By Leon Brittain
Arriving in the spring of 2024, the 9th generation 2025 Toyota Camry will hit the scene as a hybrid-only model featuring up to 232 combined horsepower. Since 1983 the Camry has provided millions of proud aficionados with a respected reputation, supreme reliability, and ultra-efficiency. With 300,000 units sold last year, Toyota will continue to build upon the positive benefits of the 5th-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS 5).
Designed by CALTY’s Newport Beach and Ann Arbor studios and manufactured in Kentucky, the sporty sedan is edgier than ever as Toyota began relinquishing its conservative approach to design a few years ago. To go along with the distinctive hammerhead front fascia and cleaner interiors, owners can select from nine exterior colors and four two-tone styles. Inside, materials range from SofTex-trimmed seats with white accents to leather and Dinamica microfiber-trimmed seats. On the Camry premium models, XLE and XSE, you receive the upgraded 12.3” digital gauge cluster and the 10” Head Up Display option. For your infotainment needs — navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, apps, etc. — Toyota Audio Multimedia System can be selected in the 8” touchscreen display form or the 12.3” screen. Lastly, an upgradable 9-speaker JBL Premium Audio system is at your disposal for listening pleasure.
The latest Camry and its hybrid powertrain keep Toyota’s Beyond Zero vision alive, as the Japanese company now has 19 electrified models. The carbon-neutral goal is to reduce carbon emissions for a cleaner future. The system combines a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors with either FWD or electronic on-demand AWD. The suspension and brakes have also been retuned and re-engineered for increased agility and responsiveness.
Of course, the 2025 Camry is packaged with standard Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 which includes a suite of systems such as Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist. More importantly, the Camry continues its run as the current best-selling sedan in the U.S.