Toyota Camry Goes Exclusively Hybrid With a New Look and More Technology

By: Funks Toyota   |   22 Apr 2024
Toyota Camry Goes Exclusively Hybrid With a New Look and More Technology

 

  • Exclusively Equipped with the 5th Generation Toyota Hybrid System available in FWD and AWD, and with up to 4.6 L/100 km combined fuel consumption rating

  • Camry AWD Models rated up to 232 Net- Combined Horsepower

  • Re-Engineered Suspension and Braking System for Balanced Handling and Comfort

  • Blind Spot Monitor with Safe Exist Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 Standard

  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing Starting at $34,300

 

TORONTO, Ontario (April 18, 2024) – The Toyota Camry is the current best-selling mid-size sedan in Canada due to its striking good looks, quality, and dependability. The new 2025 Toyota Camry continues to build on that success by going exclusively hybrid and combining an athletic exterior style, a new interior design and impressive technology features.

“At Toyota, we know a well-engineered sedan delivers an incredible driving experience that nothing else can match – and for those who love to drive, our designers and engineers have created an all-new, exclusively-electrified Camry that delivers a winning combination of dynamic performance, handling, and comfort,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “This new Camry also demonstrates how, as the last full-line automaker, Toyota remains committed to offering every Canadian a range of vehicles that addresses their needs, exceeds their expectations, and suits their preferences and lifestyles – including those who love sedans.”

Industry-leading hybrid technology has become synonymous with the Toyota brand and the ninth-generation Camry brings its A-game. The 2025 Toyota Camry pairs the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS 5) with a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine and has a standard 225 net-combined horsepower on Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) models and 232 HP on Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) equipped models.

The Toyota Camry, for the first time on a hybrid, offers available Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) across three grades in Canada: SE Upgrade, XSE and XLE. With a dedicated rear electric motor, the AWD system supplies power to the rear wheels for additional traction when needed, either in adverse weather conditions, accelerating from a stop or during dynamic driving around curves.

100 Percent Hybrid, No Compromise
The 2025 Toyota Camry pairs the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS 5) with a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine and has a standard 225 net-combined horsepower on Front-Wheel Drive (FWD). Not only is this the most standard horsepower offered on a Camry, but it also features outstanding fuel efficiency, with fuel consumption ratings of 4.9/4.9/4.9 L/100 km (City/Highway/Combined). The system uses lighter and more compact electric motor generators to produce more power and enhanced performance compared to the previous system.

Toyota engineers tuned the new THS 5 system to provide a more natural acceleration feel that is synchronized with the increase in engine speed. This was achieved by increasing the amount of power from the Lithium-Ion traction battery through the electric motor generator to suppress high increases in engine revolutions during acceleration.

Camry also has an electronically controlled Continuous Variable Transmission (eCVT) that intelligently finds the right gear ratio for the amount throttle input – promoting optimal fuel efficiency.

Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive Across All Grades
For added peace of mind, Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is available on several grades. It has been adapted to work seamlessly with THS 5 and utilizes an electric motor generator on the rear axle resulting in 232 net-combined horsepower – 30 more horsepower than the outgoing gas model with a mechanical All-Wheel Drive.

The system provides precise on-demand front-rear torque distribution in accordance with driving conditions to support start-off acceleration, handling and stability in everyday driving situations. If the system deems the roads as slippery or it senses loss of tire grip, the distribution of torque to the rear wheels is then controlled to deliver ample traction performance to help keep the Camry on the desired path further helping to promote driver confidence.

The Camry SE AWD and XLE AWD are rated at 5.1/5.1/5.1 L/100 km while the Camry XSE AWD is rated at 5.3/5.5/5.3 L/100km (City/Highway/Combined).

Balanced Handling and Comfort
Drivers will enjoy the retuned suspension with enhanced responsiveness and agile handling, adding a sense of thrill when taking on those twisting and turning roads. All models feature an optimally tuned MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. The SE and XSE grades have a specific sport-tuned suspension with new shock absorbers in the front and rear including a larger diameter front stabilizer bar for increased comfort, while still providing even greater stability, handling, and confidence behind the wheel.

Further control is provided by an enhanced brake feel from the newly adopted braking system. The Electronically Controlled Braking system (ECB) features on-demand pressurization provided through a new pump motor in the brake actuator enabling greater controllability and brake feel.

Drivers can also customize their Camry’s drive feel to suit their specific tastes with standard selectable NORMAL, ECO and SPORT driving modes.

Sleek Silhouette
The ninth-generation Camry, designed by CALTY’s Newport Beach, California and Ann Arbor, Michigan studios, delivers a sleeker, more athletic look to the new sedan. The distinctive hammerhead front face adds a fresh and modern design that has become a Toyota signature. All grades feature LED headlights and daytime running lights.

