Almost 40 years ago, the Toyota Camry came on the market and became a legend. Not a legend of power and performance nor a legend of show-stopping style. However, Toyota knew what it was doing with the release of a trusty and reliable passenger car. Today, the 2021 Toyota Camry is a bit more exciting than it’s been in past years. But it’s still the same reliable car that Americans love––only it might actually be even better than ever.
The 2021 Toyota Camry
According to Car and Driver, more recent models of the Toyota Camry have brought it back to life. Once respected for being a high-quality family car, the Camry’s sales-grabbing greatness had been in a bit of a slump. 2020 Saw a host of updates, including the TRD trim level with enhanced suspension. For 2021, the Toyota Camry doesn’t have a ton of changes to show off.
It is, however, still improving on an already great 2020 model year revamp of the familiar favorite family sedan. Fresh and contemporary exterior design, competitive safety and driver’s assistance features, plus an all-new TRD performance package, all make the new Toyota Camry a car that’s actually desirable––well, for other things besides reliability and disappearing in plain sight on the highway.
And no, it never disappeared because it’s fast. It was simply so boring that no one cared to look at it. That didn’t mean that people weren’t buying them all this time though. On the contrary, practical car buyers have kept the Camry alive year after year. Now, it’s arguably the best it’s ever been.
Something for everyone
The 2021 Toyota Camry brings a list of options. There’s a neat 4-cylinder engine. Then for those that want to save loads on fuel, the Camry offers a hybrid system. If you love the Toyota Camry for its Toyota-ness and its practical reputation but desire a bit more power, the 2021 Toyota Camry can also come with a more powerful V6 engine under the hood.
If you are looking at the Toyota Camry in its 2021 model year, you’ll see that there’s a healthy variety of trim levels to choose from. According to Toyota, the base LE Camry starts at $24,970. The LE Hybrid version starts at $27,270. Then you have the 2021 Toyota Camry SE and its hybrid version, which start for $26,485 and $28,785 respectively.
One of the more high profile options for the 2021 Toyota Camry is the Nightshade Edition, which starts for $27,185. This package adds black detail and makes your Camry looks cooler than pretty much every Camry, well, ever. The XLE Camry is the next level up, starting at $29,870.
There are even more trim levels, though. After the Camry XLE, Toyota offers the XSE and its hybrid versions ($30,420/$32,720). Then, the TRD trim starting at $32,185. The 2021 Toyota Camry trim range tops out with the V6 versions of both the XLE and XSE ($34,995/$35,545).
Toyota Camry standard features
Although each trim offers different styling, powertrain, and creatures comforts, they all have a lot for the price. Especially the lower trims, when you consider the long list of standard features. According to U.S. News and World Report, standard features makes each trim level pretty desirable.
Standard safety and driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist come with every 2021 Toyota Camry. Ultimately, the choice will depend on which engine you desire, how much money you want to spend, and how you want your cabin trimmed out. Either way, we think the 2021 Toyota Camry pretty much has something for everyone.