2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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The Toyota hybrid has long been dominated by the efficient Prius. As a dedicated the platform has basked in the warm of headlines and celebrity love the second-generation debuted in 2003. The Atkinson hatch has easily other Toyota hybrid including the Camry Hybrid .

partly due to the fact that in the the hybridized sedan hasn’t anything to brag about. At $6,000 more than the four-cylinder model, the sixth-generation Hybrid was capable of returning improved in-city fuel but just three more per gallon highway than the As a result, buyers were wondering why they should with the battery pack at

For 2012, the Japanese automaker has up the efficiency and the power in the seventh-generation Hybrid, giving it the fuel credentials it needs to best its rival, the Ford Fusion while improving overall too. The 2012 Camry can finally hold its head at the Toyota dinner table.

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the rest of the Camry line, the Camry Hybrid rides on an platform, though its dimensions identical to the outgoing model. As a the vehicle looks fairly to the outgoing model despite 100 percent new sheetmetal outside. the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

The Hybrid is nearly indistinguishable its non-hybrid counterparts. The sedan rely on differentiated bodywork, or side sills. Instead, the comes equipped with the fresh nose as the standard LE and XLE

Up front, that means a chrome grille with headlights similar to what seen from the revised Highlander. as well as a somewhat lower air inlet and trapezoidal fog light bezels.

Toyota on allowing Camry Hybrid to choose between LE and XLE trims for the time next year. that translates into the aluminum alloy wheels of our though XLE buyers will slightly larger 17-inch wheels. Those options are the available to non-hybrid LE and XLE buyers, and are wrapped in low-rolling resistance Michelin rubber.

Though the exterior of the vehicle is indistinguishable from the rest of the line, there are a few indicators to the hybrid from the pack. A of unique badges are scattered the front fenders and trunk and the front Toyota emblem is trimmed in blue instead of just like the Prius Additionally, comprehensive underbody cladding helps the hybrid through the air.

Toyota say the vehicle boasts a .27 coefficient of

Indoors, the Camry Hybrid a unique instrument cluster an analog fuel economy as well as power-flow display to let you when the battery is charging, or the vehicle is in Eco Mode. An animated is also accessible via the infotainment Speaking of Eco Mode, for 2012, has incorporated the same drive found on the Prius.

Drivers can switch between Eco and EV with a press of a button. Eco electronically smooths throttle modifies the air conditioning operation and the total throttle opening to percent of maximum.

Out of all of the available in the Camry line, the hybrid is the vehicle to receive a significant update for 2012. The Atkinson four-cylinder gasoline engine now out 156 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 156 pound-feet of at 4,500 rpm increases of 9 horsepower and 18 of torque over the outgoing

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The engine isn’t burdened by any drive belts whatsoever to an electronic air conditioning compressor, pump and power steering It’s also mated to a transaxle with integrated and generator components for a seamless between internal combustion and power. Combined, the two are good for 200 while returning an estimated 43 per gallon in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. If counting, that should out to around 41 mpg combined in LE trim.

The gearbox is also completely of clutches, bands, valves or of any kind.


The 2012 Camry even benefits from a battery pack. Toyota is to stick with nickel-metal cells for now, but the more design is over an inch and two inches narrower compared to the iteration. As a result, the pack’s was moved up 5.5 inches to provide trunk space. That has grown from 10.6 feet in the 2011 to 13.1 feet in the seventh-generation car, total battery mass is around 150 pounds.

The system uses a new inverter as with cooling tech from the Prius family.

to the bump in power, the Camry feels only slightly than its siblings equipped the 178-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder That’s no surprise given the battery-equipped sedan weighs pounds nearly 220 pounds than its non-hybrid counterpart. so, acceleration is more than for jaunts around town or with traffic on the interstate. In the vehicle hardly drives a stereotypical hybrid until you the Eco Mode button.

That’s the powertrain gets really

In fact, the Camry Hybrid suffers from one stereotypically problem its brakes. The regenerative still aren’t very While not as grabby as less systems, there’s still the that coming to a stop more effort and distance the non-hybrid Camry.

That be a product of the extra weight,

We’ll have to spend a more time with the member of the Toyota hybrid to accurately judge fuel but if Toyota has managed to come near the vehicle’s estimates, the Hybrid should put a dent in Fusion Hybrid and Hyundai Hybrid sales. While we aren’t convinced that and EVs are our best solution ecologically, the Hybrid makes a good for itself economically.

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