Toyota Camry & Camry Hybrid feature new styling, new features
There’s a good reason why those who love to drive prefer the sleek and agile form of a sedan – and when it comes to sedans, the Toyota Camry leaves its competition in the rear-view mirror. Already stunning to look at and big fun to drive, Toyota takes Camry to the next level for 2021 with fresh detailing and enhanced active safety technology. And with 20 models covering four powertrains and a range of styles and features – including two all-new models for this year – there’s a 2021 Toyota Camry ready to impress every sedan lover in Canada.
“Some automakers have abandoned the sedan – but at Toyota, we love the handling, responsiveness and comfort of a classic passenger car, and we know many Canadians do, too,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “That’s why we’re committed to Camry – and making this popular model even better for 2021. Drivers who have not experienced a modern Toyota sedan owe it to themselves to put the new Camry on their test-drive list.”
From every angle, the 2021 Toyota Camry is sharp, sleek, and exhibits stunning craftsmanship. This Camry is built on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform, which enhances style and performance with an extended wheelbase, wider stance, and low centre of gravity. Models in the sportier S line feature an aggressive mesh front grille and integrated rear spoiler.
Inside, the Camry’s refined cabin puts the focus on the driver, with seats that hold everyone in comfort and all controls close to hand. Rear seats include a fold-down armrest for added comfort and split 60:40 to open up more cargo space when it’s needed.
All Camry models feature standard conveniences like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. Many models come equipped with Connected Services by Toyota. Those with the Audio Plus with Remote package feature Remote Connect (1 year trial), Safety Connect (1 year trial), and Service Connect (10 year trial). The Premium Audio with Remote adds Embedded Navigation and Destination Assist (1 year trial).
A long list of standard safety systems includes Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ – the latest iteration of Toyota’s bundle of active safety technologies that help extend the driver’s awareness and ability to avoid collisions or mitigate their effect. TSS 2.5+ is an enhanced version of TSS 2.0 and features intersection support, designed to detect an oncoming vehicle or pedestrian when performing a left-hand turn and may provide audio/visual alerts and automatic braking in certain conditions. In addition, TSS 2.5+ offers emergency steering assist, designed to stabilize the driver’s emergency steering maneuvers with their lane while avoiding a preceding pedestrian, bicyclist or vehicle, and also features Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection, Automatic High Beams, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Other standard safety features include the Toyota Star Safety System, a back-up camera and 10 air bags.
The 2021 Toyota Camry is offered with a choice of four powertrains.
For maximum efficiency, Toyota Camry Hybrid models are built around Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive – the most popular and proven advanced power train on the planet. This system, which never needs to be plugged in, combines a powerful yet efficient 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine with high-torque electric motors and a continuously variable transmission. The result is 208 Net System Horsepower, impressive torque throughout the speed band, and on the LE grade, an impressive fuel efficiency rating of 4.9L / 100km in the city and 4.8L / 100km on the highway. Toyota offers four Camry Hybrid configurations for 2021 as follows:
The 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE features 17” alloy wheels, LED headlamps and tail lamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, 4.2” multi-information display, keyless entry with trunk release, the Toyota Smart Key System with Push Button Start, and full speed dynamic radar cruise control.
The 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE include 18” premium alloy wheels, a power moon roof, and premium LED headlamps and tail lamps. The cabin is an oasis of premium materials and features, including a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, an eight-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat, leather seat cladding with a herringbone pattern, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, and ambient lighting. This model carries an impressive suite of technology, too – including a nine-speaker JBL Audio System with 9” display and the Connected Services by Toyota Premium Audio with Remote package, a wireless charging system for personal electronics, a 10” head up display, 7” multi-information display, Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross Traffic Brake, the Bird’s Eye View Camera, and the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
For a sportier experience, the 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE also builds on the LE model. The SE line features a sport-tuned suspension, 18” alloy wheels, sport front and rear fascia including a rear spoiler, and sport fabric seats with leatherette trim. Other body enhancements include a power moon roof and LED headlamps and tail lamps. Inside, the cabin features the Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus with Remote package, a display audio system with 9” screen, a heated steering wheel, auto dimming rear view mirror, leather wrapped shift knob, a wireless charging system for personal electronics, and the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
All new for this year, the 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid XSE enhances the SE model, adding 19” alloy wheels, leather seating, an eight-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat, a 7” multi information display, and premium LED headlamps and tail lamps.
Toyota Canada offers a further 16 Camry models built around gas powertrains with a choice of two engines. Seven of these feature a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, and front wheel drive, while six more add the all-weather confidence of Toyota’s Dynamic Torque Control All Wheel Drive system. This innovative drive train directs 100 percent of available torque to the front wheels under normal driving conditions – but when accelerating or a loss of traction is detected, the system instantly shifts up to 50 percent of torque to the rear wheels.
For the performance minded, three models feature a more muscular drive train built around a 301 horsepower 3.5L V6 – including Toyota’s limited production Camry TRD model.
The Camry L series is available in seven configurations as follows:
The 2021 Toyota Camry LE Base is value priced yet impressively equipped, with features including air conditioning, fabric seat cladding, a 4.2” multi-information display, a backup camera, keyless entry with trunk release, 16” steel wheels, and LED headlamps.
This model may be enhanced with the Comfort Package which adds heated front seats.
The 2021 Toyota Camry LE builds on the base Camry, adding 17” alloy wheels, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and heated front seats.
The 2021 Toyota Camry LE AWD adds the all-weather confidence of all-wheel drive, plus a larger, 7” multi-information display and an electronic parking brake.
The 2021 Toyota Camry LE Upgrade builds on the LE trim level, adding a 9” display audio system, the Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus with Remote package, dual zone air conditioning, a wireless charging system for personal electronics, auto dimming rear view mirror, Toyota’s Smart Key System with Push Button Start, and the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The 2021 Toyota Camry XLE builds on the LE Upgrade trim level, adding 18” alloy wheels, the Connected Services by Toyota Premium Audio with Remote package and Embedded Navigation, a panoramic moon roof, heated steering wheel, eight-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat, leather seat cladding, an upgraded 7” multi-information display, premium LED headlamps, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and an electronic parking brake.
The 2021 Toyota Camry XLE AWD building off of the XLE FWD and including all of its great specs, with the addition of the all-weather confidence of all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Toyota Camry XLE V6 builds on the front wheel drive XLE model with the extra performance of V6 power, plus a 10” head up display, , the Bird’s Eye View Camera, and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross Traffic Brake.