2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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Not your old geezer car

by from Easley, SC on January 21, 2012

Quiet (!), exceptionally smooth CVT transmission (!), much peppier than anticipated (200hp !), better than expected overall gas mileage (41.6 mpg!), more than adequate luggage space, quiet (did I ment...
Quiet (!), exceptionally smooth CVT transmission (!), much peppier than anticipated (200hp !), better than expected overall gas mileage (41.6 mpg!), more than adequate luggage space, quiet (did I mention this already?), just plain old fun to drive(!). Best of all, $2800 savings on buying a similar Ford Fusion hybrid. Did not consider the Hyundai because of reported braking problems. Base model seemingly gets better gas mileage than dolled up model with all the bells and whistles. We are impressed with our car which we've had for over two months.
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The best car I've ever owned

by from Greenbelt, MD on January 23, 2012

This car floats on the road, over potholes and bumps. It zooms with power but without being aggressive and showy. It's quietly responsive and does its job smo-o-o-o-othly on demand.
This car floats on the road, over potholes and bumps. It zooms with power but without being aggressive and showy. It's quietly responsive and does its job smo-o-o-o-othly on demand.
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Surprisingly Good in Winter Road Conditions

by from Fridley, MN on December 29, 2012

Have owned a 2012 Camry Hybrid XLE for a month now. Nothing negative to report, no bad surprises, which given the millions of Camry's out there is about what any of us would expect. As a positive sur...
Have owned a 2012 Camry Hybrid XLE for a month now. Nothing negative to report, no bad surprises, which given the millions of Camry's out there is about what any of us would expect. As a positive surprise, I was really excited about how well the hybrid drives on slippery, slushy, snow- or ice-covered winter streets and freeways. In the Twin Cities, we get up to 4 months a year of such, and the Camry Hybrid is a star. The regenerative systems slow the car better than a "traditional internal combustion engine", and that's before the ABS and Traction Control do their stuff. MPG - I'm getting upper 30's when its cold and on short trips, and low 40's when its warmed up. Would recommend in a heartbeat.
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Far exceeds manufacture MPG ratings

by from Northern Illinois on December 10, 2012

I bought my new Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE in March 2012. I currently have 13,000 miles and the oil change is covered by Toyota for two years is the only thing that has been needed. I often try to see ho...
I bought my new Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE in March 2012. I currently have 13,000 miles and the oil change is covered by Toyota for two years is the only thing that has been needed. I often try to see how high my MPG per trip can get, as each trip is calculated by the car. I drive the car in ECO mode all the time and it is only sluggish if you drive it that way. This car really moves at any speed if you put your foot in it. My average work commute consist of 62 miles round trip. Within that distance speed range from 25-55mph with no highway driving. My mpg average since I brought it, has been consistent 45 on the low and 47 on the high. I have had individuals trip s of 32 miles and have reached as high as 60mpg. The highway driving that I have done I normally achieve 41-43 MPG at 70MPH. If you are considering a family car with outstanding mileage look no further.
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hybrids

by from Oklaahoma on September 21, 2012

I have had two previous hybrids. A 2008Honda Cvic which met our basic needs but wanted acar that gave good mileage and have luxury. The second was a 2011 Sonata Hyundai hybrid that turned out to be a ...
I have had two previous hybrids. A 2008Honda Cvic which met our basic needs but wanted acar that gave good mileage and have luxury. The second was a 2011 Sonata Hyundai hybrid that turned out to be a very poor car. It gave poor mileage, the air conditioning was poor even after it was replaced and it tended to be jerky. The 2012 Toyota Hybrid is a terrific car with excellent mileage and mine is the luxury model with all avaible equipment. I think this is one of the best cars on the market today.
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Best fuel mileage on any car I've owned.

by from Springville, AL on April 19, 2012

Other mid-size makes advertise 35 MPG. That is flat-grade highway with speeds below the speed limits. They get in the 20's in town and combine about 28 at the most. I get 40 MPG all the time. Smooth r...
Other mid-size makes advertise 35 MPG. That is flat-grade highway with speeds below the speed limits. They get in the 20's in town and combine about 28 at the most. I get 40 MPG all the time. Smooth ride and excellent power.
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CAMRY Hybrid Excellent for High Gas Prices

by from Northern Delaware on April 16, 2012

I bought a 2012 Toyota CAMRY Hybrid a month ago. I have put almost 1200 miles on it. So far, it is everything I expected and wanted. On the highway it is a beautiful, smooth, quiet and solid-feeling ...
I bought a 2012 Toyota CAMRY Hybrid a month ago. I have put almost 1200 miles on it. So far, it is everything I expected and wanted. On the highway it is a beautiful, smooth, quiet and solid-feeling vehicle. It averages a genuine 41 MPG so far, with some stop-and-start city driving mixed in. The trunk space is surprisingly large, considering that there is a battery located beneath the trunk deck. If you decide on a Hybrid after you test drive it, you can get almost any gizmo and creature comfort included for about $ 30K. It appears to be a very solid value from a manufacturer on the rebound.
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Good car

by from Foxborough, MA on May 18, 2012

Took Delivery of this car March 5th and am happy with the performance, comfort and gas mileage (41 mpg combined) This is an XLE model and I could not be happier. Previous car was a 2006 325xi that suc...
Took Delivery of this car March 5th and am happy with the performance, comfort and gas mileage (41 mpg combined) This is an XLE model and I could not be happier. Previous car was a 2006 325xi that sucked gas and money as it aged. I wanted durable but ended up with comfort and great gas mileage. The car currently has 5600 miles and my fuel cost is approx $55 per week compatred to $115 with the BMW. The car is Cosmic Gray Mica with 17 inch wheels is and isn't bad looking for a Camry
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Camry Hybrid XLE

by from Renton WA on June 29, 2012

I did a lot of research to find my next car. After 6 weeks I look back and I am glad I did. The Camry Hybrid XLE fit all of my requirements. Yes I could have bought a flashier car, but why? This one h...
I did a lot of research to find my next car. After 6 weeks I look back and I am glad I did. The Camry Hybrid XLE fit all of my requirements. Yes I could have bought a flashier car, but why? This one has the comfort, looks and style of a top notch car with Toyota's reliability. What's not to like. The hybrid function is a real bonus. Not having to fill the tank every week is strange. I easily go 560 miles on a fill. I could easily drive another 60+ without worrying about it. After 6 weeks, I have no second thoughts.
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Can't keep myself away from the car

by from Combined Locks, WI on June 29, 2012

We bought the car for fuel economy, reliability, and style. We are satisfied on all three counts! In the first three months, we have averaged 40.4 MPG. This in a car that is surprisingly stylish and c...
We bought the car for fuel economy, reliability, and style. We are satisfied on all three counts! In the first three months, we have averaged 40.4 MPG. This in a car that is surprisingly stylish and comfortable. My interior design rating of 4 is based only on the location of the start buton. We have owned Toyotas since 1990 and it appears that our satisfaction with the product will continue well into the future.
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