Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018

Engine: 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
Transmission/drive: continuously variable transmission
Fuel economy: 44 mpg city/47 highway, and a combined economy of 46 mpg
Alternative: Chevy Malibu Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Kia Optima Hybrid

Apperances/exterrior

New hybrid Toyota Camry Hybrid has immediately proved to be excellent in the market. The car has acquired clear sports features. This is eloquently spoken by 16-inch aluminum wheels and rear air vents.

The front narrowed headlights give the car’s “face” a somewhat predatory expression.

The grille has become larger.

The appearance of the car meets the highest standards of business class vehicles. It is evocative, representative and respectable. It is impossible not to notice such a sedan, even if it is driving in a dense stream of cars.

Compared with previous models, the new hybrid has become slightly lower, longer and wider. The height of the hood and the roof has decreased. This did not reduce the internal space of the cabin, but it greatly improved the smoothness and steerability.

The architecture of the body has improved the car's aerodynamics and its dynamic characteristics.

Interior

The scenery of the Toyota Camry Hybrid cabin has many features that strongly distinguish it from previous models. The center console has an asymmetric position. At first glance, this would appear to be an extraordinary fashion but it is very convenient to use it. Its body is made of glossy plastic and looks very noble.

The size of the steering wheel has decreased and it has become of more ergonomic shape.

The spacious cabin has comfortable seatings. They provide lateral support, and their upholstery is made of high quality materials. In more expensive models the backrest can be adjusted.

In the backseat, two adults can comfortably accommodate, but if necessary, even three persons can sit there.

Excellent sound insulation ensures pleasant quietness in the cabin.

In the highest trim level, several displays are available to the driver at once: a seven-inch main instrument display, an eight-inch multimedia display, and a projection display on the windshield.

Performance/Driving

The suspender of the new model has become more rigid, which significantly improved the car’s steerability. The sedan perfectly performs sharp turns. Continuously Variable Transmission is very sensitive and actuates very promply.

When driving the car does not make any extraneous sounds, unlike the predecessors who buzzed, zoomed and clicked.

Fuel economy is significantly improved. Off-the-line acceleration is very powerful. The car accelerates instantly, but passengers do not feel any jerks.

Hybrid sedan Toyota Camry Hybrid perfectly moves through the city streets, on the highway and cross-country terrain. The smoothness of its travelling comfort is hard to beat.

A unique gearbox minimizes power loss during torque transmission and allows the engine to apply force more efficiently.

Toyota Camry Hybrid speed is one of the best among hybrid vehicles.

Tech

The car is in full compliance with the TNGA-Toyota New Global Architecture system, and at the same time it is the first model to receive a complete update of all the most important parts: the engine, transmission, rear suspension.

The Toyota Camry Hybrid engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine powered by an Atkinson cycle with variable valve timing. It has a compression ratio of 14.0: 1, almost like a diesel engine. Special motor oil further reduces internal friction. Therefore, the efficiency of the Toyota Camry Hybrid engine is extremely high.

The electric motor produces 188 horsepower, and its torque is 202 Nm. The total power reaches 208 horsepower.

Depending on the trim level, the car is equipped with either a lithium-ion battery with a 259 Volt, 4.0 ampere-hour, or a nickel-metal hydride battery with 6.5 A / h, 245 V.

As standard, the car is equipped with dual-zone climate control, an ESP system, six airbags, a modern audio system, an engine start button, a seat heating system, and a light sensor.

Cargo

Roomy trunk has a comfortable handle. Its volume, depending on the version of the car can be from 469 liters to 493 liters.

The verdict

Toyota Camry Hybrid is a troubleproof, economical and very decent car. It is ideal for the role of family transport. New hybrid sedan can not be called a dazzling luxury, but it looks very impressive and provides all possible modern comfort.