2010 toyota Camry Hybrid

2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid: The Toyota Camry is the best-selling car in the United States Its track record of dependability, security and efficiency has actually made it a fave of auto shoppers looking for useful transport. No more is it a clear sector leader, however, as other midsize cars are challenging the Camry on several fronts, and also its solid dependability shows indicators of fading.

I drove the SE variation, which tries to defy the Camry's practical, unexciting image with a higher-output four-cylinder, stronger suspension and also cosmetic add-ons. Personally, I was amazed by just how little it considered the SE plan to really enhance the base Camry's boring disposition. Actually, I prefer the SE's sporting good want to several other midsize sedans, which overall is primarily a dull segment. Although the SE manages with its appearance, it isn't really a full plan because there isn't really much reward in the fun-to-drive department.

The Camry schedule starts with the base version and uses LE, SE, XLE and also Crossbreed trim levels.

2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Exactly what's Changed for 2010

The Camry has remained a record-breaker also without a couple of essential affordable attributes, which have been included for 2010: a typical electronic security system, six-speed transmission and also optional USB input for regulating, as well as playing, iPods via the stereo. For an analysis of the USB integration, which I was not a follower of, see the video to the right. Compare the 2010 model to the 2009 variation below. Opponents like the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Mazda6 and 2010 Chevrolet Malibu have actually incorporated one or more of those key attributes for a few model years.

Base models have new front designing, including a redesigned grille with chrome trim and also brand-new, bigger fronts lights. The 2010's rhinoplasty is an improvement from the 2009's forgettable front styling. SE versions get a blacked-out grille and smoked-headlight-housing therapy. The SE is better-looking than a regular Camry, thanks to enhancements like a lower front looter, much more hostile side sills, fog lights, 17-inch five-spoke wheels as well as double tailpipes with a black reduced bumper.

2 new four-cylinder engines are available. For the very first time on a Camry, they team with a six-speed transmission to assist boost fuel economic situation; a six-speed guidebook is conventional. The SE makes use of an extra effective engine than base, LE and XLE models; it makes 179 horsepower instead of 169 hp. The SE makes 21 even more horse power than the 2009 SE without injuring gas mileage. As a matter of fact, gas mileage has in fact boosted 1 mpg in city and also freeway scores. I averaged 29 mpg during a 400-mile week of mainly highway driving. That's not far from the automated's 32 mpg highway rating. Both four-cylinders are ranked with mileage of 22/32 mpg city/highway; the handbook is ranked at 22/33 mpg.

SE, the "Sporty" Camry

The SE abandons the Camry's standard soft, unobtrusive ride top quality with a sporting activity suspension, resulting in a ride that's remarkably stiff for a Camry. It's by no means teeth-jarring, however there's definitely a taut sensation that might avoid typical Camry purchasers. When pushed right into corners, the Camry leans as well as understeers, not feeling like a certain entertainer. Distinct to the SE is a 179-hp variation of Toyota's 2.5-liter four-cylinder. When teamed with the new six-speed automatic transmission, this engine made the SE a vivacious package; a 268-hp V-6 is optional. Equipment modifications were smooth throughout acceleration with marginal engine sound even during heavy velocity.

A stylish Camry is sort of like the requisite "bad-boy" participant of a boy band. Despite exactly how hostile the effort, he's still in a young boy band. Furthermore, the SE can't leave its Camry origins. Camry loyalists could be drawn to the SE as a sportier alternative, however, for the differentiating enthusiast, the 2009 Mazda6 uses a better-executed sport bundle.

Interior and Freight

Here's where the Camry's comfort-focused origins are a benefit to the SE: The front and back seats are incredibly comfy. There readies back support with the eight-way power-adjustable seats, and also soft seat cushions made my long drives manageable, despite the SE's rigid suspension. For a sport design, the SE's front seats do not have aggressive side bolstering to maintain you from moving around, yet carving edges isn't really the Camry's strong suit, so it's not a deal-breaker.

When you opt for the SE you lose the folding backseat option; in its area is a facility pass-through. The folding seats and also a half-foot of trunk area are sacrificed for a rear suspension brace that's meant to enhance handling. With my very little cargo-carrying demands the huge trunk appropriated sufficient without the folding rear seat. Those with more requiring cargo demands, especially longer products, should prevent the SE or XLE, which also doesn't consist of a folding rear seat.

Features as well as Rates

For $22,165, the SE includes every one of the suspension, engine and also exterior functions-- minus the looter, a $200 option. As tested, our SE noted at $27,725, not including the $750 destination charge. Alternatives on our test cars and truck included automatic transmission, navigation system with backup video camera, USB input, Bluetooth, JBL audio system, moonroof and also smart vital system with push-button beginning.

A base Camry starts at $19,395, so the SE plan is an inexpensive method to cheer it up. A base Mazda6 symbolizes a sporty nature, however, as well as starts at $18,450.


The 2010 Camry made Good rankings-- the very best rating-- in frontal and side accident examinations by the Insurance policy Institute for Highway Safety and security; it racked up Low in back security, which is why the Camry does not nab the IIHS' Leading Security Pick honor. The 2009 Honda Accord and 2010 Ford Fusion earn the designation.

For a complete list of the Camry's safety attributes, see here.


The Camry has actually shown subsiding dependability in recent version years with ordinary general ratings by Consumer Reports as well as a quick spell second-rate for a specific drivetrain. Presently, there aren't any type of predictions for the 2010.

Noteworthy in this sector is the 2010 Ford Fusion's anticipated top integrity ranking for front-wheel-drive four- as well as six-cylinder designs. The Honda Accord's ratings are above average for 4- and also six-cylinder models, however they're not as high as the Blend's.

Camry out there

Consumers must drive both the Camry SE and also other Camry trims to see if the sport-tuned suspension is as well solid for day-to-day commutes. There are a great deal of good midsize sedans out there. While the 2010 Camry steps up its game, customers currently have a lot more strong options compared to ever before.

Recently, the competition has actually overtaken the Camry while its dependability has slipped a little bit, making the Camry more of an ordinary choice compared to a class-leading midsize car.