- the 2021 toyota camry gets a few small updates to its styling and equipment.
- the l base trim level is gone, and there's now an xse trim level available with the hybrid powertrain.
- the 2021 camry will be available in the fall, and pricing will be released later.
toyota's mid-size sedan enters the new model year with a few tweaks. the 2021 toyota camry has new front-end styling, a different touchscreen infotainment setup, and a few changes to its trim levels and standard and optional equipment.
the le trim is now the base model, meaning the l—previously the cheapest camry—is no more. the base price will likely rise by just a few hundred dollars as a result; toyota hasn't released 2021 pricing, but the 2020 l model was only $545 cheaper than the le. the 2021 camry hybrid is also now available in the sporty-ish xse trim. and the more legitimately sporty camry trd gets newly standard equipment including blind-spot monitoring and heated mirrors.
we can't tell much of a difference between the 2020 and 2021 designs, but toyota says the front grille and fascia are revised. there are also new wheel designs and new color options. the xle gets new leather upholstery. the central touchscreen display now uses a tablet-style arrangement, meaning it sticks out of the dash; a 7.0-inch screen is standard and and a 9.0-in screen is optional.
all 2021 camrys come standard with an enhanced set of driver-assistance features, which toyota is calling safety sense 2.5. it includes upgrades to systems such as the pedestrian-detection and adaptive cruise control functions.
all-wheel drive was introduced as an option last year and continues for 2021. toyota says that production of the 2021 camry starts in october, meaning it will reach dealerships later in the fall.