2022 Toyota Camry Review - What's new?

May 31, 2022

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2022 Toyota Camry: Quick Overview

When it comes to picking a mid-size sedan, the world-famous Toyota Camry would unarguably come among the first few picks. The car remains one of the most liked and obviously most popular mid-size cars out there in the market. No wonder it is still among one of the most sort-after car models across the globe. In 2020, a pandemic year as we all know, Toyota Camry's sales volume held strong and enjoyed a rebound the following year, with over 313,000 units of the model sold in the US alone.

Toyota recently released the 2022 models of their flagship sedan and we are going to look at all the details of this new ride with a focus on the following areas:

  • Interior and exterior design 
  • Engine and performance
  • Safety

As we will get to see, the 2022 Toyota Camry is a delight to behold and naturally sparks a deep desire to "own and blast away in it". Anyway, when it comes to trims on offer, the 2022 Toyota Camry lineup maintains the status quo when the 2021 series is taken into consideration. Just as the L trim was rested in the 2021 series, the 2022 lineups came without the L trim but rather the LE trim taking up its position as the base trim.

Interestingly, the SE Trim (with the AWD) is offered in the dark and deluxe Nightshade Edition with its black shiny wheels and blacked-out side mirrors. 

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The 2022 Toyota Camry is all shades of style and comfort

2022 Toyota Camry: The Design & Appeal

The 2022 Toyota Camry is a proud member of the 8th Generation of this bestselling mid-size sedan. The 8th generation of the Camry was introduced in 2017 with the 2022 models being the most recently updated along with the 2021 year models. So, are there any new surprises when it comes to the 2022 Toyota Camry redesign?  

  • 2022 Toyota Camry Exterior Design

On the outside, the 2022 Toyota Camry remains almost unchanged from the 2021 versions. However, there are minimal design tweaks with the front fascia and the shape of some of its trims. It also comes with a touchup in the alloy wheel design for both FWD and AWD trains. The 2022 Toyota Camry models, just like the 2021 versions, have a lower roofline which gives it a more aggressive look. However, the lower roofline does very little in terms of compromising the available headroom. So if you're one of those tall guys, the 2022 Camry will still accommodate you.

Anyway, even with the minimal exterior design changes for the 2022 Toyota Camry, its enticing looks and curves still come among the first picks for most new and old buyers looking for the perfect mid-size family sedan.

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2022 Toyota Camry SE Nightshade in all its shiny metallic black self

  • 2022 Toyota Camry Interior design and features

So much like the exterior, the interior of the 2022 Toyota Camry serves very little in terms of new design features. The most notable tweak to the interior of the ride is the adjustment in the size of the optional infotainment display. The 2022 models come fitted with a 7-inch multimedia touchscreen as the standard offering across the various models but you can always grab a bigger 9-ich touchscreen if you so desire.

Some of the other audio multimedia and connected-services features you will enjoy irrespective of the 2022 Toyota Camry configurations include;

  • Wi-Fi Connect
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Six speakers

On the comfort side of things, each 2022 model of the Toyota Camry offers an 8-way power-adjustable front driver seat and 6-way adjustable front passenger seat. Also offered is the lumbar support for the driver as well as adjustable head restraint for front-seat occupants.

On climate control offering, dual-zone climate control comes standard in all models of the 2022 Toyota Camry including the 2022 Toyota Camry XLE trim. However, the dual-zone climate control system is not available in the Toyota Camry TRD models. In addition to the dual-zone climate control options, there is also the availability of heated seats for the front and rear seat occupants.

Watch this video below to see a highlight of the heated seat feature offered in the 2022 Toyota Camry.

2022 Toyota Camry Heated Interior Highlight
 

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The seats of the 2022 Camry are lined with the finest quality materials

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2022 Toyota Camry: Engine & Performance

The 2022 Toyota Camry lineup maintains the same engine power options compared to the 2021 models. The In-line 2.5-Liter 4-cylinder engine remains the standard power option for all models except for the XLE, XSE and TRD Editions which all come with the 3.5-Liter V6 engine as standard. The base 2.5-Liter 4-cylinder engine delivers 203hp to the 8-speed automatic transmission that drives every Camry model in the 2022 lineup. The In-line 4-cylinder engine is supplied as the base engine across all models including all 5 hybrid models. 

Interestingly, last year's lineup had just 4 models fitted with the hybrid powertrain compared to this year's where as many as 5 models are offered with the hybrid powertrain option. Be certain that you will get a net power output of about 208hp (168 lb-ft torque) when you purchase any of the 2022 Toyota Camry hybrid models listed below.

  • 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE CVT
  • 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid Nightshade CVT
  • 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE CVT
  • 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE CVT
  • 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid XSE CVT

On the other hand, the 3.5-Liter V6 engine options deliver a solid 301hp and about 267 lb-ft of torque to the wheels. So, if you desire your Camry to be a bit beastly, then you should rather go for the V6 engine models which will surely satisfy your taste. However, if you want a ride that is smooth and energy-efficient, then we suggest you go for the hybrid model which has delivered some of the best numbers (Good fuel economy) during test drives.

Still, though, the non-hybrid powertrain models are a lot more punchy when compared to the smooth run of the hybrid lineup. So if your desire is to fly off from rest, then the V6 non-hybrid models should be your pick. 

