2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid - Road Test Specs

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan

(2.4L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)


Model year2008
ModelCamry Hybrid
StyleHybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Base MSRP$25,200
Options on test vehicleCarpet Floor/Trunk Mat Set, VIP RS3200 Plus Security System
As-tested MSRP$26,418


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeinline-4, Atkinson cycle
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,362cc (144 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
Valvetrain16 valves, double overhead camshafts, variable intake valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5:1
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)147 @ 6,000 (gasoline engine); 187 maximum when blended with the electric motor
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)138 @ 4,400 (gasoline engine); 199 @ 0-1,500 (electric motor)
Transmission typeElectronically controlled continuously variable


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, and Stabilizer Bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, and Stabilizer Bar
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.6:1
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelEnergy MXM4 S8
Tire typeAll season
Tire size, frontP215/60R16 94V
Tire size, rearP215/60R16 94V
Wheel size16 X 6.5 front and rear
Wheel materialSteel
Brakes, frontVentilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rearSolid disc with single-piston sliding caliper

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph (sec.)8.3
0-75 mph (sec.)12.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.1 @ 87.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)34
60-0 mph (ft.)134
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.75
Sound level @ idle (dB)46.8 (engine on); 42.4 (engine off)
@ Full throttle (dB)73.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.7

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsFaster than a Prius, but still not quick. The Camry Hybrid is hard to love if anything but fuel economy matters.
Braking ratingPoor
Braking commentsDisturbing bushing wind-up at full-ABS application makes the chassis jerk and causes steering to pull over anything but pool-table smooth surfaces. Irregular stopping distance.
Handling ratingPoor
Handling commentsSkid pad: Average grip (better than Prius), but lots of body roll and little steering feedback make it awkward here. Slalom: Very little damping makes Camry susceptible to ANY road irregularity at speed or during transistions. (NOTE: non-defeat stability control is always on.)

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)64.9
Wind (mph, direction)4.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)33 city/ 34 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)32.7 overall, 41.8 in a 190-mile suburban city test loop
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,680
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,586
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)58/42
Length (in.)189.2
Width (in.)71.7
Height (in.)57.5
Wheelbase (in.)109.3
Track, front (in.)62.0
Track, rear (in.)61.6
Turning circle (ft.)36.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.6
Legroom, rear (in.)38.3
Headroom, front (in.)38.8
Headroom, rear (in.)37.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.7
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)10.6


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsDriver only
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot Available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemDirect tire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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