2025 Toyota Camry (Hybrid) XSE AWD displayed in Heavy Metal/Black Metallic

The 2025 Toyota Camry, which is a hybrid model as standard, is heading to Toyota dealers in America this Spring. With only a few weeks to go before the sales launch, Toyota has started showcasing it at various public events as part of the marketing activities. At the 2024 Washington Auto Show, which took place from January 19-24, 2024, I checked out the top-end 2025 Camry hybrid sedan in the XSE trim, featuring the new Heavy Metal/Black Metallic two-tone color scheme.

Heavily facelifted for its ninth generation, the Toyota Camry has adopted the brand’s new characteristic hammerhead front fascia, as well as a curvier greenhouse, and I think these changes have led to a sleeker look. The interior is cleaner and more upmarket, thanks to the new dashboard, steering wheel, instrument cluster, and infotainment system. I’ve noticed that the quality of materials has also improved perceivable.

In the XSE grade, the 2025 Toyota Camry sports color-keyed front grille, functional front air inlets, front-side canards, 19-inch multi-spoke black and smoke gray-finished alloy wheels, black trunk garnish, dual-tip exhaust, and rear lip spoiler.

The interior highlights that had my attention include aluminum sport pedals, a panoramic roof, heated and ventilated front seats, a 10-inch head-up display, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto.

The 2025 Toyota Camry has an updated hybrid system based on a 2.5-liter engine. This powertrain (Toyota calls it ‘THS 5’) sends 225 horsepower to the front wheels. Moreover, the new mid-size hybrid sedan is available in all-wheel drive, enabled by an additional traction motor, which powers the rear wheels. The all-wheel drive variant, featured in this story, gets a slightly higher, 232 horsepower, from the updated hybrid system.

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The 2025 Toyota Camry will compete with the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. I expect Toyota to release its fuel economy figures and prices closer to launch.