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2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Here is the original review I wrote 5 years ago: http://www.edmunds.com/toyota/camry-hybrid/2009/consumer-reviews/the-smart-way-to-move.html?style=100975664&sub=&reviewId=103341721 What can I say, it's been a great 5 year run! I've averaged 35mpg getting about 450-500 miles per tank. Also, I NEVER had to change my brakes! It has something to do with the braking system and the promotion of safer/slower driving. I am thrilled with my purchase. All you have to do is get your oil changes every 5k miles and rotate your tires often! Free oil changes at my dealership was a bonus. I changed my tires at 35k and 85k miles. I was hoping by now Toyota would release some sort of AWD Hybrid. A+++
- 35 mpg - 450 to 500 miles per tank - smooth, quiet ride - low maintenance - never had to change repair or replace my brakes! - roomy cabin - looks - decent acceleration for a hybrid
- bigger trunk please! - AWD option - wagon option - better sound system - improved technology (bluetooth, GPS navigation, etc.)
2009 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.
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
My 09 Camry Hybrid is approaching 3 years old and just hit 50K miles. The car has been extremely reiliable, with no mechanical failures and just doing basic maintance (oil changes every 5-7K, tire rotations, etc). I live in Maine, so in the winter, the mileage does drop to around 32, but in the summer, it can be as high as about 38 - that's not to say that I can't get above that for shorter amounts of time, but I've yet to have a full tank average more than about 39MPG......I'm still very happy with the mileage, especially with current gas prices.
The JBL stereo, MP3 jack, steering wheel controls for audio and climate, bluetooth for phone, heated seats and the key fob.
The OEM tires were aweful in the snow. I've since switched to aftermarket tires that have been much better, although before those I purchased snow tires w/ wheels.......if the original tires were even halfway decent in the snow, I probably wouldn't have needed the snows.......
Love the car except for the brakes. This is my first hybrid car. When I have to panic-stop in this car, I apply what I think is normal pressure and the car screeches and grabs the road too violently. It really scares me. Does anyone else have this problem?
Extremely quiet. Fun to drive. If you drive right it will exceed suggested mileage per gallon (up to 46) Stylish Body and gorgeous appeal. Sorry Edmunds but Camry Hybrid is way better than your rate. It's not the same to drive for a couple of weeks or less than a full year, like me. I recommend to buy it.
JBL monster radio with 6 CD Changer. Intelligent entrance. Buttons on wheel.
Of course the cheap plastic dash and inner door covers. Toyota will have to find a better supplier.
I wrote a complimentary review of my Camry hybrid soon after buying it, but thought I should update for those who research to see how owners feel after the "honeymoon" period is over. I have had my Camry for nearly 2 years, 19,000 miles, and I can honestly say that it has exceeded my expectations. It handles well, even on ice and snow. Gas mileage ranges from 37 (cold weather) to 41 mpg. Quiet, comfortable, low maintenance. It's the car everyone in the family wants to drive. I have high standards and am tight with a dollar. I get in this car daily and think, "So glad this is mine!" Don't regret a penny of it. Good luck, folks. I hope you end up loving your car as much as I love mine.
Gas mileage, keyless entry, quiet and comfortable ride
Deeper cup holders. Front passenger seat belts are positioned so it's hard for my elderly parents to grab to pull down. I am hoping the RAV4 or another small SUV model will be made in a hybrid option when I am ready to replace this car.
I have had this car for a little over a year. I got this car as my first car. I am currently 18, i got this car when i was 17. I was so excited to get a car and my dad told me i had to get this one. It worked ok for the first few months but slowly gone down hill. when the recalls came out, and they replaced the recalled items. that is when the problems had started beside from the air conditioner and heater. it smells like smoke when i turn it on, so i do not use it. it is loud and it takes off from me. i hate this car and i will never buy another Toyota and Toyota doesn't do anything and refuse to. I tried to get it as a lemon but since they'll take it not do anything, it cant go through as 1
EVERYTHING. they need to redo the whole car
As a traveling sales person, I spend a lot of time in the car and I searched for a comfortable vehicle with excellent mileage - and integrated GPS! My Camry meets all the requirements. I routinely get 40 mpg on the highway and if I baby it, I can get the tank average to be 40+. Awesome. I am comfortable on long trips, the JBL audio system is great, and there is plenty of room for my 6'3" frame and passengers. This vehicle replaced a diesel VW and I was concerned it wouldn't match the mileage, but it has exceeded all of my expectations.
Touch Screen Navigation, Silent electric propulsion, excellent sound insulation (compared to my VW!), comfortable seats
The BlueTooth system is useless - no one can hear me if it's connected. The microphone should be repositioned or upgraded.
Bought a 2 weeks ago with 6,000 miles on it. High end vehicle. Loving it. 39+ mpg 650 mi first trip. Used cruise set at speed limit. Looks like 38+ in city driving so far. Easy to ease off and glide at 25-40 mph after well warmed on level or slight downhill. Disappointed in the lousy manuals, even the short one. Needs a GOOD manual for nav for a non-technical person like my wife. I have only begun to figure it out and have years of equipment and technical experience. Nav should have a "basic" mode for naive users like my wife. Horrible blue color bezel for the display panel! It looks nice in my gray interior - awful in others I saw.
mpg and keyless feature.
Basic mode for Navigation. Clear indication of keyless accessory only mode. Explanation of what passenger does if driver incapacitated and they are in the other seat. Does the electric steering lock if button pressed by passenger for 3 second shutdown? Larger trunk...body shell change?
I came out of a 2008 Camry SE, I loved that car, it was totaled so I went with a 2009 Camry Hybrid fully loaded. I'm 6' 4" and its a perfect fit. Lots of room. The car shows 36-37 per gallons avg. never better then 37.6mpg
Folding side mirrors, Memory seats, Cool Air condition seats to go with the heated, Rear camera, too much wind noise,
Picked up a used (28500 miles) 2009 Camry hybrid for the size and mpg. Quickly learned the sweet spots (`35 mph) and (`72 mph) that results in incredible mileage. Feather the gas peddle and try to keep the car operating on battery power alone for as long as you can. I read most of the review on this site and agree with those who post excellent gas mileage. I drove a couple hundred miles and easily got close to 40 mpg! Ride is soft and comfortable and will be great for the family. It drives straight and has a lot of features that made this car the perfect choice for us. The car is certified and I purchased and extended warranty, so am very well protected.
MPG Leather heated seats & sunroof The ride and feel of the car Cabin layout and steering wheel controls
Improved direct drive under battery only when driving under 40 mph.
Currently i have about 32K miles after 18 months. The car averages between 36- 38, with 38 being the norm in warmer weather. Folks getting these lower mileage numbers perhaps need a few lessons on driving a hybrid. You glide, not stomp on the gas. Have noticed that the mileage is better when combined with around the town and highway mileage. Still a great car, despite the publicity with Toyota.
Bluetooth, leather, speaker sound and fabulous mileage for such a large car. Stability and traction control make it very nice in bad weather.
Cannot get wood steering wheel or inserts, hopefully that will change. Add AWD as an option.
After 1 year & 10,000 miles, I'm still as happy with my Camry hybrid as the day I drove it off the lot! Hubby loves driving it, too. No problem navigating the snow-and-ice covered streets this winter. Accelerates easily. Smooth, comfortable ride. Plenty of room in back seat. MPG runs 38-39 all city, 40-42 interstate (70 mph). Had 6 weeks of extremely cold weather this winter & mileage dropped to 34-36 mpg--car did not turn off when idling as heater had to run non- stop! Ranked quality a "10" as my car's performance has been stellar to date--BUT--my gas pedal was recently refitted, per recall, & twice I've noticed there is a lapse between my acceleration & the response of the car. Scary...
Gas economy. Smooth ride. Easy handling. Keyless entry & start. Heated seats.
Climate control system needs to be easier to adjust. Quick, honest, responsible and transparent response to identified defects in vehicles to rebuild customer confidence.
I absolutely love this car. I realize that Toyota has taken a beating lately with recalls but I still feel it's one of the best cars on the road. Gas mileage is terrific - getting very close to 40 mpg average and this is checking it with a calculator not relying on the gauge. The interior is plush - I do however have a loaded model. Incidentally I disagree with the Edmunds' statement that an Altima has a nicer interior. I looked at them as well as the Ford Fusion and felt both had inferior interiors and neither Fords or the Altimas gas engine was as quiet as the Camry. It's quiet, solid very comfortable for long trips. I would heartily recommend this car to anyone.
Calibrate the avg tank mileage indicator so it more accurately reflects true mileage - mine is about 1 1/2 to 2 miles optimistic.
I dearly love my hybrid '09 Camry. It had 9000 miles on it when I bought it and what fun to drive. It says I am getting 37.9 miles to the gallon. Wonderful comfort and pick up.
wonderful mileage and gps
Upon buying this car I was so impressed with the quality of the material, the fit and finish especially the quietness of the ride. Until this last few months when the doors start to rattle and the mpg is not great enough as a hybrid, average 30 mpg.
The quality of the materials, the smoothness of the ride, ergonomics.
Increased miles per gallon and more oomph to acceleration.The engine is too small.
