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Used Car: 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

Review Last Updated: 8/28/14

The redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid impressed reviewers with its strong hybrid powertrain and great fuel economy.

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Critics wrote that the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid feels more powerful than many of its competitors, both hybrid and non-hybrid, and they said that transitions between electric and gas power are almost imperceptible. The Camry Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 43/39 mpg city/highway, which is very good for a hybrid midsize car. The Camry Hybrid’s smooth ride pleased reviewers, and while they didn’t think it is the sportiest affordable midsize car, most said the 2012 Camry Hybrid is still fairly agile. Test drivers wrote that the Camry Hybrid has light steering and some said that its smooth, responsive brakes are among the best in the hybrid class.

Reviewers were impressed with the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid’s handsome interior design, as well as its interior materials, which include premium-looking faux wood or metal trim and soft-touch plastics. They said the front and rear seats have enough space for 6-foot passengers, though the Camry Hybrid’s 13.1-cubic-foot trunk is a bit small for a midsize car. Automotive journalists wrote that the Camry Hybrid’s interior controls, including its available navigation system, are easy to use. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity key, push-button start, Bluetooth, a USB port and a six-speaker audio system. Available features include a moonroof, navigation, satellite radio, a 10-speaker JBL audio system and blind spot monitoring.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid earned high marks from reviewers for its strong hybrid powertrain, and they said it transitions smoothly from electric to gas power. Automotive journalists loved the Fusion Hybrid’s high-tech features, such as the SmartGauge system, which uses colorful graphics to show how efficiently you’re driving. When it was new, we named the Ford Fusion Hybrid our 2012 Best Hybrid Car for Families and our 2012 Best Hybrid Car for the Money.

The Toyota Prius has more cargo space than most midsize cars, and it gets some of the best fuel economy estimates in the class. Critics were impressed with the Prius’ comfortable ride and its roomy front and back seats. The Prius also has one of the highest reliability ratings in the class.

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