2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
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- The keyless lock system is very convenient and easy to use.
- Outside finish marks easily.
Purchased As New
Handles well and is very comfortable. I enjoy passing up many gas stations before needing one! Climate control is good.
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- Comfortable and semi-luxurious
- Slight thump when engine kicks in
Purchased As New
I traded in a 2008 Prius because it was a bit too small for me. I have back problems and getting in and out wasn't the easiest. However, I did like the gas mileage of the Prius at an average of about 45 MPG but the engine also screamed when I accelerated hard in order to pass or needed extra power. The Camry Hybrid is a completely different offering. Quiet, lots of power, luxurious leather interior, larger (power) seats with lumbar support and nice heavy feel. It's very similar to a Lexus ES350 I had a few years ago. But there are a few things missing. A backup camera (which I had the dealer install) and bumper sensors (which I also had the dealer install) Unfortunately, the backup camera had to be attached to a bracket and is not tucked away underneath like the Prius camera. It makes it very vulnerable to theft - easy to cut the wires and yank off. I'm going to try and find a custom shop that will cut a hole underneath like the Prius. As for gas mileage, I average about 34.5 MPG in town and freeway. I do have hills where I live so that may be why I don't get good mileage as others report. But 34.5 is very respectable for a large luxury car. I've yet to take a long trip to see how it does on the freeway but if it's like the Prius, it should get a little better mileage. The Camry Hybrid engine does "shudder" a little more than the Prius on takeoff. I've gotten use to it. I've also found that 40 MPH is the sweet spot where I can cruise without the engine kicking in. Once the car is warmed up the engine is a little better but the "shudder" on takeoff is still noticeable. It's a great car and I hope to keep it until my lease is up - which is kind of confusing. I traded in my 2008 loaded Pruis and they pre-paid 3 years lease (I hate car payments) and installed the backup camera and bumper sensors and gave me back $3,000 cash. My residual is $17,000. The MSRP on the car was $32,000. I think I got a good deal? I went to 3 other dealers and none came close to what Thousand Oaks Toyota gave me....read morehide
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We bought our Hybrid in Feb.08 and LOVE it! We've really worked out how to drive it to it's best performance and usually get 41-45 mpg in the city and 50 hwy. AMAZING CAR! It fits our two kids very nicely in the back with plenty of leg room. We got the gps, ipod connection, and bluetooth which really saves us on roadtrips. The only thing is trunk space, it is tight with two kids, however, it is worth the hassle to spend a few bucks for gas a month....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy, more performance than expected of a 4 cyl., love the suspension
- wish the cruise was on the steering wheel and that it had memory seat
I have had a lot of cars but this is my favourite of all. I feel like I am in a luxury sedan with sports car power. Passing on the hwy is awesome. I have had my Camry Hybrid for 2 months and compared to my previous vehicle, an Explorer, I have already saved over $400 in fuel that I would have spent for the same trips I have taken since June. That pays for nearly 1/2 my lease each month. I can't say enough positive things about it.. The Big 3 need to get on board if they are going to survive, but they are not even close to this vehicle. Chrysler doesn't even have this technology on the drafting board....read morehide
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- 40.5 mpg on highway, 37 around town and very comfortable. Great Car from a ex-Mercedes owner
- Trunk could be bigger
My 09 Camary Hybrid is getting a high of 40.5 mpg on the highway (averages 39.0) and about 37 in the city. For best mileage in town kept the car at 40 mph and 68 on the highway and you will see great mileage. If you run at 35-37 mph you will operate off of electric. The only thing I have found to be a drawback is the trunk space which is limited due to the batteries, if Toyota could improve on the storage aspect it would be a perfect car....read morehide
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- Beats EPA ratings, quiet and comfortable, excellent ride, great stereo!
- Interior a bit too heavy on the use of cheaper plastics
I am 55 years old and have owned a large number of imports over the years. I must say this is my favorite purchase so far. We also own a 2004 Toyota Prius, so I'm very familiar with Toyota's hybrid system. I am so impressed with the overall design of this fine car. The refinement of it's performance, comfort, heating/cooling system, and superb JBL sound system, ( in the optional package ), make this car a pleasure to spend time in. Add the excellent mileage that can be obtained, and this is a no-brainer selection if you need a larger 4 door sedan that does not feel like your riding in a tin box.
