To deal with that perception, Toyota has actually offered the Camry a four-corners renovation for 2015. The previous ugly and blocky visage gets sportier this year courtesy of a longer, lower, as well as angrier-looking nose, a gently creased as well as folded hood, recently carved and also sculpted flanks, as well as a broader stance. Inside, there's new cheer, as well, with even more soft-touch surface areas, accent stitching, as well as brilliant silver trim. The remodel additionally includes the Camry crossbreed, of which there are now three trim degrees: LE, XLE, as well as the brand-new SE, the subject of this test. The SE adds some red mist to its environment-friendly image with a mesh grille, dark chrome trim, a spoiler, and also 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2015
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All 2015 Camrys receive structure-stiffening actions via extra area welds in vital areas, such as the cowl and also door openings. Toyota also rubbed the electric power guiding (to apparently make it feel extra like a traditional hydraulically improved system) and also included a dual-stage brake booster in an effort making pedal response a lot more straight.
The SE hybrid obtains certain suspension bushings, shock valving, and a rear anti-roll bar tuned for a smidgeon better responsiveness. Its trip is a color firmer compared to other Camrys' but is still maximized for convenience. Guiding response, while linear, really feels rather wood. And brake-pedal action, despite having Toyota's years of practice blending regenerative and also hydraulic systems, has a slightly remote feeling.
Sporty Appeals, Somnambulant Driving
We 'd like to report that the SE hybrid's sportier look is matched by a similarly much more interesting driving experience. But that's not the case, and also the test numbers reveal no added vigor, either. According to our gear, the 2015 Camry SE hybrid took care of the exact same 178-foot 70-to-0-mph quiting distance and also 0.78 g of side grip as the last Camry crossbreed we examined, a 2012 XLE design.
In a feeling, all Camry hybrids are sportier compared to nonhybrid four-cylinder versions thanks to a much more effective drivetrain. Whereas the traditional four-cylinder Camry uses just 178 horse power 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 electric motor get this gas-sipper off the line quickly. At 7.2 seconds from rest to 60 mph, the 2015 Camry hybrid was a full second quicker to that mark compared to a four-cylinder nonhybrid Camry.
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But allow's not forget the primary reason that 7 percent of Camry sales up until now this model year are crossbreeds: fuel economy. In spite of the tweaks Toyota went to upon the SE crossbreed version-- consisting of bigger, 215/55 rubber-- its EPA mileage score is the same 40/38 mpg city/highway as the XLE hybrid version. While those aren't the headline-grabbing 43/39-mpg numbers of the Camry LE hybrid that rolls on skinnier, ultra-low-rolling-resistance 205/65 -16 tires, it's a huge enhancement over the base 2.5-liter's 25/35-mpg rankings. In several hundred miles of screening, we averaged 31 mpg with the SE hybrid, 5-mpg thriftier compared to the last conventional four-cylinder Camry we assessed.
The sportier models have actually been garnering a growing number of of nonhybrid Camry sales, so Toyota could be into something by offering an SE version of the hybrid. When we have the ability to pitch one versus the Ford Combination hybrid, Hyundai Sonata crossbreed, and also Kia Optima hybrid we'll have the ability to see whether the Camry SE's touch of red haze assists it win the battle of the eco-friendly sedans.