2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2016 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

  • Roominess and visibility
  • Decent power from either engine
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Build quality

The Bad

  • Interior materials
  • Gaping front grille
  • Firm ride (SE trim)
  • Wind and road noise

Notable Features of the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid

  • New Special Edition version
  • Aggressive exterior styling
  • Advanced safety features available
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Hybrid model available

What Is the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid?

The five-seat 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a mid-size sedan that competes with the Honda Accord Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Kia Optima Hybrid. Trim levels include LE, SE and XLE. There is also a version of the 2016 Camry with a conventional powertrain, covered separately.

What's New on the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid?

The base LE trim level of the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid is now available with 16-inch alloy wheels and a multimedia system with a 7-inch screen.

How Does the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid Compare to Other Hybrid Sedans?

The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid is competively priced when compared with most other models in its class. Only the Honda Accord Hybrid stands out as being considerably more expensive - but the Accord Hybrid also offers significantly better mpg ratings. While the Camry Hybrid's interior is not as nice as that of many competitors, it's good at everything it does without being flashy about it, making it a good daily driver, particularly in light of its build quality.

What Features in the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid Are Most Important?

Every 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid comes equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor that together produce 200 horsepower; this setup is mated to an automatic transmission. All Camry Hybrids are equipped with front-wheel drive. Significant standard features include a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a USB/iPod-compatible audio system and Bluetooth connectivity. As required in all new cars, all 2016 Camry Hybrids come equipped with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant available features include a navigation system, blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, Safety Connect emergency communication system (subscription required), leather upholstery and adaptive cruise control. The SE trim level comes equipped with a sport suspension.

Should I Buy the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid?

The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid doesn't offer the best fuel economy in its class, nor does it offer the finest interior or the latest tech features. While it also doesn't stand out in terms of its styling, that's a big part of its appeal: This is a car that's quietly competent in most areas without standing out. If raw mpg ratings are your biggest concern, you may want to look at another mid-size hybrid; but if you want an efficient car that's roomy without standing out, the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a good choice.

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2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid Overview

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Vehicle Overview

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Trustworthy Dealer/car/service

by Car & Dealer Fan from Merced, CA on March 27, 2018

Car lives up to its reviews. Dependable, comfortable and great mpg. As an older driver, it's a little hard exiting due to low seats (This is my fault - bad back - not the cars). Read full review

(4.0)

Great car, awesome mileage

by ksc1613 from Meadow Vista on February 19, 2018

I love everything about this car. We have the sports package: sun roof, stereo, navigation, trim. It seems I barely need to put gas in the car and I drive about 66 miles round trip for work 5 days/... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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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