Is the 2022 Toyota Camry a Good Commuter Vehicle?

2022 Toyota Camry from behind

The Camry sedan has a long-running reputation as a great choice for families due to its prioritization of safety, reliability, and good fuel economy. The 2022 Toyota Camry lives up to this reputation while adding even more comfort amenities, convenience features, and enhanced powertrains. The Camry’s Hybrid models take high-performance efficiency to another level that’s both cost-effective and eco-friendly. Read on to learn more about how the Camry serves as a commuter vehicle and remember, you don’t have to take our word for it! Come see the 2022 Toyota Camry for yourself today at James Toyota

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Is the Camry a Commuter’s Vehicle?

The short answer is yes, absolutely! The 2022 Toyota Camry boasts outstanding fuel economy (even the non-hybrid models), Toyota’s most advanced safety suite yet, and technology features that provide extra convenience perfect for everyday driving. Let’s break it down.   

Fuel Efficiency

The 2022 Toyota Camry gas-powered models offer a 2.5L, 4-cylinder engine or a 3.5L, V6 engine, both with exceptional fuel efficiency. The Camry’s hybrid models are also one of the most cost-effective vehicles on the market when it comes to commuting thanks to their self-charging Hybrid Synergy Drive battery. The 2022 Camry also offers a dynamic torque all-wheel drive system that redirects power to the front or back end of the vehicle when it detects the need for enhanced traction. This system will otherwise ride dormant for better fuel efficiency. See chart below for more details about the Camry’s high-performance powertrains. 

2022 Toyota Camry dashboard

Engine Specifications:

2.5L 4-cylinder 

3.5L V6

2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC 16-Valve, Hybrid Synergy Drive (Hybrid LE)





Torque (lb.-ft)





Eight-speed automatic

Eight-speed automatic

ECVT with Sequential Shift Mode

Fuel Efficiency (city / highway)

8.5 / 6.1

10.8 / 7.6

4.9 / 4.8

Technology & Safety for the City 

Aside from the hugely convenient element of never having to plug in a Camry hybrid, all models sport some extremely convenient technology features that make everyday commuting with the Camry a breeze. Winter commuting becomes effortless with heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, a heated steering wheel, dual zone climate control, a smart key system, and a garage door opener. Forget to charge your phone or laptop before leaving the house or work? The Qi-compatible wireless charging tray, USB charging ports, and 12-volt power outlet have you covered. Let’s not forget about entertainment for your commute. The standard 6-speaker audio system and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility will deliver all the music, podcasts, news, or weather updates you need before starting your day. You can control all of this using the standard 7-inch touchscreen interface found inside the 2022 Camry. 

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+™ is Toyota’s most advanced suite of active safety technologies to date. Urban driving is all about keen awareness and quick decision-making. This makes the TSS 2.5 system the perfect city traffic ally with its smart driver support and assistance features such as: 

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian & Bicycle Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist

The TSS 2.5 system also offers Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control for safe and effective distancing help from highway to gridlock traffic. Let your Camry do the work for a while when your commute turns into erratic stop/start or bumper-to-bumper traffic. 

The 2022 Toyota Camry sedan is a fantastic commuter vehicle no matter which powertrain you choose. If you have more questions about the 2022 Camry, would like to schedule a test drive, or find yourself curious about other vehicles from the 2022 Toyota lineup, stop by for a visit to James Toyota any time.