To resolve that perception, Toyota has actually offered the Camry a four-corners facelift for 2015. The previous dour as well as blocky visage obtains sportier this year thanks to a longer, reduced, as well as angrier-looking nose, a lightly wrinkled and folded hood, newly carved as well as sculpted flanks, as well as a larger stance. Inside, there's brand-new cheer, too, with more soft-touch surface areas, accent stitching, and also brilliant silver trim. The renovate also consists of the Camry crossbreed, which there are currently 3 trim degrees: LE, XLE, as well as the new SE, the topic of this test. The SE includes some red mist to its eco-friendly picture with a mesh grille, dark chrome trim, a spoiler, and also 17-inch light weight aluminum wheels.
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Mpg
Update on the Updates
All 2015 Camrys receive structure-stiffening procedures using extra spot welds in essential locations, such as the cowl as well as door openings. Toyota likewise massaged the electrical power guiding (to allegedly make it really feel a lot more like a standard hydraulically boosted system) and included a dual-stage brake booster in an attempt to make pedal action more straight.
The SE crossbreed obtains details suspension bushings, shock valving, as well as a rear anti-roll bar tuned for a smidgeon much better responsiveness. Its trip is a color stronger than various other Camrys' but is still optimized for comfort. Steering response, while direct, really feels somewhat wooden. As well as brake-pedal feedback, despite having Toyota's years of technique mixing regenerative as well as hydraulic systems, has a somewhat remote feeling.
Flashy Appeals, Somnambulant Driving
We wish to report that the SE hybrid's sportier appearance is matched by a similarly more engaging driving experience. However that's not the instance, as well as the examination numbers expose no added sprightliness, either. According to our gear, the 2015 Camry SE hybrid managed the exact same 178-foot 70-to-0-mph stopping distance as well as 0.78 g of lateral grasp as the last Camry hybrid we examined, a 2012 XLE version.
In a sense, all Camry crossbreeds are sportier compared to nonhybrid four-cylinder designs thanks to a more effective drivetrain. Whereas the standard four-cylinder Camry uses simply 178 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, the combined 200 equines of the hybrid's gas-electric powertrain and the stout low-end torque of the electrical motor get this gas-sipper off the line briskly. At 7.2 secs from rest to 60 miles per hour, the 2015 Camry crossbreed was a complete 2nd quicker to that mark than a four-cylinder nonhybrid Camry.
Consume Much less
But let's not fail to remember the main factor that seven percent of Camry sales until now this model year are crossbreeds: gas economic situation. Despite the tweaks Toyota checked out upon the SE hybrid model-- including bigger, 215/55 rubber-- its EPA 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 hybrid that rolls on skinnier, ultra-low-rolling-resistance 205/65 -16 tires, it's a huge renovation over the base 2.5-liter's 25/35-mpg rankings. In several hundred miles of screening, we balanced 31 mpg with the SE hybrid, 5-mpg thriftier compared to the last standard four-cylinder Camry we assessed.
The sportier designs have actually been amassing an increasing number of of nonhybrid Camry sales, so Toyota may be into something by providing an SE version of the crossbreed. When we're able to pitch one against the Ford Combination hybrid, Hyundai Sonata crossbreed, and Kia Optima hybrid we'll be able to see whether the Camry SE's touch of red haze helps it win the battle of the eco-friendly sedans.