Toyota Camry XLE
Toyota Camry XLE
Toyota Camry XLE

2021 Toyota Camry XLE

Pros: Long list of standard safety features; broad range of trim levels and powertrains available; high-end options include head-up display and 360-degree camera

Cons: Steep price premium for V6 models; small trunk pass-through

CG Says: The 2021 Toyota Camry has refreshed styling and a revised infotainment system. The Hybrid range gains an XSE trim. The standard safety system now includes bicyclist detection and adaptive cruise control gains stop and go. The base L model has been dropped. The Toyota Camry is a midsize sedan that was redesigned for 2018. The Camry model lineup ascends through the entry-level LE, SE, XLE, and XSE. There is also a sporty  TRD model with lowered sport suspension, uprated brakes, and unique trim. The Camry Hybrid is offered in LE, SE, XLE, and XSE trim. Standard on all is Toyota’s Safety Sense-P, a suite of high-tech items that includes forward collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning and mitigation, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. Three powertrains are offered. Output of the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is 203 horsepower (206 in the XSE), while the 3.5-liter V6 has 301 hp. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is available on 4-cylinder cars, otherwise all Camrys are front-wheel drive. The Hybrid combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine with an electric motor for a combined 208 hp and comes standard with a CVT automatic transmission. Available features include a head-up instrument display, 360-degree camera, LED headlights, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and a brake-hold feature. The redesigned Toyota Camry retains the sensible-shoes virtues that have long been its trademark, but adds a level of design flair and dynamic appeal that will likely cause traditional family-sedan buyers to do a double take. A fine selection of trim levels and powertrains allows the Camry to be tailored to a wide range of shopper wants and needs.

The Facts
Class Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices LE 4-cyl: $25,965
AWD LE 4-cyl: $27,365
SE 4-cyl: $27,480
AWD SE 4-cyl: $28,880
SE Nightshade Edition 4-cyl: $28,180
AWD SE Nightshade Edition 4-cyl: $29,580
XLE 4-cyl: $30,865
AWD XLE 4-cyl: $32,265
XLE V6: $35,990
XSE 4-cyl: $31,415
AWD XSE 4-cyl: $32,815
XSE V6: $36,540
TRD V6: $33,180
Hybrid LE: $28,265
Hybrid SE: $29,780
Hybrid XLE: $33,165
Hybrid XSE: $33,715

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
203 (206 XSE)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25-28
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
34-39

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
301
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-33

Optional Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
208
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
44-51
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
47-53