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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 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.
Car is loaded and comfortable and quiet. Mileage is good but the Altima 4 cyl rental car we just had was just as good.
Quality control issues abound from the noisy dashboard to the failed steering system and hybrid batteries. If these issue weren't covered under warranty this car would be extremely expensive to own.
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 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.
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 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.
quite ride, gas mileage, leg space for back seats and so on
I bought my car new from IRA in Tewksbury. It has had electrical issues since the first week that have progressed into safety issues (brakes lock up and cannot stop). It has been in service uncountable times and even corporate engineers can't figure out the problem. I have been lied to in order to be appeased and I was too trusting. Now, they won't buy me out of my car or trade me into something safe. I cannot put my 8 month old son in this car. I picked up my car after the second time they tried to fix after losing brakes and after an hour, i lost them again. IRA nor corporate office are doing what's right. they admit there are other cars but do not recall. Toyota downhill!
Good on gas. comfortable
Need to understand technology better. Acceleration is unpredictable and dangerous when pulling onto main roads and short on-ramps on highways due to unpredictability of engine kicking in.
I have driven my Camry Hybrid now for 4 years and 152,000 miles. The only time this car has been to the dealer is for regular fluid changes and a rattle in the dash when it was new. I am still on the original front brake pads. I changed the rear brake pads at about 130,000 miles. The car still drives like new. These cars are turning out to be extremely reliable if the regular maintenance is done. The dealer told me he has a Camry Hybrid taxi cab that comes in for maintenance and had 490,000 miles on it last time he saw it. No repairs, just maintenance. Lifetime fuel consumption averages at 37mpg with normal driving. I'll keep driving it and see how far it can go.
Reliability, smoothness, gas mileage.
Interior a bit plain.
Heres what I found out regarding small battery.....no warranty, has special battery..cost much more as it has no liquid( safety issue) You can toss out the milage amount.....somewhere between 26-28 mfg. I will never buy another hybrid as we put on only 380 miles per nonth. Am trying to lease either a fiesta or hyundai.
I love my Camry Hybrid, however, I only get around 23 mpg in stop and go situations in the summer. I get about 27 mpg in city driving in the winter. I figure some of it is due to A/C use as I live in the desert, but it seems like everyone gets mpg in the 30s in city driving. I get 39-40 on the highway. I don't have a heavy foot either. I'm 72 years old.
I still love the mpg even though city driving is not that good. I love the color (red), hands-free bluetooth and everything else about it.
Can't think of any.
I have had my camry hybrid for better then one month. Previously owned a Prius. The camry is a fun car to drive for 2 reasons and perhaps others. #1 it is a comfortable car and #2. the mpg can easily top 40 mpg. I have learned that coasting is real helpful to achieve that mpg number and being careful with the accelerator pedal as well. My goal is to see if I can get better than 40 mpg and will do it.
The JBL radio is one and the hybrid technology is nearly perfect in it's application of back 'n forth between hybrid only and gasoline/hybrid.
The car is a boring piece of automobile. It does everything extraordinarily well but it needs a styling update.
Bought this car for my retirement. Wanted reliability, good gas mileage, low maintenance costs and comfort. This car has met every expectation. I buy gas once or twice a month, gets 35 mpg without effort, 40 mpg on hi-way or if I work at it. I change the oil every 5000 miles. Its comfortable to drive. Only complaint is, original tires lasted 30K miles. Everything works as good as the day I drove it off the Lot.
Mileage, reliability, comfort
Needs iPod connection. Added one after market, car is now perfect.
Camry hybrid is worst car I've ever seen. I bought this car for almost $33,000 and after I drive this car almost 151,000 mile, the hybrid system cooked. And I change hybrid system for almost $13,000. That means the car cost me $46,000 and still not satisfied from this car because last week fuel system broke down on the highway and I get into an accident. Changed the fuel system for $1,000 again, and at 70,000 miles, the abs break system was shut down. It was changed for $1500. This car is worst car do not buy please.
need recall at least for the hybrid system.
I also have the same problem with the GPS screen randomly going out. It's in a relatively long line of issues we've had with the car. From a quality perspective, this has been a much higher maintenance Toyota than our previous 3. While I appreciate the fuel economy gains, we've had problems with the indoor cabin air filtration system, brakes, air conditioning and now this significant NAV screen issue. The radio also cuts out from time to time. It seems like there's a malfunction in some of the electronic components or wiring. How that I'm out of warranty and not looking forward to this conversation at the dealer tomorrow.
Rides well on long distances.
Toyota needs to stand by its products the way they used to, without making consumers really have to escalate the situation to get the quality issues resolved.
After owning my camry hybrid for not even three years, I have totally loved it until recently. My gps screen went black and I cant open my cd player but everything else works on it. Now Toyota is telling me they wont help with this expense even though its under 3 years old. Lost my confidence in toyota.
gas mileage although since the electronic problems with my screen seems to affect my gas mileage cause I'm driving the same amount but putting $20 in every other day before it was once a week.
Better electronics and toyota to stand by there electronic products. Mileage shouldn't matter with a cd player or gps.
I traded in a 2000 Lexus for a 07 Camry Hybrid. I don't like it. It does not even compare to the Lexus in quality or comfort. The ONLY time I have gotten close to 40 mpg is on the highway with the cruise set at 60. Otherwise I average between 32-35 mpg, tops. I drive very conservatively and have tried different driving styles to try to improve the mileage, but no luck. Handling (especially cornering) is a bit sloppy with this car (no comparison to the Lexus). The heat/air is also noticeably less efficient with this car than with the Lexus, and also with the previous 3 Toyota's I have owned. I'm going back to Lexus!
Bluetooth is great.
Put an outside air temperature on the rear view mirror instead of having to scroll through the menu on the dash. Put a fast forward/reverse on the CD changer.
I've had the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid for over 3 years now and I still love it. It has a very comfortable ride with a solid, heavy feel that I like. I've taken many long roadtrips with this car - an 8 hour trip - 6 hour trip - several 3 hour trips and I drive to the shore every weekend from the Philly area. I have 2 large dogs that ride in the back seat for all of my trips and they just sleep. I've even taken the car camping a few times with lots of equipment - tents, tarps, aerobeds, cots, camping chairs, tables, coolers, etc. The trunk holds way more than you'd think. Oh and if you set cruise control at 72 mph for a 2 hour trip you'll get around 41 mpg!! I've done that a few times.
Gas mileage obviously - comfort definitely - good interior design - color (jasper pearl) - numerous state of the art safety features - oh and how can I forget the $2,600 I received from the IRS as a gift for buying it!! :)
Bigger glove compartment. Really - it is kinda small.
I still love my camry, mileage runs 40 to 42 mpg in Idaho, when in Calif for the winter 38 to 40 (more traffic). It runs smooth, quiet, still on original tires. 38,000 miles on it, I get routine maintenance at the Toyota dealer. No mechanical problems at all.
mileage, mileage, mileage, gas cost savings, comfort
Find a faster way to stop car in emergency, with runaway engine three seconds to stop engine is too long in an emergency. Would have really liked to know how to turn off engine in an emergency without having to read it after the Toyota crash with throttle stuck at 120 mpg.
I live in the No Nevada area where there are a lot of mountains and long distance driving. I average between 39 - 41 MPG! Plenty of power, fun to drive, excellent vehicle!
MPG; Bluetooth capability.
I wouldn't change anything. Great car.
I own a 2005 BMW 530I and have owned Mercedes, a 1999 JagXJ8, and love cars. The Camry Hybrid has better acceleration then you would think. If I drive it rather hard I average about 33 miles per gallon. If I try to not accelerate on every stop I can get up to 38 miles per gallon. This is not bad when you consider the size of the car, comfort, styling and for the price compared to the higher priced cars a very good deal.
I bought my 2007 Camry hybrid used a little over a year ago. Hands down the best car I've ever had. Its quiet, smooth and has all the power you'll ever need. With the CVT transmission there's no shifting. Most people think hybird = no power. I'm 51 years old and this car has as much power as any that I've ever owned. I bought my Camry with 59,000 miles on it. It now has 78,000 miles on it. I've only had 1 problem. It didn't start at 20 below zero. I can't wait to see how long my brakes last. I was told 200,000 to 300,000 miles they look great so far. Oh I almost forgot I get between 38 to 41 mpg March though November and about 35 to 38 mpg in the winter.
