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2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid - Expert Reviews


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2009 toyota camry hybrid Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Power is sent to the front wheels via a specialized continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel economy is an impressive 33 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined. The Camry Hybrid is also an Advanced Technology Partial-Zero Emissions Vehicle, the cleanest possible rating for a gasoline-burning vehicle in terms of air pollution. In some cases, a city's air could actually be dirtier than what's coming out of this Camry's tailpipe. Safety: The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid features standard front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, antilock brakes...

2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Professional Review

...The center section of the instrument panel was covered with clear plastic and brushed aluminum, making the controls look almost like high-end stereo gear. A dual cup holder is built into the center console along with a nice storage bin. The center armrest has storage under it as well. Regenerative braking is used to transfer brake energy into electricity that charges the batteries. On occasion, the brakes seemed overly sensitive because of that. The continuously variable automatic transmission also has a gear for maximum engine braking, and that would be useful for the kind of long downhill...

2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Professional Review

...There's still much concern about the longevity of hybrid systems and their batteries. Doomsayers abound. For what it's worth, we've been waiting for the other shoe to drop for years now, and there's still no shoe. Safety Like all Camry trim levels, the hybrid has four-wheel disc brakes with ABS , brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution . It also has traction control and an electronic stability system . Standard airbags include dual-stage frontal bags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver's knee airbag, the latter intended to keep the occupant...

2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Professional Review

...Yeah, right. Like that's gonna happen. The only place the Camry Hybrid feels constricted is in the trunk. Since the battery is housed there, space is limited. When I went to load up for a couple of hours at the beach, I had to strategically place things to make sure that the Boogie board, beach chair and two bags would fit. Grocery shopping was manageable, but a major run to Costco would have me stacking boxes in the backseat. Ideally, that would only happen without the cadets, as they don't much enjoy being barricaded into the car. We had a galactic good time in the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid...

2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Professional Review

...The engine holds the car back, instead of the brakes slowing it down. For hybrids, this is an ideal way to brake because it converts the electric motor into a generator for the battery. It's not the same as downshifting, but it has the same effect. In the snow, I found switching into Brake mode very useful, as it helped me control the vehicle's speed. On the highway, I found the braking mode annoying. The moment you take your foot off the gas, the car starts to slow down. Maybe this is why Toyota suggests you don't use it under normal highway conditions. I also enjoyed the electric-only mode...

2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Professional Review

...control Standard power locks and windows Standard power-adjustable driver's seat Standard dual-zone climate control Optional moonroof Optional navigation system Under the Hood The Camry Hybrid teams a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor to make a combined 187 hp. Electric power comes from a high-voltage battery, which is recharged from the car's braking friction. The hybrid comes with an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for all hybrid components, including the battery. Standard 147-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 138 pounds-feet of torque Standard continuously...

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