2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
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.
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