Is the Toyota Camry or Camry Hybrid Right for You?

December 22nd, 2016 by

Toyota Camry Warrenton

Choosing between the Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid doesn’t have to be a challenge, as either is an excellent and reliable vehicle. They are nearly identical with the exception of the powertrain, meaning that there are just a few key things to consider when choosing between the regular Camry and the Hybrid.

Price Comparison between the Camry and Camry Hybrid

As expected, the Toyota Camry Hybrid will always cost more than the regular Camry. The Camry Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $26,790** to $30,140**, depending on the trim level. By comparison, the standard Camry starts at $23,070** and the top non-hybrid trim starts at $26,310**. Of course, while the Camry Hybrid costs more initially, you may be eligible for a tax credit of some sort, and you will save money on gas.

Powertrains and Efficiency of the Camrys

The powertrains are the main difference between the Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid. The non-hybrid model actually offers a choice of two engines. The Camry Hybrid runs on a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor with 200 horsepower and always has front-wheel drive and a CVT. This model gets up to 42 mpg* in the city, 38 on the highway, and 40 combined, and it has an Eco Mode to optimize efficiency. The regular Camry comes standard with a 178-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and offers an available 268-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. These get 25 city/35 highway/28 combined mpg* and 21/30/24 mpg*, respectively. Clearly, the Camry Hybrid is ideal for Warrenton drivers who want to maximize fuel efficiency while the Camry is perfect if you want more power.

Camry and Camry Hybrid Trims

You will also want to consider the trim levels when picking between the Camry and Camry Hybrid, as the Camry offers more trims. That said, the Camry Hybrid still offers three trims: the LE, SE, and XLE. The regular Camry adds an XSE trim right below the XLE, making it slightly more likely that you will find a trim that meets your exact needs. However, most drivers will be able to configure the Camry Hybrid exactly how they want.

Get help to choose between the Toyota Camry and the Camry Hybrid when you talk to the friendly team at Warrenton Toyota in Warrenton, Virginia.

 

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

**MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.

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