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Best Hybrid I have ever owned or driven!
By djmontierth on
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I have been driving Hybrids since 2004.
I owned a Prius, and Insight.
I have driven the Fusion and was seriously considering the new Fusion to come ... someday... I have driven the Volt and the techno wizardry is way cool but the numbers and economy for my long commute don't make sense.
I drove the Priuc C and it is cool and efficient to be sure.. Easily averaged 57mpg but it seemed small like my Honda Insight.
I drove the 3rd Gen Prius and thought it a major improvement over my 2nd Gen in ride and economy.
Then I drove the Camery and practiced my hyper-milage skills I learned just to see what I could do around town.
I got 63 in town and 53 on the hwy.
Driving normal I got 47 mpg
Power of the electric motor.
The 199 hp motor is the selling point to this car.
The acceleration is amazing and the regeneration is even better.
The big motor/generator allows you to break so much harder and not waste the energy with the break pads.
I am amazed at how quiet the car is even under hard acceleration.
I also like that it does not have all the distracting gadgetry.
The breaking is very linear compared to every other hybrid I have driven.
I have notices that you can break lightly and the cruse control will sometimes still be engaged.
It concerned me at first but have gotten use to it.