Beyond adding standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa connectivity, not much changed for the 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid. For the 2021 model year, we expect a carryover model to go on sale without any changes.
The 2021 Camry Hybrid is part of the eight-gen model that was introduced back in 2018. At the time, the redesign saw the introduction of a longer, lower, and wider body for the Camry. The design will carry into the 2021 model year, with a Y-shaped grille, slim headlights, an expansive front air intake, chiseled side sills, and lengthy wrap-around taillights. The Y-shaped design continues to the inside where the center stack design followed a similar flow. Upscale metallic trim, a gloss-black infotainment bezel, and unique gauges compared to the regular Camry are found on the inside of the 2021 Camry Hybrid.
Standard tech features on the 2021 Camry Hybrid should mirror the ones found on the current model. That means a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Wi-Fi hot spot, and three USB ports will be standard. Higher trims come with an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, and navigation.
The current powertrain is expected to remain the same for the 2021 model year. Power will come from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an 88-kW electric motor for a combined output of 208 horsepower. Front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission are standard. Without any changes, fuel economy will hold still at 52 mpg combined.
Just like with many other Toyota models, the Camry Hybrid will continue to come with Toyota Safety Sense P. The extensive suite of safety features includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams as standard. Blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear automatic emergency, and braking sensors are optional. The current Camry Hybrid was named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the IIHS and we expect the rating to carry over for the 2021 model year.