Everyone knows that the Camry is a real legend and despite all this crossover madness, it’s doing pretty good on the market. The ultimate family sedan has been around for decades, while the current model represents the sixth generation of the so-called wide-body version, while the nameplate is much older. The current model arrived in 2017 and the latest reports suggest that the 2021 Toyota Camry is about to come with changes. It looks like that a mid-cycle refresh will come for the fourth production year and we expect to see a fine number of changes. At this point, it is still early for more precise details, so the upcoming paragraphs will be based on rumors.
The focus will definitely be on the styling, but we count also on changes on the inside, as well as on novelties under the hood. The 2021 Toyota Camry should arrive sometime in the next year.
2021 Toyota Camry Design Changes
The 2021 Toyota Camry is about to receive a mid-cycle refresh. Therefore, we count on a quite long list of changes to come. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is styling. The current aesthetics are completely based on the company’s latest design language, which seems logical, given the model’s age. Still, a lot of things could change in two years. So, we may presume that the 2021 Toyota Camry would arrive with a lot of cosmetical novelties, mainly at the front end.
This should include changes in areas like front fascia, grille, bumper etc. On the other side, headlights probably won’t change that much, as well as the rest of the vehicle. Still, count on those typical updates, such as new wheels, color option etc. Also, keep in mind that gasoline and hybrid models feature slightly different front ends, wheels etc. The same trend should continue. So, count on different novelties for each version.
On the other side, mechanics will probably remain untouched. The 2021 Toyota Camry will continue with the recently-adopted TNGA platform, which has brought a lot of improvements, particularly in aspects such as driving dynamics, efficiency, comfort etc. Still, a couple of minor tweaks on the chassis setup are possible. When it comes to the powertrain department, some small modifications are also quite possible.
2021 Toyota Camry Engines
As we’ve just mentioned, small modifications on the powertrain are possible. The current model comes with three powertrain choices. Base models are equipped with a familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 203 horsepower. Of course, a bigger 3.5-liter V6 is a far better choice, as it delivers a max output of 301 horsepower. Obviously, it ensures significantly better acceleration but the base four-cylinder also have an ace in its pocket. Of course, we are talking about fuel economy. This is one of the most economical versions in the class, with impressive 29 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. These are amazing numbers, but still far away from the hybrid version.
2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid
We have no doubt that the 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid will continue to be the most efficient mid-size sedan around. A combination of a four-cylinder engine, electric motor and CVT ensures a max output of 208 horsepower. More importantly, it ensures unparalleled fuel economy, which goes up to 51 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway. No other hybrid sedan in the class can match these numbers.
2021 Toyota Camry Interior
The current cabin is definitely a nice place to be in. Still, there is always room for improvements. At the moment, it is hard to find too many drawbacks in this sedan. Probably the biggest one is sound insulation, as this car sometimes can be quite loud, especially at higher speeds. So, this is one of the aspects where we can expect improvements in this aspect. Also, minor tweaks on the dashboard are also possible, though we can’t predict anything specific at this point. On the other side, below-average cargo volume is definitely something that can’t be fixed.
New features are among most certain novelties for the 2021 Toyota Camry. We count on updates, both in terms of tech goodies and advanced safety systems. The first thing that comes to mind is a new infotainment system. We expect to see better graphics, more functions, and similar improvements. Also, it will come with the latest smartphone goodies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Finally, count on a new, probably larger touchscreen. Among other tech updates, we expect to see a new audio system, standard wireless charging, and satellite radio etc.
On the other side, the company could add a few more things to the already impressive list of standard safety systems. Currently, some of the notable safety features are things like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic high beams. For this update, we expect to see standard blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a few more things.
2021 Toyota Camry Release Date and Price
Given the update, the 2021 Toyota Camry should arrive a little bit earlier than usual. That would probably be sometime in the third quarter of the next year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current model, which starts at around 24.000 dollars.