To address that assumption, Toyota has actually offered the Camry a four-corners facelift for 2015. The previous ugly and also heavyset visage gets sportier this year courtesy of a much longer, reduced, and also angrier-looking nose, a lightly wrinkled as well as folded up hood, freshly carved as well as sculpted flanks, and a broader position. Inside, there's new joy, too, with even more soft-touch surfaces, accent stitching, and bright silver trim. The remodel likewise includes the Camry hybrid, of which there are currently three trim degrees: LE, XLE, as well as the new SE, the topic of this examination. The SE adds some red haze to its environment-friendly photo with a mesh grille, dark chrome trim, a looter, as well as 17-inch light weight aluminum wheels.
Toyota Camry 2015 Hybrid
Update on the Updates
All 2015 Camrys get structure-stiffening measures via added spot welds in vital areas, such as the cowl and also door openings. Toyota additionally rubbed the electrical power steering (to presumably make it feel a lot more like a traditional hydraulically improved system) as well as added a dual-stage brake booster in an attempt to make pedal feedback a lot more direct.
The SE crossbreed gets particular suspension bushings, shock valving, and also a back anti-sway bar tuned for a smidgeon better responsiveness. Its ride is a color stronger compared to other Camrys' yet is still maximized for convenience. Guiding action, while straight, really feels somewhat wood. And also brake-pedal action, even with Toyota's years of practice blending regenerative and hydraulic systems, has a somewhat remote feel.
Stylish Looks, Somnambulant Driving
We wish to report that the SE crossbreed's sportier look is matched by a similarly much more engaging driving experience. Yet that's not the case, and the examination numbers disclose no added activity, either. According to our equipment, the 2015 Camry SE crossbreed managed the same 178-foot 70-to-0-mph stopping range and 0.78 g of lateral grasp as the last Camry hybrid we evaluated, a 2012 XLE design.
In a sense, all Camry crossbreeds are sportier than nonhybrid four-cylinder designs thanks to a much more effective drivetrain. Whereas the traditional four-cylinder Camry makes do with just 178 horse power as well as 170 lb-ft of torque, the consolidated 200 steeds of the hybrid's gas-electric powertrain as well as the stout low-end torque of the electrical motor get this gas-sipper off the line briskly. At 7.2 seconds from rest to 60 miles per hour, the 2015 Camry hybrid was a complete 2nd quicker to that mark than a four-cylinder nonhybrid Camry.
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Yet allow's not forget the primary reason that 7 percent of Camry sales up until now this version year are crossbreeds: fuel economy. In spite of the tweaks Toyota visited upon the SE crossbreed design-- including bigger, 215/55 rubber-- its EPA mileage score coincides 40/38 mpg city/highway as the XLE hybrid variation. While those aren't the headline-grabbing 43/39-mpg numbers of the Camry LE crossbreed that rolls on skinnier, ultra-low-rolling-resistance 205/65 -16 tires, it's a big enhancement over the base 2.5-liter's 25/35-mpg rankings. In several hundred miles of screening, we balanced 31 mpg with the SE crossbreed, 5-mpg thriftier than the last conventional four-cylinder Camry we assessed.
The sportier models have been gathering an increasing number of of nonhybrid Camry sales, so Toyota may be into something by supplying an SE variation of the crossbreed. When we're able to pitch one versus the Ford Fusion hybrid, Hyundai Sonata crossbreed, and Kia Optima crossbreed we'll be able to see whether the Camry SE's touch of red haze aids it win the battle of the eco-friendly sedans.