On the XLE grade, customers will be greeted with a refined style featuring a horizontal bar front grille finished in dark metallic grey and 18-in. Black and machine-finished alloy wheels. XLE further stands out from the lineup with chrome-finished window trim accompanying the chrome-finished Camry name badge.

The SE, SE Upgrade and XSE grades add aggressive sporty flare to the Camry lineup with sport-mesh front grilles, side sport rockers and black finishes that add to the sleek roofline and chiseled body. Functional front side air ducts, canards, rear spoiler and rear diffuser add to the racing inspired design helping aerodynamic performance. The rear also has an exposed dual-tip exhaust further showcasing a sporty impression. The Camry name badge is styled in gloss black on both sport grades, while the XSE’s badge is backed by a unique blacked-out trunk garnish. The XSE is sure to turn heads and leans further into the sporty styling with a colour-matched front grille, front side canards, and rear diffuser. When it comes to the wheels, the SE features 16-in. alloys, the SE Upgrade features 18-in. black-finished alloys and XSE comes well equipped with range topping 19-in. black and smoke gray-finished alloy wheels.

Exterior colour options include newly available Ocean Gem and Heavy Metal that will join Camry favorites like White, Wind Chill Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Underground, Midnight Black Metallic, Supersonic Red, and Reservoir Blue. The XSE grade adds an available two-tone look with Ocean Gem, Wind Chill Pearl, Heavy Metal and Supersonic Red paired with a Midnight Black Metallic roof.

Inside the Cabin
Merging with the impeccable craftsmanship of Camry, the modern open-concept and refined materials offer a unique experience to the interior design of each grade.

Beginning with the sport grades, the SE comes with SofTex®-trimmed seats featuring sporty bold white accents in Black while the XSE adds a standard leather-trimmed interior with artistic “shooting blade” patterned perforations found on both the side door trim and seating surfaces. The XSE interior is available in two colours: Black with blue-lined perforations or the fan-favorite Cockpit Red. SE, SE Upgrade and XSE grades come equipped with standard aluminum sport pedals and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

The XLE grade also showcases its own interior personality and style. This comfort grade is the first Toyota Camry to feature a combination of leather and Dinamica® microfiber-trim; offered in Light Gray or Black. A quilted pattern with the Dinamica® trim can also be found inset on the front door panels and dashboard.

The Camry will also have enhanced seat comfort. Toyota engineers achieved this by changing the shape and density of the seat cushion and by increasing the cushion length. The headrest was also softened and moved rearward to enhance seat ergonomics and ride comfort. That comfort is extended with 8-way power driver and 6-way manual passenger seats, heated front seats and heated steering wheel that all come standard on the SE entry grade in Canada. The higher-end XLE and XSE grades also add standard front ventilated seat, as well as an 8-way power passenger seat.

An even quieter cabin can be found inside the XLE and XSE grades thanks to the standard front-side acoustic laminated glass to help reduce wind noise and harshness.

The Toyota Camry also sets the standard for convenience. The next generation model comes with a standard Push Button Start and a dual-zone automatic climate control system with rear air vents. And for those who may have multiple drivers in the household, the XLE grade offers an available driver’s memory seat and memory side view mirrors. For added convenience, the XLE also adds available automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers. For the first time on a Camry hybrid, the XLE and XSE grades will be equipped with a standard power tilt and slide panoramic roof with a power-retractable sunshade.

Advanced Technology
For the 2025 model, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster comes standard on SE and SE Upgrade models, while a standard 12.3-in fully digital gauge cluster can be found in the XLE and XSE grades. The XLE and XSE grades also come with a standard 10-inch Head-Up Display to allow drivers to check their speed, see warning indicators, and turn-by-turn navigation while also paying attention to the road ahead.

The Toyota Multimedia System includes a standard 8-inch touchscreen display on SE and SE Upgrade models, or a 12.3-inch screen on XLE and XSE grades. The system includes standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, and pairs well with the standard Qi wireless charging pad. The Camry also offers a standard combination of five USB ports, with three in the front (2 USB-C and 1 USB-A media port) and two in the rear (1 USB-C and 1 USB-A) across all grades.

Access to a wide range of enhanced connectivity features is also available. Toyota Multimedia allows simultaneous dual Bluetooth® phone connectivity.

With an active available Drive Connect** trial or subscription, Camry drivers can also interact with the system through touch and voice activation. With Intelligent Assistant available through Drive Connect**, simple phrases like “Hey Toyota” awakens the system for voice-activated commands to search for directions, find Points of Interest (POI), adjust audio controls, change the cabin temperatures and more. Over-the-Air (OTA) updates will also be available.

Additional features include audio playback ability with HD Radio®, USB data and a SiriusXM® 3-month trial subscription. And for those who enjoy premium sounds during commutes, Camry offers a nine speaker JBL® Premium Audio system standard on the XLE and XSE grades.

