Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

Toyota Camry Hybrid Review: The 2018 Toyota Camry Crossbreed is all-new as well as showcases a new exterior layout, an updated infotainment system, as well as Toyota's very reliable crossbreed system. The vehicle likewise flights on the new TNGA platform that underpins the Prius and the C-HR, which includes a new totally independent suspension layout with control arm rear suspension at the back.

Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

Vehicle Summary

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the hybrid variation of the Camry midsize car and it comes exclusively in a front-drive arrangement. In terms of size, the Camry Crossbreed slots over the extra compact Prius hatchback and the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid yet below the bigger Avalon car.


The 2018 Toyota Camry Crossbreed is powered by a new straight- as well as 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. Consolidated power outcome is 208 hp. EPA gas economic climate scores are 51/53 mpg city/highway in the base LE trim, which comes geared up with the lithium-ion battery, and 44/47 mpg on the SE and also XLE qualities, both which utilize the nickel steel hydride battery.

Thanks to the TNGA platform, the Camry Hybrid's batteries are now placed under the back seats, which means it now has the exact same 15.1-cubic-foot trunk as the gas-only versions and it can be increased 60/40 split-folding back seats. The gas-only Camry's base L trim has the least freight space at 14.1 cubic feet as well as does not come with split-folding rear seats.

The base Camry Hybrid LE trim features LED fronts lights, 16-inch steel wheels, dual-zone climate control, Toyota's Entune infomercial system, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker audio system, a USB port, a rearview camera, fabric furniture, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, keyless entry/start, warmed front seats, dual-zone environment control as well as a 4.2-inch multi-information display. Move up to the Camry Crossbreed SE trim and you obtain 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery, a rear looter and a Sport mode for the drive setting selector. The range-topping Camry Crossbreed XLE trim gets a 7.0-inch multi-information display, leather upholstery, flexible back headrests, a 10-inch head-up display screen, 2 extra USB ports, and also a chrome-tipped exhaust. Options include a bigger 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigating, a JBL premium stereo, a wireless phone battery charger, a 360-degree sight camera system, as well as adaptive fronts lights.


Like its gas-only sibling, the entire 2018 Camry Crossbreed schedule comes criterion with Toyota Safety and security Sense-P, which bundles together onward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian discovery, lane departure alerting with guiding help, automatic high light beams, and adaptive cruise ship control. Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert comes standard on the XLE quality or as part of an optional bundle in the LE as well as SE trim. The XLE trim additionally obtains rear automatic emergency braking as conventional equipment.

What We Believe

In a 2018 First Drive testimonial, we claimed that the brand-new Camry's handling is a lot boosted deals made up dealing with as well as a comfy flight thanks to the new chassis. Guiding, however, is light as well as doesn't have much feeling. The cabin is well-insulated thanks to generous quantities of audio deadening. Presence is exceptional thanks to the large home windows and reduced belt line. Toyota's updated infomercial system is user-friendly but doesn't featured assistance for Android Automobile or Apple CarPlay.

Although the cars and truck does not have as much power as the available V-6 engine, the Camry Crossbreed still provides plenty of power, especially in Sport mode when the electric motor includes additional power. The CVT does a persuading work mimicing equipments in Sport setting with its quick upshifts; nonetheless, when you downshift, it doesn't trigger the vehicle to decelerate much.

Great Fact

The 2018 Camry Crossbreed is the very first to utilize the electrified version of Toyota's Dynamic Pressure 2.5-liter I-4, which has a thermal effectiveness of 41 percent in hybrid applications.