Toyota Camry Hybrid 2015

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2015: The Toyota Camry didn't come to be the successful vehicle in America right part of the last 20 years by falling short of customer expectations. In terms of dependability credibility, resale worth, roominess, fuel economic situation, practicality, and nearly each metric that mainstream customers appreciate, the Camry rates at or near the top of the charts. However couple of hearts, certainly not us, would suggest that Toyota's evergreen household sedan has had gotta-have-it appearances or sports-sedan top qualities.

To attend to that assumption, Toyota has actually offered the Camry a four-corners renovation for 2015. The previous ugly and also blocky visage gets sportier this year thanks to a longer, reduced, and also angrier-looking snout, a lightly wrinkled and folded hood, recently chiseled and sculpted flanks, and a larger position. Inside, there's new joy, too, with even more soft-touch surfaces, accent stitching, and also brilliant silver trim. The redo additionally consists of the Camry crossbreed, of which there are currently three trim degrees: LE, XLE, as well as the new SE, the topic of this test. The SE adds some red mist to its green image with a mesh grille, dark chrome trim, a spoiler, and also 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2015

Update on the Updates

All 2015 Camrys receive structure-stiffening actions using extra spot welds in vital areas, such as the cowl and door openings. Toyota also massaged the electric power steering (to purportedly make it feel extra like a conventional hydraulically increased system) as well as added a dual-stage brake booster in an attempt to earn pedal feedback much more straight.

The SE hybrid gets details suspension bushings, shock valving, and also a rear anti-roll bar tuned for a smidgeon much better responsiveness. Its ride is a color firmer compared to other Camrys' however is still enhanced for convenience. Guiding action, while straight, feels somewhat wooden. As well as brake-pedal response, despite Toyota's years of method mixing regenerative and also hydraulic systems, has a somewhat remote feeling.

Sporty Looks, Somnambulant Driving

We wish to report that the SE crossbreed's sportier look is matched by an equally much more interesting driving experience. However that's not the instance, as well as the examination numbers reveal no extra vigor, either. According to our equipment, the 2015 Camry SE crossbreed managed the very same 178-foot 70-to-0-mph quiting range and also 0.78 g of side grasp as the last Camry crossbreed we checked, a 2012 XLE model.

In a feeling, all Camry crossbreeds are sportier than nonhybrid four-cylinder models thanks to an extra powerful drivetrain. Whereas the conventional four-cylinder Camry makes do with simply 178 horsepower and also 170 lb-ft of torque, the consolidated 200 equines of the hybrid's gas-electric powertrain as well as the stout low-end torque of the electrical motor get this gas-sipper off the line quickly. At 7.2 secs from rest to 60 mph, the 2015 Camry crossbreed was a full 2nd quicker to that mark compared to a four-cylinder nonhybrid Camry.

Drink Less

Yet allow's not neglect the main reason that seven percent of Camry sales so far this design year are crossbreeds: fuel economy. Despite the tweaks Toyota went to upon the SE crossbreed version-- including broader, 215/55 rubber-- its EPA gas mileage ranking is the same 40/38 mpg city/highway as the XLE hybrid variation. While those typically aren't the headline-grabbing 43/39-mpg figures of the Camry LE crossbreed that rolls on skinnier, ultra-low-rolling-resistance 205/65 -16 tires, it's a big improvement over the base 2.5-liter's 25/35-mpg ratings. In several hundred miles of testing, we averaged 31 mpg with the SE hybrid, 5-mpg thriftier compared to the last traditional four-cylinder Camry we evaluated.

The sportier models have actually been gathering increasingly more of nonhybrid Camry sales, so Toyota might be into something by supplying an SE version of the hybrid. When we're able to pitch one against the Ford Fusion crossbreed, Hyundai Sonata hybrid, and Kia Optima crossbreed we'll have the ability to see whether the Camry SE's touch of red mist helps it win the battle of the environment-friendly sedans.

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