Changes to the 2021 Toyota Camry Upgrade Tech, Enhance Design

Christian Wardlaw | Jul 15, 2020

Toyota is giving the 2021 Camry a thorough refresh that updates the car’s styling, improves the interior, upgrades the safety and infotainment technology, and modifies the lineup.

2021 Toyota Camry XLE Blueprint Front View

Starting with the exterior, minor styling and wheel design updates signal the 2021 Camry, though most people won’t notice the differences. Alterations are mainly limited to the front styling, where new bumpers and lower grilles are added to most versions of the car.

Inside, in addition to new floating tablet-style infotainment displays, the 2021 Camry gains revised trim and updated seat designs. Ventilated front seats are now available, and XLE trim features a new textured herringbone pattern for its leather upholstery. A Cold Weather Package is a new option for front-drive and hybrid models.

The lineup and powertrains are largely the same as before. Toyota cancels the base L trim level for 2021 and adds a new XSE Hybrid version that combines racy design and sport-tuning with the most efficient of the Camry’s powertrains.

New infotainment systems offer 7-inch or 9-inch touchscreens mounted higher on the dashboard as floating tablet-style displays. The center air vents are relocated below the screen. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa are standard with every Camry infotainment system, along with SiriusXM satellite radio and a short free trial subscription to 4G LTE Wi-Fi service. The JBL premium sound system is now offered for the Camry TRD model.

A new Toyota Safety Safety Sense 2.5 (TSS 2.5) collection of advanced driving assistance systems debuts on the 2021 Camry. It builds on Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) with enhanced bicyclist and pedestrian detection capability, intersection left-turn assistance, and emergency steering assistance which aids vehicle stability when the driver takes sudden evasive maneuvers.

Toyota also adds a rear seat reminder system to every 2021 Camry and makes blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic warning standard for all models except the LE and SE, for which it is an option. The available adaptive cruise control system is upgraded for smoother and more natural operation when passing slower vehicles.

A handful of new exterior colors round out the list of 2021 Toyota Camry changes.

The information in this article is from Toyota. It was accurate on July 15, 2020 but may have changed since that date.

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