Wow where do I start. I think the biggest for me is the low mait. CVT transmission, braking system, mpg, hands free phone, and all the safety features .
find a way to keep the computer and battery warm in winter
Hands down the best car I have ever owned! I put 60,000 miles on it in two years and have not had to do a thing except change the oil, and that only has to be done every 6,000 miles! Just had it in the dealer for normal service and they told me the brakes look new!!!!! How is this possible. GO BUY ONE AND IT WILL BE THE BEST CAR YOU'LL EVER OWN.
Everything, especially the CVT trans. Of course the MPG is awesome. Easy on the eyes.
I work in outside sales and drive 30-35,000 miles per year. I have 73,000 miles on my 2007 Camry Hybrid. This is my third Toyota car and in over 350,000 miles of driving them, the only non-regular maintenance replacement was a water pump on my 2000 Camry at 142,000 miles. My son still has that car with 176,000 miles on it. I love my Camry Hybrid. I don't know about other reports about tires. Mine came with lifetime free tires and oil change. They just put on new tires at 72,000 miles. The old ones had just hit the wear markers. My only complaint would be that the ride is a little mushy. At this point I prefer comfort to racing performance, and this car is very comfortable.
The sound system rocks. I also love the keyless entry. People are still amazed that I never take the key from my pocket.
This is absolutely the best car I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot. It is very well thought out, fun to drive, carries all the luggage my family of five needs for a long trip, and the fuel economy is typically 40 mpg or better. As a mechanical engineer I'm quite impressed with how this car is put together, specifically the merging of the gas engine and electric motor to the transmission. The seamless crossover in power supply is awesome. I'm about to go buy another hybrid Camry, something I never thought I'd do.
Fuel economy is twice what my other vehicles are, translating into half- price gas, which is very welcome right now! Now that hands-free calling is required in my state, the Blutooth capability has turned into a wonderfully useful benefit.
There are definitely some tricks to getting the best fuel economy from a hybrid, one of which is to drive on cruise control as much as possible, and no faster than the speed limit. A list of tips would be a good thing to include with hybrids.
We are now approaching 30,000 miles and the good news is that the car has had nothing but routine maintenance. Mileage is as advertised but dips into the high 20's in winter city driving. The OEM tires were shot at 22K which is not acceptable. The dashboard creaks like Noah's Ark, especially when cold and the interior plastics and fit and finish are below par. The car is a quiet and comfortable cruiser and is as non offensive as you would expect from a Camry. Power is great for a hybrid in this fuel mileage class. The cruise control in un-nerving in the hills - set it at 75 and it will vary between 72 and 78. Overall we are pleased but this is not a great car.
Quiet, efficient highway cruiser. Plenty of amenities in the 50th anniversary edition. Stone cold reliable and cheap to maintain. Plenty of power when needed.
Switch to another tire manufacturer. Dash needs better integrity and better plastics. Tighten up the cruise control so not to vary so much. Paint code be better, especially on bumpers.
I was broadsided Saturday on a country road here in MA. I was wearing my seatbelt and the air bags deployed. Other than some soreness and bruising, I walked away from the accident. I will replace the car with a 2009 Camry Hybrid even though it may not qualify for the Obama tax credit for hybrids.
Keyless entry, comfort, quiet, bluetooth, moon roof, multi-CD player, service at the dealership
Sound quality when speaking on the phone could be improved.
I wanted to write this review for two reasons. First, to indicate my impressions on the car. Second about Edmunds ratings. The car itself has been great and all that was advertised. I have averaged about 36 MPG, 42 on highway trips. The trunk is smaller than a normal Camry, but it has enough height to make it very usable. I have it loaded with leather and Nav, most people don't really see the difference between this and another loaded Camry. Very please thus far and have had no problems. Edmunds seems to rate this vehicle low, but i don't think they rate almost any hybrid high unless it is like the high end Lexus LS ($100K). Edmunds tends to rate on pure power and not usability
Mileage, comfort, bluetooth, etc.
Should add mud guard into design, will help in keeping it clean.
My hybrid rocks! I average 32.5-36 MPG in mixed driving over numerous foothills. And that's with aggressive, always first off the blocks, fastest on the highway driving. With highway trips, I will easily exceed the max 40 MPG average on the dash readout, especially when I adopt more hybrid-like driving habits, i.e. drafting large trucks, timing stop lights, and not speeding.
Not having an irritating idle when stopped.
Warmer seat warmers.
I had reservations about buying a hybrid. I was concerned the engine wouldn't have the pick-up-and-go power when I needed it. I took the Camry Hybrid for a test drive, and I was pleasantly surprised. The ride is smooth and quiet, but when I stomped on the gas, it really picked up a moved! I'm a little spoiled and I like creature comforts. I love the leather seats and as the temperatures have been in the mid-30s in the mornings lately, I like having the seat warmers. I like having the auxiliary jack to plug in my iPod. My one complaint is that they didn't offer seat memory. Gas mileage is between 30-35 mpg driving around town, and 37 mpg on the highway with the cruise control on.
Awesome gas mileage, smooth, comfortable quiet ride.
Seat memory. My wife is 5'3" and I'm 6'2".
I bought the 50th anniversary edition. It's equipped like a Lexus. I get 36 mpg and it has plenty of power. I have no regrets. I can't think of a car I would rather have for the price. We recently went on a road trip because it's a hybrid. My brother thought it didn't have passing power. (I know this is out of line) we hit 120 mph in no time. This thing moves.
Have both a 2004 Prius and 2007 Camry. The Camry is a big step up in comfort, performance and amenities relative to the Prius, with similar mpg (40 miles versus 46 for Prius). Only wish they made a Camry wagon since the trunk/pass thru is pretty limited. Very reliable but a little dull to drive. Great sound system.
MPG. Sound system. Quiet and boringly reliable.
Wagon version of Camry
I just passed 25K miles and 20 months of ownership with my 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. I still love the car. My tank average mpg has never been less than 36 and has been as high as 41.5 on a long haul trip. I've had absolutely no technology issues with the car. I did have to have an alignment done twice already and it seems out again, but nothing has gone wrong with the complex hybrid drive. The car looks and drives great. I don't know how I found my way without GPS!! I would buy this again in a minute. The Edmunds TMV estimate is still within 3K of that price today!!! AAA+++
Gas mileage, cool hybrid features, room for friends in comfort, navigation, hands-free phone, great warranties.
Rear wiper for a rainy day when I have to back out of my long driveway. It would be Nice if the dash gave an indication of engine OFF. My friend borrowed my car to go to the mall. He thought he had turned it off. The car engine was silent, he actually left it running for 2 hrs. He had the key!!
I have 2007 Camry Hybrid (standard) for more than two years and have learned how to drive it to get good gas mileage: 45 MPG for a full tank average. Note that all batteries are on rear side of the car and the trunk is small.
Hybrid power system
After 18,000 miles still very happy with this car. A recent trip to PA from CT with cruise set at 75, 4 people on board, and A/C set on economy, got 36-37 mpg. When filling the tank afterward, my own calculation was closer to 38. My wife had a bumper issue backing out of a space and clipping an SUV so yes the bumpers are suspect - it looked like someone pushed a basketball about half way into the front bumper corner. I took off the plastic shroud underneath and wedged a crow bar up there and popped the dent back out. No damage to the paint and only a slight crease left at point of impact. Just saved a big repair bill at the bodyshop!
Mileage, quietness, nav system
Bumpers. Cruise control varies too much once set. Tires wear quickly.
I didn't plan to buy a car that day in August 2006 in Dublin, California. I just wanted to look at a Prius. There sat a gorgeous Jasper green Camry Hybrid. "Camry hybrid? Wow!" I thought. It was larger than the Prius, and about the same price comparably equipped. I have been getting 40 MPG, both city and hwy, pretty consistently since I drove it off the lot. Some gas, like Shell, doesn't go as far. I think some of these people kvetching in these other reviews just didn't bother to learn how to drive a hybrid. It is an art!
Gorgeous green color, smooth ride, fast acceleration, electronic key, plenty of trunk space compared to my convertible, comfortable seat, lots of air bags.
The cruise control sticks and doesn't disengage easily when I step on the brake. The dealer insists there's nothing wrong. I think their big man feet are just not as delicate as my little lady feet, and they stomp on the brake rather than touching it like you are supposed to.
