2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Consumer Review: Now I grin when gas prices go

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Now I grin when gas prices go up!
By SlyMinnesota on


2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Outstanding car! I've become a fanatic about driving to get the best mileage. We have 1600 miles on our new red hybrid. We took a 450 mile trip on the interstate at 65 mph and got 38 mpg. Came home on a state hwy at 57 mph and got 43.8 mpg! I drove the whole 9 hours necause I didn't want anyone to ruin the mileage I was achieving. Key to getting this great mileage: the sweet spot is 57 mph, coast up to stop signs and shift into regenerative braking (B) when you have to slow down (it slows you down, recharges battery and saves your brakes), accelerate steadily up to speed then ease off the gas to drop back to great mileage and use the cruise control. It is fun to work at it.

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Unbelievable mileage! Rated at 33/34 and you can get 43 mpg if you are careful. Love the Smart key, smooth quiet ride, great stereo and auxiliary for iPod hookup.

Worst Features

Of course a bigger trunk.
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