Toyota Camry Hybrid Wins Edmunds' Inside Line Hybrid Sedan Comparison Test

Toyota Camry Hybrid Wins Edmunds' Inside Line Hybrid Sedan Comparison Test


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Toyota Camry Hybrid Wins Edmunds' Inside Line Hybrid Sedan Comparison Test

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — July 24, 2007 — Inside Line, Edmunds.com's high-speed online car magazine, today announced that the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid won the latest comparison test of hybrid sedans, which is described in full at 2007 Hybrid Sedan Comparison Test.

The Inside Line editorial team recently compared three hybrid sedans: the 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid, the 2007 Saturn Aura Green Line Hybrid and the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid (MSRP $30,535) , which generates a net output of 198-horsepower and has a continuously variable transmission; the 2007 Saturn Aura Green Line Hybrid (MSRP $23,070) , which generates a net output of 169-horsepower and has a four-speed automatic transmission; and the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid (MSRP $30, 667) , which generates a net output of 187-horsepower and has a continuously variable transmission.

"It's the Camry's abundant features, comfortable ride and fuel-sipping efficiency that takes it to the top of the podium in this test," reports Edmunds' Inside Line Senior Road Test Editor Josh Jacquot. "The simple fact about the Camry Hybrid is that, like the standard Camry, you get a lot of car for your money."

The 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid came in second and was praised for its steering and responsive chassis. Edmunds.com consumer advice editor Philip Reed, who offered a second opinion, says, "The Nissan Altima Hybrid has basically flown below the radar. If you drive it right the Altima can get 37 miles per gallon in urban driving. To achieve that in a car that is roomy and has a pleasing amount of power is amazing...the Altima was my top pick of the three hybrids."

The 2007 Saturn Aura Green Line Hybrid took third place and impressed our editorial team with its newly redesigned interior.

Vehicle Rankings from 2007 Hybrid Sedan Comparison Test

  1. 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid
  2. 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid
  3. 2007 Saturn Aura Green Line Hybrid

To read the test and to get more information on the editors' evaluation and rankings, visit 2007 Hybrid Sedan Comparison Test.

Lively discussions about this comparison are currently underway in the 2007 Hybrid Sedan Comparison Test message board in Edmunds.com's CarSpace Forum.

About Edmunds Inc. (http://www.edmunds.com/help/about/)Edmunds Inc. publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site and home to the oldest and most established automotive community. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.

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