Toyota Camry Hybrid
The 2018 Toyota Camry Crossbreed is the hybrid variant of the Camry midsize car as well as it comes solely in a front-drive setup. In regards to size, the Camry Crossbreed slots above the a lot more small Prius hatchback as well as the Prius Prime plug-in crossbreed yet listed below the bigger Avalon sedan.
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is powered by a brand-new direct- and port-injected 2.5-liter I-4 that's coupled to an electrical motor, a lithium-ion or nickel metal hydride battery, as well as a CVT. Mixed power outcome is 208 hp. EPA gas economic situation ratings are 51/53 mpg city/highway in the base LE trim, which comes outfitted with the lithium-ion battery, and also 44/47 mpg on the SE and also XLE grades, both which make use of the nickel metal hydride battery.
Thanks to the TNGA platform, the Camry Crossbreed's batteries are now positioned under the back seats, which indicates it now has the same 15.1-cubic-foot trunk as the gas-only variations and it can be broadened 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 does not included split-folding rear seats.
The base Camry Crossbreed LE trim includes LED fronts lights, 16-inch steel wheels, dual-zone environment control, Toyota's Entune infotainment system, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker stereo, a USB port, a rearview camera, cloth upholstery, 60/40 split-folding back seats, keyless entry/start, warmed front seats, dual-zone environment control and also a 4.2-inch multi-information display. Go up to the Camry Crossbreed SE trim as well as you obtain 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette furniture, a back looter as well as a Sport setting for the drive mode selector. The range-topping Camry Hybrid XLE trim gets a 7.0-inch multi-information screen, natural leather furniture, flexible back headrests, a 10-inch head-up display, two added USB ports, and a chrome-tipped exhaust. Alternatives consist of a bigger 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, a JBL premium audio system, a cordless phone battery charger, a 360-degree view camera system, and adaptive headlights.
Safety and security
Like its gas-only brother or sister, the whole 2018 Camry Crossbreed schedule comes standard with Toyota Security Sense-P, which bundles with each other onward accident warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian discovery, lane departure alerting with steering assist, automatic high beam of lights, as well as adaptive cruise ship control. Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert comes criterion on the XLE grade or as part of an optional bundle in the LE as well as SE trim. The XLE trim likewise gets back automated emergency braking as common tools.
What We Assume
In a 2018 First Drive evaluation, we claimed that the new Camry's handling is much improved offers made up dealing with and also a comfortable trip thanks to the new framework. Guiding, nonetheless, is light and doesn't have much feel. The cabin is well-insulated thanks to generous amounts of audio deadening. Presence is outstanding thanks to the wide home windows and also low belt line. Toyota's updated infomercial system is straightforward yet does not come with assistance for Android Car or Apple CarPlay.
Although the vehicle does not have as much power as the offered V-6 engine, the Camry Hybrid still offers a lot of power, particularly in Sporting activity setting when the electrical motor includes additional power. The CVT does a convincing job mimicing gears in Sport setting with its fast upshifts; nonetheless, when you downshift, it doesn't cause the auto to slow down much.
The 2018 Camry Crossbreed is the first to use the electrified variation of Toyota's Dynamic Pressure 2.5-liter I-4, which has a thermal efficiency of 41 percent in hybrid applications.