PREVIEW, 2015 Toyota Camry: New design, more tech

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The 2015 Toyota Camry and 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid, featuring new exterior and interior designs as well as increased safety and performance features, will be available in four models beginning in September.

The 2015 Camry will be offered in the value-driven LE, the sporty SE, the new XSE and the premium XLE. The XSE builds on the success of the SE and will have an edgier appearance and is being touted as the “sportiest Camry yet.”

All Camry gas models will be powered by the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 178 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of peak torque. It’s teamed with a standard six-speed automatic transmission with the combination offering EPA-estimated 25 MPG city/ 35 MPG highway/ 28 MPG combined fuel economy.

The XSE and XLE will also be offered in a 3.5-liter V6 with the six-speed automatic, generating 268 horsepower.

The 2015 Toyota Camry has new interior and exterior designs.
The 2015 Toyota Camry has new interior and exterior designs.

The two most popular Toyota Camry models, LE and SE, receive pricing nearly unchanged from the 2014.5 model. Both models are equipped with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Each is each heavily equipped with standard convenience features and for 2015 add 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, shift lever boot with contrast stitching, satin chrome interior accents, passenger window auto up-down, chrome front upper grille and rear trunk garnish (smoked chrome on SE), and heated outside mirrors. The SE gas model also adds a standard 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display and direct tire pressure monitor system.

Camry XSE and XLE models equipped with the four-cylinder engine each add more standard features over the LE and SE, including leather-trimmed seating with multi-stage heated front seats and four-way power passenger seat on the XLE or leather-trimmed seating with Ultrasuede inserts and multi-stage heated front seats and 4-way power passenger seat on the XSE.

Additional standard features include Entune Audio Plus multimedia system, LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels with a super chrome finish on the XLE and 18-inch alloy wheels with machined face and black paint for the XSE. In all, there is nearly $1,200 worth of added standard equipment for the XLE but an MSRP increase of only $340.

Camry V6 versions of the XSE and XLE add standard LED high and low headlights, Smart Key entry, Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite including a 7-inch High-Resolution Touch-Screen Display, power tilt/slide moonroof, Qi wireless charging capability and much more.

The Camry Hybrid will be available in three grades, LE, sporty SE and XLE. Each grade is equipped with its most standard equipment. Among the features now standard on the Camry Hybrid LE are 8-way power driver’s seat including power lumbar, and the 4.2-inch TFT multi information display.

The Camry Hybrid SE adds Sport fabric SofTex®-trimmed front seats with seatback pockets; 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support; Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic three-spoke steering wheel with Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio controls; and silver interior trim.

The Hybrid XLE grade adds standard leather-trimmed seating with multi-stage heated front seats and 4-way power passenger seat, LED daytime running lights, direct tire pressure monitor system and 17-inch alloy wheels with a chrome finish.

Here’s are the MSRP listings for the 2015 Toyota Camry:

Model/Grade/Engine/Transmission/MSRP

Camry LE, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, 6-speed, automatic, $22,970
Camry SE, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, 6-speed, automatic, $23,840
Camry XLE , 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, 6-speed automatic, $26,150
Camry XSE, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, 6-speed automatic, $26,150
Camry XSE, 3.5-liter, V6, six-speed, automatic, $31,370
Camry XLE, 3.5-liter, V6, six-speed, automatice, $31,370
Camry Hybrid LE, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, Hybrid, E-CVT, $26,790
Camry Hybrid SE, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, Hybrid, E-CVT, $27,995
Camry Hybrid XLE, 2.5L 4-cylinder, Hybrid, E-CVT, $29,980

 

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