Additional connected services are available on the Camry as well. The up to 10-year Safety Connect** trial includes an Emergency Assistance Button (SOS), 24/7 Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification and Stolen Vehicle Locator. The up to 10-year Service Connect** trial provides drivers the capability of receiving Vehicle Health Reports, Maintenance Alerts and reminders.

A Digital Key is available on XLE and XSE grades. With an active Remote Connect** trial or subscription, drivers can use the Digital Key via the Toyota app and allow passive entry unlock on front doors and trunk or push button start in-cabin using your smartphone as the key.

**Subscription required after trial period. 4G Network-dependent.

Safety & Convenience
The Toyota Camry comes standard with Blind Spot Monitor, which is designed to warn you when a vehicle in the next lane enters Camry’s blind spot on either side of the vehicle. And when you’re in reverse, the standard Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) helps detect vehicles approaching from either side, warning you with side mirror indicators and a warning tone. As part of the Blind Spot Monitor functionality, Safe Exit Assist (SEA) helps support avoidance of collisions between an open door and/or occupants who have exited and vehicles approaching from the rear.

Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 3.0 can also be found on the 2025 Toyota Camry. The safety suite includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) is designed to help detect a vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist and provide an audible/visual forward-collision warning under certain circumstances. If you don’t react, the system is designed to provide automatic emergency braking.
  • ·Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) is an adaptive cruise control system that is designed to be set at speeds above 30 km/h. DRCC uses vehicle-to-vehicle distance control to help maintain a preset distance from the vehicle ahead of you.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist: Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) detects lane markings or the road’s edge at speeds above 50 km/h. LDA w/SA is designed to provide an audible/visual warning if an inadvertent lane departure is detected. If no corrective action is taken, Steering Assist is designed to provide gentle corrective steering for lane-keeping assistance.
  • Lane Tracing Assist: Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) is designed to help keep the vehicle in the centre of a lane. LTA assists the driver with steering control while DRCC is in use.
  • Road Sign Assist: Road Sign Assist (RSA) uses the forward-facing camera to recognize specific road signs, such as speed limit, stop, and yield signs. RSA provides sign information to the driver via the Multi-Information Display.
  • Automatic High Beams: Automatic High Beams (AHB) is designed to detect headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles. AHB automatically toggles between high and low beams as appropriate.
  • Proactive Driving Assist: Proactive Driving Assist (PDA) uses the vehicle’s camera and radar, when system operating conditions are met, 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. PDA can also provide gentle braking into curves.

For complete details on TSS 3.0, please visit toyota.ca/safety-sense.

And for those looking for additional Driver Assistance features, the XLE and XSE grades come with additional standard features such as:

  • Traffic Jam Assist***
  • Front Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking

***Traffic Jam Assist Requires an active Drive Connect trial or subscription and is 4G network dependent. For details, please visit toyota.ca/connected-services/

Toyota Canada launches the 2025 Camry in five grades, as follows:

The 2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE is a front wheel-drive model offering a sport-tuned suspension and includes an impressive package of standard features: an 8-inch touchscreen with Toyota Multimedia, 6 speaker audio system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a wireless phone charger, 5 USB audio input and a suite of Connected Services featuring a 10-year trial for Safety Connect and Service Connect, and a 3-year trial for Remote Connect. Other factory-fitted features include push button start, 16” alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, an 8-way power driver seat with seat lumbar support, a full perimeter heated leather wrapped steering wheel, paddle shifters, heated side mirrors and a 7” multi-information display. Safety features include TSS 3.0, Blind Spot Monitor with Safe Exit Assist (SEA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Backup Guide Monitor (BGM).

The 2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE Upgrade builds on the SE grade and adds 18” alloy wheels, a moonroof, a Smart Key system with smart entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a garage door opener.

The 2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE Upgrade AWD builds on the SE Upgrade front-wheel drive model and adds the Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system for added peace of mind.

The 2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid XSE AWD enhances the SE Upgrade AWD grade, adding sporty 19” alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, an 8-way power passenger seat, a 10” head up display, 12.3” multi-information display and a panoramic view monitor. A nine-speaker JBL Audio system and a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with Toyota Multimedia are standard, while Connected Services also include Drive Connect with a 3-year trial and a digital key. Enhanced safety features include Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA), a driver monitor camera and Lane Change Assist (LCA).

The 2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE AWD is a hybrid Camry with many premium features. Equipped with 18” alloy wheels, it offers all the features standard on the XSE grade and adds memory for the driver seat and side mirrors, as well as rain-sensing wipers.

2025 Toyota Camry pricing

Model

Starting MSRP

Estimated Vehicle Price*

Hybrid SE

$34,300

$37,931

Hybrid SE Upgrade

$36,300

$39,931

Hybrid SE Upgrade AWD

$37,950

$41,581

Hybrid XSE AWD

$44,250