When I first bought my Camry, I was happy with my 37.5 mpg. After about 5000 miles the mileage dropped to 33 mpg and at 15000 miles I am only getting 29.7 mpg. I have complained to the dealership three times to no avail. They say they have put it on "the machine" and there is no problem with the vehicle. The service people continue to tell me that it must be the way I drive. I am distressed that I paid more for a hybrid and got way less trunk room and only get the same gas mileage as my previous Camrys. There has to be something wrong for this to be happening!
Fix the gas mileage problem.
I love my Barcelona Red Metallic TCH, however, the paint leaves much to be desired. It seems to chip down to the bare metal with the slightest touch. This is my 3rd Toyota and never had this problem before. My mileage started at 40 mph/hwy and 27/city. After 9000 miles, it is now 37/hwy and 23/city. I don't like the fact it's getting lower. I thought once a car was broken in, the mileage would get better.
Color, gas mileage (as long as it doesn't go lower), looks. My 3rd Toyota and I've loved them all.
Improve paint, trunk space.
Had our TCH for 1 year and 15k miles. Live in hilly area in New England. 400+ mile trip to Lake George and back got 36 mpg at 73 mph with cruise. Low 30s in city driving. High 20s in winter when fuel blend change kicks in. Car is driven normally, not always trying to extract maximum mpg. Happy with our purchase though the interior is not up to typical Toyota standards. Car has been spot on reliable. No rattles or squeaks or bumper issues. OEM tires are awful and will be replaced by winter. Bought 50th anniversary edition and the car is loaded and sharp. Though a little disappointed at first (I am a car guy), I am now sold on this car.
Gas mileage plain and simple. If not for that would have considered and probably bought another car in the $30K price range. The Camry LE I had as a loaner car was positively uninspiring. The 50th anniversary edition really helps spruce up the car.
Put cruise control buttons on steering wheel. Higher quality interior materials, especially on a car at this price point. Ditto the tires - Bridgestone turanzas on this car? Come on. These are some of the worst tires made.
In California I drove in more stop and go traffic and my mileage was 37 mpg on trips 40. Now living in Northwest and mpg has been 40 all the time until they just changed to the summer gas mixture. I have lost 1 to 2 mpg. A relative owns a 2005 Prius and she loses 2 mpg each summer also in Calif driving. It does not handle well in the snow if there is ice the traction control kicks in as soon as you start to slip so you can't use the gas to try and get out of it. It will need snow tires this next summer.
MPG and very fast pickup when entering freeways.
Less expensive winter tire and rim options that is the only reason performance is a 9.
I really like this car and it's the nicest car I've ever owned. It's very comfortable and very quiet and I can really relax in it. Excellent sound system too. Of course one of the main reasons I bought it was that it is a hybrid. A little over a year ago my wife and I passed a gas station sign (in our conventional Toyotas at the time) and the price of gas had headed well over $3.00 and we looked at each other and decided to look at hybrids. I ended up buying the Camry hybrid and she bought a Prius. Boy are we glad that we bought the cars with gas hovering around $4.00/gallon now!! We plan to keep the cars for as long as possible and we believe that in the end it will save us money.
My favorite features: hybrid engine; engine usually shuts off when I come to a stop or am driving slower than 40 mph; CVT (very smooth); quietness of cabin; feeling that I'm doing something for the environment; automatic climate control; ride; fuel eco.; steering wheel controls; Toyota!
Would be nice to have a bigger trunk, but I'm willing to live with it since the car's a hybrid. There's a slight "hesitation" every time the car comes to a complete stop that may be related to the transmission or the cessation of the gas engine. I'm not sure what it is, but it's barely noticeable.
Exceptionally fun car to drive. Extremely good gas mileage from 38 to 43 mpg on the road. Approximately 90% of the mileage on this car was highway miles. Has extended 100 thousand mile warranty on the vehicle and tires.
I have had my Camry for almost 2 years. The initial sticker on the window had 42-43 city and 37 highway. The actual mileage is 31 city and 38 highway. Since then the actual mileage on the 2008 and 2009 models is more realistic. Just had to replace 4 tires at 19,000 miles, after being serviced at the dealership regularly. This was another disappointment. The car runs well, but purchased it because of the anticipated mileage. The government credit did not turn out to be the full $2,600. When you complete your tax forms it says "potential" credit so beware of this. The $2,600 turned into $1,800. Otherwise a nice car, glad I purchased it with the gas prices currently at $4.00 per gallon.
Roomy interior and very quite between 0-20 miles per hour.
Tires, mileage, trunk very small compared to a regular camry. Should provide a regular tire for a spare and not a "donut" which you can only drive 90 miles max
I'm old and slow on the freeway, rarely going over 70 mph. Thus, I've been getting 43/44 mpg to/from /San Diego/ Los Angeles. If I tell Toyota how much we're enjoying their Camry Hybrid, they'll raise the price!
Mpg, bluetooth, six speaker sound system, hybrid gauges.
Speed control should be moved to left side of steering wheel. Believe this has been done on 2008 model.
I have been driving my car for over a year now. This car still impresses me every time I drive it. The millage is incredible. I am averaging 36-37 per tank. I often hit 40 mpg on individual trips. If you are looking for a quiet car... This is it. It's smooth and quiet. No shifting. No sudden lurching. The only time you ever hear the engine is under hard acceleration. In fact, the propulsion system is so quiet I installed a backup alarm because pedestrians can't hear this car.
Mileage! Quiet! Smooth power. Excellent sound system. Nice Bluetooth Phone system.
1. The only thing I hate about this car is the fact that Toyota's lawyers restrict use of the navigation & phone system while the vehicle is moving. Basically the nav system is broken while the car is moving. You have to pull over and stop to use it. Buy a Garmin. It's cheaper & works better.
I've loved my TCH. I bought it on 04/21/07, have just under 15,000 miles on it, with mileage at 36/39. I've had no build or performance issues. No rattles, squeaks, crunched bumpers, or any other concerns. Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with the car. I love the quiet, smooth ride. The CVT, electric steering and gas pedal make this car just glide. The power and torque, when the internal combustion engine and electric motor combine, are more than a human needs.
Lived in California and drove more stop and go traffic mileage was 37 to 38 in town 40 on highway. Live in Idaho now and mileage is 40 to 41 in town and highway. Runs great, have 16000 miles on it. Have had no problems at all. Runs perfect, quiet and comfortable. Had difficult in the snow/ice in Idaho and will by studded tires for it next winter.
Gas mileage is the best love the Barcelona Red also.
Would of liked to have bought it in the new baby blue color but not avail on hybrid. I think if your buying a hybrid you should be able to have any color you want.
The sticker on the window advertized that the Hybrid would get 40 MPG city and 38 MPG highway. After checking many tankfuls of gas the best mileage I could get was between 22 and 24 MPG. This to me is totally unacceptable. I brought the car into 2 different dealers in North Miami and Hollywood for testing and they both told me there is nothing wrong with the car. Last week I drove to Gainesville where the car was purchased, to have them tell me the same thing. Nothing was accomplished except I put 660 miles on the car and I am still very FRUSTRATED. I didn't buy a hybrid to get 22 MPG. When I should be getting at least 40MPG promised by all the advertising and hype about hybrids.
Everything about the Toyota Hybrid is excellent except the mileage.
In first 18 months, this car has performed well, with excellent mileage, but I have been surprised to see a dramatic decline in the design and assembly quality that I found in my prior two Toyotas. The fuel economy is as good as other posters report (40-43 summer, 35-38 winter). Quality problems include incessant front dash rattles that the dealer cannot fix, no matter how many visits; cheap front and rear bumpers that crack as soon as you are touched by another car in a parking space; interior plastics and exterior paint that scratch at the drop of a hat.
Fuel economy is excellent; car is mechanically very sound.
Eliminate rattles, upgrade bumper quality and paint.
No problems in first year. Mileage varies from 40 in hot weather to 34 in very cold weather. So far glad I didn't buy extended warrentee. The 50,000 mile service agreement was worth while.
Atkinson cycle engine and electric drive for mileage with decent performance.
More trunk room.
Rides nice, smooth CVT, mileage is good. Many structural problems. INside dash squeaks, entire front bumper is cheap plastic (I replaced the whole bumper once: dealer said warranty doesn't cover 'design flaw'.) The genuine Toyota replacement bumper is all falling apart again. It only takes the slightest accidental bump to crack it and then the entire bumper deteriorates. Really bad design flaw! Would never buy a Toyota again! Bluetooth hands free car phone is inferior! Tires were meticulously maintained (every 5K miles) and they only lasted 20K miles. Toyota quality?? Where?
