9th Gen Toyota Camry: Big Upgrades!
Toyota has just presented the all-new 2025 Camry, offering us a sneak-peek of what we could expect from the ninth generation of one of the most popular sedans in America. This refreshed version only offers hybrid options and no V6 models. Additionally, the car flaunts a completely new design, a reworked suspension setup, and a completely re-imagined interior. The following features give an overview of the modifications made.
Toyota has given its Camry a major refresh for 2021, retaining the same TNGA-K platform as before. Despite this, the differences between the previous and new models are quite evident; the side profiles look almost identical, but the front fascia has been completely redesigned with the signature “hammerhead” shape and thin daytime-running lights, similar to other cars in the Toyota lineup such as the Crown and Prius. Additionally, two new color combinations have been added to the options sheet. Though the looks are new, Toyota confirmed to Motor1 that the Camry rides on the same TNGA-K platform as before. Therefore, this refresh is quite significant.
Toyota has axed the three powertrains from the former Camry, opting instead for a reinvented four-cylinder hybrid unit. With this cutting-edge setup, you gain access to a 2.5 liters naturally aspirated inline-four combined with two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack. It has also been reported that the new system can generate up to 225 hp altogether, making it even more powerful when outfitted with all-wheel drive (232 hp).
Buyers may not have a selection of engines, but they will be able to decide on the type of ride setup. Toyota has made major changes to the suspension for “enhanced responsiveness and agile handling.” New shocks and trims with sport-tuned configurations have been added to provide more stability and better handling.
In 2025, Toyota is making major upgrades to the interior of its Camry. Standard LE and SE vehicles boast a 7-inch digital instrument panel, while an expansive 12.3-inch display can be found in XLE and XSE versions. Equally impressive is the 8-inch touchscreen operating the infotainment system, with the option of achieving a 12.3-inch size. Of course, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and device charging abilities come as standard issues.
There exists a broad range of options, from a 10-inch head-up display, JBL sound system, in-car Wi-Fi, and a digital key capacity allowing the utilization of one’s smartphone to unlock and initiate the car. Top-tier trims such as the XLE and XSE feature front-laminated glass to diminish wind and tremors noise.
The all-new 2025 Toyota Camry is equipped with a wide range of cutting-edge safety systems, including Toyota’s Safety Sense 3.0. Among the features included is a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, and automatic high beams. Additionally, the car is fitted with Proactive Driving Assist, which uses the camera and radar to “provide gentle braking and/or steering to support driving tasks such as distance control between your vehicle and a preceding vehicle, pedestrian, or bicyclist.”
Come standard with the Camry is blind-spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic alert system. For those that opt for the XLE or XSE Premium Plus package, a traffic jam aid, lane changing aid with front and rear cross-traffic warnings, a panoramic sight monitor and parking assistance in the front and back with proactive breaking are included.
“The Toyota Camry has been a staple of the automotive industry for decades now, and the latest iteration of the popular sedan is the 2025 model. While it may not be ‘all new’, it certainly is an extensive refresh of the classic vehicle.”