Still fresh after redesigned last year, the 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid remains one of the most impressive and valuable cars you can buy. After years of conservative style, the Camry Hybrid finally came as a sexy and sporty sedan ready to face all competitors. This change may have come too late, since more and more Americans are moving from sedans to SUVs. However, for those who shop for family sedans, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is now as attractive as the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Kia Optima.
The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid lineup consists of LE, SE and XLE trim levels. The gasoline-powered Toyota Camry is reviewed separately. The least expensive Camry LE is a solid bargain that includes the Toyota Safety Sense-P suite of safety and driving aids, 16-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, alarm system, a power driver’s seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, and an infotainment system that bundles a 7-inch touchscreen, 6-speaker AM/FM audio system with Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and USB/auxiliary inputs. Toyota Care (24/7 roadside assistance and two years/25,000 miles of complimentary maintenance) is also standard.
The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid is powered by a pair of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and a battery-powered electric motor to produce a total of 208 horsepower. The Camry Hybrid LE models use a pricier lithium-ion pack, while the higher-trim SE and XLE variants use a nickel-metal hydride battery. Toyota says the reason for this has to do with fuel-efficiency goals and pricing strategy. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard as well as front-wheel drive. In track testing, the 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE went from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, which is a bit quicker than a regular four-cylinder Camry.
2.5-liter inline-4 gasoline-electric hybrid with continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)
208 horsepower total output
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 51/53 mpg (LE) and 44/47 mpg (SE, XLE)
The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid sedan is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The base LE model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $29,070 (include $920 destination fee). The sportier Camry Hybrid SE retails for $30,770. The very well-equipped XLE trim starts at $33,645.