Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

Toyota Camry Hybrid Review: The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is brand new as well as features a new exterior layout, an updated infotainment system, and also Toyota's super efficient hybrid system. The vehicle likewise rides on the brand-new TNGA platform that underpins the Prius as well as the C-HR, which showcases a new fully independent suspension design with control arm rear suspension at the rear.

Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

Vehicle Recap

The 2018 Toyota Camry Crossbreed is the hybrid variant of the Camry midsize sedan and it comes exclusively in a front-drive configuration. In terms of size, the Camry Crossbreed ports over the more portable Prius hatchback and also the Prius Prime plug-in crossbreed however below the bigger Avalon sedan.


The 2018 Toyota Camry Crossbreed is powered by a new direct- as well as port-injected 2.5-liter I-4 that's paired to an electrical motor, a lithium-ion or nickel steel hydride battery, as well as a CVT. Combined power output is 208 hp. EPA fuel economic situation ratings are 51/53 mpg city/highway in the base LE trim, which comes geared up with the lithium-ion battery, and 44/47 mpg on the SE and also XLE qualities, both of which utilize the nickel metal hydride battery.

Thanks to the TNGA system, the Camry Crossbreed's batteries are currently positioned under the rear seats, which suggests it now has the same 15.1-cubic-foot trunk as the gas-only versions and also it can be broadened 60/40 split-folding back seats. The gas-only Camry's base L trim has the least cargo area at 14.1 cubic feet and does not had split-folding back seats.

The base Camry Hybrid LE trim has LED fronts lights, 16-inch steel wheels, dual-zone environment control, Toyota's Entune infomercial system, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connection, a six-speaker audio system, a USB port, a rearview camera, cloth furniture, 60/40 split-folding back seats, keyless entry/start, heated front seats, dual-zone environment control and also a 4.2-inch multi-information screen. Move up to the Camry Crossbreed SE trim and you obtain 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette furniture, a back looter and also a Sport setting for the drive setting selector. The range-topping Camry Crossbreed XLE trim obtains a 7.0-inch multi-information display screen, leather furniture, adjustable rear headrests, a 10-inch head-up screen, two added USB ports, as well as a chrome-tipped exhaust. Options include a bigger 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigating, a JBL premium stereo, a wireless phone charger, a 360-degree sight camera system, as well as flexible headlights.

Safety and security

Like its gas-only brother or sister, the whole 2018 Camry Crossbreed lineup comes criterion with Toyota Safety and security Sense-P, which packages with each other forward crash caution, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian discovery, lane departure warning with steering assist, automated high light beams, as well as flexible cruise control. Blind-spot caution with back cross-traffic alert comes requirement on the XLE grade or as part of an optional bundle in the LE and SE trim. The XLE trim also gets back automatic emergency braking as typical tools.

What We Think

In a 2018 First Drive review, we claimed that the brand-new Camry's handling is a lot improved deals made up handling and a comfy flight thanks to the new chassis. Steering, nevertheless, is light and doesn't have much feeling. The cabin is well-insulated thanks to charitable amounts of audio deadening. Exposure is superb thanks to the wide home windows and also low belt line. Toyota's updated infotainment system is easy to use yet doesn't had assistance for Android Automobile or Apple CarPlay.

Although the auto does not have as much power as the available V-6 engine, the Camry Crossbreed still uses a lot of power, specifically in Sporting activity mode when the electric motor adds added power. The CVT does a convincing job copying equipments in Sporting activity mode with its fast upshifts; nevertheless, when you downshift, it doesn't trigger the car to decelerate a lot.

Cool Truth

The 2018 Camry Hybrid is the very first to make use of the electrified variation of Toyota's Dynamic Pressure 2.5-liter I-4, which has a thermal efficiency of 41 percent in crossbreed applications.

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