2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
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- Styling, Features like smartkey and bluetooth, Tax credits lower price
- Small trunk, Blue bezel on center-stack, non leather looks cheap
I just bought a magnetic gray. So far, about 35mpg. Leather, navigation, SmartKey, JBL stereo, sunroof, bluetooth phone--all the playthings I need for travel with good mpg. Mine was $30,600--$3K less than the Accord Hybrid and that car lacks the Smartkey and bluetooth, gets 5mpg less; it does drive much faster and is a great car too.
I had a deposit on the Prius but I had serious misgivings over reported unstability in wind on on the highway and w/ rough roads. So I gave up and spent 3K more for the Camry and the only thing I will miss is the hatchback and storage. This is a nice car inside AND out though it is no Lexus is is nice. 30K may seem like a lot, but remember: Until this fall, there is a $3000 federal tax credit--not a deduction, but an additional 3K on your refund in 2007. In Oregon where I live, I get an additional $1500. That drops the price of a loaded Camry Hybrid to about $26K.
I traded my 2004 Murano for this and though I miss the style, engine, versatility and cargo space, I don't miss the 18mpg of premium fuel and Nissan's iffy resale. Toyotas offer superb quality and retain a high resale value. Top top it all off, it is a 2007....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy car ...
- None so far
To answer Mathew from San Diego ... If you read the SPEC. correctly ... it DID say right on there that the Car would go for 37mpg on FREEWAY ... and about 44 on city street ...
So if your car is driving mainly on Freeway ... your certainly will get less miles per gallon. Also, just like any other cars indicated. I had other cars before ... looking at what the stickers ind., I got about 5 miles per galon under that.
Over all, it is a good car ......read morehide
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- Amazing fuel economy, bluetooth, aux audio jack
- Noisy, Weak, Small Trunk, Ugly Dash, Cup Holders.
I am the current owner of an '06 Accord Hybrid. I purchased it a few months ago before the Camry Hybrid was available. I needed another car and I was excited about the Camry Hybrid's fuel economy so I went to test drive it. I was really disappointed. It gets great gas mileage but at the expense of a weak, noisy engine. The car is very loud when it accelerates, especially from a stop or lower speeds. Part of the back seat does fold down, unlike the HAH but as another person already mentioned, the hole between the back seat and the trunk is barely enough for a pair of skis to fit through. The trunk is much smaller overall than the HAH. The CD Changer only holds 4 CDs and to load CDs, it has to fold down the navigation screen, away from view, which I find inconvenient. On the HAH the dash looks like one piece, on the Camry Hybrid it looks like they just glued extra hybrid junk on to the normal Camry's display. Basically, the Camry has an overall cheaper feel and interior look than the HAH.
Easter Egg: The Camry's Navigation input is not normally accessible while the car is moving. It locks you out from entering new destinations and stuff, supposedly for safety purposes. I use my HAH's navigation ALL THE TIME while I'm driving, or my passenger uses it for me. You can actually disable the Camry's lockout if you follow these instructions:
Click the MENU button
Click the Sound button
on the Sound screen, alternate pushing the screen in the upper left and lower left corners as though there were invisible buttons there. So, do something like: push upper left corner, push bottom left corner, push upper left corner, push bottom left corner, etc.. repetat a few times and do it kinda fast. You should get some special diagnostic menu to come up. You'll see a button that says OVERRIDE. Push this button down and hold it for like 10 seconds until it turns a darker blue color. You'll then be able to fiddle with the navigation system while you're driving.
