2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    40-41 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    156-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    2-speed CVT w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Attractive dashboard
  • Passing power
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Ride comfort, except in SE

The Bad

  • Low-grip tires, except in SE
  • Choppy ride (SE)
  • Sport seats too flat (SE)

Notable Features of the 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid

  • Seats five
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Hybrid model
  • Standard automatic transmission
  • Interior upgrades
  • Newly available rear cross-traffic alert

2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Redesigned for 2012, the Toyota Camry has identical dimensions and similar styling as its predecessor, but it's lighter and more fuel efficient. Competitors to the popular family sedan include the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima. A four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission are standard; the SE and XLE trim levels offer a V-6.

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New for 2013
For 2013, the Camry gains interior improvements. Changes include new soft-touch front door panels for LE and SE trim levels, and the armrests in LE trims now match the interior color scheme, replacing black ones.

On the technology front, Toyota's 6.1-inch touch-screen is now standard, and the available blind spot warning system adds rear cross-traffic alert, a feature designed to make backing out of parking spaces and other areas with restricted visibility safer.

Exterior
The Camry features angular design cues and boomerang-style taillights. The sport-tuned SE has unique bodywork including racier bumpers and a different grille. Four-cylinder cars have a single tailpipe in back while V-6 models have two. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with plastic covers
  • Standard body-colored side mirrors
  • Optional 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional fog lights
  • Optional power moonroof

InteriorThe Camry's dashboard has a layered design. Stitched faux leather covers the upper dashboard while the center control panel sits elevated to appear as if ...

Vehicle Overview

Redesigned for 2012, the Toyota Camry has identical dimensions and similar styling as its predecessor, but it's lighter and more fuel efficient. Competitors to the popular family sedan include the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima. A four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission are standard; the SE and XLE trim levels offer a V-6.

(Skip to details on the: Camry Hybrid)

New for 2013
For 2013, the Camry gains interior improvements. Changes include new soft-touch front door panels for LE and SE trim levels, and the armrests in LE trims now match the interior color scheme, replacing black ones.

On the technology front, Toyota's 6.1-inch touch-screen is now standard, and the available blind spot warning system adds rear cross-traffic alert, a feature designed to make backing out of parking spaces and other areas with restricted visibility safer.

Exterior
The Camry features angular design cues and boomerang-style taillights. The sport-tuned SE has unique bodywork including racier bumpers and a different grille. Four-cylinder cars have a single tailpipe in back while V-6 models have two. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with plastic covers
  • Standard body-colored side mirrors
  • Optional 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional fog lights
  • Optional power moonroof

InteriorThe Camry's dashboard has a layered design. Stitched faux leather covers the upper dashboard while the center control panel sits elevated to appear as if it's hovering. All trim levels have a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and trunk volume is 15.4 cubic feet. Toyota offers two navigation systems: an entry-level unit with a 6.1-inch screen or an upgraded 7-inch system with sharper graphics. Other features include:

  • Standard power windows, locks and mirrors
  • Standard cruise control and air conditioning
  • Standard iPod/USB-compatible stereo with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Optional JBL premium audio
  • Optional power seats, heated leather upholstery
  • Optional dual-zone automatic climate control

Under the HoodMechanical features include:

  • Standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 178 horsepower and 170 pounds-feet of torque
  • Optional 3.5-liter V-6 with 268 hp and 248 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission (both engines) with paddle shifters in SE
  • Sport-tuned suspension in SE

SafetySafety features include:

  • 10 standard airbags, including front knee airbags and front and rear side-impact airbags
  • Standard all-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Optional blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert 

Camry Hybrid
The Camry Hybrid combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor for a combined 200 hp. An automatic transmission is standard. The Camry Hybrid gets 41 mpg in combined city/highway ratings for the LE trim, or 40 mpg for the heavier XLE. Like Toyota's Prius hybrid, the Camry Hybrid has Eco and EV modes. Eco mode trades air-conditioning effectiveness and accelerator sensitivity to maximize gas mileage, and EV mode raises the threshold the Camry Hybrid can travel on electric power alone — up to 1.6 miles at speeds below 25 mph, Toyota says. The backlit gauges have a hybrid display that shows gas mileage history and real-time power flow between the drivetrain components.

Like most hybrids, the Camry Hybrid has a battery pack behind the rear seat that powers the electric motor. Braking friction and engine power recharge the battery. The sedan has 13.1 cubic feet of trunk volume, which is close to the regular Camry's 15.4-cubic-foot trunk. The battery obstructs most of the pass-through space for the folding rear seat, however.

The Camry Hybrid LE gets standard dual-zone automatic climate control and, for 2013, a 6.1-inch touch-screen stereo. Load up a Camry Hybrid XLE and it can come with heated power seats, leather upholstery with faux suede inserts, JBL audio and a navigation system. Back to top


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Beautiful, luxurious, tuff and reliable

by Khalid from Rolla, MO on June 8, 2018

This car we loved from the first moment we saw it! silent most of the time but very reliable and resilient, great on gas! you probably forget how a gas station looks like with it! hybrid engine, no ... Read full review

(5.0)

Just what I wanted

by Bookluvr Mindy from Clearfield, UT on May 23, 2018

This car is AWESOME! I purchased it yesterday and it has so many great features and phenomenal gas mileage! Standard features with the XLE are fantastic. Leather seats, backup camera, Bluetooth, mine ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / 25,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date ($50 deductible) Note: In AL, FL, GA, NC and SC, 7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty coverage begins Jan. 1 of the vehicle's model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles. Hybrid: 8-year/100,000 mile warranty on Factory HV Battery for Toyota Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Camry Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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