Keyless throughout, hybrid system, not much else to brag about.
Entire front bumper assembly. Bluetooth voice recognition. Overall outside integrity (poor trim quality). Inside driver's seat (uncomfortable). Side mirrors should fold. Truck space.
I have had my hybrid for almost 2 years now. I typically drive in the city and get 35-38 mpg depending on the time of year (use of heater or AC). Highway mpg is typically 38-40 mpg, and that is travelling around 70 mph even with the AC going. My only complaint is that there are rattles in the car, but I haven't brought it into the dealer to see if it could be fixed.
Have not had the car long. It stayed on the lot for a while due to black color which is not real popular in Texas. I like to drive and ride in this car. The fuel mileage has been around 36-38 mpg. I like the styling and comfort. Would buy this car again.
MPG, comfort and additional features like no key operation, door management and bluetooth and road noise management.
Windows have some wind noise, and trunk space is small.
The hybrid performs well. The comfort for a 6'2" person leaves much to be desired. As a Toyota owner for many years, I was disappointed in the furnishings and the visibility afforded in my car. The left drivers post prevents a good look for expressway driving and I'm constantly challenged in getting into the vehicle on the driver's side. Should have researched it more thoroughly. Gas mileage is 32 around town and maybe 38 on the road with good fuel management skills. Best buy from Toyota is probably the Prius.
Looks and mileage.
More comfort for bigger people and ergonomics should be given more attention.
I own the car for 6+ months and think the car is great. Good looking, very reliable and get great fuel milage. Averaging about 33.5 mpg and get over 45 on the highway at stead speed. Best highway milage at about 65 mph. No issues or idiosyncracies. Slightly louder than I would prefer on hard acceleration. Clearly fast enough if you are not a lead foot. Some writers for the major auto publications criticize the acceleration but they are generally younger people who aren't concerned with the planet or their wallets right now. That will change as they age and even they will appreciate the technology in this vehicle. I look forward to the next generation of hybrids.
Great air conditioning,
Quieter on hard acceleration.
The Toyta Camry Hybrid is probably the best car I ever owned. Great for riding as well as driving. I would recommend the Camry Hybrid to anyone who wants a terrific automobile.
The keyless entry. I like it when the electric motor takes over or when it shuts down at stop lights.
A little more room for storage in the trunk.I am disabled and find it difficult to stow my walker in the trunk,
After 10,000 miles, this car is a disappointment. Unless you drive in a way to aggravate those behind you, we average mid to high 20s when strictly in the city and 33 to 34 on the highway with cruise set between 70 and 75. The best we have done is 39 mpg on a downhill trip from the Vermont mountains to Connecticut. Go with the 4 cylinder and save $10,000. The ride is somewhat bouncy.
Nav system works well and the car has plenty of room. Interior looks nice at first glance (50th anniversary edition).
Interior. Fit and finish are not great and the materials are subpar. The engine really drones when pushed with the CVT. Mileage. Ride.
I loved my Ford 5.4 SuperCrew truck, and was worried about the transition, but I have no regrets. Bought when gas was a low point, so that was in my favor. The Camry has all the extra features of a 'normal' car. I like the way it gives you all the tools to track mileage and optimize your driving habits for the best gas mileage (I have the nav console). Performance is just fine; not a rocket, but certainly not a dog, either. My mileage is generally 36 combined, w/ my best being a bit over 39 on a long highway trip, which conflicts w/ the better city that gets advertised. Only issue, to date, is a rattle around the sunroof. The trunk is adequate, albeit a bit small.
Not having to use a key to open the doors or start the car; can't lock your fob in the car. Mileage tools. Quiet. Look. Steering wheel controls. Four wheel stability control well in advance of gov't mandate.
As with all or most cars, premium on factory installed nav system and map upgrade DVD's compared to portable nav. Will be nice when the more powerful/smaller batteries are available.
Getting better mileage than expected: 32 city/39-41 highway; very comfortable. Also have a G35 Sedan, which has a much more intuitive voice command system for making calls, etc. This car performs better than expected. Easy to keep battery charge full by using 'B' to slow car on decelleration.
Heated seats; 50th Anniversary edition trim; mileage; emissions; overall size and comfort.
Place battery pack in spare tire well, adding run-flats to improve trunk space. HIDs and backup camera w/Nav. Fix interior dash rattles. Accessory availability too limited. Needs folding side mirrors for the price.
Since purchasing our Camry Hybrid back in November 2006, we have had absolutely no problems of any kind with this vehicle. The Camry rides and drives just as well if not better than many other luxury vehicles, but with much better fuel economy. The only strike against the Camry Hybrid would be the loss of trunk space due to battery storage, but overall this is a great vehicle if you are looking for good fuel economy and a fun car to drive. I would highly reccomend this vehicle to anyone that still wants the luxury car ride and ammenities, but still gives you good fuel economy.
Overall ride and handling is great. Instrumentation is also very good, vehicle lets you know anything and everything that is going on with this vehicle from a tire that is low on air to even letting you know if you are getting the maximum fuel economy by displaying excellent on dash.
Place batteries somewhere else besides in trunk, such as under the rear seat. Also I would like to see Hybrid vehicles that would run for longer periods of time on batteries and would only require power from gas engine to charge batteries as needed.
Driving this car is like eating chocolate. Really good chocolate that I got at a deep discount. The great mileage is only a bonus. I would love the car even if I didn't get 42 MPG.
The console rattle was annoying until it was finally fixed.
I bought the 50th Anniversary Edition. Overall I like it (now 2.5K miles). Traded BMW X5 SAV 3.0i; wanted to drive green. Averaging 29-32 in town, depending on how hard I accelerate; 36-42 on freeway. It does promote one to drive better. Disappointed in lack of Toyota quality - rattle in dash; ill-fitting door bits. Now dealerships (all in my area) have no moldings or spoilers available for after market, because of Anniversary Edition. Very annoying.
Hybrid; gas mileage; low CO-2 output. Comfortable to ride in. Stereo. Anniversary Edition model.
Needs back-up camera in nav system and should have HIDs. Improved interior fit and finish quality! What happened to Toyota!?
This car is quiet, comfortable and great for the environment. It ha lots of great options, features that integrate well together. The Bluetooth and the nav system work very well together. The biggest problem is that most of the operations of the nav system and the phone are disabled when moving. This means that a user has to pull over, sometimes into a dangerous place, in order to operate these features. Older versions allowed for an override, but the current version does not. It should be the consumer's choice to operate while driving, or to pull over, whichever is the safer option.
The smooth ride, the quietness of the engine and the layout of the dashboard.
Allow the navigation system and phone to be fully operable while driving.
After my wife driving an Explorer for 4 years she was ready for a change. Wanted a Hybrid due to her job going back and forth to patient's homes in the city. Went to drive a Prius but saw the white 50th anniversary edition Camry on the dealership floor. She is very happy with the car and I am happy to drive it as well though I consider myself a car enthusiast. Mileage has ranged from 28 in the city on 95 degree days with the A/C cranking to almost 40 on the highway without the A/C. The ride is a little bouncy due to the extra battery weight and the brakes are a little touchy but nothing annoying. The CVT is a little droning when accelerating. Overall we really like the car.
Appearance of the 50th anniversary edition, the nav system, Of course the gas mileage, great steering wheel controls, Lexus like look, good storage cubbys.
Smallish trunk, slightly noticeable transition from electric to gas motor, Some interior pieces don't fit as expected in a Toyota and too many are plastic. The tires - I rate the Bridgestone Turanzas poorly.
Replaced a 2002 Acura TL Type S, went from fast driving to a more relaxed pace. Hybrid has made this transition easy. While responsiveness and acceleration is less, overall performance is on par. I drive a little slower, don't take the passing lane as often, but end up arriving in the same amount of time, but feeling more relaxed and having used way less gas. I still routinely hit 80 MPH, but try to keep it lower, while averaging about 38-39 MPG. Interior is comfortable and very quiet. Handling is a little soft, but adequate. No major complaints: steering wheel is too narrow and hard to grip for long periods, rear visibility is difficult, brake pedal angle is to high.
Economy, blue tooth, silence of cabin, and CVT, also like the information center which teaches you how to maximize economy.
