Toyota Camry Hybrid Review
The 2018 Toyota Camry Crossbreed is the hybrid variant of the Camry midsize sedan and also it comes specifically in a front-drive arrangement. In regards to dimension, the Camry Hybrid ports over the much more compact Prius hatchback and the Prius Prime plug-in crossbreed yet listed below the larger Avalon sedan.
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid 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 metal hydride battery, and also a CVT. Consolidated power output is 208 hp. EPA gas economy 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 as well as XLE grades, both of which make use of the nickel metal hydride battery.
Thanks to the TNGA platform, the Camry Crossbreed's batteries are now placed under the rear seats, which implies it currently has the very same 15.1-cubic-foot trunk as the gas-only versions and it can be increased 60/40 split-folding rear seats. The gas-only Camry's base L trim has the least cargo area at 14.1 cubic feet and also doesn't included split-folding back seats.
The base Camry Hybrid LE trim features LED headlights, 16-inch steel wheels, dual-zone climate control, Toyota's Entune infotainment system, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connection, a six-speaker audio system, a USB port, a rearview electronic camera, fabric furniture, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, keyless entry/start, warmed pole positions, dual-zone environment control and also a 4.2-inch multi-information display. Move up to the Camry Hybrid SE trim as well as you obtain 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette furniture, a back spoiler as well as a Sport setting for the drive setting selector. The range-topping Camry Crossbreed XLE trim gets a 7.0-inch multi-information display, leather upholstery, adjustable back headrests, a 10-inch head-up display, 2 added USB ports, as well as a chrome-tipped exhaust. Choices consist of a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, a JBL costs stereo, a wireless phone charger, a 360-degree sight cam system, and flexible fronts lights.
Like its gas-only brother or sister, the entire 2018 Camry Hybrid schedule comes criterion with Toyota Safety Sense-P, which bundles with each other ahead accident warning, automated emergency braking, pedestrian discovery, lane separation warning with guiding aid, automated high light beams, as well as adaptive cruise control. Blind-spot caution with back cross-traffic alert comes requirement on the XLE grade or as part of an optional plan in the LE and SE trim. The XLE trim also gets rear automated emergency braking as standard devices.
What We Believe
In a 2018 First Drive review, we said that the brand-new Camry's handling is much improved deals made up handling and a comfortable ride thanks to the new framework. Guiding, nonetheless, is light and also doesn't have much feel. The cabin is well-insulated thanks to generous amounts of audio deadening. Presence is outstanding thanks to the vast windows as well as reduced belt line. Toyota's updated infotainment system is easy to use however does not come with assistance for Android Automobile or Apple CarPlay.
Although the auto doesn't have as much power as the readily available V-6 engine, the Camry Crossbreed still uses plenty of power, particularly in Sport setting when the electrical motor includes added power. The CVT does a persuading work copying equipments in Sporting activity mode with its fast upshifts; however, when you downshift, it does not cause the car to decrease much.
The 2018 Camry Hybrid is the very first to make use of the energized version of Toyota's Dynamic Force 2.5-liter I-4, which has a thermal performance of 41 percent in hybrid applications.