2012 to Present: Toyota Camry Hybrid
The second-generation Camry Hybrid was introduced for the 2012 model year. It received a number of updates for 2015, including a refreshed interior, a revised suspension system and heavily updated exterior styling.
The Camry Hybrid features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that have a combined output of 200 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive are standard. The base 2012 Camry Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 43/39 mpg city/highway. Higher trim levels get slightly lower estimates of 40/38 mpg.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid comes in LE, SE and XLE trims. It seats five and offers 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space. You’ll find standard features that include proximity key with push-button start, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a USB port and a touch-screen audio system. A rearview camera became standard on 2014.5 models. Available features include a sunroof, satellite radio, navigation, leather upholstery and heated front seats. Newer models also offer optional driver assistance features like blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and forward collision warning.
If you’re shopping for a midsize hybrid car, the Toyota Camry Hybrid stands out as one of the more popular options in the segment. It currently competes against midsize cars like the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
2007 to 2011: Toyota Camry Hybrid
In comparison with newer models, you’ll find that the 2007-11 Camry Hybrid has lower fuel economy estimates and a little less trunk space.
The first-generation Camry Hybrid features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that generate 187 horsepower combined. It gets an EPA-estimated 33/34 mpg city/highway, which was impressive when the Camry Hybrid debuted.
The first-generation Camry Hybrid comes with standard features that include proximity key with push-button start and dual-zone automatic climate control. Features like a sunroof, leather upholstery and navigation are optional. The Camry Hybrid’s battery is mounted in the trunk, which means that there’s a little bit less space than you’d find in the gas-only Camry. You’ll find 10.6 cubic feet of trunk space (compared with 15 cubic feet in the non-hybrid model).