More trunk space, fatter steering wheel, tilt down rear outside rear mirror for backing up and parallel parking. Paint seems to scretch easily.
I've owned my Camry Hybrid for 15 months. It is without a doubt the best car I have ever owned. It is so quiet, handles great, roomy passenger space and not a single complaint. I have made 3 trips from Corvallis, OR to Bozeman, MT averaging 39-41 mpg, which includes drives thru mountain passes and typical speeds of 75 mph, 3 people in the car and loaded with baggage. In my first year, I have saved $800 in gas compared to my previous car (1997 Volvo wagon) in just the first year. Overall, I am getting about 37.5 mpg. In winter weather, the mileage drops within the city to about 34-35 mpg. The Camry Hybrid has plenty of power and acceleration. I easily pass cars going up steep hills.
Excellent mileage, great sound system, very quiet, low maintenance costs, feels solid and safe, display with multiple readouts, rear seats fold down for extra storage space, iPod hookup (great for hearing audiobooks on long road trips), keyless entry and start.
None - Toyota is definitely a leader in hybrid vehicles.
My wife and I usually burn less than 6l/100km, sometimes as little as 5.2l/100km on a weekend trip. Excellent fuel economy. It is not slow, it has plenty of acceleration. The ride is very smooth but I would prefer it be firmer to improve steering responsiveness. The fact there are no gear changes adds to the smoothness of the ride. Moving off when the light turns green is not noticeably different than other cars with an automatic transmission, even if the engine was not running during the red light. Plenty of room, comfortable for four adults, no bad seats in the house. In the first year of use, I have had no problems to report except my wife could let me drive it more often.
This car is so quiet it spoils you for anything else, all luxury cars should go hybrid! The keyless system is easy to get used to, very natural in operation. It saves gas, but without having to make any compromise other than the purchase price - which I thought was reasonable for what you get.
I am used to more expensive vehicles, so I would appreciate better quality leather and interior materials, even if it moves the price up a notch. New technology will hopefully boost the electrical side so that it could go faster or farther before the gas engine has to be started.
Now nearly a whole model year old, this TCH is still our favorite. Gas mileage is almost too good - mixed city/highway driving yields high 30s to very low 40s. If you set the cruise control for 60 mph on the highway, expect to be rewarded with 42-43 mpg. (OK, you will get passed a lot.) The car has comfort, well laid out dash and controls. It fits us in all respects except for the arm rests. Our experience suggests buyers duck the GPS option. We found a good after market GPS superior as it is both more accurate and easily moved between family cars. While we appreciate the performance, it does get on to the interstate system easily, but the TCH is no "muscle car" either.
The plain vanilla, standard TCH is so complete that we found no need to add any options.
Arm rests for both driver and passenger are not high enough.
Hands down the best car I have ever owned. I wouldn't trade it for anything on the market right now. This is the smoothest, best-looking and unbelievable car out right now. I can't believe Toyota has gotten this good. If you want a car that knows how you drive and tells you how to improve it then look no further. Wow.. unbelievable! This car is the real deal for 2007. I got sick of hearing all about technology that is coming soon. What I needed was that right now. I get 37 mpg average right now. A little bit of the window sticker but I can handle that. Everyone should rush to Toyota and drive this before they decide to buy anything else.
Everything about the car. If I could improve it I would but where would I improve it.
Just time will tell.
This is a really solid car. I consistently get 37 mpg and have had no problems with it so far. The interior finishes are a little spotty for a Toyota (seat material mars easily, hard plastics scratch easily, a couple of small rattles). Plenty of power. Overall, Toyota did a nice job.
Immediate feedback on driving efficiency, comfort, good sound system, and that it is a partial zero emissions vehicle.
Better interior finishes. Also, don't get after market window tint as it will interfere with radio reception (the antenna is built into the back window).
Just retired and wanted a full size car with excellent mileage. Camry hybrid is the definitive. Chose the 50th anniversary edition because we wanted something unique. It also had all the features we were looking for such as GPS, leather ans extra sound reduction. 1st 1,000 miles MPG averaged 34 MPG... 33 in town and 39 highway. 35 MPG overall is very reasonable. There are several features available to help you learn to maximise MPG and I find the consumption screen most helpful. Using this screen you quickly visualize your driving habits and what is needed for MPG improvement. We have had many prople stop us in parking lots to ask about the hybrid features and comment on the car.
35+ MPG on a full size car. Every luxury you can imagine at a reasonable price. Also the Toyota web site has very useful tools in helping understand the GPS system and all the features provided. The push button start feature will have you reaching in your pocket for the key but it's a great feature.
So far, the only recommendation would be a better design for hybrid battery space. The trunk is not large enough for all the items a family would want to take on a long trip.
I'm getting 40 mpg ave. on freeway and street driving. You have to use common sense too to save gas. If you're going downhill try to keep your foot off the gas pedal. Uphill, try if you can to use cruise control to 65-70mph and let the onboard computer regulate the gas - this will recharge the battery greatly. Cruise control is not recommended for those with poor reflex.
Battery level display is cool. Hand sensor door auto unlock and lock button is very cool. Bluetooth handsfree is super cool.
Why can't Toyota make the side mirrors retractable like Volvo and MB, etc ? I have an oakley wire sunglasses and it's a bit too long to fit into the sunglass case. Why cant Toyota make this a little more bigger for big sunglasses ?
I bought the car for commuting about 120 miles per day. The car has performed flawlessly. It has consistently gotten about 37 MPG driving at 70 to 80 MPH up down a mountain pass (climb is about 2500 feet). The car has surprising power (passing on the mountain uphills is no problem). The car is fun to drive and handles well. And, it constantly reminds you to conserve in driving by having an "MPG" gauge instead of an RPM gauge and by having the dash board display a deeper blue the better you are with gas. If you want a car that is comfortable and fun, gives great gas mileage, has room for more than one person, has plenty of power, chose this one.
Display that shows which engine is on. Display that changes color depending on how fuel efficiently you are driving.
Handle near center of bucket seats to assist in getting in and out of car.
I'm averaging 34 mpg and enjoying all the advantages of Camry reliability and comfortable driving for the model's long life. Get 40-41 on the highway and find that town driving depends on how heavy my foot is.
Need a rear view camera on the navigation system.
I have owned this TCH for 11 months and have nothing but praise for it and its features. After struggling with the owner's manual for the first week (running out to the garage at 1 am to try a new found gadget), my wife and I now use every gadget in the auto. Our gas mileage has been less around town than advertised, however, on a trip, with the cruise, we average 42. I drive as I always do and have not changed my habits to get a few more m/p/g. We are having a slight problem with the bluetooth, however, I don't know if it is my phone or the car system. This car is a dream to drive and own. I would like memory seats and 2 setting seat heaters (they get mighty hot). Nav system is great.
Mileage; keyless entry and start; bluetooth; nav system; handling and ride.
Memory seats; 2 setting seat heaters; "plusher leather"; placement of "eco" button and "refuel" button; trunk size.
We just purchased a Hybrid Camry. We want to use the car on the long trips to our daughter's. We just took the car on a 750 mile trip out west. The car performed great. We used 17 gallons of gas. We drove the speed limit 70 miles per hour on the interstate and other posted limits in towns, etc. The car was loaded with luggage and gifts for our family. I was amazed at the mileage going out, so I was even more careful to note amount of gas used and miles coming back. Sure enough we drove the 750 miles on 17 gallons coming back.
The navigation system was very helpful.
All is well. This is a great car.
We've only had it a week but have put it through its paces in everything from city traffic jams to winding mountain roads and got 38 mpg on the first tank. Contrary to the EPA figures, it does better on the open road (at least with the lower speed limits around here) than in city driving. Extremely quiet and smooth operation. You can tell when the gas engine starts, but it is smoother than an auto transmission shift.
Keyless operation, clear instrumentation, huge glovebox, super quiet, comfortable seats, much better for the environment, more features than all my previous cars combined.
High sills hurt visibility to rear. Armrests too hard - hurt elbows in long drives. Why couldn't battery be under the rear seat? Trunk is too small. Need to reduce price premium for hybrid. Need a one week course on how to use all the features.
To and from work, to and from work. This is what I bought this vehicle for. I wanted comfort, convenience, advanced tech (MP3, iPod port, etc), better mileage. I got them all in this car. I had a Lexus ES. I prefer this vehicle. This will be our touring car as well. I've gotten over 40 MPG on flat freeways and 35-37 MPG on my daily route because there are a lot of hills. I consider this excellent! I've had it for about a month and I think it's well worth every penny.
