2021 Toyota Camry

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Autoblog Rating
8.5

The Toyota Camry retains its place as one of the best midsize sedans you can buy. It comes in a variety of trims and powertrains, from the potent TRD model to the fuel-sipping hybrid. It's an attractive, functional and well-rounded car offering value and function.

Industry
8.5
In response to a shrinking market for midsize sedans, the 2021 Toyota Camry tries harder — a lot harder. Excellent-but-boring no longer cuts it, and the Camry, which was last redesigned in 2018, now drives better and has far more expressive styling inside and out.

The Camry is one of the last of its ilk to offer a V6 option, and its 3.5-liter makes a stout 301 horsepower, better than any competitor’s turbo four. The V6 requires stepping up to the TRD, XLE or XSE trim levels, but we strongly recommend this robust and characterful engine. A naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four is the base engine, and its 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque (206 hp and 186 lb-ft in the XSE) are adequate but unremarkable. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic, which provides a more satisfying response than the increasingly common CVTs seen elsewhere. A 208-horsepower hybrid model is also offered. All-wheel drive is optional with the 2.5-liter engine.

While the Camry’s driving demeanor remains smooth and refined, body control has improved considerably, even if the Honda Accord and the Mazda6 remain slightly more satisfying behind the wheel.

For 2021, the base L trim level is dropped, which means LE is the entry point. A larger pair of touchscreens — 7.0 inches or 9.0 inches, depending on trim — are more satisfying to use than the older units. The Camry’s infotainment system continues to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with Amazon Alexa.

Camry trim levels include LE and XLE, while the sport-themed models are TRD, SE and XSE. The Camry Hybrid is offered in four trim levels: LE, XLE, SE and XSE. All include forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and auto braking, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beams. Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ is standard across the board for 2021.

All non-hybrid Camrys save for the TRD come standard with the 2.5-liter four. Fuel economy information for the 2021 edition hasn’t yet been announced, but we doubt it will differ from the 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined rating of the 2020 LE, XLE and SE models. 2020’s EPA estimates for the 3.5-liter V6 were 22/33/26 city/highway/combined for the XLE, with the XSE dropping to 32 mpg highway and the TRD to 31. The 2020 Camry Hybrid earned a stellar 51 mpg city, 53 mpg highway and 52 mpg combined (for the LE), with the SE and XLE at 44/47/46 mpg city/highway/combined.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2021 Toyota Camry, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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In response to a shrinking market for midsize sedans, the 2021 Toyota Camry tries harder — a lot harder. Excellent-but-boring no longer cuts it, and the Camry, which was last redesigned in 2018, now drives better and has far more expressive styling inside and out.

The Camry is one of the last of its ilk to offer a V6 option, and its 3.5-liter makes a stout 301 horsepower, better than any competitor’s turbo four. The V6 requires stepping up to the TRD, XLE or XSE trim levels, but we strongly recommend this robust and characterful engine. A naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four is the base engine, and its 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque (206 hp and 186 lb-ft in the XSE) are adequate but unremarkable. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic, which provides a more satisfying response than the increasingly common CVTs seen elsewhere. A 208-horsepower hybrid model is also offered. All-wheel drive is optional with the 2.5-liter engine.

While the Camry’s driving demeanor remains smooth and refined, body control has improved considerably, even if the Honda Accord and the Mazda6 remain slightly more satisfying behind the wheel.

For 2021, the base L trim level is dropped, which means LE is the entry point. A larger pair of touchscreens — 7.0 inches or 9.0 inches, depending on trim — are more satisfying to use than the older units. The Camry’s infotainment system continues to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with Amazon Alexa.

Camry trim levels include LE and XLE, while the sport-themed models are TRD, SE and XSE. The Camry Hybrid is offered in four trim levels: LE, XLE, SE and XSE. All include forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and auto braking, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beams. Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ is standard across the board for 2021.

All non-hybrid Camrys save for the TRD come standard with the 2.5-liter four. Fuel economy information for the 2021 edition hasn’t yet been announced, but we doubt it will differ from the 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined rating of the 2020 LE, XLE and SE models. 2020’s EPA estimates for the 3.5-liter V6 were 22/33/26 city/highway/combined for the XLE, with the XSE dropping to 32 mpg highway and the TRD to 31. The 2020 Camry Hybrid earned a stellar 51 mpg city, 53 mpg highway and 52 mpg combined (for the LE), with the SE and XLE at 44/47/46 mpg city/highway/combined.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2021 Toyota Camry, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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$25,045 - $35,620 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
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Engine 2.5L I-4
MPG 28 City / 39 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd auto w/OD
Power 203 @ 6600 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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