Although the refreshed 2015 Toyota Camry looks completely different on the outside, it remains practically the same as the previous Camry under the skin. Toyota has announced full information on its best-selling sedan, detailing the updated model’s carryover powertrains, new features, and slightly increased pricing that now starts at $23,795 with destination for the base LE model.
We previously thought that Toyota might revise the refreshed Camry’s powertrains for greater performance and fuel economy, but this is not the case, as the 2.5-liter four-cylinder, the 3.5-liter V-6, and the 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid system all continue on unchanged. The 178-hp four-cylinder comes standard on all trims except for Camry Hybrid models; the 268-hp V-6 is available in either sporty XSE or luxurious XLE trims; and the Camry Hybrid comes in LE, SE, and XLE trims. EPA ratings for the four-cylinder are unchanged at 25/35/28 mpg city/highway/combined, meaning that the 2015 Camry continues to lag behind competitors like the Nissan Altima (27/37/31 mpg) and Honda Accord (27/36/31 mpg); V-6 and hybrid EPA numbers are not yet available.
The base Camry L trim level is gone, leaving the 2015 Toyota Camry LE as the base model, which now comes standard with a power driver’s seat and a 4.2-inch infotainment display and carries a $100 premium over last year’s model. The $24,665 Camry SE also goes up by $100 and adds the power driver’s seat, and the $26,975 XLE model costs $340 more than last year, or $665 more than last year with the V-6 which now costs $31,195. The 2015 Toyota Camry’s new XSE model, which aims to be even sportier than the SE, costs the same as the XLE in both four-cylinder and V-6 forms. The XSE V-6 also replaces the SE V-6 model.
Camry Hybrid prices do rise slightly more, with the Hybrid LE ($27,615) going up $460, the Hybrid XLE ($30,805) going up $1355, and the Camry Hybrid SE that was introduced as a limited edition last year is now a mainstay in the hybrid lineup with its $28,820 price.
New available features for the 2015 Toyota Camry Lineup include active safety technologies like forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, and a blind spot monitor. There is also an updated Entune multimedia system for some models, and LED daytime running lights in addition to the numerous interior and exterior upgrades for the refreshed Camry.
Stay tuned for more details about the 2015 Toyota Camry including full option pricing before the car goes on sale in late September.