2015 Toyota Camry: First Look (56 Photos)

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Competes with: Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata

Looks like: The Toyota Highlander's grille found a new home

Drivetrain: 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 3.5-liter V-6, six-speed automatic transmission; hybrid with 2.5-liter four-cylinder and CVT

Hits dealerships: Fall 2014

Toyota didn't wait long to redesign the Camry, the best-selling sedan for the last 12 years. The Camry was previously tweaked for the 2012 model year. This time, though, Toyota says it has rebuilt the Camry from the ground up with more than 2,000 new parts. The roof is the only unchanged part of its exterior, according to the automaker.

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Much of the 2015's focus is on a sportier experience in both the style and driving performance. The current Camry SE trim level is the sportiest variant, accounting for 45 percent of Camry sales, which Toyota took as a hint that its buyers want sportier models. A new XSE trim level tops the SE as the most sporting with unique hardware, while the Camry Hybrid now has its own SE version.

Exterior

Designers and engineers rethought the entire exterior. The 2015 model is longer than the outgoing Camry by 1.8 inches and features a 0.4-inch wider track. The chassis and body are strengthened with additional spot welds for enhanced rigidity and improved ride quality, Toyota says.

2015 Toyota Camry Photo Gallery from the New York Auto Show

Front styling is more aggressive with a wider, more prominent grille and a significant body line stretching from the front fender through the doors and rear quarter panel. Toyota says this design conveys a sense of motion. The 2015's headlights will be available in LED low and high beams along with an auto-leveling system.

Interior

Inside the new Camry are more premium and soft-touch materials, as well as a new 4.2-inch color screen between the gauges of SE, XLE and XSE models for controlling vehicle functions, audio, navigation, warnings and communications. The interior is finished in a satin chrome trim, and premium cloth is the standard interior upholstery; a package with leather and Ultrasuede material with contrast stitching is also available.

A redesigned center console tray forward of the gear selector increases storage capacity and offers a DC outlet, USB port as well an available wireless charging system for select smartphones, which Toyota says is a segment first.

One focus of the redesign was to quiet the cabin. Toyota says it has addressed road and wind noise by improving window and door seals and adding 30 percent more insulating material to the carpet. The side mirrors are also redesigned to reduce air turbulence and noise.

Under the Hood

The existing four-cylinder, six-cylinder and hybrid powertrains carry over, though two new trim levels, the XSE and Hybrid SE, bring new performance flavor to their respective models. The XSE adds unique 18-inch wheels, its own shock absorbers, firmer bushings, higher rate coil springs and unique steering tuning to make it what Toyota calls the sportiest Camry yet.

The electric-assisted power steering gets a tweak for better feel and straight-line stability, and the brakes have also been modified to offer an improved feel. Like other SE models, the Hybrid SE has its own suspension tuning and chassis stiffening parts to offer a more spirited driving experience.

Safety

The Camry will offer driving aids such as lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning, automatic high beams and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert.

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Comments 

pBen

That's a great looking car!

Kevin

Looks like a stretched Corolla especially the rear, but looks much better than the current one for sure.

Kyle W

Wow, it's only been 3 years. Good response though to their slipping sales. Looks much better than the outgoing model, although it's still very conservative..but then again I guess that is their niche.

Jay

Toyota did a great job on this redesign. Hooray for "knobs/buttons" on the center stack. The only knock I see is what-looks-like low quality plastics on the dashboard and under the door and center armrests.

boeingboy

Really not a fan of the front end. The rest of the car looks much better though.

Xrs2009

Sign me in for a XSE. Why December don't get here faster haha. Love the new exterior, specially the LED headlights. Wireless charging for smartphones it's a nice feature. I am very pleased with my current 2014 SE, but this new version is just gorgeous. One thing I'm glad they added is the dual zone climate on sport models, previously only in XLE.

Jason

I don't like the gaping largemouth bass grille. Seems like car manufacturers think we all like huge black plastic faces. I don't.

Tony

Finally Toyota starts to produce cars rather than soul-less appliances. Yet to see how it drives. But looks good.

Danny

I wonder if it'll support CarPlay? I'll have to place my order for a Hybrid SE as soon as I can.

AL G.

Wow! This what the 2012 should have looked like. I love the looks of this car. The 2012 in all but SE trim was forgettable at best. This new looks great even in LE trim. Inside looks improved as well. Gone are those awfully cheap loose plastic peices that used to flank the center stack. If Toyota has sharpened the ride a bit this car will be killer in the mid class car category and not just getting by on past reliability. XSE trim is a good move. Why get the Lexus ES?
I will definitely check the Camry at the NYC car show.

Steve

Looks like I might have found my next car. This version will keep it #1 for many years to come. Interior looks very organized and well done. I can't find anything to complain about. Fantastic job Toyota!

andy

I don't know who became with black and dark gray in the interior, but it instantly drives me away from a purchase. I want a soft tan, cream interior from top to bottom, with NOT ONE SPECKO OF BLACK. CARPET BLACK? YUCK>

Steve

I forgot to add one thing: Kudos to Toyota for keeping the V6 alive and well in a mid-size car. Too bad GM and Ford only uses 4 bangers now.

