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The Toyota Camry is a midsize family sedan that slots between Toyota's smaller Corolla and the larger, more luxurious Avalon. This latest Camry generation came out for the 2018 model year. In many ways, it's the safe choice in this class, and many shoppers are drawn to Toyota's reputation for reliability.

For 2021, the Camry gets some minor styling updates inside and out. Toyota has restyled the front bumper and grille, and there's a newly optional 9-inch touchscreen display that's positioned higher on the dash than the standard 7-inch screen. We're pleased with the changes, though they're ultimately not quite enough to elevate the Camry past higher-ranked sedans such as the Kia K5, Honda Accord and Mazda 6. Check our Expert Rating for our in-depth take on the 2021 Camry.

What's it like to live with?

We bought a 2018 Camry in the sporty SE trim and tested it for more than a year. To learn what it was like to live with, read our long-term test, where we covered everything from seat comfort to fuel economy. Note that the 2021 Camry differs slightly from that 2018 model, which did not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration, but our coverage is otherwise applicable.

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That includes the Subaru Legacy, the new Nissan Altima all-wheel drive, and maybe others, as an outlier, the Dodge Charger, which gives a little more personality and excitement. \n\nFor the class, the Camry meets expectations but doesn't impress us or really exceed expectations not like how the top-ranked Honda Accord does. But for the time being, there is no all-wheel drive variant of the Accord. The real test for this all-wheel drive Camry will be when we can get it on some snow where I'm headed right now. \n\n[MUSIC PLAYING] \n\nAll right, everybody. So I'm on this wonderful little snowcross course they set out for us-- demonstrate the abilities of the all-wheel drive. And it's getting a little slushy. But it is definitely slippery. And there's no way a front-drive Camry would actually even make it up this. Now, driving it conservatively, it's really quite good. I'm pushing it just, oh, well, quite a bit harder than your average driver would. Oops, there you go. \n\nSo a little slide a little, but it's very controllable. But driving it like a normal driver, it's very composed. There's no real squirm back and forth. And I'm getting plenty of traction. And I'm-- from the driver's seat, I'm not feeling any of that transition between power going to the rear wheel and coming back up front. And they can send up to 50% of torque to those rear wheels when you need it. \n\nAnd like any other all-wheel drive system, it'll proportionate left and right when needed. Oops, there we go-- almost beached it. But it's certainly probably the most fun I've had in a Camry ever, because let's face it. They're not the most exciting cars, but they don't need to be. These are purpose-built cars to get people from point A to point B comfortably and reliably. \n\nIt slides-- it doesn't really rotate that well. But you don't have to be too busy on the wheel when things do get sideways. I'm leaving all of the stability and traction control stuff on. 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2021 Toyota Camry

MSRP range: $25,045 - $35,620
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MSRP
$26,928
Edmunds suggests you pay
$25,641

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2021 Toyota Camry Review

  • High fuel economy from four-cylinder engine
  • Plenty of cabin and cargo space
  • Good seats, steering and visibility make it easy to drive
  • Comprehensive suite of driver safety aids comes standard
  • Four-cylinder engine is loud and sounds unrefined
  • Elevated levels of wind and road noise at highway speeds
  • Minor tweaks to interior and exterior styling
  • New optional 9-inch infotainment display
  • Driver safety aids have been refined
  • L trim level has been dropped
  • Part of the eighth Camry generation introduced for 2018
  • The Toyota Camry is a midsize family sedan that slots between Toyota's smaller Corolla and the larger, more luxurious Avalon. This latest Camry generation came out for the 2018 model year. In many ways, it's the safe choice in this class, and many shoppers are drawn to Toyota's reputation for reliability.

    For 2021, the Camry gets some minor styling updates inside and out. Toyota has restyled the front bumper and grille, and there's a newly optional 9-inch touchscreen display that's positioned higher on the dash than the standard 7-inch screen. We're pleased with the changes, though they're ultimately not quite enough to elevate the Camry past higher-ranked sedans such as the Kia K5, Honda Accord and Mazda 6. Check our Expert Rating for our in-depth take on the 2021 Camry.

    What's it like to live with?

    We bought a 2018 Camry in the sporty SE trim and tested it for more than a year. To learn what it was like to live with, read our long-term test, where we covered everything from seat comfort to fuel economy. Note that the 2021 Camry differs slightly from that 2018 model, which did not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration, but our coverage is otherwise applicable.

    EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
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    Thanks to strong fuel economy, a comfortable interior and good value, the Toyota Camry is one of our higher-ranked midsize sedans. It's an easy go-to choice. But a lackluster four-cylinder engine and excessive wind and engine noise keep it from being best-in-class.
    We tested the four-cylinder Camry SE. Toyota has optimized it to get high fuel economy, but the trade-off is rather sluggish acceleration off the line. Our test car accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in an unimpressive 8.2 seconds, though it feels a little zestier than that in the real world. The transmission helps make up for this a bit with reasonably good response and quick shifting. With eight speeds, there's always a gear for the occasion, but expect two-gear downshifts when you dip into gas as it tries to make do with available engine power.

    The Camry SE benefits from a slightly sportier suspension, which lends a more hunkered-down feel. It's not set up for truly aggressive driving, but it'll handle anything the average driver is bound to throw at it on a daily basis. The brakes are also easy to control with a light and responsive pedal, and the Camry's stopping performance is about average for the segment.
    Big, comfortable seats and a smooth ride mean the Camry will suit a wide range of drivers even on long trips. Add in a powerful, easy-to-use climate control system that can cool the cabin effectively, even in triple-digit temperatures, and the Camry provides a pleasant cabin environment for any occupant along for the ride.

    Its biggest flaw here is that the Camry lets in too much outside noise. You'll hear a prominent engine buzz when accelerating and noticeable wind and road noise at freeway speeds. The Camry is definitely noisier than average for a midsize sedan.
    The Camry's cabin won't wow you with its opulence but instead nails the fundamentals across the board. Highlights include an airy cabin that is easy to get in and out of. It's also spacious for both front and rear occupants and has great outward visibility. An optional 360-degree camera system makes it even easier to navigate cramped parking lots.

    The user interface presents no mysteries, with large, clear gauges and simple, well-labeled buttons. They are relatively intuitive even for tech-averse drivers. The radio volume and tuning knobs are small but easy for the driver to reach, though the passenger might have to stretch a bit to use them.
    The Camry's smartphone integration includes standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. Both the standard 7-inch and optional 9-inch infotainment touchscreens are easy to read and operate. Built-in navigation is offered on higher trims if you want it. Three USB ports and the option to add a wireless charger should provide plenty of charge for all occupants on the road.

    All 2021 Camrys come with Toyota's Safety Sense 2.5+. It's an impressive suite of standard driver assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist. Previously, some of these systems have been too sensitive for our liking, but they've been refined for 2021 and work much better.
    As midsize sedans go, the Camry's stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The 15.1-cubic-foot trunk area is large for the class. It also has a wide opening with a low liftover height. The 60/40-split back seat is easy to fold down via trunk-mounted release handles if you need to fit longer items.

    There is a good amount of concealed cabin storage too. There's a sliding compartment underneath the wireless charger, a moderately sized center armrest bin, and a small storage cubby on the far left-hand side of the dash. Camry buyers with kids will appreciate the ample rear-seat room for car seat access and the easily accessible anchors.
    The four-cylinder Camry SE's EPA fuel economy rating is among the best in its class at 32 mpg combined (28 city/39 highway). We measured 33.7 mpg on our standardized 115-mile evaluation drive route that provides a mix of city and highway driving. Edmunds also tested a Camry SE of this generation for more than 33,000 miles and observed an average of 29.8 mpg.
    The Camry is an easy-to-use, dependable and fuel-efficient vehicle at the expense of some excitement. It isn't as feature-driven as the Hyundai Sonata or as luxurious as the Mazda 6, but its design and variety of textures manage to be attractive without sacrificing functionality.

    Toyota's warranties and after-care support are pretty typical, with a three-year/36,000-mile basic and five-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage. That's nowhere near what Hyundai and Kia offer, but most other brands are in the same boat.
    The Camry doesn't disappoint, especially in SE trim. It won't replace a real sport sedan, but its pleasing driving dynamics are certainly welcome in this class of car. And with relatively aggressive styling, the Camry at least tries to shrug off the image that midsize sedans don't have to be boring.

    Which Camry does Edmunds recommend?

    There's no shortage of Camrys to choose from. We suggest going with the XSE because of its wealth of standard features, attractive styling touches and its sport-tuned (yet still comfortable) suspension. Opting for the XSE gets you desirable equipment such as standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and leather upholstery. It also opens up nice-to-have options including a panoramic sunroof and heated seats.

