The Toyota Camry Hybrid is a top choice for sedan buyers. Starting at around $27,000, it’s relatively affordable, one of the reasons this car ranks high on many lists. The standard LE trim packs a 2.5-liter inline-four engine and an electric motor for a combined 208 hp — not bad for a midsize sedan. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Consumer Reports gives several other reasons to appreciate the 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
1. The 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid gets excellent fuel economy
High gas prices have many drivers turning to cars that will help them stretch their fuel dollars. And no matter which trim you choose, the 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid will get you well on your way in that regard.
The SE, XLE, and XSE get an average of 44 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway. The LE, meanwhile, gets around 51 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway. With that kind of mileage, your trips to the fuel pump will become refreshingly rare.
2. The 2022 model boasts better handling than previous versions
In addition to providing excellent fuel economy, the 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid boasts agile handling.
“It went through our avoidance maneuver at 54 mph — faster than the Accord and a speed that is on a par with many sports sedans and sporty cars, such as the Audi A4 and Ford Mustang, Consumer Reports testers report.
This isn’t your grandfather’s sedan. The 2022 Camry Hybrid can appeal to drivers of all types.
3. The 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid is extremely quiet
There’s nothing worse than a loud engine drowning out your favorite tunes. You won’t need to worry about that issue with the 2022 Camry Hybrid. CR testers praise the car’s quietness, particularly at highway speeds. With this car, you can always expect a peaceful drive.
4. It has intuitive controls
Speaking of listening to your tunes, Consumer Reports reviewers like the Camry Hybrid’s controls, including those for the infotainment system. Physical knobs allow you to raise or lower the volume intuitively, and every trim has an automatic climate control system.
5. Toyota Safety Sense comes standard
Another plus is that Toyota Safety Sense is included. This suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) makes your driving experience safer. Safety Sense includes lane departure alert with steering assist, road sign assist, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, and more.
6. The 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid is available with AWD
If you’re a fan of all-wheel drive, you’ll be pleased to know you can get AWD on the 2022 Camry Hybrid. Unfortunately, AWD is no longer available on the 2023 model. So if you plan to use your car in somewhat rougher driving conditions, consider a model with AWD.
7. Free scheduled maintenance is included
Another advantage is free scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. It’s a nice perk that provides peace of mind.
For all those reasons, Consumer Reports finds the 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid an excellent choice for shoppers in the market for an eco-friendly midsize car.