2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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$26,140

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2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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)

2 trims

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Notable features

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

2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid review: Our expert's take

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 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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Extremely Reliable

I bought the 2013 Camry Hybrid LE new. Never had a problem with the car. I owned the first model Camry Hybrid LE before that, and it too was extremely reliable. My 2013 currently has 135 K on it and it is still working perfectly. It still gets 40 miles to the gallon. Not sure how much longer I'll keep it, but a while I'm guessing. I have always done the required maintenance on the car and have taken excellent care of it. I highly recommend the Camry Hybrid, and the more recent models have only gotten better!

5.0

Most reliable car I have owned

This car meet all my needs, it has very good mileage to and very low maintenance. Very nice experience buying the car with c k motors in Elgin.

5.0

Most beautiful car I have owned.

Wonderful features, very fuel efficient, all the bells and whistles, I cannot even begin to tell you how much I like this car. I look forward to many years driving it!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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