10 Things to Love About the Toyota Camry

February 11th, 2022 by

A red 2022 Toyota Camry XSE Hybrid is shown from a rear angle facing a large bridge.

Love is in the air and has been for almost 40 years now. That’s because Virginia, the Commonwealth that is for Lovers, has been in love with the Toyota Camry since it first arrived at Virginia Toyota dealers in 1983. Soon, Virginia drivers were out in their Camry sedans, hitting the road at places like Hampton Roads, Vienna, and Manassas. Since then, the Toyota Camry has staked out its place as the most popular midsize sedan in the country. The Camry has beaten out midsize sedans produced by the world’s other automakers, establishing it as the ideal vehicle for commuters, families, and people who just love a car that is fun to drive.

Few other midsize sedans offer the combination of performance, fuel economy, safety, and dependability that you are going to find in a new or used Toyota Camry. At Haley Toyota of Richmond, we carry a vast inventory of new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned Camry models for you to know and love. This is why people all over the Commonwealth know us as the Virginia Toyota dealer. Whether you are looking for a Camry, or one of the other exceptional cars, trucks, or SUVs built by Toyota, we are the one dealership you should consider for your next Toyota.

1. A Great Price to Love

One thing that has always stood out about the Toyota Camry is its affordability. Drivers have always been amazed at how much performance and luxury can be packed into a midsize sedan without pricing itself out of most people’s budgets. This is because Toyota has always prided itself on building the Camry in an efficient manner so that it remains affordable to most drivers. For example, the 2022 Camry has a base MSRP of only $25,295, giving it a price that is truly lovable, regardless of whether you plan to lease it, take out a loan, or buy your Camry outright.[a]

2. Two Lovable Engine Options

Many automakers try to control the cost of their vehicles by limiting the number of available options. This is why so many vehicles have one standard engine. As a result, you will get the same performance out of the vehicle even if you pay a premium for the top-of-the-line trim. Fortunately, this is not the case with the Camry. The 2022 Toyota Camry gives you two exceptional engines to choose from, each paired with an efficient 8-speed automatic transmission. The base engine is an efficient 2.5-liter I-4 gas engine that will give you up to 206 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. If you want just a little more oomph in your Camry, you can choose a powerful 3.5-liter V6 that will deliver 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The Camry with this V6 engine will get you from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a blistering 5.8 seconds.

A silver 2022 Toyota Camry XSE Hybrid is shown parked on a city street after visiting a Virginia Toyota dealer.

3. Did We Mention the Camry Hybrid That Loves Trees?

For the 2007 model year, Toyota leveraged its great success building hybrid vehicles such as the Prius by offering the Camry with a hybrid engine to boost fuel economy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid pairs a 2.5-liter I-4 gas engine with electric motors to produce a combined 208 horsepower. Best of all, the Camry Hybrid gives you a combined fuel economy of 52 miles per gallon.

4. Save Some Money for Gas and Have More Money for Love!

The Camry has always been one of the most fuel-efficient midsize sedans. Even if you prefer a conventional gas engine, the 2022 Camry with its 2.5-liter I-4 engine will give you an impressive 32 miles per gallon combined. If you choose the larger 3.5-liter V6 engine, you will still get an estimated 33 miles per gallon when you are out cruising down I-95. That means you will spend less money filling up your Camry.

5. Toyota Safety Sense to Protect Your Loved Ones

Toyota has always been committed to passenger safety, which is why Toyota made things like airbags and anti-lock brakes standard in its vehicles before they became mandatory safety features. This continued in 2015 when Toyota introduced its industry-leading Toyota Safety Sense technology. Toyota made the Safety Sense suite of features standard on all versions of the Camry, starting with the 2020 model year. That’s probably why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2021 Camry a Top Safety Pick+, signaling that it is a class leader for passenger safety.

6. Toyota Audio Is Made for Music Lovers

If you love music as much as we do, then you are going to love the standard Toyota Audio infotainment system on your Camry. The base model 2022 Camry LE features a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Audio compatibility, and Bluetooth streaming, so you will be able to listen to your favorite music through the system’s 6-speaker sound system no matter where you drive through the Old Dominion. If you are a true audiophile, then you may want to spring for the Camry XLE V6 or XSE V6, both of which come with a nine-speaker JBL premium sound system.

7. Seven Trims to Love; and the SE Nightshade Edition

Toyota gives you so many different ways to love the Camry. By offering seven different trims for the conventional gas model and four different trims for the hybrid Camry, you have so many choices when picking out a Camry for yourself. For the 2022 model, Toyota has made the popular SE Nightshade Edition available for the hybrid Camry. This special edition adds many black accents, including 18-inch black alloy wheels, black trim, and black door handles that help it stand out in a crowd.

A red 2022 Toyota Camry XSE is shown from the rear during a thunderstorm.

8. Eight Generations of Camry Love

Since 1983, Virginia drivers have driven the roads they love in a sedan they love, the Toyota Camry. Since that time, Toyota has offered eight generations of the Camry, with the latest taking the stage with the 35th anniversary of the model in 2018. Over that time, Toyota has constantly improved an already outstanding model with better mileage, increased safety and infotainment features, and a more aerodynamic profile. Today’s 2022 Camry represents the most advanced midsize sedan ever offered by Toyota.

9. Available All-Wheel Drive for Those Who Love Great Traction

Toyota gives you the option of equipping your Camry with all-wheel drive. This will provide you with better traction than the standard front-wheel drive models, which can come in handy if you need increased road grip on days with inclement weather. Drivers in Virginia know that sometimes Mother Nature gives us a less than perfect day. If you want that peace of mind, you can get it with available all-wheel drive in your Camry.

10. Color Your World With Love

Toyota has always offered the Camry in a dazzling array of exterior colors, making it easy to choose your favorite. Or maybe it’s not so easy since the Camry looks spectacular in all of its different colors. The 2022 Camry offers 13 different exterior color options, including four two-tone paint jobs. For example, you can choose a Camry with a Cavalry Blue body and a Midnight Black roof and rear spoiler. Or maybe you’d like to paint the town red in a Supersonic Red Camry? For a classic look, you can choose a Wind Chill Pearl Camry that radiates elegance. If you love shiny things, then a Celestial Silver Camry might just be right for you. Toyota has made it easy to fall in love with the Camry color of your choice.

Love is a Toyota Camry

With so many reasons to love a Toyota Camry, no wonder it has become the most popular midsize sedan in the nation. We’re sure you could come up with your own reasons to love your Camry. So if you don’t already own a Camry, come and test drive a new or used example for yourself here at Haley Toyota of Richmond and see what all this love is about.


[a] MSRP subject to change. Please see dealer for details.