Anyway, below is the lineup of all models on offer for the 2022 Toyota Camry.

  • Hybrid LE CVT
  • Hybrid Nightshade
  • Hybrid SE
  • Hybrid XLE
  • Hybrid XSE
  • LE Automatic
  • LE Automatic
  • SE Automatic
  • SE Automatic
  • SE Nightshade Automatic
  • SE Nightshade Automatic
  • XLE Automatic
  • XLE Automatic
  • XLE V6 Automatic
  • XSE Automatic
  • XSE Automatic
  • XSE V6 Automatic
  • TRD V6 Automatic

The TRD Edition trim offers the beefiest and most pony experience of all models in the 2022 lineup. Its specially designed suspension systems give it more agile body control and handling as well as more precise steering and speed moments that should satisfy all those desiring more aggression and power. With the V6 engine combined with the standard 8-automatic transmission, the TRD edition powers up to 134mph top speed while blasting off from rest to 60 mph in just about 5.6 seconds.

However, the models powered by the lower 4-cylinder engines do not also disappoint as they were shown to perform really impressively, hitting the 0-60 mph in just about 7.4 seconds, while also maintaining a similar 134 mph top speed with the higher engine.

See a brief highlight of the 2022 Toyota Camry in the video below.

2022 Camry Overview

2022 Toyota Camry Price

When it comes to the pricing of the 2022 Toyota Camry, the figures are not so different from the 2021 models. In fact, the difference across some models is as low as $800 which unfortunately is equivalent to over ₦330,000. This is understandable considering that the 2021 and 2022 models are almost the same.

Anyway, for a complete breakdown of all 2022 Toyota Camry Prices by their models, please see the table below.

 

2022 Toyota Camry Prices by model
2022 Toyota Camry Models   Price in ($)  Price in (₦)
TRD V6 Automatic $32,910 ₦13,664,890
XSE V6 Automatic $36,270 ₦15,060,029
XSE Automatic AWD $32,545 ₦13,513,334
XSE Automatic $31,145 ₦12,932,026
XLE V6 Automatic $35,720 ₦14,831,658
XLE Automatic AWD $31,995 ₦13,284,963
XLE Automatic $30,595 ₦12,703,655
SE Nightshade Automatic AWD $29,485 ₦12,242,761
SE Nightshade Automatic $28,085 ₦11,661,453
SE Automatic AWD $28,785 ₦11,952,107
SE Automatic $27,385 ₦11,370,799
LE Automatic AWD $27,245 ₦11,312,668
LE Automatic $25,845 ₦10,731,360
 Hybrid XSE CVT  $33,420 ₦13,876,652
 Hybrid XLE CVT $32,870  ₦13,648,281
Hybrid SE CVT $29,515   ₦12,255,218
Hybrid Nightshade CVT  $30,215  ₦12,545,872
Hybrid LE CVT  $27,980  ₦11,617,855

 

 

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The 2022 Toyota Camry TRD offers a more exciting driving experience and goes for about ₦15 million

2022 Toyota Camry Safety Features

On the safety side of things, the 2022 Toyota Camry comes fitted with a plethora of features that are standard options. Interestingly, you also get access to the Toyota Care maintenance plan which is valid for as much as 25,000 miles covered by the car or a 2 year period, whichever comes first. Thus, when you purchase a brand-new 2022 Toyota Camry, you are entitled to factory scheduled maintenance visits for the conditions mentioned above. 

Anyway, below is a highlight of the safety features you should expect when you purchase the new 2022 Toyota Camry.

  • Advanced Airbag System comes standard with 10 airbags
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection that utilizes both radar and camera to offer automatic braking
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane departure alert with steering assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB) that help offer clearer and better vision at night for speeds that exceed 25 mph
  • Road Sign Assist utilizes intelligent cameras to help the driver detect road signs

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The 2022 Toyota Camry comes with Pre-collision and rear-cross traffic warning

Photo credit: Toyota.com

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Final Words

So you've seen and heard the cool stuff that the 2022 Toyota Camry has to offer, but if you need a piece of our wise words on which to choose, then continue reading. As we've seen so far, Toyota has presented about 18 versions for the 2022 Camry model. But our best picks are listed inside the table below in no particular order.

TRD V6 Automatic $32,910 ₦13,664,890
XSE V6 Automatic $36,270 ₦15,060,029
Hybrid XSE CVT $33,420 ₦13,876,652

So, we picked the TRD Edition for guys that desire the Lexus-level handling and excitement from the Camry. As we've earlier mentioned, the TRD edition with the V6 will satisfy all your speed demons and it also comes at a not so extreme price of just over ₦13 million. 

On the other hand, if you're not satisfied with what's on offer in the base LE trim and you probably desire more power and speed, then the XSE trim with the V6 engine should be your pick. The Sports edition configuration on offer in the XSE trim along with the V6 engine offers that extra that brings the excitement in. 

Finally, if you want better fuel economy numbers or you're one of our environment champions, then the hybrid XSE trim should be your pick and it cost way less than the XSE V6 model. So, those are our top 3 best picks in this 2022 Toyota Camry review article. Now, you can make an informed choice.

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He has got a flair for technical reviews on automobile and cars. He studied Mechanical Engineering but his first love remains Literary Art.

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