2023 Trim Guide: Choosing the Right Camry for You

May 12th, 2023 by

A silver 2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid is shown driving on a city street.

The choice is easy when looking for a reliable and efficient car: the 2023 Toyota Camry, a sedan that checks both boxes and more. The only genuinely “difficult” decision when looking for a Toyota Camry for sale in Richmond, VA, is choosing your trim level.

With such a variety of options, it can be challenging to keep the details separate. This article may help you understand the differences between the trims, so you can be sure the Camry you choose is best tailored for your prospective needs in the coming years.

The Toyota Camry Has a History of Reliability

When you think of the Camry, the first things that come to mind are reliability and durability; this is because the Camry is consistently at the top of its game, having won the Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value award for the past two years. It was also named “Best Midsize Car for the Money” by US News & World Report in 2021, was an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ in 2022, and topped the list in the illustrious JD Power Rankings for the Best Mid-Size Car of 2023.

If that’s not enough to make you consider the 2023 Camry, know that Car and Driver magazine has reported the Camry as one of the best-selling vehicles in the United States more than 20 times in the last 25 years.

First, Safety

Beyond the awards, the Toyota Camry continues to provide a comfortable ride and stylish appearance that you might look for in a new car. It also offers state-of-the-art technology with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5. This catalog of driver assistance features ensures you feel good driving your new Camry and gain peace of mind knowing you’re protected by some of the best safety features around.

Pre-Collision System With Pedestrian Detection helps you avoid collisions when something or someone comes into the vehicle’s path through audio and visual alerts; this system is also equipped with assistive braking, supporting you when you need it most. Lane Departure Alert With Steering Assist is set to acknowledge lane markers and ensure that you stay in your lane. While we all try our best to maintain optimum focus while driving, sometimes your attention wavers, and you stray to one side or another. This system alerts you when this happens and even offers assistive steering if you do not correct the issue in time.

Road Sign Assist is incredibly helpful when driving in unfamiliar areas. The system utilizes a camera that can determine upcoming road signs, providing you with a warning regarding speed limits, stop signs, and more. Upcoming road signs will show on your Multi-Information Display, so you have time to respond appropriately. Adaptive Cruise Control Systems make it easier to maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. In areas of high traffic or when you’re in an unfamiliar town, having a buffer gives you more time to react when the flow of traffic changes suddenly.

Reliability and safety are key when choosing your new vehicle, but they’re not the only factors. Another aspect of great importance is understanding what trim options we offer and how those options make driving more entertaining, comfortable, and efficient for you.

Choosing the Right 2023 Toyota Camry Trim

One of the first decisions you need to make is whether to opt for the standard Camry or a Camry Hybrid. Both offer you exceptional value. Once you’ve determined which path to follow, learning about the trim levels will help narrow your selection even more.

A red 2023 Toyota Camry is shown from a high angle.

The Camry LE

This base model Camry is perfect for first-time drivers, new families, or those who want to commute in style with all the comforts Toyota offers. With a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, you get an EPA-estimated 32 MPG city/highway combined—a rating that qualifies the Camry as a Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle.

Every Camry comes with Toyota Care, giving you a no-cost maintenance plan for two years or 25,000 miles. Our knowledgeable Toyota-certified technicians can assist you with keeping track of your maintenance so your new Camry runs at peak performance. Toyota Care also includes 24-hour roadside assistance.

On the exterior, the Camry LE has LED Daytime Running Lights and 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the LE offers four cup holders, four bottle holders, a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, and a USB port for connectivity. Fabric-trimmed adjustable seats, a telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and a Multi-Informational Display with voice commands help make driving fun and comfortable.

The Camry LE Hybrid

The Camry LE Hybrid has many of the same features as the Camry LE, and its 2.5L four-cylinder ECVT also earns the moniker of a Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle, with a fuel economy of an EPA-estimated 52 MPG city/highway combined. The LE Hybrid allows you to switch driving modes between EV, Eco, Normal, or Sport.

The LE Hybrid has dual-zone automatic climate control with an air filter, electric compressor, and humidity sensor. Additionally, it offers Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control to help you maintain an appropriate distance from the car in front of you. You will also receive a Smart Key with your 2023 Toyota Camry LE Hybrid, giving you an illuminated remote keyless entry and a push-button start.

The Camry SE

The Camry SE has the same engine and fuel efficiency as the LE version, but there are other notable differences between the two. Upon sight, the first difference is immediately apparent as the Camry SE has a black front grille with a mesh insert rather than the gray front grille of the LE. The SE continues the black accenting with 18-inch alloy wheels that showcase a black machine finish.

For comfort, the Camry SE has Sport SofTex-trimmed front seats—Sport SofTex being a synthetic leather—as well as an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support and a six-way adjustable front passenger seat. These seats are designed to handle normal wear and tear, resist spills, and can be cleaned with minimal effort, which is a major perk for young families.

The Camry SE Hybrid

The Camry SE Hybrid has many of the same features as the SE and has the same drivetrain as the LE Hybrid. The SE Hybrid trim has sports-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a black front grille, much like the SE version. Fuel efficiency remains at the top of the class, with an estimated 46 MPG city/highway combined.

The Camry SE Nightshade & SE Nightshade Hybrid

We also offer the Nightshade version of the 2023 Toyota Camry, a trim that aims to dial up the sophistication of our already top-of-the-line vehicles, providing you with even more options when choosing Toyota. Nightshade vehicles have stylish and unique wheel detailing and polished black accents throughout the body.

The SE Nightshade and SE Nightshade Hybrid come with 19-inch TRD Matte bronze-finished alloy wheels, a black shark-fin antenna, a black spoiler, and black window trim to complete this menacing aesthetic.

A popular Toyota Camry for sale in Richmond, VA, a blue 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade Edition, is shown in a parking garage.

Toyota Camry: Forty Years of Reliability

With affordable yet exquisite style, functionality, and reliability, you can’t go wrong with the 2023 Camry, regardless of your chosen trim level. All Camry options offer exceptional dependability and professional support from our knowledgeable and experienced team.

From the first Camry—built more than forty years ago—to the newest Camry on our lot, the pride Toyota places on this flagship vehicle is evident from grille to tail. We here at Haley Toyota of Richmond are just as proud to support their tradition of well-made vehicles with safety and reliability at the forefront.