    Toyota Camry models

    The 2021 Toyota Camry is a midsize sedan available in six trim levels: LE, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE, XLE and TRD. A four-cylinder and an available V6 engine are offered. You can also get all-wheel drive with the four-cylinder. Standard feature highlights include:

    LE
    Starts you off with:

  • 203-horsepower four-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • 60/40-split folding rear seats
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • All Camrys also come standard with a suite of driver aids that include:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the Camry back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Camry and the car in front)
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Road sign recognition
  • SE
    Adds sporty touches and extra features, such as:

  • Unique exterior trim
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Automatic climate control
  • SE Nightshade
    Includes a stealthy look, adding:

  • Distinctive 18-inch wheels
  • Black exterior trim
  • Trunk-mounted spoiler
  • XLE
    Adds more upscale features to the LE, such as:

  • Full-speed adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front, down to a stop)
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • LED headlights
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Upgraded driver information display
  • 9-inch information touchscreen
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • XSE
    Similar to the XLE but adds a more sporty look and feel with:

  • 206 hp for the four-cylinder engine
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Gloss black grille
  • Dual exhaust
  • Metallic interior trim
  • TRD
    The most athletic of Camrys, with:

  • 301-hp V6 engine
  • Black-painted outside mirrors and exterior trim
  • Unique 19-inch wheels
  • Aerodynamic body trim
  • TRD-specific simulated leather upholstery and red seat belts
  • Sport exhaust
  • Special sport-tuned suspension
  • Some features on the XLE and XLE are available on the LE and SE as options. Toyota also offers the 301-hp V6 engine as an option for the XSE and XLE trims. Other notable optional features include:

  • Driver Assist package
  • 360-degree camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Camry and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Head-up display (standard with V6)
  • Rear automatic braking (brakes if sensors detect an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle)
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Cold Weather package (heated front seats, heated mirrors, heated steering wheel)
  • Integrated navigation system with nine-speaker JBL sound system
  • Panoramic sunroof (standard with the V6)
  • Performance tires (TRD only)
  • MARK TAKAHASHI: Hey, everybody. I'm just outside of Park City, Utah driving this, the 2020 Toyota Camry all-wheel drive. It's been a long time since we've had an all-wheel drive variant of the Camry-- 1991 to be specific-- with the All-Trac back then. You might be wondering why Toyota's even bothering while so many shoppers are gravitating towards SUVs. The fact of the matter is, small passenger vehicles, like the Camry, sold 5 million units in 2019. And the Camry has been a sales leader in that category for 18 years straight. So there's certainly an audience for it. Today, I'll review the Camry on public roads, as well, as this cool snow autocross that they set up for us. That should demonstrate how much more traction you can get from all-wheel drive. Before I get even deeper into the Camry, though, do me a favor-- hit Subscribe below. We have a lot of great videos coming your way. When the Camry all-wheel drive goes on sale in March 2020, it'll be offered in every trim level except for the lowest. That means the lowest price of admission will be the LE trim for $27,500. That's a $1,500 premium over the front-wheel drive Camry. If you ask me, that's a pretty reasonable cost. There are a handful of very slight drawbacks. The all-wheel drive will get about three miles per gallon less than a front-drive version. And there's a slightly larger hump in the rear seats. Thankfully, though, trunk volume is unaffected. Toyota has a lot of different all-wheel drive systems. With the larger SUVs, you have a mechanical system. Just recently, they introduced the Prius with all-wheel drive e which adds an electric motor and battery just for that rear axle. They've said that this wonderful little snowy course for us. Here we go. OK, so a little bit of crabbing here and there. But it left the line just fine. And that was pretty deep snow, actually. It's mostly just for acceleration up to 6 miles an hour. And it will fill in up to 43 miles an hour on the highway. The Camry's all-wheel drive system doesn't have that limit. And it just kind of comes in whenever you need that traction. Sadly, though, they will not be offering a V6 version of the all-wheel drive Camry, mostly because the demand simply isn't there either for the V6 or an all-wheel drive variant of it. So let's go hit the road. From behind the wheel, I'm really feeling no difference between the all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive Camry's. And that's a good thing. Power distribution to the rear wheels is seamless. I don't feel a thing. You can get up to 50% of torque sent to the back wheels when you need traction back there. Otherwise on the highway and as I'm cruising right now, it decouples so you can get better fuel economy. And when you start laying into it, it's really no sense that there's any mechanical proportioning of power. But there is a decent amount of road and wind noise that we also noted in the front-drive Camry. The interior of the all-wheel drive is exactly the same as the front-wheel drive. There's no difference. Material quality is about average for the class of cars which is midsize family sedans. Otherwise, there's really no difference between this and the front-wheel drive Camry. For more in-depth information and drive impressions of that Camry, we do have a separate video just for that. The introduction of this all-wheel drive Camry give shoppers one more alternative in a really small group of all-wheel drive midsize sedans. That includes the Subaru Legacy, the new Nissan Altima all-wheel drive, and maybe others, as an outlier, the Dodge Charger, which gives a little more personality and excitement. For the class, the Camry meets expectations but doesn't impress us or really exceed expectations not like how the top-ranked Honda Accord does. But for the time being, there is no all-wheel drive variant of the Accord. The real test for this all-wheel drive Camry will be when we can get it on some snow where I'm headed right now. [MUSIC PLAYING] All right, everybody. So I'm on this wonderful little snowcross course they set out for us-- demonstrate the abilities of the all-wheel drive. And it's getting a little slushy. But it is definitely slippery. And there's no way a front-drive Camry would actually even make it up this. Now, driving it conservatively, it's really quite good. I'm pushing it just, oh, well, quite a bit harder than your average driver would. Oops, there you go. So a little slide a little, but it's very controllable. But driving it like a normal driver, it's very composed. There's no real squirm back and forth. And I'm getting plenty of traction. And I'm-- from the driver's seat, I'm not feeling any of that transition between power going to the rear wheel and coming back up front. And they can send up to 50% of torque to those rear wheels when you need it. And like any other all-wheel drive system, it'll proportionate left and right when needed. Oops, there we go-- almost beached it. But it's certainly probably the most fun I've had in a Camry ever, because let's face it. They're not the most exciting cars, but they don't need to be. These are purpose-built cars to get people from point A to point B comfortably and reliably. It slides-- it doesn't really rotate that well. But you don't have to be too busy on the wheel when things do get sideways. I'm leaving all of the stability and traction control stuff on. And it's well-tuned. It's not just chopping the throttle off when things get sideways. It's allowing you to get a little more throttle to keep it where you want it going. Oh, crap, here we go-- got it. [LAUGHS] I will not be denied. It is getting really slippery. Oh, that was a nice one. Way to end it, Mark. [LAUGHS] OK. If you're looking for a mid-sized family sedan with all-wheel drive. The new Toyota Camry is a solid choice. It goes along with my thinking that you should begin with the smallest car that you actually need. If you don't need a larger crossover, go with sedan. For more information on the Camry, as well as competition, head on over to edmunds.com. To see more videos like this, hit Subscribe. [MUSIC PLAYING]