I am really disappointed by the gas mileage that I go for nearly a year, about 12,000 miles so far. I got about 28-30 miles/gal. Not sure because I live near a lot of mountain area; up and down hill; or short distance drive that caused the mileage couldn't be close to 34 or more. I took the car to the dealer and complaint about it but they ran diagnostic test and showed nothing wrong. Also, don't see a lot of horse power. Basically, me and my wife were driving like old lady style in order to see any improvement in gas mileage but it stay around 30 mile/gal or less. Not really happy at all.
comfort drive and quiet
Need visor light. Better to have reading light instead of one light to the whole cabin. Why outside temp not show next to the clock like previous model. Improve horse power and make sure MPG better in worse condition like mountain area condition, and when AC is on, mileage is worst
I did heavy research before I traded my 2004 Chevy Maxx. Read every report, drove some other cars,and this Camry Hybrid seemed to be the very best I could buy. Safe, good trade value, good mileage..maybe at 71 years old my last car. Now after almost 8 mos. I have been very sorry I purchased this car. Gas mileage not so great, better in summer then winter. Interior very plan,fun to drive, answer: no.Now with all the bad coming about Toyota, even if this Camry Hybrid is not on any recall..YET the value is sure to fall off. I should have stayed with Ford or Chevy. There all some other things about this Camry that are becoming more of a disappointment to me and my wife. The AC/heat control are poor.
Good fuel mileage in summer. Looks nice when clean. Ride is good for size of car.
Larger trunk, more door switch lighting,Easy vent, heat and AC controls.Fold in outside rearviews. Side door mouldings. More for your money. Better gas mileage for a hybird!
I drive 30,000 miles per year and LOVE this car. Traded a Lexus RX350 and hardly note a difference, except fuel economy! I get 43 MPG most of the time, worst has been 35MPG-WONDERFUL! Not included in any recalls so expect to hold value, too. Great pickup, passing power. Love to play the how many miles per tank game, getting up to 650 per tank full. Watching the MPG screen is like playing a video game-how high can you go and keep? LOVE It! I am driving much smarter now. Driving this much means I look for comfort and this is as good as my Lexus was. I can adjust seats Up, Dwn, forward and back and tilt. It's raining and I can look over at all those wet people and drive by for days!:)
Gas Mileage, quiet ride, COMFORT,did I mention GAS MILEAGE?
I did like the cup holder on the left of the steering wheel in my Lexus...and the backup camera. But I paid big bucks for those vs. the Camry.
We went from a 98 Acura RL that we bought new to a 09 Camry Hybrid and went from Premium fuel at 22mpg to regular fuel and 36.2 mpg. even higher on the road. The Camry has been great with no complaints. Ride is smooth,power is ample and service is what you expect from a Camry. We are pleased and will probably add a 2nd Hybrid when we find what we want.
Smooth big car ride,plenty of power,comfortable interior,great gas mileage and good looks outside
automatic raising of drivers window
This car is so much fun to drive! I came off of a big SUV and it is so nice to maneuver this baby around. Easy to park, looks like it cost much more (people usually think it is a Lexus or Mercedes) and perfect for me, a Realtor, to take clients around in as it is comfortable for them to sit in the back seat and looks expensive enough that they don't think I'm not successful. Mileage is terrific -- 32 around town (LOTS of stop and go as you can imagine) and 44 hwy. I love the whine of the hybrid -- sounds so space age. The only thing to be careful of is that it is so quiet in reverse that people in parking lots don't realize your car is on and moving, so you have to watch out for them!
SO MUCH STORAGE! There are so many little drawers, bins, nooks and crannies -- my very favorite is two little pickets along each side of the center part of the console -- perfect for my business cards that I have to leave at every house, and the other side has my partner's business cards.
Add backup camera to the nav -- I had to add after market. Also make the voice controlled nav have an option to assume you are still in the same state unless you tell it otherwise -- it is annoying to always have to tell it the address you want is in California.
I bought this car in July, 2009 over a Prius because I wanted a larger car. I love the mileage. I recently drove to Canada along I5 keeping to the speed limit and I got 41 MPG and 550 miles on a tank of gas. This is much better than the published highway mileage of 34 MPG. I quickly noticed a rattle caused by the dash console. Also the center console extends much too far into the back seat, so only a child can sit comfortably in the center seat. Toyota has acknowledged the driver's floor mat problem that seems to be the cause of accelerator sticking and potentially causing serious accidents. Yet Toyota still hasn't recalled it for repairs.
Need rear cup holders. Reduce the center console intrusion on rear seats. Quality has declined recently.
Just wanted to let everyone know what a wonderful car this has been so far. Very reliable and super smooth and comfortable Lexus like ride. Hell, this car is better b/c it is same parts, one third less price. Slow off the line but kicks in big time like a turbo, and throws you in the seat, really. The trick is to do a rolling start then this heavy granny getter rolls! Only problem so far has been gas cap loosening. No biggy, just return extra clicks and engine light will eventually go off. Stereo rocks. Upgraded with aftermarket hid's and foglights, that really made it Lexus like. Totally love this car for many years to come. 34 avg. mile per gallon. Thanks Toyota, love you! Always!
Everything, mileage and power, spoiler and hid's really set it apart.
Brakes are kinda quirky, takes too much pressure to slow down a big heavy car like this. But do understand that is b/c of regenerative braking used to help get those awesome mpg's.
Bought in Jan and traded Maxima SL for Hybrid. Great mileage, excellent ride, comfortable. Only complaint, want more luxury features. Mileage is dependent on season (AC cuts it down). Got 41 mpg on long trip to CA in August. Plenty of pep for passing and rides exceptionally well. Smooth transition from electric to gas and back. Almost luxury level interior. Wish for auto seat/mirror/steering adjust from Maxima, but other than that, my wife loves it, and she hates most cars!!!
Auto sync bluetooth with my cell phone, good stereo, comfortable leather interior, remote start/keyless ignition.
Maintenance reminders, auto seat/mirror/steering adjust controls, better interior materials, easier to clean cup holder.
This car stinks!!! Had to replace the tires at 20k miles. Toyota said the tires are not them but bridgestone. Bridgestone said the tires have no warranty but tried to sell me new ones for $650. The car has been in the shop twice in less then two years. The brakes had to be fixed at 15k miles, the radio at 17k miles. I will never buy anther Toyota again! And I suggest you don't make the same mistake I did.
The mpg. I avg 36 to 40.
The whole car. It needs to run for more then 1 year before it starts to break down. A Ford can do that but not a Toyota.
We are thrilled w/ the Toyota Camry Hybrid. We consistently get over 37 mpg. It's quiet and once you get accustomed to what all the dials and buttons do, you just have to love it! I am very proud of the gas conservation I am able to attain. So, Thank You Toyota! I've been a Toyota owner for 30 years & I've always had great performance. The only problem I have is with the Engine Light. It keeps coming on and I notice the gas cap loosens up. I'm vigilant to tighten it when filling up, but it still seems to loosen. I'm concerned, and I appreciate seeing others are having a similar problem. I'll email my dealer today. Thanks everyone here for your info.
Bluetooth, garage door opener, great stereo. Engine shuts down when idle--feels so good to not be wasting gas energy. QUIET. Shows me what is going on with my engine and gas usage :-). You just have to love it.
Beverage holder is too close to Stick Shift and makes me wonder if a drip of coffee could get in there and damage it?
This car is simply superb. I work in a vehicle-related field, and I have seen crash/wreck photos of Camrys - people walk away from wrecks because this car sacrifices itself to save its occupants. I was searching to replace my Jetta diesel (a maintenance intensive vehicle) but wanted to up-size from the Prius. The Camry hybrid is for those people who hate waste and love efficiency, like myself. I am a caregiver, and the Camry has enough space to allow people with disabilities the room to swing in and out of the vehicle easily (unlike the new Jetta TDI, which has a much smaller interior). My father, a solid diesel head, was sold on the Camry hybrid within thirty minutes. Simply impressive.
Fuel efficiency for a vehicle that weights 3700lbs is amazing. Crash results are impressive. This car lets you get on with life without having to worry about maintenance, reliability, safety. I love zooming up to 40mph, easing off the accelerator, and watching the mpg needle swing back to 60mpg!
Toyota needs to backlight the door switches - hard to find buttons at night. The trunk lid does not have a hand insert where you can insert your hand to close the lid - a minor annoyance. Be sure to read the manual - you will learn the nuances of systems in this car.
I needed a car with at least 30 MPG, but with style and some element of fun. I made a good choice and after almost 7000 miles, I'm averaging over 38 MPG. The trick to this exceptional mileage, almost all highway, is to use the cruise control. I am getting just over 600 miles out of each tank. Thank you, Toyota!
Fabulous MPG, placement and operation of navigation system, Bluetooth, interior and exterior styling, decent acceleration, good road manners, day-time running lights. Good cabin storage.
Driver's seat is not as comfortable as it should be. Center console/storage is set too far back to be a good arm rest. Needs electrochromatic driver side mirror. Some controls and vents require you to lean forward to access.
We purchased the car at the end of March. Most of our driving is in the Minneapolis metro area. No trips over 100 miles one way. We like the car a lot and are happy with the purchase. It's an enjoyable car to drive if you like quiet and good handling. We're averaging 38-40 mpg per tank. We too have had the Check Engine light issue concerning the gas cap. (4 times in 7400 miles.) This past Wednesday night our dealership told us that Toyota will be coming out soon with a Tech Service Bulletin. The gas tank neck is faulty and has to be replaced. Ours is scheduled for next week. Supposedly with a new, improved one.
