The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling sedan in the USA for over a decade, and for a good reason! This sedan has delivered great fuel economy and a fair price year after year. With the new 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid, you get the classic fuel efficiency of the Camry, as well as the electric battery pack that will save you even more money. It offers a spacious cabin, refined powertrain and drives like a gas-powered car. It’s a wonderful, affordable sedan that’s perfect for anyone looking for a good deal.
Despite being the top-selling sedan for such a long time, many critics have always complained about the dull look of the car. The 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid maintains the facelift it received back in 2012 in order to bring it up to modern standards of other competitors such as the Ford Fusion Hybrid or the Toyota Prius. At $26,990 drive-away price, the 2014 Camry Hybrid is a steal. Toyota chopped off $6,000 from the original price due to falling sales in the car market, and to entice drivers to lean toward a greener, more efficient choice.
This hybrid sedan is quickly becoming one of the favourites among consumers thanks to its responsive handling and peppy acceleration. The Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima hybrid models don’t stand a chance against the Camry Hybrid thanks to its level of refinement, seamless integration of electric propulsion and gas engine, as well as isolation from the judders of engine stops and starts. Compared to the Hyundai Sonata, the Camry Hybrid has a smoother operating system and better fuel economy. The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is also a fair competitor and offers a sportier drive but much less room on the inside. The Camry Hybrid may not set your hair on fire with its power, but why should it? It’s a great vehicle to get you where you need to be, all while being environmentally-and-wallet friendly.
The exterior body of the Toyota Camry Hybrid has a clean, sophisticated look. Toyota has introduced the Camry Hybrid to give consumers a more formal-looking hybrid in comparison to the funky hatchback look of the Prius. The 2014 Camry Hybrid also has great visibility, like the original Camry model, and offers a comfortable interior. The cabin features comfortable seating, a fair-sized cabin and the option of adding a touchscreen media system. Although the cabin size isn’t as large as that of the Ford Fusion, the layout of the car gives it more of a cozy feel and allows for five adults to ride together comfortably.
2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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Rating: 8.7 / 10
The 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid has faced a lot of criticism when consumers claimed it looked too much like the preceding model. Toyota has actually redesigned the panels for the 2014 model to give it more of a fresh and crisp look.
The 2014 Camry Hybrid comes in two trim levels: LE and XLE. The LE package comes with 16-inch steel wheels; automatic headlights; keyless ignition/entry; dual-zone automatic climate control; full power accessories; cruise control; a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel; trip computer; wireless phone and audio connectivity; a 6.1-inch display and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player; auxiliary input; and USB/iPod interface. Upgrade to the XLE package and you get 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and rear seat air vents. The rearview mirror now comes as a standard on both trim levels for all the 2014 models. To say the least, the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid has a lot to offer and can be tailored to suit the needs of any consumer.
Back in 2012, Toyota gave the Camry Hybrid a facelift in order to help it compete with the lux of the Honda Accord Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The exterior of the car features sophisticated twists and curves, giving the sedan more of a formal look. The headlights are very contoured and endow the car with a more aggressive face. Overall, Toyota sought to make the Camry a little bit sportier in order to get it the attention it deserves.
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|LE||$27,760||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SE||$29,540||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|XLE||$29,615||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
The 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid is available in two trim levels: LE or XLE. Both models have front-wheel drive and come stock with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor. Despite being a hybrid, the Camry Hybrid packs a lot of punch in the pedal, pumping out 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Users can also upgrade to the 3.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which boosts it up to 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.
The fuel economy for the 2014 Camry Hybrid is unbelievable, clocking in at 4.5L/100km city driving and 4.9L/100km on the highway for the 2.5-liter engine. Now those are some numbers you can’t resist! The engine also includes a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which makes driving much smoother and enjoyable. Of course, that’s no surprise for the Camry since it’s already well-known for its smooth and quiet ride. What is surprising though is its new-found sporty handling, even on the lower trim levels. The wider tires, sharper steering and firmer suspension all make for a fun and enjoyable ride. It might not be a car you’re going to take to the racetrack, but you can definitely have a bit of fun with it.
|Interiors and Special Features:|
The interior of the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid features nice soft-touch materials and wonderful details to match the beautiful exterior of the car. It doesn’t feel as cheap as some of the sedans in this class have become notorious for. The techy central display screen is very handy, but can be a bit finicky when trying to maneuver the device while driving. Other than that, the buttons and controls are large and clear, much better than the squished display of the Ford Fusion Hybrid. The display and overall layout of the interior may not be that of a Lexus, but it is definitely a step up for a hybrid class sedan.
