2025 Toyota Camry | Talking Cars #446

2025 Toyota Camry | Talking Cars #446 1

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This week, we share our early impressions of the 2025 Toyota Camry. While Toyota didn’t revolutionize the 2025 model, it gets a big powertrain update, as every Camry will only come as a hybrid. We discuss why this change shouldn’t scare longtime Camry lovers and why Toyota’s reliability record should boost buyers’ confidence. Plus, we answer questions about legacy CR vehicle tests and EV home chargers.


0:00 – Intro

0:27 – 2025 Toyota Camry Overview

0:47 – Hybrid powertrain

2:23 – Fuel economy

3:20 – 2025 model updates

4:32 – Driving impressions

8:30 – Infotainment and usability

10:00 – Seat comfort

12:23 – Toyota reliability

14:09 – Maintenance, 0W8 motor oil

17:40 – Question #1: CR Ratings, ‘Not Recommended vs. Not Acceptable’

24:55 – Question #2: EV Home charging options


Toyota Camry:

First Drive: 2025 Toyota Camry Proves a Bit Better in Many Ways:

21 Comments on "2025 Toyota Camry | Talking Cars #446"

  1. @adamh8140 | June 5, 2024 at 3:05 PM |

    The sensor package price dropped jaws. Four grand on a 40K car…

  2. Do a shot every time Gabe says “ahhh” or “errrrr” and you will be dead from cirrhosis of the liver before the video is over. 😂😂

  3. @TheUsflow | June 5, 2024 at 3:11 PM |

    Annoyed that the gas tank size keeps getting smaller with each new generation. Range is one of the best Camry attributes. Still great, but would love to have the 2012 17 gallon tank back at least as an option. Not sure why only full size trucks have a bigger gas tank option.

  4. @bjsimon802 | June 5, 2024 at 3:16 PM |

    The reviews are very good

  5. @ItsAlive111 | June 5, 2024 at 3:24 PM |

    Yes! A proper talking cars episode!!! Thanks you all for your work on this!

  6. @gregb7353 | June 5, 2024 at 3:59 PM |

    With L2 charging, the BIG missed item is that everything is going to the Tesla NACS port starting next year. So if you buy a non-Tesla today you will need to buy a CCS charger and then replace it in the future at some point or use annoying adapters. Tesla sells a universal charger today that makes this a lot easier to deal with. Simply remove the charger for NACS or push a button before removing it for CCS.

  7. @davidm5707 | June 5, 2024 at 4:24 PM |

    Yay, Gabe’s back!

  8. @soldier-2point0 | June 5, 2024 at 4:30 PM |

    24:00 My XSE was sold to me with overinflated tires. The ride immediately improved when I deflated them to about the recommended pressure on the door jam.

  9. @Rayman0872 | June 5, 2024 at 4:31 PM |

    0W-8 Mobil One showing 27.97 for 5 quarts at Walmart for me. Not too hard to find. When I first bought my 2021 Corolla the 0W-16 cost a lot more at the time and not a lot of options.

  10. @jgriffin411 | June 5, 2024 at 4:58 PM |

    So I wonder if the 2025 Camry is a safe bet, or wait til ’26?

    • @davidm5707 | June 5, 2024 at 6:58 PM |

      That’s what they usually say. However, in the case of Toyotas, they say the tech isn’t always that new, just repackaged, so the first year is considered dependable.

  11. First year car. Considering all the problems Toyota is having right now, let someone else work out the bugs, like hopefully the wind noise issue mentioned.

  12. @uhavemooface | June 5, 2024 at 5:26 PM |

    The title was confusing. I thought you met talking cars as in there are cars that can talk to you. But you were saying talking about cars. I get it now.

  13. @aeromtb2468 | June 5, 2024 at 5:29 PM |

    with CA gas tax going up to $2/gal these cars are going to be popular and be marked up.

  14. @billyrock8305 | June 5, 2024 at 5:30 PM |

    Topgun grannymobile #1 🥇

  15. @Modeltrainscarsstereos614 | June 5, 2024 at 5:49 PM |

    Nice Gabe’s back to work

  16. @Modeltrainscarsstereos614 | June 5, 2024 at 5:50 PM |

    Camry is a great vehicle so glad they haven’t screwed it up with a turbo

  17. @farism5313 | June 5, 2024 at 5:53 PM |

    Really a great episode! Good job guys. One of the best in the business

  18. @tommiller12345 | June 5, 2024 at 6:25 PM |

    I’m sure the quick oil change shops will use any cheap oil in the Camry. The customer will never know as long as the oil is brown. The business competes on price and doesn’t want to lose a customer. CR should test the shops.

  19. @saadtheman1 | June 5, 2024 at 6:32 PM |

    Better engine, more power, better efficiency, way more tech features, better driving dynamics, quieter…
    Its much better than accord

  20. Finally reviewing a car most of us can afford and isn’t an EV

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