IMPRESSIONS: 2012 Toyota Camry LE Hybrid
Just like the SE that I had driven an hour earlier, nobody really took notice of how it looked, but as a Point A to Point B car, it fared fairly well.
I found the hybrid roomy, comfortable and easy to handle. I looked under the hood and liked what I saw. Everything was well organized, as were all of the ECO gauges.
Toyota officials said today that the Camry will continue to earn its position as America's best-selling car. If you're thinking of buying a Camry Hybrid, get the V6 so you don't feel underpowered. Like the other Camrys I drove today, this one lacked oomph. The V6 is your best bet to get that push the car needs. Toyota predicts only 11% of buyers will get the V6, but if that is true, it does a disservice to the buyer.
The best reason to get this version of the seventh-generation Camry is its mpgs: 43. Wow.
The LE Hybrid is $25,900. The XLE is $27,400. That's a lot of money for a car, but of the Toyota Camrys available for 2012, these hybrids are probably the best values for the dollar.
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