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2025 Toyota Camry

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Is the 2025 Toyota Camry available yet? If so, have you driven one? What are your thoughts on the car? The 2025 was redesigned and some people say not to buy a car the first year of a redesign because there are bugs that show up and get fixed by the next year.
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tc101 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:25 am Is the 2025 Toyota Camry available yet? If so, have you driven one? What are your thoughts on the car? The 2025 was redesigned and some people say not to buy a car the first year of a redesign because there are bugs that show up and get fixed by the next year.
Yes, the new hybrid-only 2025 seems to be at dealers - or at least they are showing that online - but I haven't driven one.
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I drove it as a rental few weeks ago.

Good
Great gas mileage: ~44MPG. Drove about 800 miles. Avg highway speed ~80MPH. Max Speed 105MPH. Elevation (0 elevation to 9500Ft).
Smooth ride.
Airplay integration was thru bluetooth. No cable needed

Bad
I didn't know how to disable lane assist. So everytime I had to change the lane without indicator the steering wheel vibrated. This was annoying
Rear air condition was weak
Trunk space was limiting

I would consider it as a second car if I were in the market.
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I do believe the 2025 version is a face lift with a new interior but otherwise largely the same car. Compared to the Honda Accord I found the 2024 Toyota Camry much inferior.
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bendix wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:01 pm I do believe the 2025 version is a face lift with a new interior but otherwise largely the same car. Compared to the Honda Accord I found the 2024 Toyota Camry much inferior.
And a new grill that what hit many times with the ugly stick.
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I got a ride home from the airport in one as an Uber last week. I was seriously impressed how smooth the powertrain was. It was dead silent on the highway and the transition between engine and battery was not noticeable. The older Prius hybrids were a lot harsher.
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2025 is all hybrid model Camrys I think

No all gas/ ICE engines.
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keith6014 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:46 am
I didn't know how to disable lane assist. So everytime I had to change the lane without indicator the steering wheel vibrated. This was annoying
May I suggest using your turn signal? :annoyed
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TroyMcClure1 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:07 pm I got a ride home from the airport in one as an Uber last week. I was seriously impressed how smooth the powertrain was. It was dead silent on the highway and the transition between engine and battery was not noticeable. The older Prius hybrids were a lot harsher.
This is good to hear. Or not hear.
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tc101 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:25 am The 2025 was redesigned and some people say not to buy a car the first year of a redesign because there are bugs that show up and get fixed by the next year.
I have never bought into the first year redesign thing especially on mature car platforms such as the Camry. I would be more concerned about buying a first generation vehicle on the first year. FWIW, I also generally drive cars into the ground so when one craps out, I need to buy a car now and can't wait for a year to see if any issues were discovered.
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bendix wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:01 pm I do believe the 2025 version is a face lift with a new interior but otherwise largely the same car. Compared to the Honda Accord I found the 2024 Toyota Camry much inferior.

Camry switched to hybrid only powertrain and eliminated the gas 4 cylinder and V6. Hardly a "face lift" :confused
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Claudia Whitten wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:11 pm
keith6014 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:46 am
I didn't know how to disable lane assist. So everytime I had to change the lane without indicator the steering wheel vibrated. This was annoying
May I suggest using your turn signal? :annoyed
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Any lane change requires a turn signal. Even if nobody is right behind you. The turn signal disables the lane assist.
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Claudia Whitten wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:11 pm
keith6014 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:46 am
I didn't know how to disable lane assist. So everytime I had to change the lane without indicator the steering wheel vibrated. This was annoying
May I suggest using your turn signal? :annoyed
So I wasn't the only one who read that with that reaction. I suppose there could be times where one "had" to do so without signaling, but so often that the car's safety features become annoying? Hmm...
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JoeJohnson wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:30 pm
bendix wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:01 pm I do believe the 2025 version is a face lift with a new interior but otherwise largely the same car. Compared to the Honda Accord I found the 2024 Toyota Camry much inferior.

Camry switched to hybrid only powertrain and eliminated the gas 4 cylinder and V6. Hardly a "face lift" :confused
Yes and No. You could buy a hybrid Camry in the 2024 model year and for 2025 they eliminated all other options. That doesnt make the hybrid or the overall design of the car that different from the previous model year apart from the style update.
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bendix wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:21 pm
JoeJohnson wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:30 pm
bendix wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:01 pm I do believe the 2025 version is a face lift with a new interior but otherwise largely the same car. Compared to the Honda Accord I found the 2024 Toyota Camry much inferior.

Camry switched to hybrid only powertrain and eliminated the gas 4 cylinder and V6. Hardly a "face lift" :confused
Yes and No. You could buy a hybrid Camry in the 2024 model year and for 2025 they eliminated all other options. That doesnt make the hybrid or the overall design of the car that different from the previous model year apart from the style update.
What would be examples of "redesign" vs. "face lift"?
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JordanIB wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:11 pm
Claudia Whitten wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:11 pm
keith6014 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:46 am
I didn't know how to disable lane assist. So everytime I had to change the lane without indicator the steering wheel vibrated. This was annoying
May I suggest using your turn signal? :annoyed
So I wasn't the only one who read that with that reaction. I suppose there could be times where one "had" to do so without signaling, but so often that the car's safety features become annoying? Hmm...
It's hard to use your turn signal when you're going 105 MPH.
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bendix wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:21 pm
JoeJohnson wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:30 pm
bendix wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:01 pm I do believe the 2025 version is a face lift with a new interior but otherwise largely the same car. Compared to the Honda Accord I found the 2024 Toyota Camry much inferior.

