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Toyota Camry Hybrid Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission CVT Automatic
  • Horse Power 187 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 33/34 mpg
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid

  • If you want proof that hybrid-powered cars are now officially mainstream, look no further than the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. It delivers the typical Camry traits with the bonus of above-average fuel economy.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy cabin, efficient hybrid powertrain, stronger acceleration than many regular four-cylinder family sedans.

  • Cons

    More expensive than most other Camry styles, small trunk.

  • What's New for 2007

    The 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid is all-new. The main difference between it and all other Camry models is that it has a gasoline/electric…

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (238 total reviews)


2007 camry hybrid update

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Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Ours is the loaded Silver anniversary edition bought new now with 116K miles. Mileage is ok at 28-30 city and 34-35 highway. Car has been reliable except for recall for steering issue and the hybrid batteries just failed. Luckily we live in CT, a CARB state so it was replaced under warranty. Interior fit an finish is subpar and dashboard clicks and pops when cold. We have never gotten more than 30k miles on a set of tires and we buy good quality tires. Not a great effort from Toyota.




I'm sold (3 times)!

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Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

We reluctantly bought a new 2007 Camry Hybrid after test-driving a Prius, as the frame of the Prius' hatchback blocked the rear view and the seats were not comfortable. I was sure that I'd be disappointed with the Camry since I'd really wanted the Prius, but I was wrong; the Camry is the best car we've ever owned, and we've owned a lot of cars! We were so impressed that we have since bought a 2009 and 2011 Camry Hybrid as well, and still drive all 3. We get between 40 and 42 mpg and put about 15,000 miles a year on these cars. Most impressive is the acceleration available when passing; I feel safer in these cars than in any I've had before.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Just fantastic!

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Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

I have driven it only for about 2K so far and it's just fantastic! It has about 74K and I guess it just runs like when it's new. Gas mileage is fantastic and ride is very quite. I'll update this after a while but I am loving it so far.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 33
  • cty
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  • 34
  • highway
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Full 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

What's New for 2007

The 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid is all-new. The main difference between it and all other Camry models is that it has a gasoline/electric hybrid powertrain that is able to provide exceptional fuel economy. The Camry Hybrid also benefits from the 2007 Camry full redesign, as well.

Introduction

In our experience, buyers of family sedans are typically looking for cars that provide a roomy and comfortable interior, a refined driving experience and a reputation for reliability. While most modern sedans meet these qualifications, the Toyota Camry, in particular, excels. For 2007, Toyota has fully redesigned this very popular sedan, and we have no doubt it will continue to appeal to a large number of buyers.

Of some significance is the all-new 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Like other Camry models, it benefits from the redesign's increase in size, new features and updated interior. The main difference is that under this Camry's hood is a gasoline/electric powertrain. Building off its experience with the Prius and Highlander Hybrid, Toyota has fitted its latest "Hybrid Synergy Drive" system into the Camry.

The 2.4-liter four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine generates 147 horsepower and is coupled to a CVT (continuously variable transmission). The second half of the Hybrid Synergy Drive equation consists of a small, high-torque electric motor that produces 40 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque at low rpm. This combination, along with other power-saving features, allows the Camry Hybrid to deliver EPA estimates of 40 mpg city/38 mpg highway.

These are the best fuel economy figures of the Camry lineup. But they do not come free; the Camry Hybrid stickers for about $1,500 more than a four-cylinder Camry XLE and thousands more than the more frugal Prius. The associated hybrid hardware also adds some weight and takes up some valuable space inside the trunk.

Overall, however, the new Toyota Camry Hybrid is a very impressive and complete sedan. It's transformed the previous image of owning a hybrid vehicle (owner = eccentric granola-fueled beatnik) to one of the acceptable mainstream. Its closest competition comes from, naturally, the Honda Accord Hybrid, though the Accord is considerably more powerful and more expensive. Each has its own particular advantages, but the more fuel-efficient Camry Hybrid is apt to be the better choice for most shoppers.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a midsize sedan. Standard features include 16-inch wheels, keyless entry, power windows and mirrors, Smart Key, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control with a high-tech air filter, a special multifunction display and a JBL audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer. Popular options include leather seating, a navigation system and a sunroof.

Powertrains and Performance

In the Camry Hybrid, the gas-fueled engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder modified for greater fuel efficiency, and it's capable of 147 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor adds another 40 hp that provides a cumulative total of 187 hp when driving conditions call for maximum power. The electric motor can also power the Camry Hybrid on its own, but only under light throttle applications at speeds below 30 mph. EPA fuel economy estimates are 40 mpg city, 38 mpg highway.

Safety

Every Camry comes with seven airbags (dual-stage front airbags, front-seat side, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag), a tire-pressure monitor and antilock brakes with brake assist (BA) and EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution. Stability control (which includes traction control) is also standard.

Interior Design and Special Features

In addition to more space for passengers, the new Camry Hybrid offers other features that increase cabin comfort. One example is the standard "Plasmacluster" air filtration system, which Toyota says ionizes incoming air and neutralizes germs and odors. And like other Camry models, the Hybrid has plenty of cubbies and compartments to hold CDs, cell phones and garage cards. The trunk holds only 10.6 cubic feet of cargo (as compared to a regular Camry's figure of 15 cubic feet) because of the additional space taken up by the battery pack.

Driving Impressions

Like the Prius, the Toyota Camry Hybrid experience is a bit odd at times due to the CVT transmission and eerily quiet cabin at traffic lights. Not like the Prius, however, is the Camry Hybrid's brisk acceleration. Although not nearly as quick as a V6-powered Camry, the Hybrid is able to hit 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. As for fuel economy, the Camry Hybrid is typical in that driving style has a large impact on the results. Proper technique can keep average fuel economy well above 30 mpg.

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PFFlyer@Edmunds
PFFlyer@Edmunds
01-10-2006
It's already the best-selling sedan in America, so Toyota's primary goal for the all-new, 2007 Camry was to not mess it up. Of course the carmaker didn't, and in fact it looks to be the best Camry yet...


billjc
billjc
02-03-2009
I have just been notified to return my 2007 Camry hybrid for a steering problem. The dealer is vague about the issue and says that he will need the car for five hours. This sounds dramatic. Does anyon...


mrkemp
mrkemp
03-30-2014
2007 Camry Hybrid, brakes work great, problem is when I turn the car off. The High Pressure Inside Brake System keeps pumping itself up, hours or even days after it?s been parked? Anyone know why ...



 

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