The sporty new Camry Hybrid performs so much like its non-hybrid namesake that you cannot tell the difference. Even though it charts an astonishing EPA-estimated 40 mpg in mixed driving, it handles like a sports coupe with enviable acceleration and impressive performance. In Edmunds testing, the perky Camry Hybrid nailed zero to 60 mph in a lightning-quick 7.7 seconds. If there is any other hybrid sedan that can take off that quickly, it's still on the drawing board. The secret is the Synergy Drive, which combines a powerful 2.5 four-cylinder gas engine with an efficient electric motor and battery pack to give you a whopping 200 hp of raw power. Meanwhile, the hard-working continuously variable transmission channels all the power to the front wheels. The Camry Hybrid may be the first fuel-efficient car that you enjoy driving, just for the thrill of it.
Safety is Job One for Toyota, and the 2016 Camry Hybrid has an abundance of passive and active safety devices. How about 10 smart airbags, including the latest driver knee airbag, and side curtain airbags? You also get you enhanced stability and more traction control, antilock brakes, and a rearview camera that displays on the bright dashboard display. Like a trusted old friend, the available Blind Spot Monitor warns you when NOT to change lanes, due to one or more vehicles being in your blind spots. Of course, with its Toyota heritage, the 2016 Camry Hybrid has again garnered the National Highway and Transportation Safety Association's (NHTSA) highest rating of five stars.
The all-new Camry Hybrid has so many new gadgets and technological connectivity features that one test drive probably will not be enough. You should schedule a separate test drive just to put the awesome JBL sound system through its paces. It features 10 professional-grade speakers strategically placed in eight key positions, and is the very definition of surround sound. The futuristic dashboard with a high-resolution touchscreen and brightly illuminated gauges and dials will make you feel more like a Lear Jet pilot than a driver. Here are some other offerings in the 2016 Camry Hybrid:
At Toyota of Walnut Creek, we currently have a nice selection of the new Camry Hybrids in stock in many different trim packages. We invite all our friends and neighbors in Antioch, Bay Area, Antioch, Concord, and San Francisco, to our facility at 2100 North Broadway in Walnut Creek, CA for a closer look at the stylish and stalwart new Camry Hybrid. The best thing about car shopping at Toyota of Walnut Creek is the no-pressure atmosphere and can-do attitude. We got rid of our hot seat years ago, and we make car buying fun again.