Toyota has revamped their middle-sized hybrid sedan, the Camry Hybrid. Now, the sedan has more appealing that could closely compete with its rivals in the likes of Ford Fusion, Honda Accor, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima Hybrid.
Camry Hybrid covers 191 inches in length with 13.1 cubic feet of trunk, making it fairly larger than Accor and Sonata. Grilles almost cover the front bumper of this babe with mean-looking headlights that sport a smart look. Thy hybrid sedan also has 3 trim levels—LE (Luxury Edition), SE (Sports Edition) and XLE (Extra Luxury Edition).
Depending on the trim level, Camry Hybrid brings different kind of experience when it comes to interior design and equipping. LE sports 6.1 inch touchscreen that does not include the navigation system unless you upgrade into XLE. Obviously, the Extra Luxury Edition has premium leather seats, Etune Multimedia system (Toyota’s very own) that can work with compatible smartphones to experience one of a kind service such as buying movie tickets, making dinner reservations, stream internet radio, etc.
Engine, Transmission and Price
As it is a hybrid, it engine options have both gasoline and electric portions. When both are used, it can summon power of 200HP. That means that it can be more powerful than a car with 4 cylinder engine but is less drastic than the V6 engine. The electric motor alone can generate 199 lb.-ft. of torque at 0-1500 RPM but it can reach peak torque of 156 lb.-ft. at 4,500 RPM.
- Engine : 2.5L, 4 cylinder hybrid
- Transmission : CVT
- Power : 200 HP
- Torque : up to 156 lb.-ft @ 4,500 RPM
- Mileage : (city) 40 GPM; (highway) 38 GPM
- Price : (LE) $27, 615; (SE) $28, 820; (XLE) $35, 395