The Toyota Camry is quite a compelling choice for drivers who want a sedan that’s both economical yet has elements of luxurious features and creature comforts. The 2 engine options and the large variety of trim levels grant buyers an extreme level of choice when it comes to their preferred Camry. The reliability of the 2022 Toyota Camry is carried on by the newest generation, and this review will be looking into the many specs and configurations that make this sedan a unique contender in this market.
The Iconic Nightshade package, which adds features like black wheels and exterior trim elements, can now be fitted onto the 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid trim levels. There are also new paint configurations for non-TRD models of the 2022 Toyota Camry, such as the Edge White color scheme. Galactic Aqua has been discontinued and will no longer be available on all Camry models.
Including the hybrid versions, the 2022 Toyota Camry’s price is accessible to most buyers who are looking for a quality sedan. The company offers 8 non-hybrid models and 5 hybrid models. Below are the respective costs of all models of the 2022 Toyota Camry.
|2022 Toyota Camry LE||$ 25,295*|
|2022 Toyota Camry LE Hybrid||$ 27,380*|
|2022 Toyota Camry SE||$ 26,835*|
|2022 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid||$ 28,915*|
|2022 Toyota Camry SE Nightshade Edition||$27,535*|
|2022 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid Nightshade Edition||$29,615*|
|2022 Toyota Camry XLE||$ 30,045*|
|2022 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid||$ 32,270*|
|2022 Toyota Camry XSE||$ 30,595*|
|2022 Toyota Camry XSE Hybrid||$ 32,820*|
|2022 Toyota Camry TRD||$ 32,360*|
|2022 Toyota Camry XLE V6||$ 35,170*|
|2022 Toyota Camry XSE V6||$ 35,720*|
Toyota also offers various leasing deals on their site, as well as various discounts on these deals. One of the lease terms currently on offer is a 3-year contract with a down payment of $2,999 and a monthly payment of about $259.
The specs and configurations of both the Hybrid and non-hybrid models of the 2022 Toyota Camry are quite notable in both performance with the V6 and efficiency with the Inline-4. The 2.5-Liter Inline-4 engine produces a power output of about 202 to 206 horsepower, depending on the trim level. The torque output of this engine ranges at about 182 to 186 pounds-feet of torque.The more fuel hungry but high-performing 3.5-Liter V6 produces about 301 units of horsepower, along with 267 pounds-feet of torque.
The hybrid models of the Toyota Camry make use of a 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine that produces a lower power output of 176 horsepower and 163 pounds-feet of torque.
All of these models are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and come with various drive modes. Available modes for the Camry are Eco, Normal, Sport, and an EV mode for the Hybrid models.
The Inline-4 engine is meant for a no-thrills and fuel-efficient driving experience. Its acceleration is quite sluggish, reaching 60 mph from a standstill in about 8.2 seconds in its fuel saving Eco mode. The same experience can be said for the hybrid versions, which make use of a battery system and 2 additional electric motors.
However, the V6 options for the TRD, XSE, and XLE trims is an absolute gem to drive, being able to reach the 60-mph mark in under 6 seconds. With the smooth shifting of the 8-speed transmission, it gives the Camry a surprisingly sporty and agile feeling to it. Steering is satisfyingly weighty but is lightweight when it comes to more precise maneuvers like in parking and low-speed driving. The brake response is also responsive, even with the Hybrid’s regenerative braking system.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The different engines options of the 2022 Toyota Camry let drivers’ strike their preferred balance between fuel efficiency and outright performance. Whether it be the 2.5-Liter Inline 4, the 4-Cylinder Hybrid Engine, or the higher-end 3.5-Liter V6, it’s up to buyers to gauge which package is the right one for them. Below are the respective EPA ratings for all the models of the 2022 Toyota Camry:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Toyota Camry LE||28||39||32|
|2022 Toyota Camry LE AWD||25||34||29|
|2022 Toyota Camry LE Hybrid||51||53||52|
|2022 Toyota Camry SE||28||39||32|
|2022 Toyota Camry SE AWD||25||34||29|
|2022 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid||44||47||46|
|2022 Toyota Camry SE Nightshade Edition||28||39||32|
|2022 Toyota Camry SE Nightshade Edition AWD||25||34||29|
|2022 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid Nightshade Edition||44||47||46|
|2022 Toyota Camry XLE||27||38||31|
|2022 Toyota Camry XLE AWD||25||34||28|
|2022 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid||44||47||46|
|2022 Toyota Camry XSE||27||38||31|
|2022 Toyota Camry XSE AWD||25||34||28|
|2022 Toyota Camry XSE Hybrid||44||47||46|
|2022 Toyota Camry TRD||22||31||25|
|2022 Toyota Camry XLE V6||22||33||26|
|2022 Toyota Camry XSE V6||22||32||26|
The 3.5-Liter V6 that Toyota uses on the Camry come with a “Dual Variable Valve Timing” system or D4-S. This utilizes both direct fuel injection and port fuel injection in order to optimize the engine’s functions. It delivers the benefits of both fuel injection systems while also reducing the amount of carbon build-up within the mechanisms. The regular 4-Cylinder engines also have a similar system, as well as that used by the Hybrid models.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The interior of this generation of the Toyota Camry can be described as both comfortable and downright spacious. The higher-end trim levels also offer a grand degree of luxury to them, featuring many more quality materials used within the cabin space. This can’t really be said for the entry-level models, with a huge gap between the materials used in these trim levels when compared to something like the XLE model. Even so, the LE already gains features like illuminated mirrors and a dual-zone climate control system. It even comes with a power adjustable driver’s seat, covered in cloth. This can further be upgraded as you go higher in the trim levels. The top models, notably the XLE,makes use of Leather-trimmed front seats and a driver’s seat with power lumbar support.
The infotainment suite used on the Toyota Camry comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen on the LE trim, with options to upgrade to a 9-inch touchscreen on higher trim levels. All models come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, as well as Amazon Alexa compatibility for certain voice commands. It also comes with a 3-month free trial subscription to SiriusXM services. Other features that become available on the highest trim levels are certain connected service courtesy of Toyota. These include Remote Connect, Wi-Fi Connect, Service Connect, and Destination Assist. These all come with free trials of differing length, letting drivers test out the service’s features for themselves. The Audio system of the Toyota Camry starts off with the standard six-speaker sound setup. This can be improved with an audio speaker package which comes courtesy of JBL, featuring nine JBL speakers and includes a subwoofer and amplifier. This can be a great choice for the music lovers and audiophiles looking for the best when they play their media or music inside the car.
The NHTSA has given the 2022 Toyota Camry a five-star rating for overall safety. It also received a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, showcasing how efficient its safety suite is in protecting the passengers. Many driver-assistance technologies come standard on all models of the Toyota Camry. Some of these features include an adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and lane-departure and keeping assistance systems.
spans for about 3 years or for the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The Powertrain warranty plan lasts for a total of 5 years or for the first 60,000 miles. The company also offers a complimentary maintenance plan that covers for the first 2 years or 25,000 miles driven. There is also a warranty plans for the Hybrid System which spans for 8 years or the first 100,000 miles driven. The battery system is also under warranty with a plan that covers 10 years or the first 150,000 miles driven.