After 8 generations and 40-years here in America, the Toyota Camry has been spending the last few years being the best-selling car in the U.S.

Now it’s time for a 9th generation and we just got some seat time in the 2025 Toyota Camry in Southern California.

The new Camry follows the pattern of many recent Toyotas with an all-hybrid lineup under the hood. It’s the 5th generation of their hybrid system, paired with a 2.5-liter I4 for the first time; combining with 2 electric motors for 225-horsepower, 17 more than the current Camry hybrid, and up to 51 miles-per-gallon Combined.

All-wheel-drive versions add an additional electric motor in the rear for a total 232-horsepower output; and AWD will now be available in all trims.

The new Camry also follows Toyota protocol of basic LE series and SE series which is more sport-oriented with aero treatments, larger wheels, and unique suspension tuning. Neither looks a whole lot different outside from before, but there’s enough stylish tweaks for your neighbors to know you’ve upgraded.

Inside, Toyota has gone to great lengths to open up the interior a bit, knowing that they’re going up against EVs these days too, not just the usual family sedan nameplates. New tech includes available 12-inch displays for infotainment and driver info.

“For me, the Camry has always been the most comfortable of the family sedans. The kind of comfort that makes me want to take an extended road trip maxing out fuel range between stops. It’s good to see that that hasn’t changed with this generation; the ride quality is as good as you’ll find in anything not labeled a luxury car, and this thing will definitely eat up some miles in comfort.”

And something you don’t often hear these days, the 2025 Toyota Camry will actually cost less than the outgoing hybrid model by a few hundred dollars, starting around $29,000. They’re rolling off the assembly line now and should be arriving at dealerships by May.

We’ll have much more on the new Camry real soon… right here on MotorWeek.