    Toyota Camry AWD in the Snow & Toyota AWD First Impressions

    NOTE: This video is about the 2020 Toyota Camry, but since the 2021 Toyota Camry is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $25,045
    MPG & Fuel
    28 City / 39 Hwy / 32 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.8 gal. capacity
    Seating
    5 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: front wheel drive
    Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
    Engine
    Inline 4 cylinder
    Horsepower: 203 hp @ 6600 rpm
    Torque: 184 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    3 yr./ 36000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 192.1 in. / Height: 56.9 in. / Width: 72.4 in.
    Curb Weight: 3310 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 15.1 cu.ft.

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    Our experts’ favorite Camry safety features:

    Pre-Collision System
    Mitigates or helps avoid a potential crash via audio and visual alerts and brake assistance.
    Lane Departure Alert
    Sounds an audio alert when it thinks the car is going to drift out of its lane.
    Automatic High Beams
    Switches the headlights' high beams on and off when the system deems appropriate.

    NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

    Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
    Overall
    5 / 5
    Driver
    5 / 5
    Passenger
    5 / 5
    Side Crash RatingRating
    Overall
    5 / 5
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    Overall
    5 / 5
    Driver
    5 / 5
    Passenger
    5 / 5
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front Seat
    5 / 5
    Back Seat
    5 / 5
    RolloverRating
    Rollover
    5 / 5
    Dynamic Test Result
    No Tip
    Risk Of Rollover
    9.9%

    IIHS Rating

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

    Side Impact Test
    Good
    Roof Strength Test
    Good
    Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
    IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good



    Toyota Camry vs. the competition

    2021 Toyota Camry

    2021 Toyota Camry

    2021 Kia K5

    2021 Kia K5

    Toyota Camry vs. Kia K5

    New on the scene is the Kia K5. It packs a huge amount of style and value and offers a comfortable and quiet ride on the highway. Some of that styling gets in the way of rear passenger headroom, and here the Camry has the upper hand. For extra power, the K5 offers a high-powered turbocharged four-cylinder, while the Toyota counters with its smooth 3.5-liter V6.

