The Good and The Bad
By BillT on
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
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.