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Toyota Camry Hybrid 5 Star Rating: Cheapism Best Pick
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The Toyota Camry Hybrid is the priciest among our picks but outdoes the other hybrid sedans with fuel economy of more than 40 mpg. It doesn't offer the surpassing fuel efficiency of the smaller Prius C, but buyers gain space, comfort, power, performance, and features. In a Camry Hybrid review for Edmunds, the site's experts declare that the Camry boasts easily the best acceleration among hybrid sedans. Edmunds clocked the Camry's time from 0 to 60 mph at a mere 7.4 seconds -- surprisingly fast for a hybrid car. A reviewer from Car and Driver was also impressed with the car's power off the line, according to a review, measuring its 0-to-60 time at 7.3 seconds.

An expert at Hybrid Cars bets drivers won't be able to tell if they're driving the regular Camry or the hybrid, which is some of the highest praise a reviewer can give a hybrid's performance. His Camry Hybrid review calls the seats comfortable enough to ride in all day. Another big point in the Camry's favor: There's no noticeable shudder or lurching as the car switches between electric and gas power, a common complaint with other hybrids.

The Toyota Camry Hybrid features a four-cylinder engine, which combines with the electric motor for a total of 200 horsepower. This front-wheel-drive car offers seating for five passengers in its roomy 102.7-cubic-foot. cabin The fuel economy is 43 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. The Toyota Camry Hybrid is loaded with standard features, as well, including keyless entry, dual climate control, iPod/Bluetooth support, and power windows, locks, and mirrors.

Overall this car is a top choice for drivers who spend a lot of time on the road and want a roomy cabin. It's comfortable and fuel-efficient, and it delivers smooth, seamless performance.

by Michael Sweet (Google+ Profile) – August 10, 2012
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