Roomy interior with leg room for rear passengers; very quiet drive train AND we have no squeaks or rattles; JBL stereo system with IPOD hookup; keyless starting
A larger trunk would be nice but not if it takes space from the interior. Fix my gas cap issue and I'm very happy with the car.
I traded my second Cadillac CTS for the Camry Hybrid. I was worried about what I considered to be a huge step down for the sake of fuel efficiency. I was wrong. It's not a race car, but the Hybrid is still an exceptional ride. The Hybrid shifts flawlessly between the electric and gas engines with greater smoothness than most transmissions. To hedge my bet, I had every available option included in my Camry. Wow! The fit and finish match my CTS stitch for stitch and the sound system is incredible. Best of all, I am buying LESS than half the gasoline I used in the CTS. Whatever the price is at the pump, I'm saving half. Buying this car is the right thing to do.
Fit and finish of the leather upholstery. Sound system is exceptional. Quiet ride of a much larger car.
Drip rails. When you open the doors any water on the car falls into the passenger compartment and onto the seats. Fold-down rear seat to extend trunk space for larger cargo.
I have had this car for 3 months. This car is reliable. The navigation is great. It has a spacious interior. I routinely get 38+ MPG with this car. Trunk space is limited compared to a regular Camry due to all the batteries, but I don't mind. The engine is underpowered compared to a regular Camry, but this is normal for a hybrid car. If you understand the limitations of this hybrid, you will be happy with it. I love the low fuel consumption and the infrequent trips to the gas station.
Low fuel consumption. Spacious interior.
The interior is cheaply built. I had to remove the driver's side overhead handle because it was making too much rattling noise. Currently the driver's side vent makes annoying rattling noises during normal driving. This is very distracting. I really wish Toyota could build a comfortable car.
In the daylight, it works like an ordinary mirror, but at nighttime it works like a strobe. In city driving each time you pass a lit sign it decides whether to darken or stay in daytime mode. There's a lag time in its transformation, resulting in blinding light reflecting in your eyes when you pass a sign, followed by the mirror darkening, then going back to daytime mode just in time for the next lit sign, thus blinding you again. On the highway, when a car is directly behind you the mirror stays in the nighttime mode, when that car changes lanes the mirror switches to daytime mode and you're blinded by the next car until it gets close enough to activate the nighttime mode.
Steering control radio volume (because radio control sporadically doesn't work).
A way to lock the rearview mirror on nighttime mode. A way to turn the smart key off and have a regular key. The manual says only the dealer can turn the smart key off, but the dealer doesn't know how. The dealer and the manual shouldn't give conflicting advice about required maintenance.
I have now driven this vehicle for approximately 10,000 miles. I bought it with all the amenities. The leather interior is top notch. It comfortably seats 4 adults. Not being a techno geek, the blue tooth was easy to set up and is crystal clear. Trunk space is small by Toyota standards, but roomy by other maker standards. The ride is smooth and quiet. Gas mileage great. Sound system and GPS are fabulous. ONE ANNOYING PROBLEM: the gas cap loosens itself and causes the check engine light to engage. I do not top off and carefully make sure the gas cap is tightly closed, but it somehow loosens! When I tighten the cap, the light will eventually turn off. Seems related to air pressure in the tank.
It feels like a solid, well designed car. The features are very user friendly and can be pretty much figured out without even reading the manual (but the manual helps). I expected poor acceleration, a complaint a friend had about his Honda, but was pleasantly surprised otherwise. Brakes are superior.
The gas cap loosening causing the engine check light to come on definitely needs to be addressed. Otherwise, I love this vehicle.
I love everything about my Camry Hybrid, so far the only issue has been the "check engine" light, but that was also an issue on 2002 Camry XLE and the trunk is too small, maybe can be improved in the future.
I love the GPS.
The trunk space too small.
Have had my new Camry hybrid for three weeks now and absolutely love it. I have driven a Lexus LS 400 for the past 14 years. The fit and finish is excellent on this car and I really like the hybrid system. I have ran two tanks of gas so far and have averaged 38 mpg overall in mixed city and highway driving in Atlanta. It is amazing how often you can run strictly on the battery or a mix of very little foot on the gas and battery to increase your mpg. As you pull up to every light or slow way down the engine shuts off and the car is totally quiet. A small touch to the accelerator the engine fires up seamlessly and off you go. The car is extremely comfortable.
Navigation with Bluetooth is awesome and was really easy to set up. Really like making and receiving calls through the navi system and sound quality is incredible. JBL sound system sounds great. Leather seats are very comfortable. The silver with dark tinted windows look awesome.
Memory seats. USB hook up for ipod.
Very uncomfortable seats. Check engine lights comes on if gas cap is not put back on correctly! Window tinting could be better.
decent gas mileage
Better window tinting for cars in hot weather states, ie FL, AZ etc. Have different warning light for gas tank.
I have been a Camry owner now since 1992. I just bought the Hybrid about a month ago. I really love this car and I am getting right at 38MPG with only 500 miles on the car. I expect to get a bit more once it is fully broken in. The ride is a bit softer than my earlier Camrys but since I am getting older, I do not mind that the car ride a bit softer. I am still learning all that this car can do but I am continually impress on just how quiet the car is and how much better this JBL sound system is. This 2009 feels bigger than my previous models and I have to take more time to get it out of the garage. In 8 to 10 years, I will most likely buy another Camry. These are great cars for the money.
The JBL sound system is really great and it needs no separate sub woofer. I love the illumination of the dash too. I got this car for the price of an XLE model. I paid less for this Camry than I did for the 2008 Prius. What a bargain.
A bit more trunk space would be appreciated. Sensors with sound for the bumpers when parking would be nice and the BT works well for your phone but is tricky to setup.
Got the following features: leather heated power seats, JBL audio with navigation/bluetooth/XM satellite radio, moonroof, dual climate control. Accessories work well and have intuitive controls. Averaging 37.5 MPG combined city/highway driving. This car is equipped like any entry-level luxury car. Roomy interior, comfortable ride on expressways as well as bumpy city streets. Push button start and "Smart Key" feature is terrific! Gas engine works seamlessly with electric motor; you barely notice when the gas engine kicks in and no noticeable change in car's performance when gas engine shuts down when it isn't needed. This is our 4th Toyota product (first hybrid car). Very, very happy.
In-dash navigation system, hybrid system gasoline savings, hands-free bluetooth phone link, comfortable interior, very good ride & handling.
Wish the hybrid batteries didn't take up so much trunk space. Power tilt & telescoping steering wheel would be nicer than manual adjustment.
3050 miles to date and I've had to return for service every 1000 miles due to the check engine light. There are fuel system problems. I've spent 8 hours at the service center so far, with my next appointment next week, which will be my 5th visit.
Build a car that stays out of the service center.
If I could exchange my lease, I would do it today! This Camry is so uncomfortable, my back aches. Have had it for a little over 2 weeks and it hasn't gotten any better.
The car is saving me plenty of money. I am a moderately aggressive driver, but with conscious throttle application, the car has been achieving 36-39mpg over 6000 miles. The car is very spacious and comfortable for 4 people. The car is fully loaded, and as such it has all the amenities that I could want. The navigation is easy to use and follow, although it needs an update. The JBL sound system is truly amazing, although it does cause a few rattles in the car. Bluetooth is great and easy to use. The acceleration is more than adequate, although a little more oomph and less drone from the CVT would be nice. The handling is not sporty AT ALL, but the ride is very smooth and ultra quiet.
MPG, comfort, easy to use navigation, outside of the car is attractive, JBL sound is a must!, reliability has been great for over 6000 miles (including a 1700 mile road trip), climate control can run during battery only mode, power seats are nice, bright headlights for a halogen projector bulb.
Sportier handling - the thing needs to come to almost a halt to make a turn (does a hybrid have to be boring?), rattles because of sound system, trunk is a tad bit small because of battery, no HID headlight option, interior has cheaper materials than last model Camry, CVT drone, but not much else.
Have had the car for a week and it is extremely uncomfortable. Wish I never bought it. My back and neck hurt badly.
Nice looking on outside.
More comfortable seats!
After 25000 miles, the car has been flawless, getting 39MPG mixed driving, 50 on the highway @60MPH. A few things turn me off though, and make me want a Fusion Hybrid. First being the dash center console, cool at first, but when driving in bad weather where you need 100% visibility, the lighting is a distraction, and no way to turn it off without turning off the entire dash. Material quality is sub-par, my Hyundai has better quality. Seats OK, material a bit thin, I can feel parts of the springs in the seat. I expected a bit better quality from Toyota, but with that aside, it has been a good car, reliable, and safe, and that's what is most important, 39 MPG overall isn't too bad either.
JBL stereo rocks, quiet, love the whine when slowing down. Get EPA during winter, but way above during summer. Exterior styling a plus. Smart Key WIN. Not a single problem in 13 months and 25800 miles.
Get rid of that console lighting scheme, or at least a way to dim it down without dimming the dash. Driving in fog is difficult with it lit. Better material quality, especially the seat material and sunroof shade, very flimsy. Sportier suspension would be a WIN too.
Really like this car, only problems I encounter is the transmission "slipping" feeling and the feeling that the front of the Camry wants to "take off" with head and cross winds. Also, 8 of the last destinations entered into the GPS were not in the GPS software.
Start using other GPS companies' software (i.e. NAVTEQ) and incorporate with the TMC's GPS SW.
