The Toyota Camry Hybrid is a fantastic car; it was also one of the best mid-sized sedans in 2014. It has great features such as strong acceleration, ample passenger space and quietness.
The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling passenger car in America for several years now. So it’s no surprise that the 2014 model would also do well. It is known as a practical and safe option.
Compared to previous generations of Camry’s, the 2014 Camry rides more refined and responsive, and the package and features are much improved. Significant weight savings mean that the standard four-cylinder Camry performs better than ever, while the V-6 fills a niche for those looking for a very powerful, elegant sedan.
When you use the electric motor’s maximum boost, the hybrid version is slightly faster than the base four. The mileage improvement is phenomenal: 43 MPG city, 39 highway for the car. And because they come with a smaller battery pack, the trunk space is larger.
The 2014 Camry Hybrid has several incredible features that make it stand out. Let’s see which are the best.
The 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid has phenomenal performance
The Hybrid has a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine with 156 hp and an electric motor and battery pack. The electric motor can propel the vehicle at moderate speeds, making the Camry Hybrid extremely economical for city driving. The two power sources together provide a combined power of 200 hp. Power is sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable gearbox (CVT).
The Hybrid is available in two trim levels: LE and XLE. The Camry Hybrid XLE accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, impressive for a mid-sized hybrid car.
Critics say the Hybrid is dynamically well rounded and has good road grip, and the ride is mostly free of bumps and ruts thanks to the precise suspension tuning. The steering will be accurate for most drivers.
The powertrain is still the most advanced and tuned on the market. The Camry Hybrid’s shift from all-electric to gasoline mode is less visible than most of its competitors, such as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. And the car’s brake pedal feels more natural than most competitors, especially as Toyota has managed to make the transition between the regenerative hybrid braking system and the car’s conventional brakes much less obvious to the driver in everyday traffic situations.
The interior of the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid is very welcoming
The interior is spacious and the narrow front roof pillars provide excellent outward visibility from the driver’s seat. The build quality of the cab is solid, and the designers have improved the roomy rear seat with a nice reclining backrest that makes long journeys more comfortable. The Camry leads the class of mid-sized sedans in rear comfort, with the Honda Accord being the only vehicle to come close.
The Camry’s front seats feel more spacious than many of its competitors and their cockpit-influenced interiors. The designers decided to push the dashboard forward and the corners out, making the cabin feel more open and less cramped.
For infotainment, the Camry has an enhanced audio system with Entune, a suite of smartphone-connected services that includes the Bing search engine, Pandora streaming radio, traffic updates, and sports and stock information.
Both hybrid models come with a screen-based Display Audio system, with Bluetooth audio streaming, USB connectivity and iPod connectivity. There is also a navigation system with speech recognition, a high-end JBL sound system with HD radio and satellite radio.
The Camry ensures that its passengers are very safe
The Camry comes with basic features like anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control. There is also a rear view camera, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and knee airbags for both driver and passenger.
The car also has a blind spot monitoring system with rear intersection warnings and the optional Safety Connect Telematics system with roadside assistance, location of stolen vehicles and automatic collision reporting.
These safety features gave the Camry a top rating of five stars for general protection against impact, with four stars for general protection at the front and five stars for general protection at the side. Those tests took place at a government test site.
The price of the 2014 Camry Hybrid
The Camry Hybrid LE had a suggested retail price of $30,000, and the XLE trim cost less than $28,000. The Camry has long been known for its smooth comfort. Still, the 2014 model rides better than previous versions, with handling and responsiveness that are sure to amaze and excite previous owners.
The steering inspires confidence, both in terms of feel and the accuracy of its directional stability. The robust body structure and smooth suspension handle bumps and twists with ease, providing excellent ride and handling.
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