2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid XSE
Class: Midsize Automotive
Miles pushed: 652
Gasoline used: 13.7 gallons
Actual-world gasoline financial system: 47.6 mpg
|CG Report Card|
|Room and Consolation||B+|
|Energy and Efficiency||B|
|Match and End||A-|
|Gasoline Economic system||A|
|Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different automobiles in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim degree evaluated, and should not mirror Client Information’s impressions of the whole mannequin lineup.|
|Huge & Tall Consolation|
|Huge & Tall consolation scores are for entrance seats solely. “Huge” ranking primarily based on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” ranking primarily based on 6’6″-tall male tester.|
|Engine Specs||208-hp 2.5-liter|
|Engine Kind||4-cylinder hybrid|
Driving combine: 50% metropolis, 50% freeway
EPA-estimated gasoline financial system: 44/47/46 (mpg metropolis, freeway, mixed)
Gasoline sort: Common fuel
Base worth: $32,920 (not together with $1025 vacation spot cost)
Choices on check automobile: Driver Help Bundle ($1430), Chilly Climate Bundle ($150; contains heated steering wheel), Navigation Bundle ($1760), two-tone Midnight Black Metallic roof paint and rear spoiler–contains black window trim and sideview mirror caps ($500), carpet/trunk mat set ($259), door edge guard ($129), rear bumper applique ($69), door sill protectors ($199), mudguards ($129), rocker applique ($75)
Value as examined: $38,645
The nice: Easy agreeable hybrid powertrain; glorious gasoline financial system
The great: XSE trim delivers convincingly upscale, sporty ambiance
The not so good: Acceleration, although respectable, isn’t as peppy because the seems promise
Toyota’s well-liked mainstream midsize sedan bought a delicate replace for 2021 that included freshened front-end styling, an up to date infotainment system with “tablet-style” touchscreens, and Toyota’s Security Sense 2.5+ suite of driver-assistance techniques as customary gear. The mannequin lineup additionally gained a brand new trim degree that appeared a bit incongruous at first blush: the Camry Hybrid XSE.
The pairing of the Camry’s fuel-sipping hybrid powertrain with the sporty-luxury trimmings of the XSE (the top-tier model of each the 4-cylinder and V6-powered Camrys) won’t be an apparent one, however for the correct shopper it’s the very best of each worlds. You get the stellar gasoline financial system and respectable smoothness of the Camry Hybrid’s 2.5-liter 4-cylinder fuel/electrical hybrid powertrain with a sportier look than the traditional-luxury Hybrid XLE mannequin presents (and no less than a barely extra athletic driving character as nicely, because of the XSE’s customary upsized wheels and lower-profile tires).
The Camry bought rather a lot flashier with its redesign for 2018, and the XSE’s blacked-out physique trim, rear spoiler, and 19-inch black-finished alloy wheels—to not point out the hanging Cockpit Pink leather-based upholstery in our check automobile—additional amp up the sporty vibe. The Camry Hybrid’s powertrain makes a mixed 208 horsepower—not sufficient to throw you again in your seat, however sufficient that the XSE’s caffeinated look doesn’t appear delusional.
And it’s laborious to argue with the gasoline financial system. We averaged a powerful 47.6 mpg in a fair mixture of metropolis/freeway driving—a shade higher than the EPA’s estimate of 46 mpg in mixed driving. If you would like extra go than the Camry Hybrid presents (and gasoline financial system isn’t as essential to you), you possibly can step as much as a Camry V6, which delivers 301 hp and is available in an extra-sporty TRD mannequin.
You’ll must pay additional for that V6 too. At $32,920 to start out, the XSE is the priciest mannequin within the Camry Hybrid lineup. Its MSRP is about $2200 pricier than a Camry XSE with the non-hybrid 4-cylinder (the Camry’s base engine), however round $2900 cheaper than a XSE with the V6. The Camry TRD is about $500 cheaper than the Hybrid XSE, nevertheless it’s additionally much less lavishly geared up.
Our Hybrid XSE tester got here completed in Celestial Silver Metallic with a Midnight Black Metallic roof (that two-tone remedy is a $500 choice that additionally contains black window trim and a black end on the rear spoiler and rearview mirror caps). The Driver Help Bundle is nicely value its $1430 price ticket, because it provides a handful of very fascinating options: a 10-inch shade head-up show, 360-degree “Hen’s Eye View” digital camera show, Clever Clearance Sonar (Toyota’s park-assist sensor/braking system) with Rear Cross Visitors Braking, and multi-stage ventilated entrance seats. The $1760 Navigation Bundle brings options corresponding to a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen, Premium Audio with 9 JBL-brand audio system, and Toyota Related Providers with a 1-year free trial.
With a bottom-line worth of $38,645 as-tested, our Camry XSE won’t seem to be an actual cut price. However with the way in which new-vehicle costs at the moment are (because of COVID-induced provide chain points), a properly geared up, very economical midsize sedan with a sticker worth lower than $40K qualifies as deal—particularly when it’s a perennially dependable Toyota with surprisingly sporty look.
2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid XSE Gallery
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