Hi All, We just bought a new 09 Camry hybrid. The car speaks for itself... best hybrid system in the world... so quiet n smooth, the ppl crossing road in front could not imagine I was trailing them for good 40-50 seconds (*until I honked and woke them!!)... the gas average is awesome, love the animation to show circulation in the car (*wheels-- >motor and vice versa)... the comfort, space, steering and cushion in ride are best for the buck. REALLY a good choice for a middle class family guy/starters who wants to save big bucks! Thanks a ton to Toyota dealership.
The quietness, the power with electric motor and the average. The basic model is really equipped well for the price.
Interior is pretty much the same as on 07' models... nav is really expensive and in the basic deal, dealership did not include even the carpet/mats :(
I test drove this before I drove the standard gas powered 4 cylinder Camry. Took them both out on the highway and drove them similarly, accelerating heavily at 60 mph until I reached 80. The Hybrid was impressive and just as quick (if not slightly quicker) than its non-hybrid brother. The interior is very quiet and a little eerie at traffic lights and when you first start the car. Were it not for the "Ready" light when starting, you would not know it was running until the electric motor kicks in. (A note for the ladies...those hot summer days that you want to adjust your hair and make-up will cost you virtually nothing while you enjoy the A/C.)
Most amenities (A/C, radio controls, dash display mode) are accessible from the steering wheel. There is an economy mode than can be used when cruising on the highway causing you to realize even greater mileage before that inevitable pit stop at the pump.
The brakes do have a tendency to grab. With a little training, you can learn to back off when applying them but there is a definite learning curve involved.
I have 35k on the car and not a problem. It rides great and handles pretty good. Even did well in an accident.
More battery power. After market upgrades would be cool.
I got my wife TCH09 and the following week ended up trading in my Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and getting one too. Very nice ride and can't beat the MPG. Going from 15MPG to 43MGP!
Very comfortable, great leg room (more than my jeep), and of course the excellent MPG.
Bigger trunk would be nice.
Wonderful car. Toyota quality and performance with the benefits of a hybrid. Very smooth drive - seamless transition from battery.
Navigation, integrated phone, interior (leather), quiet / comfortable job
The Toyota Camry Hybrid (TCH) has a very smooth and quiet ride. You hardly hear the gas motor and the electric components are silent. On the freeway at under 70 MPH can average 38 to 40 MPG. Over 35 MPG in city driving too. Although it is not a Lexus, it is very close to the ES300. Very good deal for the money as a fully loaded TCH can be purchased for about $5000 to $6000 off MRSP.
The MPG is great! Best mileage for a car this size. Also, very quiet and refined interior with awesome navigation system.
Nice to have larger trunk--but otherwise no other improvements are needed.
Just traded my 2007 Camry Hybrid for 2009 This is the first time that I have ever bought the same car twice and this is the 58th car that I have owned. I think that the build quality is excellent even better than the 2007 and it is quieter (maybe because the other one had plenty of miles on it). The Bluetooth works better on this one, too. The last one got 37 to 42 mpg and this seems to be about the same so I don't understand why one reviewer was getting 26- 28. I have several co-workers who have now bought either Prius or Camry Hybrids. Love this car.
Economy, economy, economy. I drive 20-25K miles a year and even now gas is down to $2.25/gal it still makes sense apart from 'doing the right thing'.
Why no fog lights? Trunk space could be improved - there must be a better way to position the batteries. The voice recognition is poor, which is frustrating when it misunderstands and you keep having to repeat suff
Very smooth operation and extremely quiet. Exceeds my expectations, although the ride is a bit soft, as expected for a Toyota. Well-satisfied to this point. Heve the GPS which is a useful and enjoyable option. Car has plenty of power and is well-built.
Hybrid powertrain provides smooth running and excellent gas mileage.
Ride could be firmer with less "float."
I live in Minnesota and have had my Camry Hybrid during both a warm summer and a very cold snowy winter. I averaged 39-42 MPG during the summer and 28-34 MPG during the winter. One review from ORLY said he was only getting 26-28 MPG caused me to write this review. I can't even imagine how a person could get such low MPG numbers. I have the leather heated seats, they are very comfortable on a long drive. My only complaint is I get a faint noise through my drivers window when fully closed. The stereo with the bluetooth is fantastic both in sound and function. What ever gas prices are at the time the way I look at it I have cut the price of gas in half. This car has more room than my VolvoS80.
Comfort of seats. Stereo and bluetooth. Gas mileage.
This is my 5th Camry!!! 87,90,94,98,2009 I have put over 200k miles on each, kept at least for 9-10 years and still sold them for over $3k after that. Just replaced the 98 w 245k miles. This is unbelievable, great smooth ride, great mileage, ave 36-38. Lots of toys! I have had it 2 months and had no issues. This is a loaded w Nav, roof, leather etc... got a great deal $33k list paid $27,700! - darn right they are hurting bad to sell these cars below invoice. The kids love the Ipod plug, and video.. the Push button start is the coolest! Anyway just to be safe I took the 100k 6 yr no deductible warranty... the salesman said these ware made 100% in Japan...anyone know that to be true?
Nav, no key just push... virtually silent when in electric and very quiet in gas. Bluetooth pairs w 6 phones, lots of POI's... VERY SMOOTH RIDE!!!!!!
Need interior upgrade like on gas XLE or even nicer for the money. Small trunk, heated rear seats
Our experience with this car has been nothing but positive. We are military so we drive from Florida to Texas once a year(about 1,000 miles). On our trips(we've gone twice so far), we average about 40 MPG. Once we even got 42 MPG!!! The cabin is very quiet and I can actually speak in my normal voice! I love the bluetooth feature. Since we live on a military base, driving while on the phone is illegal and can cause us major trouble. I love how quiet it is at stop lights. I can hear myself think!! This car is reliable, and beautiful inside and out. I also love the 6 cd changer and the separate temperature control. We couldn't have made a better decision !
Hard to choose one, but I would have to say the quiet cabin, how quiet it is at stop lights, and of course.... the MPG!!!
More trunk space. I know the battery occupies lots of space, but trunk space would be nice. Other than that, nothing really. All else is wonderful!
After more than 6 months of driving my 09 TCH I still think it's one of the best cars I have ever owned. I was getting between 34-42 MPG when I first got it, but that was being easy on the gas peddle, now, with much more aggressive driving, I'm getting 28-34 MPG. Still impressive for a large car. I just found out my car ins. for the hybrid is HALF the cost of the Highlander I traded in!
Leather, push button start
Replaced a 2005 Lexus ES330. Planning ahead for inevitable return to high fuel prices, now almost certain with Federal Government policies. Achieved an average of 37.7 miles to the gallon during the first 2 weeks and 500 miles of mixed driving and ownership. Ride and comfort compares very well with the Lexus. CVT transmission much smoother than the Lexus. Actually think the shape and comfort of the seats exceed the Lexus. Have learned how to utilize only the electric motors and battery at around 30 miles per hour on the flat streets in our community. Overall, very pleased with the car and am convinced that we made the right purchase decision. $1,000 incentive from Toyota also appreciated.
Excellent mileage, interior appointments and comfort, overall fit and finish, professional approach by the dealer.
Fully meeting expectations so have no suggested improvements at this vehicle price point.
We bought a 2009 TCH in November 2008. Traded in our 2001 Honda Prelude so wanted a bigger sedan with 4 doors. We bought the complete package to include heated seats, navigation, and leather interior/moon roof. We now have 4K miles and really enjoy it. Hard to imagine that we can drive 500+ miles on one tank! Averaging 34-35 MPG city/freeway combine. Love the navigation system with built in blue tooth. The ride is so quite and handles well on the freeway. Only concern is a lag when engine switches to battery at certain speeds on freeway but all in all are very happy with this car. Were happy we bought it!!
Quite ride/gas mileage/navigation system/ comfortable seats with heated seats. Roomy interior.
A bit of lag when car switches between battery and engine power but would still buy this vehicle again. Seems that everyone else has a toyota camry hybrid these days.....
Coming up on 7th month of ownership. I bought the TCH when fuel prices were above $4/gal. and expected EPA estimated mileage. Whole family big Toyota fans; second and third generation Camry owners. Gas mileage on my MID hovers between 26-28 MPG tank avg combined city/hwy. Had diagnostic today and am being told by Toyota Dealership and Toyota Customer Service that "there is nothing wrong with my vehicle". Have read every tip, trick and blog about "driving the hybrid" for best mileage. This is NOT user error :) Hybrid cost/benefit NOT worth it for this kind of mileage
Same beautiful Toyota Camry vehicle design and driving experience. Heated side view mirrors a big plus.
Improve fuel economy/performance! Improve diagnostic technique and/or customer service regarding fuel economy. If most reviews are EPA estimate or better then either reviews are biased (screened) OR something is wrong with my particular TCH. Very much hope Toyota addresses my MPG issue.
Having owned a Lexus ES 300 for a number of years my performance, comfort and over-all driveability expectation bar was set quite high. Our recently purchased upper mid equipped TCH has certainly exceeded my expectations in performance, comfort and fuel economy. The TCH cabin is quieter than my Lexus. Road handling is good on mountain roads and should be compared to a mid size family sedan. This car will not provide sports car handling and feedback you might find in a German car. I've also been quite impressed by the short distance and solid handling of car during a quick stop. It's clear Toyota is committed to building more fuel efficient cars without sacrificing performance and features.
I find the TCH hybrid feedback system to be quite informative and will even praise you for driving efficiently. With a little practice and some variable driving conditions you will find that it is not that difficult to achieve 38-40 MPG average for your entire tank of gas. Keyless entry is nice.