Sound system, ride, comfort, and that great readout tracking its performance. Of course the Synergy system!
The trunk. Not great in size, but adequate. More small covered storage space in the cabin. Larger, better cup-holders.
Be assured that the Camry Hybrid is simple to operate, don't worry about getting used to it. Once you own one of these (or the Prius), you will not want to go back to a non-hybrid. They use twice the fuel and are not going to have the resale of a hybrid. I love the door opener and combined with the starter button, what could be better? Recently, I had to rent a car and the only one that was available was a Chevrolet. It's an OK car, but I am glad the trip is over, so I can get back behind the wheel of my Camry Hybrid. At times, I rent cars for long trips so I don't pile up so many miles on my Camry. Long story short, get a demo, buy one, start saving gas money!!
Keyless entry, starter button, mileage display -Toyota has one more winner!
Do some tire testing and notify 07 Camry buyers via email what to buy when it's time to replace the OEM tires. As the 07s are going to be needing new tires soon, this is a project Toyota needs to accomplish soon. Some tires are going to be too sticky for the Camry.
I have had this car for three weeks now. I went from putting about $140 in gas a week to $35 every two weeks. It has a sleek design and very roomy. The only thing I would change is the location of the ECO button. It is fun to drive. Not as roomy as a minivan but more roomy than other cars in the same price range. It is put together better then the Honda, Nissan and priced less. I had MR2 many years ago (with many, many problems) and this is the first Toyota since.
DVD navigation, and Bluetooth phone cpaapbility. Also the fuel economy. Actually, I love everything about this car.
Move buttons around. (ECO) and the steering wheel buttons. I would put on the side like the Dodge has for audio control instead of center of steering wheel.
I hear mixed reviews about this car, but I will say I love it without question. Some features could use minor work but all in all this is the best car I have ever driven. I think it beats out my wife's Lexus IS 250. I get great gas mileage plus a good handling, nice looking ride - it is like the best of both worlds. I just can't wait to get back to some flat terrain to get my MPG higher than the 38-40 I am getting now.
My favorite feature has to be the blue tooth, it took some getting used to with my voice volume and things like that, but once you get the hang of it, it is smooth as silk and with Military installations not allowing blue tooth ear pieces, it is an invaluable tool.
Wow, kind of hard to improve on near perfection, but if I had to make an improvement, I would say use Lexus technology and allow for the windows to be lowered from the remote, and also make an alarm for when you leave windows down much like the one preventing you from locking keys inside.
I bought the car in Williamsburg VA and drove it 1,000 miles home to FL. I became a huge fan within the first 20 miles. I test drove several in the local area that didn't have the color and options I wanted so traveling to get it wasn't a problem, especially when it got 41 MPG on the highway on it's first trip! I couldn't get over how quiet the interior is and how comfortable the car is to drive. There isn't a car on the road that has the quality and the gas mileage of this car. I'm hooked on my Toyota and I have my wife hooked too! Buy now!
Outstanding gas mileage with plenty of power, extremely quite, plenty of room, the A/C works better than any other car I test drove, and I still can't get over it only cost me $60 to drive it home from VA to FL! Buy one today, you will not regret it!
Too much cheap looking plastic. The Saturn Aura rules when it comes to interior features but the Camry gets about 20 MPG better so there is no doubt I can deal with the cheap plastic look of the interior. No other improvements needed.
We all know about the Camry - we know how reliable it is, we know that it is the best overall value, etc. What happens when you add hybrid to the mix? You have perfection! Very safe, very quiet, adequate room for 4-5 people, adequate power, excellent amenities, fun to drive! A must buy for anyone who wants to be "eco-friendly" and not standout in a crowd.
Hybrid, quiet, smooth ride, lots of gadgets, excellent sound system, good pickup from a 4 cyl engine.
Bigger trunk, ease the little "bump" from a dead stop (the switch from battery to engine).
If having second thoughts about buying, go buy it now! Won't regret it. Love the acceleration, has as much kick as my previous Mercedes C-320. Currently doing about 35 mpg in the city, have done as much as 38; on the highway you can get 38+ if cruising, all depends how you drive. I have a heavy foot. Word of advice, had to get the 50th Anniversary Edition to get the elegant interior I wanted. Regular model looks cheap inside, too much plastic trim, shame on you Toyota! Navigation system, bluetooth, audio, voice recognition, smart key, etc., are fabulous. I love my car! If considering a Lexus ES as I was, this Camry edition has it all + gas savings.
For gas savings cruise control is best friend. I love all the gadgets especially the voice recognition, bluetooth, smart key. The audio system is excellent. The noise reduction features.
Make the electric battery last longer. Add trunk space. Make noise reduction features standard.
Had my TCH for about 2 months now and have to say I am very satisfied. I am averaging 38 mpg local, and 40+ on highway. Great idea of killing two birds with one stone, saving money on gas and being eco friendly.
Very quiet interior, smooth ride, comfortable, love the keyless entry, JBL speakers are great.
Too much plastic in interior giving a cheap feel. Also can't play with navi while driving. Makes sense, but passengers are there for a reason when you can't input.
Have had 3 Lexuses, own a BMW X5. This car is just right for someone driving a long way on a daily basis. I will put 22000 miles on it in one year and it's fairly comfortable. Not a Lexus, but oh so close! Kind of generic on the inside, but exterior is sleek decreasing wind resistance. And, the mileage out here in the Arizona sun is awesome. So far 35-38 mpg with AC blasting. Wanted a cooler car, but this is as good as it gets for mileage, looks and comfort, and the environment.
The computer gauges to see how you are driving. The auxiliary jack in center console. The HYBRIDness of it all. 30+ mpg in the summer is awesome.
The nav system and stereo is not the greatest. Opt for putting in your own system. Can we get MORE MPG. Give me more!!
Just picked up our new Camry Hybrid in Chicago and drove it back to our home in Florida without a single hiccup. VERY comfortable road car, rides and sounds solid like a luxury sedan. We got 39.5 mpg driving down at 65-75 on interstate highways and are getting 40.5 mpg puttering around town at home (with 1100 miles now on the ODO). I'm an electronics engineer and did quite a bit of research before ordering it. The hybrid drive is an extremely complex and well designed system. My wife is very happy with "her" hybrid and that's what counts most. Our only option was the moonroof. I already have a Garmin Nuvi 350 nav unit that we switch between cars so we didn't order the Nav.
The multiple gauges for mpg feedback. The Bluetooth phone (ours works well). Smooth, dead quiet ride and comfortable seats. AC does a good job in hot/humid Florida. Cruise control works more smoothly than my gas engine autos.
No glaring shortcomings. I would like a little more electric HP but that will probably come with the 3rd Gen HSD due out in the next couple of years.
We purchased our hybrid two weeks ago. So far it is a very comfortable car with a very quiet ride. We got 34 mpg with mostly city/short drives on our first tank of gas. We expect to get better after the car is broken in. We went from a 2000 Civic to a fully loaded Camry. We wanted a luxury car without compromising gas mileage. So far so good. Don't think we could have made a better choice, but will write again in about 4 months to see if we still like the car as much as we do now.
Quiet comfortable ride, heated leather seats, moon roof and power everything. We get a lot of positive comments on the looks and color (red).
No complaints at this time. We knew we would be sacrificing trunk space for the hybrid model, but still enough room for luggage for a weekend trip.
Great car, with surprising power and amenities. I was hesitant to purchase a hybrid, but am very happy and pleased with my choice of brand. I would recommend this car to anyone.
Exterior design and hands free system. The nav system is very easy to use. This car offers very few complaints to discuss.
Have only had the car for one week now, but it is outstanding. The fit and finish is excellent. The ride and lack of road noise is astounding. Mileage is every bit as good as advertised. It is near luxury in every aspect. There isn't a better overall value out there.
Ride, quietness, trip computer, audio system, MPG.
Simplify navigation system. Larger trunk.
Love the car, the switch from battery to gas isn't noisy, but a little jerky at first, but as you drive you forget it. Rides well, and handles great. A little soft on power but it's only a 4 banger. If driven right, the mileage will be 40 highway and 45 city. You can't beat that for the size of the vehicle. I love it.
JBL stereo, Bluetooth, excellent mileage.
Fix the blind spot - upgrade interior cloth.
