s absolutely gorgeous in terms of exterior design, but also just really good quality in terms of the exterior.

2. Refined Design

2. Refined Design
2. Refined Design

The second reason why I like the 2025 Camry much better than the 2024 is also the design. Not all the panels are brand new, so the doors are the same as before and the roof is the same as the 2024, but all the other sheet metals are different, and therefore you have a completely different look in the front and also quite different in the back.

It’s not a brand-new model, but it’s almost brand new. It’s more than a facelift, and I really like this front design that looks very much like a Toyota Crown. But this is more affordable, cheaper, and more value-oriented.

Honestly, it looks in some ways better than the Crown crossover or Crown sedan that we have because it has a bit of a muscular feel to it. There’s a little bulge that comes out on the rear section here—you can see it bulging out. The whole thing looks very much like a Camry but also with a hint of something that’s flagship-like.

In fact, it looks more expensive than the Crown from my perspective anyway. So, I love the exterior. What do you guys think of this design? This is an SE model that has even a bit of a canard right here for aerodynamic efficiency. The whole package looks amazing.

3. Modernized Interior

3. Modernized Interior
3. Modernized Interior

The third reason why the 2025 Camry is much better is the interior. It’s also very much renovated and modernized. We get a large infotainment system and also a digital cluster in the middle.

I still get all the buttons and knobs for the radio control as well, but the basic philosophy is very different now because it’s not just modern but also quite artistic. We get a little ribbed look here—this is actually a fabric. Same thing over here, fabric. And fabric does something different, and in a contrasting color, it looks absolutely great.

This is a very modernized interior, much better than the 2024. It’s also very practical and functional from my perspective. I still get a normal shifter instead of button-type things or those little knobs that you move forward and backward.

I really like having a normal shifter. All the cup holders and everything are here, as well as USB-A, USB-C. So, the entire interior has been revamped. It looks modern and beautiful, and yet it is still practical.

4. Advanced Hybrid System

4. Advanced Hybrid System
4. Advanced Hybrid System

The fourth reason is the fact that we have the fifth-generation hybrid system here—2.5L naturally aspirated engine with a hybrid mechanism.

As you know, Toyota makes the best hybrid system in the world, and in this particular model, it functions absolutely flawlessly. The transition between gas and electric motors is almost unnoticeable when you’re driving this vehicle, and it’s just absolutely gorgeous to drive.

Even though it’s not the fastest car you can get on the market, it has plenty of power and torque for everyday driving. When you step on the gas, it does take off pretty well. Yes, it’s only hybrid now for Camry versus 2024, which had gasoline and hybrid, and therefore there is an advantage for the 2024 model year.

5. Exceptional Driving Experience

5. Exceptional Driving Experience
5. Exceptional Driving Experience

The fifth reason why I really like the Camry over the 2024 is the way it drives on the road. In fact, you will not believe it until you drive this thing because it’s that good. In this price range for a four-door sedan, you will not find anything else that has a good steering feel and good cornering ability.

In fact, it’s flat around the corners like I’m going through right now. It’s just absolutely amazing. The steering has just the right amount of feedback. It is still light, but it’s very quick. So, when I make left and right turns like this quickly, the response to my steering input is quick.

It’s hard to believe that this is not a true sports sedan because it’s surprisingly fun to drive. Maybe it’s not important to some of you guys, but for me, who really likes to drive cars and to feel the sportiness, I appreciate that Toyota took the time to engineer some very important changes to the 2025 Camry to make it more fun to drive and give you a lot better feedback.

6. Performance-Oriented Suspension

6. Performance-Oriented Suspension
6. Performance-Oriented Suspension

The sixth reason is also related to the fifth one, and that’s once again the performance on the road, which has to do with the suspension. You can tell I’m going through some really twisty turns right now, and this thing just stays really flat.

It corners well, it doesn’t wallow around the corners, it’s not too soft, and I can drive at a pretty decent speed like this. Wow, this is astonishing for a value-oriented sedan to have this much capability. This thing is not even dressed with high-performance tires.

I think it’s really good in terms of ride because it’s comfortable and smooth and refined, but most of all, it’s quite performance-oriented, and the cornering is absolutely fantastic. So, it’s the suspension system working together with the tires that makes it first class for a car in this price range, and this is just a sedan and not a sports car.

7. Updated Technology

7. Updated Technology
7. Updated Technology

The seventh and final point is that everything improved and updated here, especially the technology side. You have a much larger infotainment system, and you have all of the latest Safety Sense 3.0 features.

So, you don’t have to worry about struggling with having a compromised safety system. No, you have the top-of-the-line latest Safety Sense 3.0, and you have USB-C, USB-A, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto.

Basically, everything you expect in a modern car is standard equipment in this vehicle. More or less standard—obviously, there are some differences between the trims. It’s hard to believe it is still priced within a very reasonable value because this is a Camry after all, not a flagship model.

It’s not a Lexus, but you’re getting pretty much almost everything you will get in a Lexus sedan but in a very value-oriented package. You know what? It’s just fun to drive. I really enjoy driving this Camry, which is surprising considering that this is a humble four-door.

Conclusion

So, don’t give up on sedans yet. There’s still a future, and they’re still selling pretty well. If you don’t need the big SUV, if you don’t need a tall SUV, you know what? This Camry does everything well. It’s all-wheel drive, hybrid system, fun to drive, all packaged inside a value-oriented pricing.

So, I love the new Camry, and it is definitely way better than the 2024. What do you guys think of the Camry? What do you guys think of the 2025 versus the 2024? I would love to hear your comments.

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