    Compare Toyota Camry & Kia K5 features 

    Toyota Camry vs. Honda Accord

    With a rivalry that spans decades, the Camry's most direct competitor is the Honda Accord. Both vehicles were redesigned for the 2018 model year, but it was immediately clear that the Accord had moved the bar forward. Not only is the Accord one of the most spacious midsize sedans in the class, but it's also one of the most luxurious. In its top trims, the Honda's interior materials feel as upscale as those in premium cars. In short, the Honda Accord does everything the Camry does but slightly better.

    Compare Toyota Camry & Honda Accord features 

    Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Avalon

    Toyota's Avalon dials up interior comfort to near Lexus levels. Since the Avalon is only marginally larger than the Camry, its real selling point is its more upscale interior, which has far fewer hard touch points than the Camry. The Avalon offers great value since it's just slightly more expensive than a similarly equipped V6-powered Camry.

    Compare Toyota Camry & Toyota Avalon features 

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    To determine whether the Toyota Camry is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Camry. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Camry's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Toyota Camry a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Toyota Camry is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Camry and gave it a 7.7 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Camry is a good car for you. Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Toyota Camry?

    The least-expensive 2021 Toyota Camry is the 2021 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $25,045.

    Other versions include:

  • XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $30,495
  • SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $26,560
  • XSE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $35,620
  • TRD 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $32,260
  • LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $25,045
  • SE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $27,960
  • SE Nightshade Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $27,260
  • XSE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $31,895
  • SE Nightshade Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $28,660
  • XLE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $31,345
  • LE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $26,445
  • XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $29,945
  • XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $35,070
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    What are the different models of Toyota Camry?

    If you're interested in the Toyota Camry, the next question is, which Camry model is right for you? Camry variants include XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A), XSE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and TRD 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). For a full list of Camry models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2021 Toyota Camry

    2021 Toyota Camry Overview

    The 2021 Toyota Camry is offered in the following submodels: Camry Sedan. Available styles include XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A), XSE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), TRD 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A), SE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A), SE Nightshade Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A), XSE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A), SE Nightshade Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A), XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A), LE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A), XLE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A), and XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). Toyota Camry models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine or a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 301 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Toyota Camry comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Toyota Camry comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 2 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

    What do people think of the 2021 Toyota Camry?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Toyota Camry and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Camry 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Camry.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Toyota Camry and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Camry featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2021 Toyota Camry?

    2021 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

    The 2021 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,928. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is trending $1,287 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,287 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $25,641.

    The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is 4.8% below the MSRP.

    2021 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

    The 2021 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,964. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is trending $1,492 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,492 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,472.

    The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is 5.2% below the MSRP.

    2021 Toyota Camry SE Nightshade Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

    The 2021 Toyota Camry SE Nightshade Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,323. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Camry SE Nightshade Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is trending $1,362 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,362 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,961.

    The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Camry SE Nightshade Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is 4.6% below the MSRP.

    2021 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

    The 2021 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,854. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is trending $1,739 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,739 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,115.

    The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is 5.3% below the MSRP.

    2021 Toyota Camry XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

    The 2021 Toyota Camry XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,904. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Camry XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is trending $1,335 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,335 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,569.

    The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Camry XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) is 3.9% below the MSRP.

    2021 Toyota Camry TRD 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

    The 2021 Toyota Camry TRD 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,340. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Camry TRD 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,161 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,161 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,179.

    The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Camry TRD 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is 3.3% below the MSRP.

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    What is the MPG of a 2021 Toyota Camry?

    2021 Toyota Camry XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
    31 compined MPG,
    27 city MPG/38 highway MPG

    2021 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
    32 compined MPG,
    28 city MPG/39 highway MPG

    2021 Toyota Camry XSE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
    26 compined MPG,
    22 city MPG/32 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG
    31
    Transmission
    8-speed shiftable automatic
    Drive Train
    front wheel drive
    Displacement
    2.5 L
    Passenger Volume
    115.5 cu.ft.
    Wheelbase
    111.2 in.
    Length
    192.7 in.
    Width
    72.4 in.
    Height
    56.9 in.
    Curb Weight
    3425 lbs.

    Should I lease or buy a 2021 Toyota Camry?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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