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Toyota Camry Hybrid Luxury (2010)
It’s not the most fuel efficient car or lowest emitter of CO2 on our market, but for a larger car, emissions and fuel consumption impress.
But the substantial additional purchase price of the Hybrid over other Camry models will take a long time to amortise through fuel savings.
Toyota’s synergy drive, which combines a petrol engine with electric power, delivers more than adequate performance without being startling. In performance terms, it outguns its ‘normal’ petrol sibling.
Hybrid offers a comfortable ride plus predictable and secure handling. We didn’t like the regenerative brakes though, which lack pedal feel and progression. Boot space has been eaten into (146 litres less by Toyota’s numbers) by the hybrid battery system which carries an 8 year or 160,000km warranty.
Economy, green credentials
Regenerative brakes, price
Climate control, 16” alloys including spare, alarm, keyless entry/start, CD, leather trim, power front seats with lumbar adjust
Dual front, front side and curtain airbags, antilock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, traction and stability control, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, rain-sensing wipers, rear view camera, rear parking sensors, auto-dimming mirror
||Camry Hybrid Luxury
||Medium Under $50,000
|Price when new
|Current price range
$ - $
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||2.4-litre 4-cyl petrol plus electric motors
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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.