Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The 2012 Toyota Camry is here with a not so new design, yet still an interesting vehicle. Although not too different from the 2011 model, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The 2011 is an incredibly efficient and classy model, with the only major difference from the 2012 being the MPG. The MPG for the 2012 Camry Hybrid is actually much improved from its predecessor going from 33 mpg in the 2011 to 41 now. This is a great improvement and 35 to 40 mpg is the new standard for great hybrids. Although the new Prius can get up to 50 MPG, the 2012 Camry Hybrid still provides that traditional solid car feel. Even with this great fuel efficiency it still accelerates from 0 to 60 in 7.3 seconds.

Advanced Technology

Toyota wants to give Camry Hybrid owners a sense of using advanced technology. The more advanced model comes with a touchscreen on the dashboard for navigation and other car apps. There are redesigned engine controls and highly advanced electric power steering that gives slight feedback by judging your speed and quickness of your turns. All the latest features in modern vehicles are right here at the end of your fingertips.

Power vs Fuel Economy

This Hybrid doesn’t provide the necessary push that some more power junkies would like. Some sacrifices have to be made for a fuel-efficient car to be financially available to the consumer. While only sporting a 4-cylinder engine, the 2012 Camry Hybrid is mainly used for family use rather that going quickly to and from work. This car isn’t a pushover like some lighter hybrids however. The 2012 Camry will still fit most of your needs while keeping the gas bill away.  Still, a 0-60 time of sub-7.5 seconds is plenty for most buyers.

The Camry Hybrid in Review

Overall the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a solid hybrid sedan. It is one of the best Toyota has to offer, with the only exception being the MPG of the Prius. While the 2012 Camry Hybrid isn’t as powerful as its gas-guzzling competitors, you’ll at least not have to worry about a high price at the pump every week. It’s hard to find such a great hybrid vehicle that feels so much not like hybrid. The 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is one of the best hybrids available, and well worth the price.

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$27,500
  • MPG: 43
  • Body Type: Sedan
  • Model Year: 2012
  • Engine Size: 2.5L
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Gas