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Is the Toyota Camry Hybrid Worth Buying?

Everything is going hybrid these days, including the Toyota Camry. However, is the 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid worth the investment? Check out prices and reviews to see if the Camry Hybrid is worth the extra cash. 

Is the 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid a good car? 

The 2020 Toyota Camry begins around $24,425, while the hybrid version raises the price to about $28,430. So what makes the Hybrid Camry worth paying an extra $4,000 for? That could add a lot to your monthly payment. 

2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid | Toyota

However, the Toyota Camry Hybrid will also help you save on your gas bill. It gets up to 51 mpg in the city and up to 53 mpg on the highway. The non-hybrid Camry gets up to 29 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, which is still pretty good, just not hybrid good. Also, the Toyota Camry Hybrid has a range of up to 676 miles. 

2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid performance 

The 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor. They work together to pump out 208-hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. The base model non-hybrid Camry also provides 203-hp, but you can upgrade to the 3.5-liter V6 engine for 301-hp. 

A bright blue 2020 Camry Hybrid whizzing through city streets.
2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid | Toyota

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Also, the Toyota Camry Hybrid can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, which is pretty sporty. However, MotorTrend suggests that the Toyota Camry Hybrid is a bit slow compared to the Honda Accord Hybrid. 

For 2020, Toyota is adding optional AWD to the Toyota Camry, and it comes standard with the Hybrid. So, you don’t have to pay to add this optional feature on the Hybrid version. But AWD costs about $1,400 to add on the non-hybrid version. 

According to MotorTrend, the Toyota Camry Hybrid has firm brakes that don’t have the squishy feeling that other hybrids have. It also has a quiet cab and smooth ride, but the ride isn’t as smooth compared to rivals. 

2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid features 

The Toyota Camry Hybrid has a stellar interior with comfortable leather seats. You’ll notice brown accent stitching and elegant wood trim. Toyota could have used more soft-touch materials, but they did well with avoiding cheap plastic materials. 

2020 Toyota Camry Interior
2020 Toyota Camry Interior | Toyota

Drivers enjoy the layout, where the controls and infotainment center are all easy to access. Plus, for 2020, the Toyota Camry can now connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The menus are convenient and easy to use. 

The optional Cold Weather Package includes heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated side-view mirrors to keep you nice and toasty. Plus, the available Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan provides a panoramic overhead view of the car to avoid obstacles. 

Best of all, the 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid is safe. It comes with Standard Toyota Safety Sense, which includes a pre-collision system that sends alerts in the event of a possible wreck and provides automatic braking support. 

2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid parked on street
2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid | Toyota

Pedestrian detection is included too. Other optional safety features include blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert. Overall, it seems like the Toyota Camry Hybrid is an alright deal. Paying an extra $4k is a little steep when Motorend lists the Accord Hybrid as a sportier and more comfortable option.