Door trim, visor mirror lights and passenger side electric adjustable seats should be standard.
Since early October have put 7000 miles, including 4500 miles on a trip from CA to TX, on the car. Comfortable drive after 8 plus hours going across West TX at 80-85 MPH. Gas mileage for the trip was 34 MPG, many of these miles at fairly high speed. I waited 3 months for the car in part to buy one that met our needs, that is, no sunroof, no leather, and the middle up-grade package. Acceleration is pretty darn good, handling very nice until you get into mountainous roads as we did in southern NM. Then you know you are not driving a BMW. But overall a technological marvel-usual Toyota quality build.
Keyless entry, JBL sound quality - even my 27 year old son is impressed. Mileage, given that it is a mid-sized sedan. Ability to run our iPod through the sound system. Dual air control system. Warranty and Toyota build quality.This is a car that will not disappoint.
Have some type of side body molding to prevent parking lot dings. Have built-in inverter to run lap-tops and charge cell phones on AC. Provide "Sport-Package" that does more than just cosmetics on improving handling. Either as standard equipment or separate package have interior upgrade.
We waited almost 4 months to get our TCH but haven't regretted the purchase (even though gas prices have come down since we ordered it). We had a Camry before this one and were always happy with Toyota. For a recent trip, we ended up buying two smaller suitcases as our two large ones wouldn't fit in the trunk. We aren't getting the gas mileage we had hoped and plan to take it back to the dealer to see what's going on. It seems like the gas engine comes on even when we are going slow, so it may need some adjustment. The lights above the visors shine down, not in your face, so you can use them at night without distracting the driver.
We love the keyless entry on the doors and trunk and smart-key start. I never take the keys from my purse. The heated seats are great in Chicago's cold weather - it warms your lower back too. The 6 CD player is hidden after the CDs are inserted which is a nice feature.
I wish it had memory settings for seats and mirrors as my husband is 6'2" and I am 5'2". We have a Murano with pedals that move forward - in the THC, I sit closer to the steering wheel than I'd like. Also wish the side body molding was a standard feature.
Since buying the car in early October we have put about 6000 miles on it, including a 4500 mile trip from the Central Coast of California to South Padre Island, Texas and return. I kept careful records on the trip to Texas and my overall mileage was 33.8 mpg. Understand that many of these miles were at 75-85 mph across West Texas, AZ and NM. It is a great driver, long days on the interstate were comfortable. On a twisty two-lane mountain road in New Mexico it showed that it is not a BMW, but I knew that. The trunk is more than adequate carrying two carry-ons, a small duffle, and other items. This car is a technological marvel.
Of course gas mileage, but combined with comfort and performance. This car has tremendous acceleration, given a 4 cylinder with the hybrid boost. The grey mica (believe that is the color) with alloy wheels (1st upgrade package) is very elegant.
The interior quality could be spiffed up.
My TCH (09) has 2K miles on it so it is somewhat broken in. It is an amazing car and I am very pleased with my choice. It was this or a Volvo S80, and the MPG won the day. Having now driven it for awhile I am amazed that the added weight helps with the smoothness of the ride. It reminds me of riding in a friend's Lexus ES350. The CVT took me a little time to get used to, but I am figuring it out that there is not upshift like a regular automatic transmission. Test drive one and see for yourself, this is the car of the future.
MPG, ride, comfort of leather seats, roominess front and back.
Offer wood dash from factory
The Camry Hybrid is a technological marvel enabling more efficient, but safe and comfortable, transportation (reminds me of when CDs replaced records; the hybrid is an ingenious automotive development). The vehicle accelerates well with the combined electric and gas engine. The electric engine works to conserve fuel in all phases of driving (converts kinetic energy to electric). Trunk holds my golf clubs and more. The hybrid is the perfect urban car, thriving on stop-and-go traffic. It is quiet. Relaxed drive. Maintenance on the first 100K miles should be nothing but routine. Drives and looks like a Lexus ES 300, but costs much less. I got a lot of value.
Hybrid system an industry changer! No longer as dependent on the pump. Emissions of the gas engine alone cleaner than Houston air. Relaxing to drive; benefit from stop-and-go traffic. Good acceleration, even from 70mph. JBL stereo & bluetooth (UP upgrade) are great for the $. Leather seats great
The interior is plastic and suede-like on doors & roof; but not a big deal as these are not high wear areas and don't really notice. Little soft in suspension like a Lexus, compared to German sedan, but fine. Can't complain when so much value, reliability and 8 year 100K hybrid component warranty.
Got the base Hybrid in late July. Consistently 41-42 mpg in 40% hwy/60% local roads commuting in Central MA (lots of rolling hills). Now temperatures closer to freezing getting 39-40 mpg. Still beating the pants off the EPA estimate! Highly recommend this. Why get a Prius and be cramped (unless you want 50 mpg)? Car does three things: gives gas engine little holidays including stopped time and initial take-offs (the most inefficient for the gas), doesn't waste momentum- recovers the energy from braking to power the hybrid motor, and gives you all sorts of feedback on how to drive it most efficiently- kind of like playing a video game (though you can ignore it and just enjoy driving)
Hybrid system, great color, VDIM- this car handles well. Previously drove 03 Camry LE- they are quite different (old LE was a little bigger interior and trunk). But this is better engineered car- love it.
The main limitation is the trunk which is almost exactly 2/3s the normal 08/09 Camry trunk.
We were forced to purchase a vehicle after our Honda Ody van was rear-ended @ 60 MPH. With gas nearing $5/gal, we seriously began looking @ hybrids. No other mfr has developed the time and resources into hybrids. We found one owner who was nearing 200K on a Prius with no hybrid system related issues. Being involved in such an accident took the Prius out of consideration (no rear end/overhang). We found our "base" TCH. The first tank home was 41 MPG highway. But that is NOT where the TCH excels-we jumped from 17 MPG in mixed cycle driving in the van to 38 MPG!
Build quality, safety, green without appearing so.
Would be hard, but the trunk space loss due to the batteries. We drove a Camry SE and it handles great (less body roll and pitch). Offer a sport suspension option for TCH buyers!
We were not going to purchase a replacement for our '02 Honda Odyssey van for another 3 years, but it was totaled in a severe accident. We were on a 4 month wait list for a mid-optioned Prius. Due to size & crash-worthiness concerns with the Prius, we purchased a base '09 TCH. The first tank back home at 65 MPH was 41 MPG. In first 3K miles, we average 38 MPG in mixed cycle driving. This is an increase of 21 MPG over the van (17 MPG in same cycle).
It's like a new $25K Lexus! Good price on base TCH, great build quality, drive train technology, fuel economy, comfort, quietness.
Less body roll in turns, additional seat lateral support. Increase trunk space. Home link was not standard on our base car.
The 2009 Camry hybrid is my first Toyota. It drives like my old BMW 528i, and has decent acceleration but not mind blowing speed. The economics of having a hybrid are the selling point. If you think gas will hit 5 $/gallon and you drive a lot, then this is a car for you. The looks are those of a non snobby Camry, so you won't feel guilty like in a new Mercedes. It seems to me the workmanship is the same as a German car. I tried the Matrix and found that it was more flimsy, and not worth the price.
Navigation system, and voice activation are nice. however the blue tooth antenna is very weak, and that make it difficult to use at times.
Have a more potent blue tooth antenna in the car. Have better blue tooth link with the phone. Have easier access for MP3 player. And add the 120 volt plug to plug in standard home electric equipment. If the matrix can have a 120 volt plug, then a Camry should also.
The Camry hybrid is fun to drive in crowded DC metro area. Very practical. Nice change to regular gas filling up 13 gallons every 500 miles. I love it. Every now and then I miss the stability feeling of the E320, but I also enjoy the "sportiness" driving feeling of the Camry. I also enjoy the quietness and how smart this car is. It is full of gadgets and will be paying off over the years. Also I see from the maintenance manual that it's an almost maintenance free car.
The navigator is so smart, although I haven't figured out how to work it out through voice commands. But it is MUCH better than what I have on the Mercedes ML500. The AC is also great, although it is electric. But that's probably why its performance is independent from engine speed.
JBL audio is not that good. Not anywhere near the Mercedes Bose. Sound is flat. Also suspension gives me the feel of a very small light car. So, bottom line: audio and suspension are cheap.
I was determined to hate this car but felt its necessity. I've debated hybrids 4 years but was disappointed in lack of creature comforts (sunroof) & styling. I thought I wanted another luxury car (I had a Infiniti G35) but live in Hawaii where gas got 2 be $5/g premium & I couldn't justify working to drive a symbol. The first day I hated it (it seemed like a mom car & I am so the opposite) & gas mileage was awful (<20 mpg). I cried & thought I made an expensive mistake. I gave it a week & actually fell hard for it. It's smooth, spacious, luxurious, zippy & a convo starter. I avg 37.2 - 99.9/tank (yup 99, downhill).
I love JBL, cant believe it's better than Bose. Engine braking took a sec to master & use it more than the G's triptronic shifting. I love the quiet & I thought I would miss a deep v6 growl. Blown away at amount of power when needing to go fast. Tank lasts over 2 weeks. Doesn't seem mom-like after all.
Placement of eco a/c button is really odd (inadvertently open gas cap a lot). Cruise control lever is also strangely placed. Wish front seats hugged a bit more (I'm really small & slide around them). Steering could be a bit tighter. Gentle wind gusts really knock the car. Aux outlet area's too deep.
