2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid Consumer Review: A joy, but city MPG not always

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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A joy, but city MPG not always roses
By Steve on


2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I love this car, but I have used it mainly for city driving, with a long shallow upwards grade when I go north and a lot of stops, and it is a struggle to keep mileage above 30 MPG. I have read and written to innumerable folks who have a similar experience. The problem is the combo of a cold engine, short trips, complete stops, and moderate hills. I am learning better how to coast more, and this improved things, and I recently got almost 50 MPG in my commute when I went south (down). But in the city, particularly in the cold, it is certainly not a given that the mileage will be in the 35 MPG range. I have only 800 miles on it, so maybe things will improve. But I second all other raves here.

Best Features

Bluetooth, quiet, nav system, electric starts, instant MPG feedback, keyless entry and locking, car is very smart - much smarter than me!

Worst Features

Backup camera. Larger trunk.
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