The 2025 Toyota Camry will roll into dealerships in the spring of 2024. The car is notable from an electrified perspective because it will have a hybrid-only powertrain. Also noteworthy: It’s the first-ever Toyota sedan to receive the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS 5). But there’s more. Lots more.
First Use of AWD on Camry Hybrid
Before we dig into the hybrid powertrain, it’s important to note that Toyota’s Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system will be available on all grades of the 2025 Camry. This is a first on a Camry Hybrid. The AWD system adds a rear electric drive motor that automatically sends power to the rear wheels when necessary. Toyota says the Camry’s AWD system has been adapted to work seamlessly with the hybrid system. The AWD system features on-demand front-rear torque distribution that adapts to driving conditions. This offers benefits for start-off acceleration, handling, fuel efficiency, and stability on slippery roads.
Hybrid Powertrain Overview
The hybrid powertrain combines the 2.5-liter engine’s power with two front-mounted electric motors. The electric motors are lighter and more compact than those found in the previous hybrid system. This results in more power and enhanced performance. The powertrain gives the Camry a standard 225 net combined horsepower on front-wheel-drive models. The AWD version with additional rear-mounted motor gets a bump to 232 horsepower. Fun fact: The AWD’s 232 horsepower is 30 more horsepower than the current generation with the mechanical AWD system. The hybrid system has been tuned to reduce engine rpms at lower speeds. Concurrently, power is increased from the traction battery to provide an improved acceleration and torque feel. Toyota says that this culminates with a more controlled and engaging driving experience.
Outside and Underneath the 2025 Toyota Camry
The new 2025 Camry is designed by CALTY’s Newport Beach, California and Ann Arbor, Michigan studios. The exterior sports a hammerhead front fascia and slim LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights. Underneath, the Camry has a re-engineered suspension and braking system. The changes have resulted in enhanced responsiveness and handling, according to Toyota. The sport grades in the Camry lineup have a specific sport-tuned suspension. Its said to increase comfort, while still providing even greater stability and handling.
Interior Comfort and Tech
The 2025 Camry interior has several improvements. Example: Seat comfort has been enhanced. The shape and density of the seat cushion, as well as its length, has been changed. The headrest was also softened and moved rearward to enhance seat and ride comfort. On the tech-side of things, the Camry comes with a standard smart-key with push-to-start button as well as dual-zone automatic climate control system. Further, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster is standard on LE and SE models, while a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is standard on XLE and XSE grades. XLE and XSE grades can also get a 10-inch head up display. Additionally, the Toyota Audio Multimedia System includes a standard 8-inch touchscreen display or an available 12.3-inch screen.
Availability and Warranty
As mentioned earlier, the 2025 Camry will be available in the spring of 2024. The car’s estimated mpg and pricing hasn’t been released yet. However, warranty information is available. The Camry’s warranty includes 8-year/100,000-mile coverage of hybrid-related components. The Camry’s hybrid battery is covered for 10 years/150,000 miles, whichever comes first, and its transferable across ownership. Electrified will have more info on the Camry when it becomes available.