After waiting nearly 3 months (back ordered) for my new Camry Hybrid, I'm now a proud owner of a 2009 TCH. I traded in my 2002 Mercedes Benz S430 which was only averaging 21-23 MPG with a 20.5 gallon tank running on premium gas. Thus far my first week of owning this vehicle, I'm averaging 43 MPG with a mix of city/highway driving during rush hour traffic with normal driving. Hands down, the Camry Hybrid has a very attractive design, good quality, pick-up and excellent consumer ratings. I can't wait to go on some long road-trips and really break the vehicle in; who knows, maybe I can top 50 MPG... lol GOOD JOB Toyota!
Excellent mileage (40-44 MPG), exterior body design with rear spoiler.
Increase trunk space, insert storage compartments in rear (side) doors, and provide a full spare tire.
I looked at this website before ordering a Camry Hybrid. I only have a little over 400 miles on it but am averaging 41.5 mpg so far, mostly mixed country and city driving. In the city I learned to bring it up to speed after stopping for lights, then back off on the gas and it stays in electric mode much of the time up to about about 43 mph. I have a stretch of flat county road 55 mph that I take to town and back and it stays at 50 mpg or just under on that stretch. Fun to drive and sure won't have to worry about speeding trying to get the best mileage out of it.
Quiet smooth ride, sharp look, added a rear lip painted spoiler, installed myself, on the trunk. Fuel economy, keyless starting and stop. Change from gas engine on and off and electric is seamless.
The headrests in the front seat push too far forward on your head. It helps some to recline the seat a little.
The TCH made me overcome my fears and doubts about Toyota dealers and my desire to get a small BMW, Volvo, Infiniti or non-hybrid Lexus. Exceptional features, mpg, build quality, all for thousands (in some cases--many thousands)less. Not a Bimmer, but enjoyable to drive, particularly with the standard traction/stability control.
Sunroof, power seat adjustments, nav, exterior design.
Relocate cruise switch. Integrate A/C controls better.
Car is extremely quiet and offers a good ride, and has enough juice when you need it. Averaging low 30s on mileage, as expected. Nice to move to regular gas from premium on my old car as well. Trunk is small, as others have noted, but generally enough for what I haul around. Am sure I'll be just as happy with this purchase a few years down the road as I am now.
Fit and finish. Efficiency. Quiet ride. Smooth pickup and enough power when I need it.
Trunk space. "Upgrade rims" look like hub caps.
I have had my Camry hybrid for a month now, with 2000 mi on it. I waited to submit a review to make sure of my opinion. This car is so much better than my Highlander! Whoever planned the interior of that car must have been asleep. This car on the other hand is just about perfect inside. Very well planned, very comfortable. It took me just one day to get used to the little quirks of the hybrid. When starting from a stand still there is a little vibration from the gas engine starting up. I don't even notice it now. I'm consistently getting between 36 and 42 MPG without even trying. Not bad for a large luxury car. One of the best cars I have ever owned.
Smart key push button system. Leather interior. Interior styling and comfort.
Not a bad thing, but the trunk is a little small.
I am very happy with my car! Averaged 42 mpg on a trip to Seattle. Currently at 37 mpg around town. I was driving a Lincoln Continental, so size wise it was a big change. I hardly miss the big car now! Highly recommend this car. I read reviews here before my purchase.
Gas mileage, talking GPS, bluetooth phone, plug in for my iPod, Sirius radio, dual controls for heating and a/c, zippy performance, a joy to drive, heated seats, good place for my water bottles,drinks, smart key feature on the doors and trunks, air bag/knee bags/side bags, i.e., safety features
Wish it had the memory setting for driver one and two. (seat and mirrors) Wish it had a little more trunk room. You have to "page thru" to see the outside temperature and only the driver can see it.
I saw her, a black/bisque leather TCH beauty amidst a sea of new dealership arrivals. I was considering the Prius, but just couldn't hang with the "egg with suspenders" look. After one look and drive of the TCH, I was totally enthralled. The technology is just mind-boggling! I have much to learn about the science (and art) of the hypermile, but so far I am grinning ear to ear each time I get behind the wheel of this gem. Comfortable, smooth and quiet ride, geek-numbing techno gadgets (Bluetooth, nav, way-cool energy monitoring capability, audiophile JBL system,etc.), legendary Toyota reliability and fit/finish. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this outstanding vehicle!
That new car/leather smell! Why can't that be successfully bottled? ;) And yes, that "smug" feeling when pulling up to the gas pump alongside that thirsty behemoth Hummer... gotta admit it, I'm hooked!
Hmmm... the only thing I can think of is relocating the trunk button on the remote; I keep hitting the alarm button since it is located where most remotes place the trunk button. No biggee, besides that's just user-error anyway.
Before considering the TCH, I read every review on this site, as well as comments in the forums. The overwhelming positive responsive combined with my initial test drive sold me. I've only had the car for 2 weeks, but absolutely love it. It has plenty of power, is extremely quiet (even running on gasoline), and has lots of cool features (nav, JBL stereo, iPod connection, etc.). So far I'm getting about 38 MPG without even trying.
Bluetooth, mp3 jack, quiet and smooth ride, more than acceptable acceleration, smartkey system
Find another place for the batteries (although the trunk is still adequate for most trips)
The choice between the Camry Hybrid and all of the other hybrids (Civic, Altama, Prius, etc..) was a simple one. The Camry is very comfortable and well built. As with any Hybrid it does have trade offs. The trunk is 5 cubic feet smaller than the standard Camry, and the fold-down seats pass-through is somewhat of a joke. You may be able to fit a set of skies through it, though the odds are they would be in a sky rack. My only complaint about this car is the navigation system. I feel that Toyota is trying to play big brother by preventing you or your passenger from using the system while the car is moving. If you need to enter an address you will need to come to a complete stop first.
Energy monitor screens, 40~50 MPG, great audio system (JBL), lots of room inside.
Remove the navigation system lock-outs. Let my passenger use the system! HID headlights and LED lighting. Lower power is better MPG.
Outstanding car! I've become a fanatic about driving to get the best mileage. We have 1600 miles on our new red hybrid. We took a 450 mile trip on the interstate at 65 mph and got 38 mpg. Came home on a state hwy at 57 mph and got 43.8 mpg! I drove the whole 9 hours necause I didn't want anyone to ruin the mileage I was achieving. Key to getting this great mileage: the sweet spot is 57 mph, coast up to stop signs and shift into regenerative braking (B) when you have to slow down (it slows you down, recharges battery and saves your brakes), accelerate steadily up to speed then ease off the gas to drop back to great mileage and use the cruise control. It is fun to work at it.
Unbelievable mileage! Rated at 33/34 and you can get 43 mpg if you are careful. Love the Smart key, smooth quiet ride, great stereo and auxiliary for iPod hookup.
Of course a bigger trunk.
I traded in my Dodge Neon, which was averaging 30-32 mpg, for a more reliable manufacturer, Toyota. I found the Camry Hybrid on the lot and almost died of shock - I thought there would a a LONG wait for a hybrid in our small town of 25,000 people. I test drove the model and FELL IN LOVE! It rides so smoothly and it is extremely quiet, even when the gasoline engine is running. I got 430 miles on 3/4 of a tank of gas - how amazing is that?!? Everywhere I go, I see heads turn due to the gorgeous body style and the fact that it's a hybrid and still so roomy on the inside.
Bluetooth, audio/temperature controls on the steering wheel, roomy backseat, comfortable seats, 6 disc in-dash CD player
Bigger trunk and the ability to fold down both seats, not just the passenger side.
Great handling, tight turning , mileage is awesome, better than the Sequoia ever thought of. Pickup is superb and quick, you will have to hold on have averaged 35 mpg with it. All the gauges tell different things but still mileage is great.
Love the push button key now I am use to it. Nav system is great too
Trunk area could be bigger, and steering wheel adjustment could be better than adjusting with a lever, power windows could be as in the sequoia and be auto for up and down also.
By slightly changing my driving habits I constantly achieve 40+ MPG. The ride is excellent and the car is responsive and fun to drive. Quality of workmanship, trim and paint finish is outstanding. The car is quiet and absent of any road noise. Seating is comfortable and both the front and rear passenger areas have plenty of leg room. Driving this hi-tech Hybrid is one of the best driving experiences I have ever had. The car is well refined, classy and sleek. Toyota has delivered everything I expected in a Camry Hybrid, and more.
Hybrid technology delivering high average MPG. Navigation. Hands free cell phone. Satellite radio. Very comfortable leather seats. Hi-tech dash board, gauges & driver information system. Moonroof. Power windows. Keyless entry & keyless ignition system. Extra large glove box.
Achieve 65+ average MPG with continued advancement of Hybrid technology. Include body side molding as a standard option. Add cupholders front & rear.
Due to the high demand of this car I had to wait almost 2 months for it, but it was worth it! It sure beats only getting 13 mpg, and it is so comfortable. It practically drives itself. The ride is smooth, quiet and very luxurious. There is no loss of power with the engine. I am still on my first tank of gas, this mileage is amazing. This beats the truck I drove hands down and I can fit into great parking spaces! My kids love it too. They enjoy watching the navigation screen and the free satellite radio! This is my first Toyota and I can see why the Camry is the #1 family sedan. It is amazing and I am trying to do my part for the environment and my gas budget!
