2014 New York Auto Show: 2015 Toyota Camry (FAQ)
2014 New York Auto Show
What Is It?
2015 Toyota Camry
What's New About This Model?
The 2015 Toyota Camry isn't all-new, but it has been thoroughly upgraded this year with revised styling, new trim levels and additional features.
When Does It Go on Sale?
Toyota said the 2015 Camry will start arriving in showrooms this fall.
How Much Does It Cost?
No official pricing has been released yet, but the Camry will likely remain in line with its current pricing structure. The new XSE and SE Hybrid trim levels will come in slightly higher than the current SE and Hybrid trims.
How Many Body Styles and Trim Levels Are There?
The Camry is available as a four-door midsize sedan only.
There are now five trim levels of the Camry: L, LE, XLE, SE and XSE. Four of them are carryover from last year, while the XSE trim level is new for 2015. The XSE takes the sporty SE trim level a step further with the addition of an even firmer suspension setup, unique 18-inch wheels and tires and a revised front end look. There's also a new Hybrid SE that mates the hybrid powertrain with the SE trim for the first time.
What Kind of Engines and Transmissions Does It Have?
• 2.5-liter, inline four-cylinder: 178 horsepower, 170 pound-feet of torque
• 3.5-liter V6: 268 hp, 248 lb-ft of torque
• 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder: 156 hp and an electric motor (hybrid)
• Six-speed automatic transmission standard
What Unique Features Does It Offer?
New for 2015 is a wireless charging station for cell phones. It allows certain smartphones to charge by simply setting them in the bin located just ahead of the transmission shifter.
What Kind of Standard and Optional Safety Equipment Is Offered?
Most of the standard features on the 2015 Camry carry over from last year. New optional equipment includes several safety features like lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision alerts, automatic headlights and a cross traffic alert system.
What Models Will It Compete Against?
Ford Fusion: Like the Accord, the Ford Fusion offers two different hybrid models for those looking for maximum mileage. Even if that's not your thing, the standard Fusion offers a great mix of size, features and performance that rivals anything from Japan.
Honda Accord: The Camry's perennial rival, the latest Accord matches up well in terms of size, power and features. Honda also offers a standard hybrid and a plug-in hybrid version of the Accord.
Nissan Altima: After years of playing catch-up, the Nissan Altima is finally on par with its Japanese rivals in the midsize sedan segment. Sharp styling, a spacious cabin and excellent handling dynamics make it an excellent choice in the segment.
Should You Wait for It?
Depends on what your priorities are when shopping for a midsize sedan. If fuel efficiency is your main concern, the current Camry has everything you need. If style and the latest features are equally as important, the revised Camry might be worth the wait.