2021 Toyota Camry Revealed With New Safety Sense 2.5, XSE Hybrid Trim
The Toyota Camry 2021 is officially here, and it comes with a multitude of updates. Notable lineup changes include an all-new Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 suite, new versions like the XSE Hybrid, and a more diverse selection of options designed to keep the best-selling sedan up-to-date. The Camry nameplate is almost 40 years old, after all – and the current model has been around since 2017.
Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 is one of the biggest changes. It comes standard on all versions of the Camry 2021 and improves version 2.0 with better camera and radar elements for a wider response range, improved responsiveness in low light conditions, front mount support. intersection, emergency steering assistance, adaptive cruise control with smoother overtaking and electrical assistance, and even lane change assistance. Toyota says Safety Sense 2.5 will debut on the Camry 2021, but will soon be available on other models in the near future.
Another novelty for 2021: the Camry XSE hybrid. Like the traditional pure gas XSE, the hybrid version gets a new look with shiny black mesh grille inserts, LED headlights and new 19-inch wheels on the outside, as well as various leather-trimmed features in the cabin. However, nothing changes mechanically. The Camry XSE Hyrbid still sports a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain with 208 horsepower (155 kilowatts) and 163 pound-feet (221 newton meters).
The rest of the Camry 2021 also sees its share of visual updates. In particular, all versions have a facelift on the grille, and the basic L model has been abandoned, the Camry LE taking its place as the new entry-level trim. There is still a choice of two traditional gasoline engines in addition to the aforementioned hybrid powertrain: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6. The old engine is good for 203 hp (151 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 nm), while the more powerful V6 produces 301 hp (224 kW) and 267 lb-ft (362 nm).
Two new screens adorn the interior of the Camry; Buyers can now choose between a new 7.0-inch “floating” touchscreen or a 9.0-inch floating touchscreen – similar to what you get in the RAV4. The XLE and XSE models also offer a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.0-inch head-up display. All told, Toyota has a choice of 17 Camry versions for 2021.