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in 2009 Affordable Midsize Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $13,544 - $13,544
Original MSRP: $26,150 - $26,150
MPG: 33 City / 34 Hwy
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2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Interior

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Most report that the 2009 Camry Hybrid is a comfortable vehicle that's packed with features. Toyota is known for comfortable interiors that hold up over time, and as the highest-volume Toyota vehicle, the Camry has been the beneficiary of a great deal of engineering.

  • "The test Camry Hybrid conveyed a luxury feel because it was so quiet inside." -- MSN
  • "The Camry's comfy seats and oodles of cubbies and compartments make it a very family-friendly environment." -- Edmunds
  • "The Camry Hybrid offers a spacious and airy interior, with a commanding driving position and dashboard design that sits low and away." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Owners…can indulge their ecofriendly consciences in style." -- CNET

Front Seats

The Camry Hybrid seats five in relative comfort, starting with the driver. 

  • "The feeling is spacious, with the windshield and dashboard pushed forward and out of your face. The driving position is excellent." -- Car and Driver
  • "Taller drivers should take time to adjust to their normal driving position and make sure they have enough headroom -- it's especially tight with the optional moonroof." -- Forbes
  • "Seating is firm and fairly comfortable, although the passenger's-seat bottom could be angled up for better thigh support." -- Kelley Blue Book

Rear Seats

There are mixed impressions of the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid's rear seats.

  • "Rear seat legroom is excellent." -- The Auto Channel
  • +"The backseat is super roomy and easy to climb into." -- Mother Proof
  • "There's plenty of head- and legroom in both the front and back seat for normal sized adults, though adding a fifth person in the back would be pushing it on long drives." -- BusinessWeek

Interior Features

Most describe the Camry Hybrid as a fully-loaded car straight off the lot, and have special praise for the car's multi-information display. But a few reviews have noted the cabin's overall quality is slipping.

  • "From the Lexus-quiet cabin and intuitive nav system to the up-to-the-minute fuel-mileage display and convenient auxiliary audio jack, the Camry has proven pleasurable to drive." -- Motor Trend
  • "The climate and audio controls are surrounded by a beautiful translucent blue trim that's unlike anything I've ever seen on a car; it reminds me a bit of my old iMac." -- Detroit News
  • "Camry's cabin looks snazzier than in years past, the general quality has slipped a bit in terms of build quality and materials." -- Edmunds

Navigation

The Toyota Camry Hybrid's optional navigation system has mostly received good reviews.

  • "One of the best and most intuitive I've used." -- Detroit News
  • "The optional in-dash navigation system has a simple interface, yet it's one of the most feature-packed nav systems available in any car, and it integrates Bluetooth hands-free cell phone operation and a hybrid energy monitor screen." -- Forbes
  • "The GPS was reliable around town and quick to recalibrate when we went astray, but the unit completely lost its bearings on a trip through the Santa Cruz Mountains." -- CNET

Cargo

Due to the battery pack, the Camry Hybrid's trunk space is only 10.6 cubic feet compared to the regular Camry's 15. But many reviewers don't mind. What reviewers do complain about is trunk access. Several also note that the fold-down pass through in the rear seat is even smaller than normal, thanks to the battery pack's position.

  • "The battery pack cuts down on trunk space a bit, but it's still surprisingly roomy. We even put a week's worth of groceries back there." -- Detroit News
  • "The sweeping rear-window design creates a narrow trunk opening, making it difficult to insert wide or bulky items." -- Kelley Blue Book

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