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The 2025 Toyota Camry Goes Hybrid Only

Laurance Yap
November 21, 2023
Toyota's Camry is the most popular sedan in America. For the 2025 model year, the successful Camry enters its ninth generation - and it is going hybrid only. A new all-wheel drive system features three electric motors.
2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid driving on the road

Toyota Camry: Best-Selling Sedan in the U.S.

Once the best-selling car in the U.S., and still the best-selling sedan, the Toyota Camry has survived nine generations by always evolving with the times. The latest-generation Camry is the ninth chapter in a long and successful, and fully embraces Toyota’s strategy to electrify all of the vehicles in its lineup.

2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid driving on the road

Fifth Generation Hybrid System

Based on the extremely successful eighth-generation Camry, the 2025 model uses the fifth generation of Toyota’s well-known hybrid system (now called Toyota Hybrid System 5). It pairs an efficient, torquey 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors. Total power output in front-wheel drive models is now 225 hp. New to the lineup is available electronic all-wheel drive, which adds a third electric motor/generator on the rear axle; total power output rises to 232 hp, along with the added benefits of increased stability and additional traction for improved cornering and stability in adverse weather conditions.

Lighter and more compact than the mechanical all-wheel drive system used on previous Camry models, the latest all-wheel drive hybrid Camry has 30 more horsepower, as well as reduced fuel consumption. It also offers faster and more precise torque distribution than the old mechanical system. Other upgrades include a re-tuned and improved suspension system that provides improved comfort, while increasing stability and confidence. As always, a sport package allows customers to choose a more dynamic and engaging setup for this large hybrid sedan.

2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid designs

2025 Toyota Camry: Design

The ninth-generation Camry was created in America, at Toyota’s California and Michigan design studios, for an American audience. The front end features the distinctive “hammerhead” look first introduced on the 2023 Prius, which is both distinctive and aerodynamic. All models now feature slim LED lighting all around. Sporty SE and XSE trim levels add aggressive air ducts, canards, a rear diffuser, dual exhaust, and rear lip spoiler along with larger 18-inch or 19-inch wheels.

Inside is a modern, organic-looking open-concept cockpit which is trimmed in modern and sustainable materials. SofTex synthetic leather is available with bold white, blue, or red accents, and aluminum pedals and paddle shifters feature on sportier models. More comfortable models feature an embossed, woven fabric on the seats, while the most luxurious trims include synthetic leather and quilted microfiber. Toyota also says that the shape of the seats has been improved for increased comfort, and heating and ventilation are available.

2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid interior

Up-to-Date Tech

In front of the driver, the 2025 Camry now features a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, which grows to 12.3 inches on XLE and XSE models. XLE and XSE also have an available heads-up display for even more convenience. Toyota’s latest infotainment system offers 8-inch or 12.3-inch screens, and includes standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a standard wireless charging pad. Lots of USB-A and USB-C ports allow all passengers to keep their devices charged. Dual Bluetooth connectivity allows you to have two phones connected at once, and there’s also an on-board wi-fi hotspot.

Operating all of this tech is also easier than ever. In addition to the touch screen, voice activation with an intelligent assistant allows drivers to operate features simply by saying “hey, Toyota,” which wakes up the system and allows it to listen for navigation, climate control, or infotainment commands. Over-the-air updates will make keeping the system current even easier. On the XLE and XSE models, drivers can also set up their smartphone as a digital key.

2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Driver Assistance

Like all Toyotas, the latest Camry comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) suite of driver assistance systems, which includes:

  • Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Lane departure alert with steering assist
  • Lane tracing assist
  • Road sign assist
  • Automatic high beams
  • Proactive driving assist

Additionally, high-end XLE and XSE models come with traffic jam assistant, front cross-traffic alert, a panoramic view monitor, and front and rear parking assist with automatic braking.

2025 Camry Pricing and Availability

While no pure EV model is available, all Camrys sold in our country will come with a powerful, efficient hybrid drivetrain, bringing the benefits of reduced fuel consumption and improved efficiency to all its buyers. Expect to see it in showrooms in the spring of 2024, with pricing due to be announced early next year.