Toyota has released the 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid to provide a solution to high fuel consumption. MPG is the only thing that comes to mind in differentiating the two. The hybrid is known to have lesser power but more pocket-friendly. It uses the same Unleaded Gas, only the fuel consumption was changed. So for people who are interested in a more economic car that still has the punches in looks and driving features of an original Camry, the 2011 Camry Hybrid is the most recommended.
The exterior of this new vehicle is almost the same as the original Camry's, only with a few tweaks in its looks. It has a lower roof line than the original with reduction in the level of ground clearance which will give a more efficient and comfortable transit. All tweaks have made the 2011 model look a little bit smaller but expressive than the original Camry.
Following the outstanding exterior of the 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid, comes its elegant interior. The interior is actually pretty much alike with the original Camry. It has a title or telescoping steering wheel, equipped with power locks and power windows, great audio system with decent controls for manageability. The override technology, which is used for safety purposes, is also installed in the Camry Hybrid. It is also equipped with sensor airbags in the front, side and rear to protect the driver and passengers. It also has tire pressure indicator, intermittent windshield wipers, power-steering steering wheel, adjustable seatbelts, and a lot more features. When it comes to its drive trains, it is a front wheel drive. It can be bought as manual transmission or automatic transmission; with both having 6 speeds, which makes this car exceptional compared to other models and car brands.
What’s in it?
The 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid is really not the fastest car around. The Camry Hybrid is installed with a 2.4 Liter, 147 horsepower engine and is tagged along with an electric motor that equates the overall engine power to a total of 187 horsepower. Equipped with a powerful engine, this baby can reach the engine power to a whopping 269 horsepower. Pretty sweet, isn’t it? Looking at its engine, the 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid is not really that slow once you’re out on the freeway.
Since the Toyota Camry Hybrid is considered as one of the best luxury cars launched by Toyota, expect it to cost a little higher; but still, there is an assurance that the money paid will be worth every single penny. It must be noted though that the Camry Hybrid is spacious so it is not recommended for people who prefer a compact sedan. It is a must for the driver to pay full attention to the running engine so he can determine if it is powered by the gasoline or by its electric motor.
People are actually looking for answers in “Which of the two is better, the hybrid or the original”. When it comes to speed, the former is recommended and when it comes to fuel efficiency, the latter is the better choice. Doing the math though, is better than relying on the definition. In purchasing either of the two, one must take note of the cost of carrying the car. The Original Camry is cheaper and faster than the Camry Hybrid but it consumes more fuel. The Camry Hybrid is slower and more expensive, but in the long run, you get that back through the money you save at the gas station.
The SuperCars Overall Rating = 79/100
What others Say:
"The Camry is capable, quiet, and well rounded in all test versions, but is not exciting to drive.”Consumer Reports
"Just as the rest of the Camry lineup, the 2011 Camry Hybrid is one of the most blandly styled vehicles in its competitive set.”The Car Connection
”Like Toyota's other hybrids, it runs on one or both of its power sources depending on driving conditions and requires no plug-in charging. It uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that behaves like an automatic.”Consumer Guide
"The 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the rare hybrid that makes both environmental and financial sense. It's quicker than a regular four-cylinder Camry, it's far better on gas and it's only marginally more expensive than a comparable non-hybrid four-cylinder model.”Edmunds
|Vehicle Type: Midsize Sedan||Base Price: $ 27,050.00|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.2 gallons||Miles Per Gallon: 31 city / 35 hwy|
|Length: 189.2 in. (480cm)||Width: 71.7 in. (182cm)|
|Height: 57.5 in. (146cm)||Weight: 3680 lbs (1699kg)|
|Wheel Base: 109.3 in. (278cm)||Ground Clearance: 5.9 in. (15cm) (unladen)|
|Luggage Capacity: Cargo Vol. 10.6 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5|
|Engine: 2.4 Liter 4 Cyl Hybrid; DOHC 16 Valve VVT-i / Hybrid System Net Power: 187 hp (140 kW)||Displacement: N/A|
|Horsepower: 147 hp||Torque: 138 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm|
|Max RPM: 6000 rpm||Transmission: Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)|
|0-60 mph: 8.3 seconds||1/4 Mile: N/A|