2013 toyota Camry Hybrid

In a lot of forms, the Camry is a quiet, smooth-riding sedan with few thrills or issues, yet the 2013 SE with an uplevel V-6 showed just the Camry's defects - 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

The Camry was entirely revamped for the 2012 design year and stays relatively unchanged for 2013. You could read a testimonial of the 2012 four-cylinder and other trim levels below.


2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid


Performance

At the heart of the sport-tuned SE is a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers power exceptionally smoothly and also fairly silently via a six-speed automatic transmission. Charging up highway on-ramps as well as passing at high speeds are non-events with this much power on tap. However, in a fashion much like exactly what we experienced in the 178-hp four-cylinder, the front tires can break loose under tough acceleration in turning maneuvers.

The two largest differences between the Camry four-cylinders we've examined in the past as well as this SE are the apparent gas mileage charge and the unusual sacrifice in trip quality.

The four-cylinder Camry is ranked 25/35/28 mpg city/highway/combined. That's behind the redesigned 2013 Honda Accord's 27/36/30 mpg, while both lag behind the additionally just recently redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima's 27/38/31 mpg.

Going up to the V-6 alternative in any one of these three impacts mileage substantially, with the Camry going down to 21/31/25 mpg. The V-6 Accord is rated 21/34/25, and the Altima is 22/31/25 mpg.

Subjectively, our editors have actually always located the Camry to supply a silent and also comfortable ride that ought to appeal to travelers as well as road-trippers alike. In our $26,000 Midsize Car Difficulty (see the results), courts racked up the vehicle well for its ride across the board, while various other competitors had inconsistent results.

The SE model aims to provide a sporty driving experience that is certainly absent in other Camry versions we have actually examined. The handling and steering are somewhat sharper here, however there was still that tire-slip issue. Additionally, a great deal of flight convenience is sacrificed in the name of sportiness-- a sacrifice I do not think Camry consumers will certainly wish to make.

Over highway development joints, the SE's suspension provided obvious jolts that ended up being a severe nuisance on my commute. The 18-inch alloy wheels didn't help matters. They're typical on the SE V-6, while 17s are standard on both the four-cylinder SE and the XLE V-6.

Interior

As the competition warms up, Toyota discovers itself facing not simply Honda and also Nissan, however likewise considerable entries from Hyundai, Kia, Ford and also Mazda. All produce outstanding midsize sedans, particularly in regards to their interiors.

Some, like the Altima and Hyundai Sonata, supply a similar degree of comfort as the Camry, while the new Accord, Ford Blend as well as Mazda6 deliver upscale insides that the Camry can not take on.

The previous-generation Camry's interior stood up in time as one of the classiest in the sector, yet the revamped model appeared inexpensive to much of us first. That's not a good check in an environment where Honda needed to overhaul its last Civic a year after a full redesign thanks to comparable view.

The problem doesn't originate from the controls or design, however generally making use of varied structures along the dashboard, doors, armrests and other locations that are regularly touched by owners as well as gazed after by all.

They really feel somewhat spongy to the touch as well as look excessive like plastic to the eye. Also some sewing techniques that attempt to be high end fall short here. My better half, after entering our $32,090 Camry examination cars and truck (with alternatives and also destination), asked if she was in the Corolla, the Toyota compact sedan that starts at half that cost.

The Camry still uses a roomy cabin that fits for the motorist and also guests. Both guest as well as trunk quantity-- 102.7 cubic feet as well as 15.4 cubic feet, specifically-- remain in line with the remainder of the course.

Safety

The Camry is outfitted with a common suite of airbags and is a Leading Safety And Security Pick by the Insurance Coverage Institute for Freeway Safety And Security. It additionally gained a first-class general security rating from the National Freeway Web Traffic Security Administration.

In a recent Car Seat Inspect by Cars.com's certified installers, the Camry scored well for fitting all sorts of child-safety seats in different placements, as well as for simplicity of setup. You could locate all the safety-related attributes right here.

Camry out there

As a four-cylinder with lots of convenience and also area, the Camry is still an auto to recommend. There are just extra competitors today that also warrant a close look, no matter what kind of flight a buyer wants in a midsize sedan.

In its most performance-oriented variation, however, the Camry is no longer true to what has actually made it such a prominent lorry but fails to provide all right on the guarantee of thrills.