I love the steering controls, the handsfree bluetooth and the sunroof! They really make driving easier. I chose the mud guards on it to protect against rock chips and they are sharp looking as well. It is so hard to choose my favorite features... the whole car is my favorite feature!
Memory seats, and if possible more trunk space.
Averaging 40 MPG per tankful. 42 MPG was my "high score". This car is awesome. We took it on vacation and averaged 38 MPG on the highway without suffering... air conditioning, 70+ MPH, etc. The body style is tight and makes the vehicle look very classy. Good trunk space fits 3 sets of golf clubs. If I could get my wife to drive with less of a lead foot, we could surpass 40 MPG, but oh well. The service light just came on and it makes regular maintenance easy as it will bug you to death if you don't get it in.
Nothing is better than driving in the blue (electric) mode. All people want to do is talk about the car when I have passengers. I love it. MP3 jack is standard! Keyless ignition and keypad are standard!
With the poor vision looking out the back, backup cameras should be standard.
This is our 3rd hybrid. We owned a Honda Insight, and currently have an 04 Toyota Prius. This one has got everything we desire in a comfortable, well appointed auto, along with excellent gas mileage. The EPA's can be attained, and even passed with a bit of "hybrid driving technique". If I maintain a freeway speed of 60-62, and avoid frequent passing, I get 40-41 mpg on my daily commute. In town averages 35. The hybrid power train works as smooth as glass. Seating is supportive and comfortable. The heating/cooling system is state-of-the-art, the JBL sound system sounds superb (an option), and the navigation system is decent. This is one of those cars that just feels right from the get-go.
Hybrid system/gas savings, smooth quiet ride, comfortable seating, great ergonomics, high-tech goodies like electronic air cleaning and bluetooth navigation touch screen. Great JBL stereo! Toyota quality (ours was built in Japan).
There is a bit of a plastic feel inside. I think Toyota has decided to use slightly less quality materials than in the past. However, fit and finish is good.
Fun car to drive with more technology than the space shuttle. Navigation system is dependable and easy to use. The car handles like a dream and is responsive to every driver command. Fuel economy appears to be very close to the stated numbers. The Camry Hybrid is truly a high tech car that will rise to the top of it's class. Our primary family car is now the Camry Hybrid. We are giving up our SUV. Other than the extra room we have sacrificed we have no regrets. The Camry is a great car for young and old alike.
Navigation. Hybrid technology & fuel economy. Driver & passenger comfort. Leg room. Sharp crisp lines of the auto body. Handling at all speeds is exceptional. Visibility is excellent. Location and convenience of controls to the driver adds to the driving pleasure. Paint job, fit & finish is great.
Come up with 60 miles per gallon with the next generation of Camry Hybrids.
This car is fun to drive in a much different way than others are fun to drive. You find yourself engaging in a specific style of driving trying to conserve fuel. I'm avg just under 40 mpg and I'm very happy about it. The car's interactive features makes it fun to challenge yourself that way. In that regard, I don't have the jack rabbit starts anymore and I'm probably a better driver than before. Purchased w/ nav, heated seats, moonroof, and leather. Happy to spend the extra. It looks sharp when the valet brings it around. Looks good in the lot with BMWs, Mercedes, Lexus, etc.
Gas mileage, smooth ride, eco-friendliness, easy nav, Bluetooth, general feel of luxury.
Trunk space is limited, but was expected, nicer looking upgrade on alloy wheels.
I researched the cost of this car at edmunds.com before I went to the dealership to buy it. This car is very quiet and has one of the best rides of any car I have owned. This includes a Crown Victoria with air suspension! Gas mileage is 33-34 MPG in city and 40+ MPG on the highway! Best sedan for the price of gas now!!
Dual zone electric air conditioning, XM radio, 6 CD JBL changer, leather interior.
After 1500 city miles, we have averaged 34.8 miles per gallon in comfort. Love this car
MPG and ride
Bought mine about 10 days ago, and have driven over 200 miles and still have 2/3 of a tank. I had an 08 RAV4 and I loved it but the gas was killing me, made the painful decision to trade before the value went down. My dealer got me into a loaded model which is nice. Love the bluetooth, works perfect with my Razor. Got the premium sound system which was satellite ready but required extra 500.00 to upgrade. I think at this price point it should have Sirius standard. I'm still figuring out how to use some of the toys but already love it. I think when I break it in it will get about 40 a gallon. Moon roof, nav all work great. If you want to save money on gas and ride in style you can't beat it
Nav, moon roof, leather displays
Make satellite work on premium stereo
Traded in my Hemi-powered 4x4 Grand Cherokee Ltd and what a difference! While lacking some of the creature comforts of the SUV, I'm more than satisfied with the Camry, especially in light of the fact that I've tripled my gas mileage. Had to drive 3.5 hours to get mine, as all dealerships in my area are sold out. Rumor has it Toyota is directing Camry hybrid batteries to the Prius, so production has been cut. Got 46 MPG during long ride home. The learning-curve to truly understand how to max MPG is steeper than expected. Small differences in driving style can really make a diff in MPG. Was averaging 34 MPG city/44 hwy for first 1000 miles, now getting 4-5 better. Best trip is 57.8 MPG.
Nice refined, but aggressive body style. Great leather seats & nav system. Turning radius is awesome. Comfortable, but somewhat generic ride. More leg room than my old SUV. LOVE the key!! Scheduled maintenance guide made my jaw drop. Power is fine, even after my Hemi. Duh, the gas mileage.
Memory settings. Better quality dashboard - this looks CHEAP. Non-shifting engine sounds like it's struggling at higher RPMs (doesn't shift). Small trunk. Upgraded JBL system underperforms. No side panel 'door ding' strips - looks good while not dinged, but won't last!
Amazing fuel economy & about 1/2 the greenhouse gases emitted! Over the last 6 tanks we have averaged between 42-50 mpg (4.9-5.7L/100km). The TCH is extremely quiet, comfortable, and luxurious. At this time, I would highly recommend the TCH to anyone who would like a safe, secure, and, ultimately, fuel efficient ride. The Toyota reliability alone, should sway most who are sitting on the fence with this exceptional hybrid vehicle. You won't be disappointed!
Fuel efficiency, reliability, less polluting, safety, and, of course, comfort (fob/keyless, seats, JBL, climate control, moonroof, etc.).
Larger trunk space!
I went from an Expedition to the Camry Hybrid. Most of my friends said that I would regret not getting a hybrid SUV. Wrong! This car is fun, easy to handle, easy to park, sleek and gets great mileage. I bought one that is loaded and in red - you should see the looks that I get when driving! I should have done this a long time ago!
Hybrid engine and the driving experience
The feature that lets two drivers remember the seat settings as in the Expedition - the only thing I miss!
I have owned 30+ cars in my life and this is by far the best one of all! I bought the whole "package" leather, sun roof, and nav system. My first long trip (325 miles) with only 1000 on the odometer I got a remarkable 40.1 mpg! Considering the comfort of the ride, the safety features, the fact that I was driving a 3600 lb+ auto and getting that kind of mileage, was truly impressive! Oh and did I mention that since driving it off of the lot, that I haven't had a single problem!
The nav system/bluetooth cellphone capability, extremely comfortable leather seats, quiet ride.
The trunk could be larger for family use, but for my wife and me it too is more than adequate.
Switched from a Tahoe @12MPG to the 09 Camry Hybrid, a great move. First tank mixed hwy & city was 515 mi using 12 gal= 42.91 MPG. I have also started hypermiling and the MPG is starting to climb. My best short tank 7.8 gal, trip I hit 64.7 MPG. I wish I had made the switch long ago.
Love the navigation and all of the hybrid data screens. It really helps when you are trying to hypermile.
Would like to see a larger trunk. However it is enough room for the wife and my luggage for a cruise. What more does one need?
Just bought a Sky Blue version with the upgrade package and leather added. It has really gone well so far and am pleased with the purchase. It is amazing how quiet the car can get at idle. One thing that I found difficult was the key fob. Was never sure if the door was fully locked or not. I can test it, but it shouldn't come to that. The build quality is very good, although it is definitely a step down from our Lexus RX 330. For example, I can see slight gaps between the plastic and the fabric. Overall, it is a nice looking car with excellent fuel economy and can fit the family needs.
Still getting used to the operations, but the air conditioning seems to be very good.
Tighten up on the build quality and improve the usage for the key fob
I've had the car from 3 months now, close to 5,000 miles on it. Not that I'm over the initial "ooh & aah" of having a hybrid, what I have is an excellently running, gas saving vehicle, but a little on the boring side. This is not a sports car by any means, and I realized that when I purchased. However, the interior just seems to bland and dull to me and the ride is way too soft. Come time for new tires, I will look into adding on the 18-inch rims and the TRD suspension to "sport up" the ride a bit. I didn't want the nav system because of not being able to program while car is in drive, so opted for cloth seats, but got everything else with it.
Obviously, the gas savings. Though, I am driving it as I would any other vehicle I've own and average low to mid- 30's in mileage. Highway mileage is in the upper 30s.
Cheap, cheap, cheap plastic interior. I think one of these days the arm rest on the driver door is going to snap right off. The center counsel and center storage bin are made of very cheap, thin plastic. Cloth seat bottom is not very supportive and the length of the seat is too short for me.
