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Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Notable Features in 2018
Redesigned for 2018
2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine, electric motors
208 hp total system output
LE rated at 52 mpg combined
New exterior and interior styling
15.1 cubic feet of cargo room

Price Range     $20,508–$41,006
Consumer Rating     (4.9)81 reviews
MPG (Miles Per Gallon)     46-52
Body Styles     Sedan

The Good
Improved fuel-economy figures
Ride quality is excellent
No loss of cargo room due to batteries
Responsive acceleration
Lots of standard safety features
Quiet cabin, even at highway speeds

The Bad
Inconsistent materials quality in lower trims
Price premium over gas-only models
No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
Lower fuel-economy ratings for higher trims
Lane keep assist doesn't center the car in its lane
Glossy bezel around touchscreen is too reflective

The verdict: The Camry Hybrid offers hybrid fuel economy without compromise, matching the gas model in comfort and cargo room while also offering an efficient, responsive powertrain.  

Versus the competition: A big boost in fuel economy for 2018 gives the Camry Hybrid a leg up on much of the competition.  
The 2018 Toyota Camry got a much-needed, comprehensive redesign (see the review), and those changes carry over to the Camry Hybrid.
In addition to welcome new styling and better chassis dynamics, the all-new Camry Hybrid also boasts much better fuel economy. Figures vary by trim level: The LE (the trim level I tested) has (Environmental Protection Agency) EPA-rated mileage of 51/53/52 mpg (Miles Per Gallon) city/highway/combined. That combined figure is a 30 percent improvement over the 2017’s 42/38/40 mpg rating. SE and XLE models get a 21 percent improvement for 2018: 44/47/46 mpg versus 40/37/38. Compare the 2018 Camry Hybrid with last year’s model here.

Needless to say, the Hybrid’s mileage dwarfs the regular Camry, which at its best is rated 34 mpg combined with the four-cylinder and 26 mpg with the V-6. Of course, the higher mileage comes at a higher price — $3,800 more than the gas version when comparing the base, LE trims.

Warranty
New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota 

New Car Program Benefits
Bumper-to-Bumper     36 months / 36,000 miles
Powertrain     60 months / 60,000 miles
Roadside Assistance     24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
Maximum Age/Mileage     7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms     12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain     7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required     160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside Assistance     Yes

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