The Toyota Camry went through a full redesign in 2018, but Toyota made big changes in 2020 with the addition of the more performance-oriented TRD model and optional all-wheel drive. With its looks still fresh and its mechanics up to date, we expect the 2021 Toyota Camry to be a carryover model.
In 2018, Toyota ushered in an all-new Camry with a longer, lower, and wider body that boasted a sportier look than ever before. In 2020, Toyota leaned into this sportier appearance with the new TRD model that added side-sill extensions, a rear spoiler, and sportier wheels. We expect this look to remain the same when the 2021 Camry hits showrooms.
Inside, the new-look Camry gained a more upscale look with a distinct Y-shaped center stack, a gloss-black infotainment bezel, tasteful metallic trim, and more. In the TRD model, the Camry gains “TRD” embroidered headrests, red accents, and other sporty touches. We expect the interior design to remain identical in the 2021 Camry.
Under the 2021 Camry’s hood, we expect no changes. This means it’ll continue with its standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pushes 203 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2021 Camry will also offer an optional 301-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine that also pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Both engines will send power to the front wheel as standard, but the 2.5-liter engine will boast optional all-wheel drive.
In the safety department, the current Camry boasts all the latest in advanced tech, including standard adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and active lane control. Buyers can also opt for blind-spot monitors, a surround-view camera system, and rear cross-traffic monitoring. This and great crash-test ratings result in the current Camry getting an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating, and we expect this to remain the same in the 2021 Camry.
Pictured: 2020 Toyota Camry