Anyway, I bought my 2nd HAH today. I hope mother nature can forgive me but I'm already making a sacrifice by not getting the Lexus GS 450h. I just can't tolerate having such a weak, noisy car. The HAH is a good compromise. It's powerful, fast, smooth, quiet. It gets about 15mpg less in the city and about 3 mpg less on the highway than the Camry but at least I can tolerate driving it....read morehide
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- Toyota Quality
- max out at 34mpg at 5,000 miles
With this car, the interior and exterior is AWESOME. Just like the Regular CAMRY. The only thing different about this car is, it is a HYBRID. Testing driving this car sold me because it was getting 40mpg and it looked really good. The dealer told be it will go up to 45mpg after i drive it for 1,500 miles. So i bought it. Quite pricy: 29K out the door. but i was convinced it will be worth it after 4 or 5 years. But man, now i put about 5,000 miles on it and it is only getting max out at 34mpg. (if you think i have a heavy foot on the gas, i DONT, i only push the car when i need to but most the time i hardly push the gas). I mean it is still better than the regular CAMRY, but i paid for a car that saves gas. My co worker got the Accord Hybrid the same time i got this car and he told me his car is getting 36mpg. I am pretty dissapointed in this car and toyota for not telling their customer the whole story to their hybrids. Well i hope this review help whoever is thinking of getting this hybird. Don't believe the EPA guess on the MPG on toyota! Try other hybrids before you buy! dont be like me:)
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- Fuel Economy, Styling
- Crappy Interior Materials, Speed Lunging at Highway Speeds, Trunk Space
After taking a 30 minute test drive in the new Camry Hybrid I must admit that I was quite disappointed. Initially I was very excited with Toyota's new design for the Camry. Introducing Hybrid technology to the masses is a great idea, and one that is long over-due. I was excited to see my Camry waiting for me at the dealer (I had pre-ordered one several weeks ago). Although the exterior design is a vast improvement over previous Camrys, it does have some strange visual elements. One that sticks out is its bulbous nose. Yes, as you look at the car from the side it looks as if it actually has a nose on the front.
Upon entering the car I was immediately struck with the amount of cheap plastic that permeated throughout. Although I had ordered the leather interior upgrade, the amount of plastic still created a very "un-luxury" feel. Buttons and dials looked and felt cheap. The high doors and small side windows also give the car a confining feeling when sitting inside. The headliner is made of a cheap felt-like material that reminded me of the cheapest economy autos of the 1980's.
The driving experience is best described as "interesting". I had previously driven a Prius and enjoyed the way it handled. I did enjoy how the Camry drove in stop and go traffic. The transition from battery power to the engine was silky smooth. The new Camry certainly had a great deal of power when pulling away from an intersection, or upon entering a highway. Unfortunately, once the car reaches full highway speed there is a terrible lunging when settling into a cruising speed. At 70MPH the car would repeatedly jerk forward then relax... it seemed impossible to maintain a constant speed. I had seen this before in the Road and Track Magazine Test Drive, and I experienced it myself today. This was one of the deal-killers for me as the car felt unsteady and difficult to control at highway speeds.
Finally, I was greatly disappointed at the reduced trunk space. Yes, the rear seats do unlatch and flip down, but there is a huge hump between the rear seats and the trunk that holds the batteries. This creates a wall that forbids you from sliding anything larger than a set of skis into the back seat. Why Toyota did not locate the batteries under the seats, like they did on the Prius, is beyond me. The batteries not only prevent you from loading long items in the trunk, it also reduces the overall volume of luggage.
This, along with the speed problems, and the cheap materials used for a $30,000 automobile, made my decision very easy. Believe me, I was hoping this car would be terrific, but Road and Track is right. If you really want a good buy on a Camry, go for the regular four cylinder. It has a great gas mileage, is $8,000 cheaper, has a huge trunk, is 750lbs lighter, and is almost as quick. Let's hope that Toyota improves its design and the quality of the interior materials on their future cars....read morehide
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- Good gas mileage
Great car with the best gas mileage ever for midsize sedan and it is top notch with all the bell and whistles. Definitely it is the best contender in their class.
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- Great fuel economy, handles great, great car for the money!
- You can't burn rubber, but the acceleration is fine.
I have had the pleasure of testing this vehicle now for 30 days. It's a great new Camry that looks good while bypassing the gas stations. It felt good knowing that I was reducing the pollution causing emissions while driving!
I think all Hybrids are worth the extra money as long as they're saving our planet!...read morehide
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