Camry switched to hybrid only powertrain and eliminated the gas 4 cylinder and V6. Hardly a "face lift" :confused
Yes and No. You could buy a hybrid Camry in the 2024 model year and for 2025 they eliminated all other options. That doesnt make the hybrid or the overall design of the car that different from the previous model year apart from the style update.
The 2024 hybrid is not the same engine as the 2025. The 2025 uses the fifth generation of their hybrid power train whereas the 2024 uses an older generation.
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I’d buy one….. looks like a very good value.
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bloom2708 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:08 pm
Claudia Whitten wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:11 pm
keith6014 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:46 am
I didn't know how to disable lane assist. So everytime I had to change the lane without indicator the steering wheel vibrated. This was annoying
May I suggest using your turn signal? :annoyed
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Any lane change requires a turn signal. Even if nobody is right behind you. The turn signal disables the lane assist.
Yeah, I started to use the turn signal after the first few hundred miles.
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PharmerBrown wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:38 pm
JordanIB wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:11 pm
Claudia Whitten wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:11 pm
keith6014 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:46 am
I didn't know how to disable lane assist. So everytime I had to change the lane without indicator the steering wheel vibrated. This was annoying
May I suggest using your turn signal? :annoyed
So I wasn't the only one who read that with that reaction. I suppose there could be times where one "had" to do so without signaling, but so often that the car's safety features become annoying? Hmm...
It's hard to use your turn signal when you're going 105 MPH.
I agree. :twisted:
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I recently test drove 2025 Camry (hybrid) and Honda Accord (hybrid).

I would expect the Camry to have better MPG and all are AWD. They've been available for 1-2 months. The Camry pricing was a bit lower than the Accord. Cloth seats unless I went with the high end LE-X. Leather is standard in the Accord. The Camry also offered a better battery warranty of 150K miles vs 100k with the Accord.

I elected to go with the Honda Accord. The driver's seat was more comfortable and the back seat had quite a bit more room than the Camry, also a larger trunk. Accord is only FWD. Just the extra space all around the interior sold me. Rear passenger seemed to have better visibility. Driving was similar in both models. Same for road noise which was ok but I was looking for less noise. I'll have the car rust proofed to reduce some of the noise. Test drives on pre-determined routes of highway and local traffic.

The Honda dealer didn't have any information on new 2025's but don't know if they wanted to keep it close to the vest in order to get rid of 2024's? I compared it to the Camry 2025. The Accord was redesigned for the 2024 so I wouldn't expect much if any difference.
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I'll have the car rust proofed to reduce some of the noise.
I don't get it. What does rust proof have to do with noise?
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splitatlantic wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 6:34 pm I recently test drove 2025 Camry (hybrid) and Honda Accord (hybrid).

I would expect the Camry to have better MPG and all are AWD. They've been available for 1-2 months. The Camry pricing was a bit lower than the Accord. Cloth seats unless I went with the high end LE-X. Leather is standard in the Accord.
Camry comes in FWD or AWD.

The Camry with leather is XLE, not LE-X. Accord has a similarly named trim: EX-L

Leather is not standard in the entry level Accord hybrid
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PharmerBrown wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:38 pm
JordanIB wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:11 pm
Claudia Whitten wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:11 pm
keith6014 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:46 am
I didn't know how to disable lane assist. So everytime I had to change the lane without indicator the steering wheel vibrated. This was annoying
May I suggest using your turn signal? :annoyed
So I wasn't the only one who read that with that reaction. I suppose there could be times where one "had" to do so without signaling, but so often that the car's safety features become annoying? Hmm...
It's hard to use your turn signal when you're going 105 MPH.
I was more impressed at the patience of OP to get a gutless boat moving that fast.
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JordanIB wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:11 pm
Claudia Whitten wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:11 pm
keith6014 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:46 am
I didn't know how to disable lane assist. So everytime I had to change the lane without indicator the steering wheel vibrated. This was annoying
May I suggest using your turn signal? :annoyed
So I wasn't the only one who read that with that reaction. I suppose there could be times where one "had" to do so without signaling, but so often that the car's safety features become annoying? Hmm...
We have lane assist on wife's 2019 Avalon Limited. It is a great safety feature. I tend to drift to the right when driving and it has improved my driving. Using signal is simple.
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PharmerBrown wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:38 pm It's hard to use your turn signal when you're going 105 MPH.
Speaking from experience, no it isn't. The process is exactly the same. :mrgreen:
keith6014 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 5:41 pm Yeah, I started to use the turn signal after the first few hundred miles.
Sweet! So the system works!
splitatlantic wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 6:34 pm I would expect the Camry to have better MPG and all are AWD.
Nope. AWD is a $1525 option on every single trim.
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