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Changes Coming to 2022 Toyota Camry Should Make Fans Happy

Fans of Toyota Camry may be pleased with these 2022 Camry updates and changes.


When you are the best-selling midsize sedan in America for two straight decades, it is important to continually evolve and improve.

I am talking to you, Toyota Camry.

The 2022 model year is not a major redesign year. Or even a mild refresh year for that matter. However, there are some improvements you may really like.

2022 Toyota Camry Release Date

New 2022 Toyota Camry sedans are expected to be shipped to dealerships by the end of this month. As is typical with most automotive brands, supplies will flow in slowly and pick up into the following months.

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No word on how the ongoing vehicle shortage will affect dealership Camry supplies going forward. The good news is there appears to be a higher Toyota Camry volume on lots versus other Toyota brands.

2022 Toyota Camry Changes

A familiar paint color is joining the 2022 Camry lineup. Cavalry Blue, once an exclusive TRD Pro color, is now an option for Camry TRD.

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Ice Edge is no longer available for 2022 Camry TRD. However, Ice Edge is now offered for Camry LE, Camry SE and Camry XSE.

Look for a new 2022 Toyota Camry trim level as well. I previously wrote a Torque News story covering the 2022 Camry SE Hybrid Nightshade. This Camry Nightshade Hybrid features black 18-inch wheels, shark fin, door handles, side mirror covers, badging and window trim.

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And, it will give drivers 44mpg in the city and 47mpg on the highway.

Also, both 2022 Camry LE and Camry SE will come with factory standard dual-zone auto climate control. This is helpful for road trips with at least two passengers. No need to fight over the temperature – both can be happy and comfortable. REM said it best, “shiny happy people holding hands.”

Time for your Toyota Camry comments

One more change coming to Toyota Camry 2022 model year. Camry TRD will switch out its signature red-accented seat inserts for gray inserts.

What do you think about the changes coming to 2022 Camry? Are any of these factors in your decision to either buy or not buy a new Camry?

This is an important year for Toyota. We will be seeing next-gen 2022 Tundra by end of year. Toyota 4Runner has solid updates coming. Toyota Tacoma has big changes as well.

Are you looking forward to seeing the changes for any specific Toyota model more than others? How about the new Corolla Cross – does this one catch your eye?

So much big and important news coming. Please stick around this column for the latest updates.

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I reach into the mailbag and answer your questions about Toyota 4Runner.

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Rick (not verified)    August 17, 2021 - 5:00PM

Jeff: I think there will be a lot of interest in the Corolla Cross (including from me). All the info you receive re the CC...let us know! (Colors-intertior and exterior, prices, arrival & your Trim comparison video of the CC)...Thanks...

Geoff (not verified)    August 19, 2021 - 8:00AM

One other change I noticed on the Toyota website when comparing pictures of the 2021 and 2022 is that Toyota removed the glove box lock for 2022.

Sergio Rulli (not verified)    August 28, 2021 - 6:38PM

I don't like this color at all. It doesn't shine up nicely cause it's white! I love my beige metallic 2000 Camry way better and wouldn't trade it in for anything. I have 280,000 miles and it looks and drives like I just drove it off the dealership. I've been offered $20,000 for my carb and turned it down plus I have no car payments and insurance is cheap,etc.

Aleene palmer (not verified)    August 29, 2021 - 6:52AM

My 2021 Toyota carolla has been giving me problems, since I drive it off the lot services, not fixing the problem I stay in the service dept. 25 miles on the car when I drive it home, if they can't get it right I'm done a new car should not be so difficult.

Cannon (not verified)    August 29, 2021 - 7:09AM

For me just make AWD SUPERCHARGER or Twinturbo version of the Camry for 1year please

Colin Lemp (not verified)    October 8, 2021 - 10:06PM

I have a 2019 Toyota Camry LE with 47,000 miles, what makes me disappointed is the transmission issues. My biggest question is what is Toyota going to do to fix this? I had plans to buy a 2022 Camry XSE but I still have not found where Toyota is resolving this issue since the first launch of this body style in 2018. I think I'm just gonna get 2022 Cadillac CT5 if they plan on not addressing this issue.

Eugene Seebeck (not verified)    October 19, 2021 - 11:21PM

I had not heard of transmission problems, what is the issue? My question is I now have a 2018 Toyota Camry and my gripe is how much road noise in the cabin. Have they done anything about this?

Jodi Applegate (not verified)    April 11, 2022 - 2:10PM

In reply to by Eugene Seebeck (not verified)

I just traded my 2018 SE for a 2022 XSE with the driver assist package and the upgraded JBL Stereo.. The difference in the Road noise is night and day. That was my only complaint with the 2018 but I absolutely LOVE my 2022.