2022 Toyota Camry: Choosing the Right Trim

November 17th, 2021 by

2022 Toyota Camry for sale Imperial Valley

America’s favorite midsize sedan has debuted for 2022 and with it comes a new Hybrid Nightshade model. Now with 18 different configurations to choose from, the Toyota Camry has become one of the most diverse nameplates in the automotive industry. 

Beloved by many for its affordability, reliability, and drama-free driving, the Camry offers features fit for every lifestyle. Whether it’s giving adventures a confidence boost with all-wheel-drive or enhancing daily commutes with the fuel-efficient hybrid, there is a Camry for every need. 

The 2022 Toyota Camry is available now at United Toyota Imperial with new models arriving weekly. Compare the 2022 Camry grades on pricing, specs, and more using our following guide. 


2022 Toyota Camry Pricing

The Camry’s MSRP is listed below including an $1,025 delivery fee. Front wheel drive is standard on the following trims, with AWD being optional for an additional $1,400.

  • LE: $26,320 
  • SE: $27,860
  • SE Nightshade: $28,560
  • XLE: $31,070
  • XSE: $31,620

Drivers can also choose between a hybrid powertrain. The prices for those are: 

  • LE Hybrid: $27,380
  • SE Hybrid: $29,940
  • SE Nightshade Hybrid: $30,640 (new for 2022)
  • XLE Hybrid: $33,295
  • XSE Hybrid: $33,845

Lastly, the Camry comes with an available V6 engine on certain trims. They are priced starting at: 

  • TRD V6: $33,385
  • XSE V6: $36,745
  • XLE V6: $36,195

What’s New for 2022? 

For its 2022 rendition, the Camry gains a Nightshade trim for the hybrid model, as well as new exterior paints. In Toyota’s language, Nightshade refers to trims that feature black wheels, accents, and badging. For the Camry SE Hybrid Nightshade, that means 18-inch black wheels, a black shark-fin antenna, black window trim, and mirror caps. Previously, this option was only available on non-hybrid Camrys. 

Additionally, last year’s exclusive Ice Edge color will join the lineup of available paints for non-TRD trims. Instead, the TRD this year will get its own exclusive color: two-tone Cavalry Blue with a Midnight Black Metallic roof.

All powertrain options for the 2022 Camry will carry over from its 2021 model. 


Hybrid Powertrain

The Camry Hybrid powertrain is the most powerful and efficient system offered on the Camry yet. The Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) combines the output of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two motors, one being electric. In the hybrid, the gas engine is tuned to produce 176 horsepower. Paired with the 118 horsepower electric motor, the total Hybrid system net output is 208 horsepower. 

On hybrid models, the lithium-ion battery pack is thoughtfully installed beneath the rear seat as to not reduce passenger room or trunk capacity. Drive system modes on the Hybrid include Normal, Eco, EV, and a Sport mode that improves acceleration response. With this system, the 2022 Toyota Camry LE Hybrid gets an estimated 51 MPG city and 53 MPG highway. Other hybrid trims vary with an average 45 MPG city and 50 MPG highway.


V6 Powertrain

The TRD stamp of strength was initially only seen on off-road-ready models like the Tundra and 4Runner. Yet in 2020, the TRD platform joined the Camry’s lineup, and this road-tamer continues for 2022. V6 trims boast a direct-injected, 301-horsepower DOHC 3.5-liter V-6. This engine is teamed with a Direct-Shift eight-speed automatic transmission featuring sport mode and paddle shifters.


Gas Powertrain

Like its V6 counterpart, Camry gas grades equipped with a 2.5-liter engine also team with a  Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission. Together the two deliver crisp-yet-smooth, rapid shifting that defines Toyota’s quality and performance. 


2022 Camry Trim Configurations

All Camry models come standard with the advanced Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS-2.5+) system. Drive safe around Imperial Valley with features like Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Lane Tracing Assist. 

Along with its industry-leading safety features, each Camry adds on unique upgrades that are fit for every lifestyle. The following trims come in both FWD and AWD configurations, as well as a V6 option on the XLE, XSE, and TRD. 


Toyota Camry LE

  • 7-inch touchscreen interface
  • Six speaker audio system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integrations
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Backup camera with projected path


Toyota Camry SE

  • 18-in. black alloy wheels
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters


Toyota Camry SE Nightshade

  • 18-in. black alloy wheels
  • Black front grille with sport mesh insert
  • Black mirror caps, door handles, window trim, and badging


Toyota Camry XLE

  • Upgraded 9-inch touchscreen with 6 speak audio system
  • Leather-trimmed heated front seats
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Blindspot monitor
  • Full-speed adaptive cruise control


Toyota Camry XSE

  • Gloss black 19-inch wheels and grille
  • Dual exhaust
  • Metallic interior trim
  • Sport-tuned suspension


Toyota Camry TRD

  • Larger 12.9-in. front brakes with red-painted front and rear calipers
  • Black-painted outside mirrors and exterior trim
  • Sport exhaust
  • TRD gloss-black front splitter, side aero skirts, pedestal rear spoiler, and rear diffuser with red pinstriping
  • Track-tuned front and rear coil springs, shock absorbers and stabilizer bars


Toyota Camry XLE V6

  • Panoramic glass roof with front power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Audio Plus with nine JBL speakers
  • 10-inch color Heads-Up Display


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