Toyota Camry 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 4dr CVT Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £32,605What Car? Target Price£31,814
Review

The Toyota Camry is rather disappointing, whether you're after comfort or fun, but it's spacious and very cheap to run. If you're a company car driver, focused mainly on cheap tax bills, it is a worthy proposition, but if you can live with a petrol or diesel instead, there are far better executive cars out there.

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Excel models get all the luxuries of lesser Camrys, plus extra safety tech, including LED fog lights, blindspot monitoring and lane-changing assistance. Given the small price premium, we reckon it's worth upgrading.

All Camrys come with a 2.5-litre petrol engine that's linked to an electric motor to boost efficiency, meaning 50mpg is realistic in the real world. However, you don't get the low-down torque of diesel rivals, and the engine becomes noisy when you put your foot down.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

524

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

126

g/km

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