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Toyota Camry Hybrid Luxury (2010)

by John Ewing,reviewed June 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.
Toyota Camry Hybrid Luxury 2010

For

Economy, green credentials

Against

Regenerative brakes, price

Key features

Climate control, 16” alloys including spare, alarm, keyless entry/start, CD, leather trim, power front seats with lumbar adjust

Safety

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

Car Details

Vehicle make Toyota
Vehicle model Camry Hybrid Luxury
Vehicle type Medium Under $50,000
Year 2010
Price when new $39,990 MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 2.4-litre 4-cyl petrol plus electric motors
Emissions rating
5 out of 5 stars

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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.