The luxurious, diesel-powered Mercedes E320 Bluetec seems like an unlikely competitor, but it also attracts buyers who want to decrease their petroleum use, and it gets 32 mpg on the highway.
To its credit, the E320 Bluetec rides, handles, and accelerates just about as well as the gasoline E350, but it's more than twice the price of the Camry Hybrid.
Or if you'd like a full-hybrid powertrain in a compact SUV, there's the Ford Escape Hybrid, which is rated at 34 mpg city, 30 mpg highway.
Finally, if you don't need all the space of the Camry and don't mind a hatchback, you might as well go for the much more fuel-efficient Prius, which gets 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway.
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|2008 Toyota Camry HybridBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota PriusBrowse Used Listings|
|33 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||48 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Electric I4||Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas/Electric I4|
|Midsize||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||Mid-Size||Midsize||Mid-size|
|4-Door Sedan (SE)||FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS||4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5||5-Door HB Base (SE)|
|Front wheel drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||5 Door Liftback|
|Continuously Variable||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||CVT|
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|2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. 2008 Ford Escape||2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class||2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. 2008 Nissan Altima||2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. 2008 Toyota Prius|