I've owned Fords, Chryslers, VWs, Audis, and I can tell you, this is the best car I've owned. I have a fully loaded hybrid Camry, I am proud for what I am doing for the environment and also very pleased with the money savings. The car itself is beautiful, quiet, comfortable. With this transmission you cannot tell when it is shifting, sometimes you think the engine is not running, it is sooo quiet. Suspension is great, comfortable. Brakes are also very good. Interior is roomy, comfortable and packed with amenities. This family car is in fact very fun.
I would have never thought about a Toyota being a Chevrolet man, but this Toyota Hybrid is an outstanding automobile. With just over 500 miles on the car we are consistantly getting over 35 MPG and have recorded 41 on several short trips in and around town. The quality of the build is amazing in that the fit and finish is exact. There is a slight hesitation when starting out, but you quickly disregard it after awhile. The engine response is very good when the electric motor kicks in. The new Camry is a big car and there is plenty of HP to do the job. The biggest problem I have is that the car is so quiet that I haven't yet become use to it.
Quiet. I drove up to a toll booth yesterday and the toll operator didn't even hear it approach.
Trunk is a little small and deep - would like a flatter opening.
We wanted a Prius, but it was too small for my 6'2'' frame on longer road trips. On our first tank of gas we averaged 43.2 mpg combined city/highway by accelerating slowly and watching the gauges. If you want to save fuel and reduce your CO2 emissions, you can do fairly well with this car.
Gauges let you adjust your driving to maximize mileage. Good driver leg room for taller drivers.
The moonroof may brush your scalp if you're 6'2" tall. Unless you special order and are willing to wait two months, you'll probably get it fully loaded or with almost no options.
Traded in my thirsty Nissan Pathfinder and haven't regretted it for a moment. I have the blue color with bisque leather and Navigation. The car is very comfortable for both driver and passengers. I have been getting 38-39 mpg for the last few tanks of gas. The first couple months were about 37 mpg. I have learned how to drive differently to conserve gas (funny, it's also safer driving!). I have no squeaking noises in the interior at all. Has enough immediate acceleration to pass on the left without fear. NO regrets at all here!!
Electric mode when driving slowly in the neighborhood, very quiet. I love the way it looks. The driver seat is very comfortable. Hardly have to visit the gas station anymore!!
Rear window wiper would be useful.
Great car, lots of features, very high tech, build quality 2nd to none! Traded my 2006 Hyundai Sonata on this and am so glad I did!
Bluetooth, hybrid, drive, CVT, all the gadgets, quality of the car, comfort, fuel economy.
None, except a lower price.
We purchased the Camry hybrid in hopes of saving lots of money at the pump. We have done that and then some with the rising of gas prices. The features (Bluetooth, navigation, instrumentation, etc) are far beyond what we are used to in a car. The car has held to between 36-38 mpg in the San Antonio area. We do a lot of stop and go and some highway for 10-50 miles at a time. It is neat to watch your progress on the huge screen the camry provides in dash. I only wish the Bluetooth was a little better as far as picking up your voice. You have to be very quiet to have a normal conversation but it does the job. We also received the $2600 tax credit for being one of the first to purchase.
Great gas mileage, navigation system built in with hidden CD player, Bluetooth, heated seats, styling, Hybrid system constant updates on screen showing how car is functioning, push button start, super quiet ride and 550+ miles on tank of gas.
Bluetooth could be better at picking up voice in drivers seat - maybe install 2 mics (one next to driver and one near passenger). Navigation system is already outdated after a year where we live. Need to have computer upgrade available online. Gas mileage should be posted as 36/38 instead of 38/40.
We have had our Camry Hybrid for 8 months and 11K miles. Mileage has improved significantly since day 1. I have a very heavy foot on interstate - still getting 37+ on the highway and steady 35+ in town. I do not drive any differently than previous car. I suspect that mileage would be greater with a little finesse.
Big car feel but definitely small car economy. Navigation system is superb. I like the integrated XM radio. Vehicle is extremely quiet except on hard acceleration.
Trunk space - my wife still complains since we traded in our Caddy. Remote mirror controls needs to be moved - you have to lean into the dash to adjust. Needs power passenger seat and memory setting for two drivers. Get rid of or move the seat belt light on top dash when passenger seat occupied.
Will have had the Camry for one year in a few weeks. The car is great. The only problem was the same as a year ago and that is the size of the trunk. Hope this will be improved upon. Also the nav system is WAY to hard to work.
40 mpg, heated seats, great seats, push start, great ride and overall comfort.
Trunk space. Make nav simple.
Wife was tired of the gas guzzling GMC Envoy so we read up on the hybrids and concluded the Camry the best choice after the test drive. The options and extras are what you would find in a Lexus, really nice! Quiet, classy, comfortable ride, and the most FUN I've had driving a car in a long time. The wife loved it so much, she wouldn't let me drive it, so I went out and bought me one. Traded in my 2001 Montana minivan and am having a blast with it. I am 6'2, 340 plus and have more than enough room to enjoy the ride. The best road mileage I have gotten is 52.7 mpg going 60 mph (no a/c). Best in the city was 44.3 mpg. It constantly beats the sticker ratings of 40/38 all the time!
Moon roof, keyless start, leather heated seats, MPG computer, rearview mirror auto-dim, navigation system, Bluetooth, tire pressure monitor, chrome front end grille.
It has an auto down window button, add the auto up like others are doing.
This car has exceeded all expectations. I drive to maximize mileage, live in upstate NY where I am getting about 33 during the winter, 40 during the spring and fall and 36 in the summer. Because of the battery, truck is limited but fine for us. Absolutely amazing vehicle. Can run on battery at 40 mph and under and will almost always take advantage of electric when necessary.
MPG, styling, bluetooth radio, sunroof.
I really can't say enough about how much I enjoy driving this car. The ride is smoother and quieter than my Lexus. I can't speak more highly of any car that I have ever had or rode in. I started out not caring if we got a hybrid or a 6 cylinder but we found just what we wanted in the hybrid so we bought it. After having driven it almost 800 miles I just love it.
GREAT gas mileage, roomy interior, navigation, handles like a dream.
Too much plastic on the interior but that is about it.
It's been almost 2 months since I've owned the Camry Hybrid. I've been getting an average of 37 mpg after 4 fill-ups. This car has all the features and technology that you can find only in luxury cars like Lexus and Acura. I've changed my driving style since I started driving it. I no longer put the pedal to the metal on green lights, I drive at the speed limit and I try to use electric only whenever possible. Also, I started to laugh at the big fat SUVs and how much gas they're wasting as the speed past me. :)
Quietness of the car. Technology such as bluetooth, navigation, hybrid, fuel economy, design.
I love this car! I've only had it for about 10 days but look forward to driving it every day. I love construction zones now! Can set the cruise control at about 27 mph and run on nothing but the electric engine, (sorry everyone behind me). I love shutting it off after driving and getting the "Excellent" rating. I'm still trying to figure out the optimal mpg way to drive it and having lots of fun. It's nice to be able to wait in front of my kids' school for 15 minutes for them to get out and be able to run the a/c in 90 degree temp. and not use any gas or emit any polution. This is a great family car, safe, reliable, great mpg, and low emissions. This is my 2nd Camry, first was 2002.
The CVT, so smooth. On screen engine usage (gas or elec). Smart key, rear a/c ducts, all the standard features are great. JBL stereo, bluetooth, steering wheel controls, Toyota reliability. This is the only car I've bought that I actually read the manual! Actually enjoyed reading it too!
Power mirror controls need to be moved to the driver's door. Power button could be moved to the center a little bit and the a/c "economy" setting should be more visible.
Traded my 2004 Prius with 68000 trouble free miles for the Camry Hybrid. To date, have 25000 trouble free miles and getting 42 mpg, mostly highway driving. More room than the Prius and more comfort. Both great cars.
Like to buy a diesel hybrid in 2008.
I have never been a toyota fan, but this car is very impressive. The hybrid drivetrain is amazing, and this car is pretty much loaded with everything except wood trim. The mileage is superb (~37mpg overall). The new body style is cool.
Fuel economy, high quality leather, technology is awesome.
Needs more headroom, would like cooling seats (it has heated seats), would like to 'force' electric only operation like the overseas models have, ride can be a little too firm.
