2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid
- Very fuel-efficient while still having strong acceleration
- Comfortable and spacious interior
- Impressive cargo space for a hybrid sedan
- Easy to see out of
- Infotainment tech falls behind class leaders
- Transition between regen and standard brakes can be clunky
- Base-level LE can feel a bit wallowy on the highway
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Which Camry Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.8 / 10
Redesigned for 2018, the Toyota Camry Hybrid has catapulted itself right up to the head of its class with several significant upgrades.
High fuel economy is the primary reason to buy a midsize hybrid, and this year's Camry Hybrid is more efficient than ever. All Camry Hybrids use an updated version of the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor. But various tweaks provide a leap in fuel economy and a slight increase in power. The base LE is now rated at 52 mpg combined (up 12 mpg from last year), which is impressively the same mpg you get from Toyota's Prius. The slightly less frugal SE and XLE post a 46 mpg combined rating.
There's also a new stylish look on the outside and several technology improvements. The touchscreen has been updated with a 7-inch version of Toyota's Entune interface, and advanced driver safety aids, such as adaptive cruise control and forward collision mitigation, are now standard equipment. Underneath, the 2018 Camry Hybrid gets new suspension, which means a smoother ride over broken city streets, a big plus for such a city-friendly sedan.
The 2018 Camry Hybrid has a few drawbacks stemming from its Entune infotainment interface and drivability, but this new model is certainly an improvement over last year's model. We definitely recommend taking one out for a test drive to see the difference for yourself.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid as one of Edmunds' Best Hybrid Cars for this year.
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid configurations
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is offered in three trim levels: base LE, sporty SE and luxurious XLE. All Camry Hybrids are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor to produce a total of 208 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard. The base LE trim uses a lighter and more energy-efficient lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack, and the SE and XLE hybrids use a nickel-metal hydride (Ni-mh) battery.
The LE starts off with features such as 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, a rearview camera, lane departure warning and mitigation, and Toyota's Entune Audio interface. Entune Audio includes a 7-inch touchscreen display, voice controls, a USB port, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.
Right in the middle of the lineup is the SE that adds 18-inch alloy wheels, sport-themed styling details, a rear spoiler, simulated leather upholstery (with fabric inserts), and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with shift paddles.
The XLE Hybrid gets all of the base LE's equipment plus unique 18-inch alloy wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, wireless smartphone charging, a head-up driver display, two extra USB ports, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and heated exterior mirrors.
Entune Audio Plus is optional on all three trim levels and it adds an 8-inch touchscreen, a smartphone-based navigation app, wireless smartphone charging, a 4G LTE connection with a Wi-Fi hotspot, Toyota Safety Connect, and a nine-speaker audio system with satellite radio and HD radio. The LE and SE can be equipped with the blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert as extras, and the XLE is available with automatic high-beam headlights and a top-down parking camera system. All three trim levels can be had with a sunroof.
Noise & vibration8.0
Ease of use8.0
Getting in/getting out8.0
Child safety seat accommodation8.5
Audio & navigation5.0
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Camry Hybrid safety features:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Allows for a maximum set speed while driving while also maintaining a preset distance behind the driver in front of you.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Warns the driver when the car begins to drift out of its lane without signaling.
- 360-Degree Camera
- Allows for a bird's-eye view of the car in low-speed parking scenarios, which should help avoid parking-lot dings.
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid for Sale
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid has been completely redesigned with big improvements to fuel economy and standard safety equipment. There's also a whole new look on the outside to spruce things up. The Camry Hybrid is separated into three main trim levels, with a breakdown that should be easy for buyers to understand. There's the base LE, then the sportier SE and, at the top, the semi-luxurious XLE.
The base trim level, the LE, is the most efficient of all the Camry Hybrids, checking in with an EPA estimate of 52 mpg combined. It also comes with an impressive amount of standard equipment, including adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, and lane departure warning with mitigation. Aside from the impressive safety features the LE's highlights also include a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, Toyota's Entune Audio interface and a 7-inch touchscreen display.
If you're looking for a bit more style, the midlevel SE gives you a sporty look and feel with the addition of 18-inch alloy wheels, sport-themed styling details, a rear spoiler, faux leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with shift paddles. Fuel economy on the SE drops a bit, from 52 mpg combined to 46 mpg combined.
At the top of the Camry Hybrid lineup is the XLE trim level. It gets creature comforts such as leather upholstery, a head-up driver display, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and heated exterior mirrors. What's especially nice about the Camry Hybrid is that most of the other options are available across the entire lineup. For example, a sunroof can be had on all three trims, or if you're looking to add blind-spot monitoring to the LE or SE trims, that can be done as well.
With the updates to styling and standard equipment, the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid certainly feels a bit more premium than it has in the last few years. New suspension gives the Camry Hybrid a better ride quality in the city, especially over broken roads. And, as you'd probably expect from a Camry Hybrid, it's seriously quiet on the highway.
A few items are missing from the 2018 Camry Hybrid that are worth noting. For starters, the new infotainment system is missing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Instead, Toyota insists that you use its Entune system, which may be less desirable to tech-savvy buyers. Another drawback that you'll likely notice is the unrefined transition between the hybrid regen braking system and the standard brakes. It's not bad enough that it would scare us away from a test drive, but it will take some getting used to.
In the end, the redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a big improvement over last year's model and a car we recommend. Be sure to check out the full breakdown of the Camry Hybrid so Edmunds can help you find the perfect one to fit your needs.
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid Overview
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: Camry Hybrid Sedan. Available styles include XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).
What do people think of the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Camry Hybrid 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Camry Hybrid.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid?
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,574. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $3,492 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid?
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