Best purchase for the times. Have and X5 and 5 series. The Camry has brought daily sanity back to driving what with European Style gas prices. I have cut almost $400 dollars per month in my monthly fuel bill. Plus the environment suffers less. The Camry is comfortable but not too much like a boat. A great daily driver. I don't miss my other cars at all.
Seats, comfy ride, fuel feedback, nav screen, fuel savings. Just an all-around great concept that has been put on the market in a timely manner.
Foldable side view mirrors, dual flip down seats, bring back more torque.
Get my 2009 Camry hybrid from web dealer, they delivered to my house to sign paper work. Mine has all available options from Toyota. MSRP over $31500, but the interior still has lot of cheap plastic, wonder that XLE may have better interior. The other car in my house is 2002-3 MB E320. I definitely love the hybrid better for outstanding mileage, its Bluetooth, navigation. The gas warning light on when about 13 gallons burned. So I fill gas around every 13 gallons with around 500 miles. Average 38.46 MPG. The car only delivers 300 miles with same amount premium gas. Not bad!
Voice guided navi. Bluetooth. Quiet. Quick AC.
Quality and material. My car's driver side door has a clip fell off in just two weeks causing door sensor to report door not close. My interior light on for two days. The dealer promised to order a replacement. Have not got it within 10 days.
Car gets 36 MPG without any change in driving style (compared to the 20 I got previously). With a little effort, I'm able to consistently achieve 40 MPG, more than double what my old car got.
This is a fairly "base" version of the Camry hybrid, no nav system, but it's still got plenty of great features including the Bluetooth, JBL system, multi-function display, etc.
This car really should come with memory seats and foldaway mirrors. Other than that, it's great.
Completely sold on the technology. While gas hovers in the $4.60 range, I am getting 38 to 45 MPG depending on how much I "glide". Significant drop in my monthly fuel bill. Hopefully this will result in ever improving technology. Honda has their hydrogen vehicle out on the market in LA, Toyota is rumored to have "plug in" hybrids, maybe by next year. The Camry is the first legit near lux 4 door. I would recommend this car for anyone who wants to save on their $ fuel bills as well drive a cleaner burning vehicle with room and a little bit of panache.
Engine. Hybrid technology. Silence. Bluetooth, smooth ride. Power lumbar. Steering. Turning radius. LED tail lights with exclusive hybrid model design. Chrome grill.
Foldable side view mirrors. True flip down rear seats. Tachometer addition. Improved voice command. Slightly sportier suspension.
Very happy with my first hybrid. I get a average 36.9 mpg easily. Quiet and smooth in the city or on the highway.
Gas mileage and solid feel.
Make it more sporty looking, Maybe add bigger wheels.
I just bought my 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid! I am so excited! This car is amazing, I love sitting at a red light and hearing nothing! No noise at all! Dead silence. I love trying to see how long I can go on the battery motor. I had mine built with specific options, leather/nav/moon roof. I also had added by the manf. (not dealer installed) side moldings, spoiler, and sat. radio. I would highly suggest getting this added by manf. not dealer. It looks great! Black on tan. I highly suggest you buy this car.
My fav feature would be the keyless entry system, so cool. Coming in a very close second would be the JBL sound system with cd changer! Very good!
So far so good, love everything about this car. Wish the rear view mirror would automatically tilt down when the car goes in reverse so it makes parking a cinch!
After years of BMWs and Mercedes, I pulled the trigger on a Camry and absolutely love it. It drives nicely, has all the pick up I need and the various toys (ie, nav, bluetooth, etc) are fun and exciting to use. Really am impressed by this car.
Bluetooth phone hook-up.
Its definitely not bad but a little more luxury in the interior would make the switch from a high-priced, gas-guzzler a little less tramatic.
I have about 1000 miles on it. 2 tanks of gas. Getting about 33-34 mpg whether I drive in city or hwy or both. Took a while to get used to the car operating on the electric motor, but now that I'm used to it, I like. Nice comfortable car although a little small inside compared to my Chrysler 300.
Hybrid motor and good mpg. Nice leather seats, gauges and read-outs.
Better trunk space, better standard stereo system.
I just recently purchased a brand new Toyota Camry Hybrid and I am thrilled with the purchase! As a person who has a work commute of 70 miles round trip, I felt the need to consider a hybrid car. A quiet and smooth ride. The technology in the car is great. The dashboard indicators tell you how many miles per gallon you are averaging during the ride. It also tells you when you are using gas and when you are using battery! It definitely promotes better, safer, and more fuel efficient driving. When the car is idle, it is DEAD QUIET in the cabin. There is great pride in ownership. You are driving a car that gets great gas mileage (33-34 MPG) and helping out the environment. Aux input for my iPod!
Dashboard technology in reference to the hybrid system and miles per gallon. Looks. Pride in ownership
Needs a larger trunk. Make the nav system upgrade more affordable. How about a wagon model or AWD? (Venza Hybrid on the horizon?)
I bought this car on June 7th with the following: alloy wheels, bluetooth, 6-cd changer, JBL upgraded sound sytem, heated outside mirrors, dim rearview mirror with compass and floor mats. I never imagined how much fun this car is to drive, you gotta drive it to believe it and know what everyone means when they say this. It is really quiet and rides very smooth. Best car ever!!
Quiet and smooth ride. Keyless entry which is the best. Sound system. Nice and roomy front and back. Now that I have a hybrid I can't imagine going back to a regular car. Everytime I drive I love to "glide" on the road and get the best MPG!
It would be nice if they can reduce the size of the batteries to improve trunk space but I'm fine with it... it's not tiny either, gets the job done!
Gas near $4 a gallon had to get rid of the 15.5 mpg SUV for better gas mileage. A great move. I do have a heavy foot and getting 34 in the city and near 38 in the highway. Purchased a fully loaded one with all of whistles and bells (leather, navigation). We love this car, it is very comfortable, roomy and quiet. Took it for a 840 mile trip with 3 adults and a 7 month old in a car seat and everyone was comfortable. I have had luxury cars before BMW 740IL and the Q45 and this car has most of the finer features wish this car had a memory seat button and I wish the trunk would open with the keyless system like the doors. If you are looking for a good looking, affordable car with good MPG this is it.
MPG, keyless entry system and ride.
Toyota says the radio is satellite ready. It is for about another $700. Not worth the money. I put a portable one in for $20.00.
This car is for adults, rides great, looks good, sensible, super quiet and great mileage. I looked at 20 vehicles before I made my choice. One test drive made me a believer. I'm averaging 33-35 mpg in town, and one road trip at 38 mpg. The trunk is short, but the kids have moved out, and if i need to haul that much junk, I'll rent a truck.
CVT, JBL, dash lighting, and the mpg.
No complaints worth stating at this time.
Bought the car 3 weeks ago. First tank full I got 37.5 mpg and second tank im averaging 39.5. Much better than new EPA ratings... wonder why they have them set so low! It would take some seriously bad driving to get the 34/33 they have rated for this vehicle!
Bluetooth phone. Gauges. Interior layout.
Steering feels a bit vague.
I planned to purchase an Altima Hybrid based on superior reviews in Edmunds.com. However, when I test drove both vehicles, I found the Toyota Hybrid superior in almost all regards. True the Altima handled better than the Camry, but the Altima was noisy and the gas engine continously cycled in and out of operation. By comparison, the Camry is quieter, the gas engine only cycles at appropriate times and the ride is quieter than the Altima. It is clear to me that the Camry Hybrid is a more sophisticated implementation of hybrid technology.
Good gas mileage.
More installation to keep out road noise. Better handling.
I was really excited to get this car, it was getting tough to find one on a dealer lot. I've been averaging 42 MPG if I hit the highway and 33-35 mpg running errands around town. Plenty of power, we also have a 4 cyl Camry and it has a lot more get up and go than the 4 cyl.
Gas mileage, navigation, nice and quiet.
Leather is okay. Voice commands never come out right. Don't like passenger can't type in address for navigation while car is moving. I have left the car running by accident when I jumped out with the key and didn't push off button hard enough... happened more than once, kind of scary.
The car is comfortable and fun to drive. I almost bought a Prius but this has more toys and if I'm careful I can get between 35 and 40 mpg. I love the nav. and the Bluetooth. The minute I started driving the car I knew I was going to buy it over the Prius even though I did really like the Prius as well. This is just more comfortable to me, more of, I can have it all this way. OK, not as good gas mileage as the Prius, but still very good and great for the environment. Love all of the controls on the steering wheel. To get the best gas mileage you have to use cruise control when possible.
Bluetooth, smart key, sound system, fun to drive, leather interior, moon roof, good lumbar support for driver and many adjustments possible for driver seat.
None that I can think of
After much research I purchased a 2009 Sky Blue Pearl Toyota Camry Hybrid. I have put 1,000 miles on it so far and love this car. The seats are comfortable and for me, the rear view vision is so much better than the car I drove previously. I got 36.7 mpg on my first tank of gas so am very pleased. I like all the storage and cupholder placement. Love the sky blue color - was tired of gray and white. A/C system works so much better than my 2006 Mercedes. The Toyota is quiet. It does have a slight whine when you slow down to stop.
Keyless entry and great gas mileage in a full size sedan.
Maybe a little better sound system.
I'm a Toyota man. This Camry is another high quality vehicle. I'm getting 39 mpg most of the time. I'm thinking about trading my wife's Honda Pilot (15 mpg) for a Highlander Hybrid.
Gas mileage, dependability
Increase the vehicle road clearance. The car is too close to the ground and gives the illusion that you are climbing up to get out of the car.