The 2025 Toyota Camry marks a significant departure from its predecessors, as it exclusively offers a four-cylinder hybrid setup, discontinuing the familiar 3.5-liter V6 and the sporty TRD model.
The hybrid configuration features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors, producing 225 hp for front-wheel drive and 232 hp for all-wheel drive.
This move marks the end of the decades-long presence of the V6 in the Camry lineup.
While Toyota leaves room for speculation about the V6's potential return, a spokesperson indicated a more definitive stance, stating that "the V6 is done."
The absence of the TRD trim, known for its cosmetic and handling enhancements, further underscores the changes in the 2025 lineup.
For those seeking a more aggressive appearance, the XSE trim offers a meaner look with standard two-tone paint and 19-inch wheels.
Despite the power deficit compared to the V6, the possibility of a turbocharged Hybrid Max powertrain from the Crown in future Camry models could potentially fill the performance gap, generating 340 hp with a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a rear axle electric motor.