We had to wait 4 months before picking up the car and learned after filing our taxes that we were not entitled to the whole $2600 tax refund as we had anticipated. But we are exceedingly satisfied with the car. We are getting 42-44 mpg on long trips going 65-70 mph. Very quiet on the road and no noise when starting to drive with electric engine operating.
Very practical car and very modern technology inside as well as with drive train.
Factory installed XM satellite radio would be a good option.
Through 11 months and 16,500 miles the Camry Hybrid couldn't have been better. Average mpg is 35.2 with 40 plus mpg at sustained highway speeds (65-70). The performance is more than adequate for hill climbing, two-lane road passing even on hills, and merging onto freeways. The electric motor seems to work like a supercharger. I am very pleased.
More trunk space.
It feels as though you're driving in a cloud. The kids fall asleep in it instantly even though the powerful stereo system may wake them. It's a very quite car. You do not hear any noises coming from the engine and for me that is a plus. You get over 600 miles to the tank full and it only needs 17.4 gallons to fill up approx. I love my Camry. First time owner and will continue buying Toyota from now on. It's like buying gold. Try it out I think you won't regret it.
I enjoy the comfort and the smoothe interior design. The stereo system and the phone system is A+. Handsfree Bluetooth It works marvelously. My wife loves it too. It saves us a lot of money on gas and it's very comfortable. You need to drive one to feel the difference.
The only improvements that I see is that it can use a bigger tank to go further but I think 604 miles to the tank full is pretty good . So it really doesn't call for much improvement unless gas prices keep going up.
Overall, I love my Camry hybrid. It's got great features, it's good looking and it's super quiet. I had an old Toyota Avalon v6 before which was more powerful then my new Camry and I still remember v6 performance. This Camry could be a little faster, but you can't complain averaging 36 mpg (50% highway, 50% city). Mileage is all about the way you drive anyway. You can get as high as 45-46 mpg in a city or as low as 30 mpg when you do not care at all on a highway.
Steering wheel radio controls. Great console design. Super quiet, especially in E-Mode (electric motor only).
More horse power pleeease. At least 20 hp more :) :)
Wow, after owning a BMW that kept having all kinds of little annoying problems, this car fills the bill for me.
Dead quiet, comfort, great mileage.
Better instruction manual for nav system and bluetooth.
After reading multiple reviews, I decided to test drive the Camry. The first thing I noticed was the silence; this car is quiet. The only time you will really hear the engine is if you punch the accelerator. If you drive cautiously and conscientiously, slowly accelerating and decelerating, you will definitely get 38-39 MPG. I'm averaging 500 miles to a tank. The extras: MP3 stereo, leather, sunroof, GPS, bluetooth make this by far the most geeked out car I've owned. The ride is smooth, if not really exciting, but then again, on a long trip you won't be stopping for gas as much either ;). The hybrid batteries do take up some room in the trunk, but I can still fit a full size cooler in.
The bluetooth capability for hands-free cell phone use is a huge safety feature. Every time you drive the car, it will track your fuel consumption and relays your average when you turn off the car (even going so far as to grade your performance: over 36 MPG, the car gives you an excellent rate).
When I first looked at the car, I didn't like its nose (yep, the car has a nose). Over time, the body style grows on you a bit. Other than that, the only improvement would be to continue improving the gas mileage.
I picked up my car on 3/30. My dealer had to trade for the color I wanted, Gray Metallic. I rode along with the transporter to make sure he kept the speed under 65. He was wonderful, and kept it under 60. I had the opportunity to listen and watch as he drove. At most times you had a hard time knowing if the car had not stalled, since it was so quiet. We drove 100 miles back to the dealer and it averaged 38 mpg. On my drive home, it averaged 41 mpg. It had little road noice since it comes with Michelin Energy MXV4-S8s. I also have a 2006 Camry Solara SLE Conv't. I will never again buy anything but Toyota!!
Stylish exterior and interior, CVT transmission, super quiet ride, sun roof and pretty much everything else.
I really don't have any suggested improvements!!
I traded in my V8 Ford Explorer for the Camry Hybrid and have been very happy with the decision. The Camry Hybrid is not going to win awards for performance (though it is not bad, just kind of average), but it is well designed and looks great. It also gets great gas mileage (I am getting 36 mpg so far). Well worth the money.
Navigation system, auto door unlock sensor, gas mileage.
Some of the buttons light up on the main control panel and some do not. The ones that don't are hard to see at night. Also, an auto shut off if the key fob is not in a certain range would be a good idea (this car has a push button start so it is easy to forget to turn it off).
What a dream car. Ride is nice, interior very comfortable and gas mileage is stunning. I am looking forward to the reliability of my wife and daughter's Toyotas. High tech dash, sound system and navigation are intuitive and fun.
Leather seat very comfortable, corners like a sports car, push button start is a kick, air conditioning and filter are great, like the new body style.
I traded an Avalon and find that I am exceptionally pleased with the Camry. I love the various displays related to measuring fuel economy. Handles great, nice ride!
Dress up the interior more.
This car is amazing! I vow to buy Toyota hybrids for the rest of my life! It's pretty powerful, very safe, and beautiful, and of course GREAT on gas! There is plenty of rear space, and front space as well, and lots of cubby holes to stash your stuff. The stereo is pretty good. I can go on and on, but I won't because everything I have to say is positive! GO BUY THIS CAR! And today the Brake Assist System prevented me from getting into an accident! Was blinded by the sun, and almost went through an red light, but the brakes just clamped and the car stopped on a dime, honestly! I never stopped in such a short distance with any other car! YAA!
Reliability, gas mileage, safety, style, roominess, start button, powerful engine.
More headroom, I'm only 5'8" and I tend to rub my head on the roof sometimes. Better standard tires. Terrible in light snow, and rain, and could be better on dry pavement too.
The Camry hybrid is an excellant blend of comfort, performance and ecomony. Quiet and well built, it's been perfect right "out of the box". It's averaging 37 MPG and we expect it to do even better after the break in period.
JBL six CD player that handles MP3 files. You can put 2000+ tunes in it.
The trunk space (10.5 cft). If the battery shape was changed, I think you could get more useful space.
Most exciting car to "discover" on the showroom floor. At 72 years it made me an up-to-date consumer with all the technology aboard. With all the comfort and assists available, it is tempting to keep "running out" for items that you once shopped for once a week.
Smart key, hybrid system, comfort, audio system, mileage, quietness.
A little more trunk space perhaps by extending the overall length to compensate for the space loss due to the hybrid system.
A fun car to drive. Unlike the sticker information, it gets better mileage on the highway than in the city. Using cruise control seems to boost the mileage a bit.
The hybrid technology and the graphics showing when the gas and electric engines are functioning.
Owned car for 2 months. No rattles/squeaks mentioned in other forums. Perfect commuter. Road noise is noticeable but tolerable & easily over come by excellent stereo. TCH has virtually no engine compression braking, so it coasts great for good mileage, however this leads to more than normal use of brakes in hilly country. This is really noticeable when driving on slippery roads. You cant use compression braking to slow down & the CVT has no lower gears to shift into. Shifting the CVT into brake mode slows the car dramatically if there's enough initial speed to generate regenerative braking. May be why ABS, stability/ traction control & airbags everwhere are standard.
Comfort, ride, power/acceleration, stereo, milage, owning hybrid, build quality, large knobs for stereo volume and temperaure control. Steering wheel controls are nice for fine adjustments, but nothing beats spinning a knob for quick, large range adjustments.
Shifting CVT into "brake" mode should energize the brake lights. The heating and cooling "economy" button should be positioned for easier access and better visibility.
I've had Camry Hybrid for about 6 months (6,000 mi). Overall, I am very pleased with the performance of the car. The ride is smooth, the engine works with aplomb, and the brakes are superbly effective. The keyless system is great once you get used to it. In the minus column, my center console constantly squeaks unless riding on a perfectly smooth road. The dealer so far has been unable to fix it. My second gripe is that water collects on the exterior lower door sills (usually dirty road water). This may not seem like a big deal, but sooner or later your pants will brush up against this water (in my case sooner and often). Keep a spare pair in the trunk.
Smooth ride, fun to drive, keyless entry, great mileage, nice exterior design.
Center console squeaks like a foam cooler. Water collects on the lower outter door sill. Interior fabric scratches easily.
No problems at all after 4 months. It has performed above expectations. 43 mpg doing 65 most of 325 mile trip.
Quietness- almost unbelievable.
XM radio factory installation option would be a major benefit.