2023 Toyota Camry XSE Hybrid

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2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Bullet Points—Brief observations based on a decade’s expertise.

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Thom Cannell

By Thom Cannell
Senior Editor, Engineering Desk
Michigan Bureau
THE Auto CHANNEL

I have usually driven the most well-liked auto in the United States, Camry, and this 2023 Camry XSE Hybrid solidifies Toyota’s leadership by providing an EPA-estimated blended mileage of 52 MPG.

For 2023, Toyota presents 5 Camry hybrid grades like LE, XLE, SE, SE Nightshade and XSE as perfectly as non-hybrid versions: five FWD and five AWD models with 4-cylinder engines, and three V-6s variants.


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If you are considering “A Camry Hybrid is just a massive Prius,” you’re wrong—completely -quieter -better products -far more passenger home -buckets of electricity – far far better driving
experience—wrong.

That mentioned, “buckets of power” only applies following altering its hybrid system to Sport Mode and a additional muscular powertrain expression. Typical Method stays a feasible working day-to-working day option, having said that,
Eco mode whilst extra Prius-like, provides enhanced fuel overall economy and presented gasoline rates, might be your improved selection.


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Today’s Camrys are much more athletic, more enjoyable to generate than those of five many years more mature, even when it’s a Hybrid in Regular Mode. Altering settings from Eco to Normal to Activity doesn’t modify
suspension, but it does revise driving dynamics as, with a regular velocity transmission, the drivetrain laptop or computer can regulate equipment sets to provide impressive acceleration, pulling extra electrical power from the
on-board lithium-ion traction battery. And ought to you be inclined, there is paddle shifters to make you sense racy, and a low-pace, limited variety EV placing as well.

So, other than its rugged, substantial-energy and responsive TNGA-K chassis, what characteristics are outstanding?


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Simply call me crass or bourgeoise but I revel in upscale leather-based seats, wooden and steel trim, heated and cooled seats, killer audio units (like the 9-speaker 800 Watt JBL technique here)—all the
righteous luxurious alternatives. Camry, significantly at the XSE-level delivers a near-Lexus inside with primarily delicate contact surfaces, substantial touch-display screen show, enough driver facts screen and optional
Head-Up display screen. I favored the HUD for each digital velocity info and navigation.


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Protection, although not my principal motivation as I have no kids, is essential. Consequently, adaptive radar-centered cruise handle, lane trying to keep guide and other know-how is desirable. What I have
found most significant, other than some type of cruise command, are rear cross website traffic observe and automated substantial beams for nighttime driving. Be aware that Camry again is a IIHS Top Basic safety Decide+ with its
pre-collision and pedestrian detection system that peers into intersections. Its lane keeping (a lot more later on) assists in retaining your auto among the traces and can nudge you again, should you stray.
For these with a number of passengers, your Camry will attempt to notify you of rear seat travellers.


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It’s likely you’ve knowledgeable radar cruise management slowing you to avoid a collision. I’ve attempted the “stupid, inattentive driver” drill on shut courses—it
works—yet I can never ever convey myself to examination in community. I did established the many programs to alert me about lane tour in the HUD and, whilst not actively partaking the digital electrical power steering
and steering me back onto training course, did prompt me to attend to driving. Why not allow the technique press me all around? For now, Toyota’s system is extremely lively, like a new driver constantly shifting the
wheel to retain completely centered. Which can be bothersome. That reported, in truly blinding temperature that and every single other safety technique was established to most to continue to keep me and these nearby unscathed and absolutely free from
harm.


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The remaining important factor is the home a Camry delivers to its travellers, just one of the primary factors people today keep on to make Camry the finest-offering passenger vehicle in North America. It feels comprehensive-sized,
is a incredibly handsome car that provides a total established of security and ease and comfort attributes and delivers homeowners and passengers to their place reliably and easily.

The Good:

    • Effective, potent, affordable hybrid powertrain.
    • Timeless styling and congenial, nicely-appointed at ease inside.
    • Name for longevity and high resale value.

Demands Improvement:

    • As several, the lane-keeping technique lacks refinement and can be fooled when lane markings deviate from programmed expectations.

Cool Hacks:

    • Automobile Glide Management simulates shifting into neutral for much more economical coasting, consequently increasing gas financial system. Oh, you get an operation observe in the instrument panel.

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