Visibility in the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid is superb. The power seats that you can add as an option give you the advantage of adjusting the seat height, making it adaptable to any driver’s height. The seats are a little stiff, but provide a comfortable ride for the most part. A definite bonus of the Camry Hybrid is the low noise level inside the car from the engine. The drive is smooth and quiet, offering a comfortable ride for the user.
The 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid has more than 10 airbags throughout the car including front, side, side curtain and knee airbags. The rear-view mirror also provides excellent visibility and brightness. Toyota also offers an option to add the blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, which notifies the driver if there is a vehicle in their blind spot when changing lanes or backing up.
In government crash testing, the 2014 Camry Hybrid has received an overall score of five stars for its safety features. You can definitely trust the Camry Hybrid to keep you and your passengers safe from any unexpected encounters on the road.
|Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted|
|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB|
|Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format)|
|Chrome/bright trim around side windows|
|Front and rear mud flaps|
|Brake assist system|
|4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|Painted front and rear bumpers|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,620.00|
|Smart Key System smart key: ; includes keyless entry and keyless start|
|Cargo area light|
|4 passenger assist handles|
|1 12V in front|
|Vehicle start button|
|Front reading lights|
|Voice activating system; includes phone|
|Rear camera parking distance sensors|
|Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming|
|Driver and passenger vanity mirror|
|Remote control trunk/hatch release|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 371|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 986, rear headroom (mm): 967, front hip room (mm): 1,384, rear hip room (mm): 1,384, front leg room (mm): 1,057, rear leg room (mm): 989, front shoulder room (mm): 1,473, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,439 and interior volume (litres): 2,908|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,805, overall width (mm): 1,820, overall height (mm): 1,470, wheelbase (mm): 2,775, front track (mm): 1,585, rear track (mm): 1,575 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,200|
|Body colour exterior door handles|
|Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged|
|Engine: 2.5L in-line four-cylinder DOHC VVT-i with VVT|
|Emissions data: CO2: 2,527 kg/yr|
|Electric power info: battery type: nickel metal hydride, battery voltage (V): 245|
|Power: 200 hp|
|Secondary power: 156 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 156 lb ft @ 4,500 rpm|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 4.5 ; highway= 4.9 ; combined= 4.7 ;|
|Fuel system: multi-point injection|
|Fuel tank: 64 litre capacity|
|Fuel: electric and/or unleaded|
|Multi-function display screen 6.1|
|Main dashboard display|
|Service interval indicator|
|Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range|
|Luxury trim: alloy look on shifter, alloy look on center floor console, alloy look on doors and alloy look on dashboard|
|Carpet floor mats|
|Daytime running lights|
|Headlight control with dusk sensor|
|Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens|
|Card key power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking|
|Crash test results IIHS, G, Good, Acceptable, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 5.00 and 4|
|Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center|
|Front and rear side airbags|
|Front to rear curtain airbags|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|Driver and passenger knee airbags|
|2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Seating: 5 passengers|
|Front driver seat : bucket ; details: manual height and manual tilt, front passenger seat : bucket|
|Rear seats: folding bench with seating for three|
|Front seat center armrest|
|Seat upholstery: cloth|
|Rear seat center armrest|
|Intermediate service 8,000, variable distance/period and 4,971|
|Vehicle speed proportional power steering type|
|Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment|
|Cupholders in front row and rear seats|
|Full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console|
|Independent front and rear strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs|
|Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) stability control|
|Transmission: CVT ; incl. shifter on floor|
|Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)|
|Axle ratio :1|
|Ventilation system with cabin filter|
|Air conditioning with automatic control, dual-zone|
|Passenger seat secondary ventilation controls|
|Powertrain type : hybrid|
|Trim level: HYBRID LE|
|Rear window with defroster|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable|
|Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe|
|Front power windows with 1 express, rear power windows|
|Zone tinted windshield|
|Rear view mirror|
|Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty battery: 96 months/ 160,000 km|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,550 and Manufacturer’s own|
|Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim|
|Front and rear all-season tires 205/65/V includes: low rolling resistance|
|Front and rear steel wheels: 16"x 6.5"|