Phil Bickel

Someone said slipping sales? The Camry is still the number one seller year to date, and for the previous 11 years. The Accord has dropped to fourth last month. The early redesign is a chance to get proactive and not reactive. Previously they've been behind everyone else's product on roll outs.

Phil Bickel

The 2012 was a best seller for three consecutive years. Not bad, also black carpet is the smartest way to go, guess if you like those tans and light grays, you gotta buy a Buick.

Black doesn't give away those pesky oil stains and helps preserve resale value at trade-in. SMART!

Paola

That is one, actually those are two, hideous, grills. The Koreans are toning down their styling and Toyota is late, yet again, following what Korea did last generation.

AL G.

I agree with Phil, that is one of the reasons for me getting my 2012 Camry SE was the black interior. I bet the L and LE and XLE trims will have the light interiors. The car shown here seems to be the XSE which gets the black interior.

buddy

I think this years model looks better than the 2015..... dont like the corolla look and the front end looks to much like kia

RH

Ugh, I do not like the face on the front. It looks like the car is showing it's teeth.

I guess I'll wait another year.

THE_MAD_BOMBER

TERRIBLE LOOKING FRONT, OTHERWISE OK.

Paul R

Toyota got rid of my favorite Camry feature for 2015. The speedometer is no longer centered on the instrument cluster. Who needs to see the tach? It's an automatic!

DD

I am no fan of the look of the new front end, otherwise it looks much better than the current model. It looks like it is gasping for air. It reminds me of Chrysler.

Seb Mudry

This new XSE merits a test drive this fall, both the four and the six.
This may be the one for me ...
looks cool through my adult eyes (not extreme, but tough, purposeful.) And I thought I'd only rent a new Camry.

Kyle W

Phil Bickel,

Yes, that was me. I know that it has been the best selling car for the last 11 years, and then even more years before that. I follow monthly and yearly sales for all cars very closely but for the past few months the Camry was in the negatives. Even the Altima was outselling it until we got the March 2014 sales update. Toyota started to offer crazy incentives to try to counter this. My local dealership was offering 2014 Camry's for $16,800 that normally retailed for $24,000 and I read somewhere else last summer that Toyota was selling more than 20% of all their Camry's to fleets trying to 'Keep Camry King'. I wasn't sure how much longer they could keep all this up, so I was hoping Toyota would do a mid-cycle refresh..but this is way better than I had expected! 3 years is a very short while though to keep a redesign, but then again other auto manufacturers have been doing the same lately as some call "emergency make-overs". I don't really know what to call this one. I think somewhere you mentioned that you work for Toyota so maybe you know better then I do.

Ohio Buckeye

The new front end will stop many from purchasing ......Will wait 3-5yrs for a new model. Sorry Toyota, you blew it big time.

Ken L.

Based on this redesign, Toyota will sell a ton of these. Now, if only it was offered in all-wheel drive...

JML

I wonder what the Hybrid will look like, I really hope they bring back LED tail lights, I these look like regular bulbs.

I love my 2008 Hybrid and was considering the new Accord Hybrid because i wasn't too fond of the 2012-2014 Camry, but seeing this one makes me consider the Camry once again.

Larry T

Can't wait to buy one!

Matt

EWWW! Fail Toyota, give up already..

Rufus James

Lower grille looks like a bottom feeding catfish, otherwise good-design

Nice pics, hadn't seen those before. Can't wait til it gets here.

Kelly P

Just purchased a 2014.5 Camry SE, love it!!!! Not a big fan of the 2015 front end, sorry Toyota.

J.Smith

Nice looking 2015 Camry! Hope it turns out as reliable as the earlier versions.

Considered buying a 2014.5 to replace my wife's aging 1989 Camry but really wanted to check out the 2015 in person.

Thanks for all the pics! Great article.

mka

The grill reminds me of Dark Helmet from Spaceballs, but the rest of the car is ok. At least they got rid of those stupid plastic/chrome fog light surrounds.

Alan

Like the new side lines, tail end and front headlights. But what's up with that huge ugly front grille? That's a deal breaker for me! That is one ugly grille Toyota. Looks like some kind of large mouth bass fish very hungry and wanting to devour something. And I like the new features about lane departure and blind spot but what about back-up and front end sensors? Come on Toyota, these things have been around for years but you still do not offer this very inexpensive but practical feature! And someone mentioned the LED tail lights. I have a 2011 Camry XLE that has those which are very nice. Then in 2012 Toyota took them away and looks like they are still gone. What's up Toyota? Supposed to go forward, not backwards! I really thought I would be buying a new Camry this fall but nope, not with this new design. Now I will either keep my 2011 Camry or buy something else like the new Sonata or Chrysler 200 which has really cool all new sleek and beautiful design! Plus, they both offer the new panorama glass roofs which I really want now and most likely, the Camry will NEVER offer that option. Sorry Toyota, you are losing me!

Rena

Why are not the seats all leather? I think it cheapens the Camry by combining the leather with a suade cloth. Ugh! However, I love the new 2015 SE Sport. Our 2003 XLE has all leather seats. Why would they change that?

Benny

Too bad they dropped the 6 speed manual tranny.

I love my 2013 camry, but I was thinking of getting the lexus next year, don't know if I am going to but a next camry yet, love this one..

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