• (5.0) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $27,800–$32,250
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 46-52
  • Engine: 176-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Our Take on the Latest Model 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

What We Don't Like

  • Inconsistent materials quality in lower trims
  • Price premium over gas-only models
  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • Lower fuel-economy ratings for higher trims
  • Lane keep assist doesn't center the car in its lane
  • Glossy bezel around touchscreen is too reflective

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2018
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine, electric motors
  • 208 hp total system output
  • LE rated at 52 mpg combined
  • New exterior and interior styling
  • 15.1 cubic feet of cargo room

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid Reviews

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The Verdict

The Camry Hybrid offers hybrid fuel economy without compromise, matching the gas model in comfort and cargo room while also offering an efficient, responsive powertrain.

Versus the competition

A big boost in fuel economy for 2018 gives the Camry Hybrid a leg up on much of the competition.

The 2018 Toyota Camry got a much-needed, comprehensive redesign (see the review), and those changes carry over to the Camry Hybrid.  

In addition to welcome new styling and better chassis dynamics, the Camry Hybrid also boasts much better fuel economy. Figures vary by trim level: The LE (the trim level I tested) has EPA-estimated mileage of 51/53/52 mpg city/highway/combined. That combined figure is a 30 percent improvement over the 2017's 42/38/40 mpg rating. SE and XLE models get a 21 percent improvement for 2018: 44/47/46 mpg versus 40/37/38. Compare the 2018 Camry Hybrid with last year's model here.

Needless to say, the Hybrid's mileage dwarfs the regular Camry, which at its best is rated 34 mpg combined with the four-cylinder and 26 mpg with the V-6. Of course, the higher mileage comes at a higher price — $3,800 more than the gas version when comparing the base, LE trims.

Cargo room has grown for 2018, as the battery has moved from the trunk area to a new home under the rear seats. That gives the Hybrid cargo capacity identical to the gas Camry: 15.1 cubic feet.

Value

Like most Toyotas, the Camry Hybrid offers excellent value on the safety side, with standard adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. The LE's interior, however, isn't as easy to swallow at $30,000-plus as it is closer to the mid-$20,000s.

All around, the Camry Hybrid is a solid mid-size sedan: It drives well, offers a good amount of standard equipment (especially on the safety front) and is much more stylish than before. And when it comes to fuel economy, the LE stands on its own in its class; its only real fuel economy rivals are vehicles like the Prius and Ioniq — dedicated hybrids that don't drive as well.

Competition for the lower-mileage trim levels comes from a wide slate of mid-size hybrids, however, including the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Honda Accord Hybrid, all of which have estimated combined mileage in the 40s. Compare the Camry Hybrid with those models here. The Camry Hybrid's closest competitor, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid (48 mpg combined), is awaiting its own update: The redesigned 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid will debut early next year, likely with improved mileage of its own.

Consumer Reviews

(5.0)

Average based on 6 reviews

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Our third hybrid to own

by Bob W. K. from Greensburg, PA on November 16, 2017

Car is so comfortable, smooth ride, feel safe and it is so easy on gas. Many new features, auto brights, auto parking brake, heads up feature so no looking down to see speed.

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3 Trims Available

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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