2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
There are 22 user reviews for the 4-Door Sedan trim shown below
- Instantaneous feedback on driving habits!
- trunk size
Purchased As New
I've driven this vehicle 1000 miles so far and it's so hard to find fault. Most of the reviews I read are accurate: trunk size is smaller because of the electric battery, does not have "pass through" but rear seats fold down providing some extra room. There is a slight and noticeable shift when in 1st gear and the electric transitions to gas, but the more I drive it the less I notice it. So that's the down side. Now let's talk about the good stuff:
Solid quality that you expect from Toyota.
Instantaneous feedback on gas consumption--gives you overall economy, current usage, etc. Instead of having a tachometer it shows you MPG consumption second by second which really makes you aware of your wasteful driving habits (and that of others!) By carefully watching this gauge, my first two tankfuls have averaged 39 MPG with mixed highway and city driving. Unbelievable!
It has the pep when you need it, and handles better than other Camry's which felt big and bulky. It actually has more the feel of an Accord which I've always felt was more sporty.
Gizmos and gadgets abound and there's really very little to separate out from other models in this price range.
Overall: 23 out of 25 stars so not perfect but nearly so. Add in the safety features: 7, count them 7, air bags which may tip the actual rating more to all 5 stars.
Appearance: Very stylish--improved over recent Camry's. Greater visibility looking forward.
Comfort: hard to complain about with so many driver's side options.
Performance: Very quiet ride--the windshield has sound dampening elements which is noticeable if you do a lot of highway driving. A very nice perk! It's not for people who like to go very fast very quickly; everyone else would appreciate the solid, comfortable ride.
Value: I downgraded this a little because the jury is still out as to whether the extra expense will pay off. At this point I'm positive it will. Also, I love sitting at stop lights, or in lines at fast food restaurants, etc., and knowing I'm not using any gas whatsoever. None, nada. Inching forward, knowing everyone else is consuming, consuming, consuming, and...I'm not!!!
Reliability: We'll see. I am confident of the Toyota brand so am optimistic.
Bottom line, if you want to feel green, are gas conscious, and still want luxury and a good ride, this is the perfect car for you!
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