Toyota is among the most successful car companies in the world and the 2014 Toyota Camry hybrid has added another feather to their very colorful hat. This car is of course more expensive than the standard Camry but not by so much. This model has slight improvements from the regular Camry and is expected to face up with other competitors like the Honda accord hybrid, Nissan altima hybrid, ford fusion hybrid as well as the Hyundai sonata hybrid and this is bound to be a very serious competition given that the other models have brought their game.
2014 Camry Hybrid Engine
The engine of this Camry hybrid is a four cylinder 2.5 liter petrol engine and is fitted with an electric motor to give it a boost which saves the car a lot of energy. It has an on board battery behind the seats which recharges when braking and coasting but the location of the battery is not the best as it prevents boot access. The engine gives a 156 horsepower while the motor produces an extra 44 horsepower totaling the power to 200.
2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid Design and Equipment
The transmission is CVT automatic and the fuel consumption is good but it could be better when compared to other hybrids. The Camry hybrid has two trim levels which are LE and XLE and fuel consumption for the first is 43 miles per gallon city to 39mpg hwy while the latter clocks about 40 to 38 mpg. The XLE has wider wheels and this account for the difference in fuel economy.The LE costs $26,900 and it comes with a push button starting that is keyless, cruise control, 6.1 display which is in-touch screen, 16 inch steel wheels with hubcaps, Bluetooth, automatic headlights an automatic climate control that is dual zone and an iPod/USB interface while the XLE at $29400 gives you alloy wheels which are 17 inches, fog lights, a power driver seat and a leather wrapped steering wheel in addition to the LE’s features.
2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid Interior
The interior of this hybrid Camry is way better and the drive is comfortable and similar to the standard Camry and handles just well but the acceleration is not as fast but it works just fine. Typical to Toyota cars, this hybrid comes with a range of safety equipment which includes about 10 airbags in the front, side, knee as well as side curtain and the XLE has a blind spot monitor which has a back cross traffic alert. In general the 2014 Toyota Camry hybrid is acceptable on all fronts and can perform well in lots of situations.