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Toyota Camry 2020 pricing and spec confirmed: Mazda 6 rival gets more expensive

Toyota’s Camry mid-sizer has crept up in price by $500 for the 2020 model year.

Toyota has lifted pricing for its Camry mid-size sedan range by $500 for the 2020 model year due to Australia’s weakening dollar.

Speaking to CarsGuide, a Toyota Australia spokesperson said: “From time to time, Toyota adjusts the pricing of vehicles according to business conditions.

“This is influenced by a variety of economic and business factors.”

Toyota has also increased pricing for its RAV4 mid-size SUV and LandCruiser 200 Series for the same reasons, while Mazda’s CX-5 and Nissan X-Trail have also crept up due to the strengthening Japanese Yen.

As such, the range-opening Ascent now kicks off at $28,290 before on-road costs, while the Ascent Sport is $30,590, the SX is $33,890 and the SL is $40,590.

All aforementioned grades are powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine developing 135kW of power and 235Nm of torque in all but the Ascent, which produces 2kW/4Nm less.

Toyota has lifted pricing for its Camry mid-size sedan range by $500 for the 2020 model year due to Australia’s weakening dollar. Toyota has lifted pricing for its Camry mid-size sedan range by $500 for the 2020 model year due to Australia’s weakening dollar.

As for its hybrid variants, the Ascent, Ascent Sport and SL are now priced at $30,590, $32,590 and $41,590 respectively, while outputs are raised to 160kW/270Nm thanks to the addition of an electric motor.

Topping the 2020 Camry range are the two 224kW/362Nm 3.5-litre V6-powered grades, the $37,890 SX and the $44,590 SL.

Hybrid Camrys are the only versions to use a continuously variable transmission, the rest of the mid-size sedan range is mated to a six-speed torque converter automatic.

All Camrys send drive to the front wheels.

Standard specification mirrors the 2019 line-up with the exception of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto added to all cars from October 21.

Equipment includes LED head- and tail-lights, 4.2-inch driver display, fabric interior, 7.0-inch multimedia system, 17-inch wheels and six-speaker sound system.

The base model Camry has a 7.0-inch touchscreen while the Ascent Sport and all models above get a larger 8.0-inch unit. The base model Camry has a 7.0-inch touchscreen while the Ascent Sport and all models above get a larger 8.0-inch unit.

Safety features at no extra cost include seven airbags, autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and reversing camera.

Stepping up to the Ascent Sport grades adds a sports bodykit, 8.0-inch multimedia system with satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, and keyless entry and start.

SX variants gain steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, 19-inch wheels, different front grille, bootlid spoiler, sports seats and a wireless smartphone charger.

Finally, the top-spec SL grades nets a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, 18-inch wheels, leather-accented seats, 10-inch head-up display and cooled front pews.

2020 Toyota Camry pricing before on-road costs:

ModelPrice
Ascent 2.5L – automatic$28,290
Ascent Sport 2.5L – automatic$30,590
SX 2.5L – automatic$33,890
SL 2.5L – automatic$40,590
Ascent Hybrid – automatic$30,590
Ascent Sport Hybrid – automatic$32,590
SL Hybrid – automatic$41,590
SX V6 – automatic$37,890
SL V6 – automatic$44,590