2021 Toyota Camry
- Starting around $25,000 (estimated)
- Fall 2020
What to expect
- We don't expect any significant changes for the 2021 Camry
- Part of the eighth Camry generation introduced for 2018
What is the Camry?
The 2021 Toyota Camry is a midsize family sedan that slots between Toyota's smaller Corolla and the larger Avalon. This latest Camry generation came out for the 2018 model year. It provides a roomy interior and pleasing performance when equipped with its optional V6 engine, but it's otherwise pretty average when it comes to interior quality and features. In many ways, it's the safe choice in this class, and many shoppers are drawn to Toyota's reputation for reliability.
Some Camry strengths include big, comfortable seats, a smooth ride and a powerful climate control system. Riding along is a pleasant experience for passengers of most sizes. The cabin feels airy with ample headroom and legroom even for 6-plus-footers.
But it does come up short compared to some other sedans. Its infotainment system is a little outdated and isn't quite as slick to use as some of the other systems on the market. We've also found that the advanced safety features on the car, though welcome, are sometimes overzealous in issuing warnings about potential hazards. Other sedans to consider include the well-rounded Honda Accord, the stylish Hyundai Sonata and the sporty Mazda 6.
Last year's reintroduction of an all-wheel-drive model gave the Camry added appeal to shoppers in cold-weather regions. That comes on top of the Camry's other positive attributes such as a roomy cabin and an easy-to-drive nature. But assuming Toyota doesn't make any major changes, the 2021 Camry will still have some drawbacks that will keep it from being a top-ranked midsize sedan.