To resolve that perception, Toyota has actually given the Camry a four-corners renovation for 2015. The previous ugly and heavyset visage gets sportier this year thanks to a much longer, lower, and angrier-looking snout, a gently wrinkled as well as folded up hood, recently carved as well as shaped flanks, as well as a bigger stance. Inside, there's new cheer, as well, with more soft-touch surface areas, accent sewing, as well as bright silver trim. The redesign also consists of the Camry hybrid, of which there are currently 3 trim degrees: LE, XLE, and also the new SE, the subject of this examination. The SE adds some red mist to its green image with a mesh grille, dark chrome trim, a looter, as well as 17-inch light weight aluminum wheels.
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Le
Update on the Updates
All 2015 Camrys receive structure-stiffening steps via additional area welds in vital locations, such as the cowl as well as door openings. Toyota likewise rubbed the electric power guiding (to apparently make it feel a lot more like a typical hydraulically enhanced system) as well as included a dual-stage brake booster in an attempt to earn pedal feedback much more direct.
The SE hybrid gets certain suspension bushings, shock valving, as well as a back anti-roll bar tuned for a smidgeon much better responsiveness. Its trip is a shade firmer than various other Camrys' however is still optimized for convenience. Guiding response, while linear, really feels somewhat wood. And brake-pedal feedback, despite Toyota's years of practice mixing regenerative and hydraulic systems, has a somewhat remote feel.
Stylish Aesthetics, Somnambulant Driving
We wish to report that the SE crossbreed's sportier look is matched by a similarly more engaging driving experience. But that's not the situation, and also the examination numbers expose no additional activity, either. According to our gear, the 2015 Camry SE hybrid handled the exact same 178-foot 70-to-0-mph stopping distance as well as 0.78 g of side hold as the last Camry hybrid we checked, a 2012 XLE design.
In a feeling, all Camry hybrids are sportier than nonhybrid four-cylinder designs thanks to an extra effective drivetrain. Whereas the conventional four-cylinder Camry makes do with simply 178 horse power as well as 170 lb-ft of torque, the mixed 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 quickly. At 7.2 seconds from rest to 60 miles per hour, the 2015 Camry crossbreed was a complete second quicker to that mark compared to a four-cylinder nonhybrid Camry.
Drink Much less
However allow's not fail to remember the major factor that seven percent of Camry sales until now this model year are hybrids: gas economic climate. Regardless of the tweaks Toyota went to upon the SE crossbreed model-- including larger, 215/55 rubber-- its EPA gas mileage rating is the same 40/38 mpg city/highway as the XLE hybrid version. While those 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 improvement over the base 2.5-liter's 25/35-mpg scores. In a number of hundred miles of testing, we averaged 31 mpg with the SE crossbreed, 5-mpg thriftier compared to the last standard four-cylinder Camry we assessed.
The sportier versions have actually been amassing increasingly more of nonhybrid Camry sales, so Toyota might be into something by using an SE variation 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 haze aids it win the battle of the environment-friendly cars.