One year review, 50th anniv. edition
By Brant on
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
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.