2021 Toyota Camry Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Toyota Camry Model Overview at Germain Toyota of Columbus

Toyota Camry

Key Features

  • Starting at $25,965 MSRP*
  • 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine with 203 horsepower or 3.5-Liter V6 Engine with 301 horsepower (AWD system available)
  • Standard 7-inch touch-screen with Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay® & Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Bi-LED combination headlights with auto on/off feature
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+)
  • Available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging
  • Integrated backup camera with projected path
  • Optional panoramic glass roof with front power tilt/slide moonroof

About the 2021 Toyota Camry

For decades, the Toyota Camry has set the benchmark for the modern sedan and has remained a hit with buyers across the country. Never content with success, the 2021 Camry continues its legacy of excellence with bold styling and inspired performance to match. Incorporating the innovative Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the Camry is developed with advanced design, engineering, and packaging strategy. Staying true to the core strengths of the Camry, the goal of this platform is to deliver a thrilling experience to drivers craving more excitement. Two potent engine options paired with an innovative 8-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission help transform the Camry into something extraordinary. Step inside the interior and you’ll find spacious seating, premium materials, and exacting craftsmanship. With an extensive selection of trims and cutting-edge tech features, there’s a Camry model to suit the needs of any type of driver.

What the Critics Say

There’s a thrifty four-cylinder, an even more frugal hybrid option, and a strong V-6. The best way to experience the latter is with the sport-tuned TRD model, which showcases the Toyota’s rediscovered fun factor. Those who simply prefer a stylish and comfy family sedan, with driver assists and popular features galore, will also adore the 2021 Camry.” — Car and Driver
The Camry is a great midsize car that hits all the marks. It boasts nimble handling, a comfortable ride, two strong engine choices, an upscale interior, and a user-friendly infotainment system. It also has an above-average predicted reliability rating for the class.” — U.S. News & World Report

What’s New for 2021

Back to build on its award-winning reputation, there are several key changes to the Toyota Camry for the 2021 model year. Last year’s entry-level L trim has been discontinued, making the LE the least-expensive option in the Camry lineup. Changes to the exterior include a restyled front fascia, new alloy wheel designs, and new paint color choices. Inside the cabin, the Camry receives a redesigned tablet-style touchscreen display offered in either 7-inch or 9-inch sizes. Finally, XLE grades get new leather upholstery featuring Herringbone Pattern stitching and all models benefit from the latest Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ system as standard.

Toyota Camry Features

Toyota Camry Styling

Dynamic Styling

Edgier and more expressive than ever before, the Toyota Camry gives drivers a striking new way to hit the streets in style. At the front, a two-piece grille with character lines cascades from the nose through the front doors. These lines stretch along the vehicle’s profile, attracting light from all angles. The 2021 Camry helps you make a lasting first impression. Total height has been reduced by an inch in comparison to the prior generation while vehicle width has been expanded to create a lower center of gravity and improved handling. The interior receives several upgrades including soft-touch surfaces, premium materials, and driver-centric ergonomics.

Proven Performance

The Toyota Camry gives drivers their choice of two distinct powertrain choices. These include a potent 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Dynamic Force engine and a muscular 3.5-liter V6 with D-4S Fuel Injection. All models include a standard 8-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission tuned for both greater response and efficiency. With the 4-cylinder, the main emphasis of engineers was placed on higher torque, greater power, and lower fuel consumption in total use range. This is achieved by implementing the most current version of the Toyota Variable Valve-Timing-intelligent Electric (VVT-iE) system. For maximum exhilaration, drivers should opt for the Camry TRD which features a collection of sport-focused amenities to add a dose of adrenaline to your daily drive. Drivers can also equip their Camry with an optional All-Wheel Drive system for confidence in all weather conditions.

Toyota Camry V6 Engine
Toyota Camry XSE Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

Once you step inside the Camry, you’ll find yourself surrounded by innovative tech features that help enhance your experience. Standard Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa integration allows you to enjoy seamless connectivity inside your Camry with your compatible smartphone. With support for up to 5 devices, optional Wi-Fi Connect turns the vehicle into a hotspot almost anywhere you go. Featuring up to 800 watts of power and 9 speakers, the available JBL® with Clari-Fi® Audio system re-creates deep, rich sound. For the ultimate in luxurious refinement, available heated and ventilated front seats warm up or cool down at the touch of a button.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+

Standard on every 2021 Camry is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS-P). Groundbreaking safety technologies included in this package are Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), and Automatic High Beams (AHB). The Toyota Star Safety System is found on all Camry models as well, and include Traction Control, Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Anti-Lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology®. A backup camera and 10 airbags are two other standard safety features on the Camry.

Toyota Safety Sense

Trims & Specs

Toyota Camry LE

Camry LE

  • Starting at $25,965 MSRP*
  • Fabric-trimmed front seats with 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and power lumbar support
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest with cup holders
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Anti-theft system with alarm
  • Optional power tilt/slide moonroof
Toyota Camry SE

Camry SE

  • Starting at $27,480 MSRP*
  • Black front grille with sport mesh insert and color-keyed sport side rocker panels
  • Single-zone automatic climate control with air filter
  • Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke sport steering wheel
  • Sport SofTex®-trimmed front seats with fabric inserts
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
Toyota Camry SE Nightshade Edition

Camry SE Nightshade Edition

  • Starting at $28,180 MSRP*
  • Black-painted power outside door handles, side mirrors, and window trim
  • Black rear Toyota emblem and “CAMRY” lettering
  • 18-inch black-painted alloy wheels
  • Black-painted rear spoiler
  • Black SE grade badge
Toyota Camry XLE

Camry XLE

  • Starting at $30,865 MSRP*
  • 18-inch silver machined-finish alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and rear-seat vents
  • Leather-trimmed multi-stage heated front seats
  • Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start
  • 3-mode switch (ECO, Normal, Sport)
Toyota Camry XSE

Camry XSE

  • Starting at $31,415 MSRP*
  • 19-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels
  • LED headlights with smoke tint and fully integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature
  • Textured metal interior trim
  • Dual exhaust with quad chrome tips
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators
Toyota Camry TRD

Camry TRD

  • Starting at $38,180 MSRP*
  • TRD gloss-black front splitter, side aero skirts, and rear diffuser with red pinstriping
  • TRD cat-back dual exhaust with polished stainless steel tips
  • TRD instrumentation with red-illuminated accents and TRD start-up animation
  • Sport SofTex®-trimmed front seats with red seatbelts, stitching and fabric inserts, and red stitched TRD headrest logo
  • Aluminum sport pedals, TRD floor, and trunk mats
Toyota Camry XLE V6

Camry XLE V6

  • Starting at $35,990 MSRP*
  • 3.5-Liter V6 with 301 horsepower and Direct Shift-8AT (8-Speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission)
  • Panoramic glass roof with front power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Audio Plus with JBL® with Clari-Fi
  • Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging
  • Overhead console with maplights and HomeLink® universal transceiver
Toyota Camry XSE V6

Camry XSE V6

  • Starting at $36,540 MSRP*
  • 3.5-Liter V6 with 301 horsepower and Direct Shift-8AT (8-Speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission)
  • 19-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels
  • 7-in. TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings
  • Three USB ports (one 1.5V and two 2.1V)
  • Integrated backup camera with dynamic gridlines

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,175 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2021 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.