The ninth-generation 2025 Toyota Camry simply debuted with some vital powertrain modifications. For the primary time, the Camry is out there solely as a four-cylinder hybrid. Meaning for now, the longstanding 3.5-liter V6 we all know and love is gone. Additionally lacking from the lineup is the sporty TRD mannequin.
Toyota has provided a V6 engine possibility within the Camry for many years. The third-generation mannequin launched the six-cylinder to the US for the 1988 mannequin 12 months. This 2.5-liter powerplant made round 153 hp, whereas the bottom 2.0-liter four-cylinder on the time solely had about 114 hp. Since then, the V6 has been a mainstay within the Camry lineup.
That has modified for 2025. The hybrid-assisted 2.5-liter four-cylinder makes 225 hp driving the entrance wheels or 232 hp with all-wheel drive—far in need of the outgoing V-6’s 301 ponies.
When Motor1 reached out to Toyota concerning the V6’s absence, a spokesperson informed us the press launch included “all mannequin 12 months 2025 grades and powertrains.” Whereas that assertion did not get rid of the potential for the six-cylinder returning sooner or later, like in 2026, a separate Toyota spokesperson informed us “the V6 is finished,” which appears extra definitive.
The state of affairs is analogous for the performance-focused TRD trim. That trim was conspicuously lacking from the discharge of 2025 fashions. The Camry TRD was extra of a beauty and dealing with bundle than an actual efficiency mannequin, delivering stiffer suspension and sporty appears to be like, however no powertrain modifications.
In order for you a meaner-looking 2025 Camry, the XSE is your best option among the many out there trim ranges. It comes commonplace with two-tone paint and 19-inch wheels. Consumers can choose a two-tone coloration scheme with a Midnight Black Metallic roof and an Ocean Gem, Wind Chill Pearl, Heavy Steel, or Supersonic Purple physique.
As for the additional energy lacking from the no-longer-available V6, there may be one other powertrain in Toyota’s arsenal that would hill the entire. When and if the time comes for a sooner Camry, we think about it’ll use the turbocharged Hybrid Max powertrain from the Crown. That mixes a 2.4 liter turbocharged four-cylinder with an electrical motor on the rear axle to crank out 340 hp. If that does occur, possibly we can’t miss the V6 in any case.
- Toyota Kills Camry V6 And TRD For 2025
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