One word of advice: If you learn to drive a hybrid correctly, and lay off jack-rabbit starts, stomping on the gas, and hold your speed at say the low 60's on the highway, you will beat the EPA rating's of this fine car. I drive around 60-62 mph on the freeway, and get 40+ per gallon! My in town average is 35. You don"t have to drive a econo box to get decent mileage anymore. Buy a Camry Hybrid and have it all!!!...read morehide
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- Great fuel economy, very nice ride, turning ratio incredibly, powerful engine
- a little on the pricey side,
I had an old 95 Camry that I would just use for work, I got rid of the car when it got to 300k miles and got a 05 model. My wife had an 06 S550, she drove my car one time and made me get her the new hybrid model. She loves that car so much, she traded her Benz for the hybrid.......Incredible.
This car is amazing! We drive it long distance like from Atlanta Ga to Phoenix and Sacramneto CA all the time. Absolutly comfortable with the lumbar support the only thing you will need to stop for is food or restroom. For this to be a hybrid it has so much power, the turning ratio is amazing....read morehide
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- Love the look and feel, good fuel economy, nice audio system
- HORRIBLE Navigation. Won't work while car is driving and maps outdated
I bought this car a week and ago and so far it has been great. I have been getting 35-40 mpg in the city. I bought this fully loaded with the naviagtion system and waited a few extra weeks just so I could have the nav feature. TOTALLY disappointed by it. It cost 2,000 extra and has not had any of the points of interest in it that I needed to travel to. These are not new points of interest either, they are several years old. For example, the Kalahari in the Wisconsin Dells. The other major weekness is that the navigation system will not work while the car is driving. It has to be parked. So, not even the passenger can update your trip route or find stops along the way. It is illegal to pull over on a highway unless it is an emergency so you better get your trip straight before you leave. Wish the dealer had told me this and I would have saved 2,000 and bought it without the navigation. My Garmin was 500% better....read morehide
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- highway mileage good, flashy style with word "hybrid" on outside
- Poor gas mileage, gauges are not accurate, not reflect true mpg, cheap interior, cheap radio
1. Alot of hype over fuel economy. It does not rate 33 mpg in city
far from it- I have received as low as 23 mpg, and a couple of
tanks were 29 mpg. Current tank so far is 26.5.
2. BEAWARE- if the gauge that says average tank reflects 34.8, you
are reallly only 31.28. If it says 30.1, you are probably at 29 pmg,
and if 29 mpg the actual is 26 mpg, in order words Toyota is
trying to fool the consumer with this gauge that says average tank
NOT accurate at all and Toyota refuses to admit it.
3. Plain Jane dash, interior, just not an exciting interior.
4. Cheap stereo even the upgrade.
5. lights around the dash and radio are boring,very boring.
6. Car has many blind spots, use your mirrors all the time or
you might hit another car that you will not see....read morehide
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- Mileage in good waether around town, pillowy ride, easy to steer in parking lots
- Styling, no door protection strips, rear visibility, price, handling/steering, rough hybrid system
The bland Camry hybrid my wife insisted on buying due to the outrageous gas prices is really just a feel good stop gap measure until something more permanent comes along. The power is decent once you get moving but the hybrid powertrain is sometimes rough when transistioning from gas to electric and back again almost as if it's confused. The ride, handling and steering are typical Toyota, ie for the older set with it's pillow soft suspension so don't even think of buying one of these for handling prowess. The mileage in the Winter months wasn't anything special, about 26 combined but it has improved to around 30-32 the past few warmer weeks which is decent. The rear visibility is poor, the trunk is robbed of much of it's space due to the batteries and you lose the split folding rear seat which stinks so forget about taking a family trip in one of these. Styling is in the eye of the beholder but Toyotas models of late are lame and very bland. The lack of a side door strip only adds to the blandness and the grille is positively ugly. If your on a budget look elsewhere. Looking for 40 MPG, try out a diesel Jetta, a much more fun to drive car overall....read morehide
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