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MPG: 33 City / 34 Hwy
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Used Car: 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

Review Last Updated: 7/30/12

Good fuel economy is one of the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid’s best attributes, as it has some of the highest ratings in its class. Its high reliability rating also makes it a good choice in its class.

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If you need a used hybrid car that is large enough to fit your family, auto critics agreed that the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid should be on your list. When it was new, they liked its spacious cabin, numerous standard features and pleasing hybrid performance. Though not quick off-the-line, test drivers said the Camry Hybrid delivered smooth acceleration and performed similar to the gas-only 2009 Camry. Like its non-hybrid sibling, the Camry Hybrid earns a strong reliability rating, and test drivers also liked its confident handling and strong regenerative brakes.

One of the things they didn’t like was the Camry Hybrid’s power-assisted steering, which they said was somewhat numb. Another potential downside, especially if you need lots of cargo space, is that the Camry Hybrid’s battery pack takes up space in its trunk. Still, this is a common downside among hybrid cars.

The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid has an electric motor and a four-cylinder engine, which is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). At 33/34 mpg city/highway, the 2009 Camry Hybrid earns great fuel economy estimates for the class. However, its 2009 Prius sibling still uses significantly less fuel. Standard interior features include push-button start, dual-zone climate control and a six-speaker stereo with auxiliary input. Seven airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control are standard on the 2009 Camry Hybrid.

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If great fuel economy is at the top of your must-have list, the 2009 Toyota Prius is the obvious choice. Its fuel economy figures lead the class and its large interior and cargo area are great for those who need lots of room. The Prius also has an exceptionally high reliability rating. However, if you want a hybrid that drives more like a gas-only car, the 2009 Camry Hybrid is the better choice.

The 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid is another good car to consider if you’re looking at the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Fuel economy is similar between both cars, and since they have similar powertrains, both cars are well-matched in terms of power. Test drivers, however, thought the Altima Hybrid had better handling than the Camry Hybrid when both cars were new. However, the Camry Hybrid has a much better reliability rating.  

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