Most significant changes: New Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 suite of safety tech; additional availability of all-wheel drive; new XSE model for the Camry Hybrid; minor exterior and interior updates; base L discontinued
Price change: For gas-only models, no change for LE, $315-$415 increase for SE through XSE, and $1,015 increase for TRD; the Camry Hybrid decreases by as much as $1,345 (varies by trim level)
On sale: Now
Which should you buy, 2020 or 2021? For the gas-only Camry, a 2021 model makes the most sense if the upgraded safety tech is paramount, even given the potential price increase. It may be a tough pill to swallow if you’re shopping for a TRD, however. Hybrid shoppers should look for a 2021 model (or to reap similar or better savings on a sale-priced 2020 example).
Toyota’s uber-popular Camry sedan continues along in its eighth generation with mild updates for the 2021 model year, including slight exterior tweaks and a modest interior update, plus expanded availability of all-wheel drive and an additional trim for the Camry Hybrid. There’s also an updated set of advanced safety tech as part of Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.5 system, which adds daytime and nighttime cyclist detection, intersection support and lane-centering steering.