For the first time, the Camry Hybrid faces serious competition.
It comes from the Ford Fusion Hybrid, new in 2010, which achieves higher mileage ratings and offers all-electric running up to 47 mph, not to mention tighter handling.
The Fusion Hybrid receives rave reviews, and sells well enough to make it a neck-and-neck battle.
The Altima Hybrid, available only in certain states, is also a full hybrid; its mileage and performance are similar to the Camry Hybrid, but its better handling is offset by a little less interior space.
Buyers who do lots of high-speed mileage may want to consider the clean-diesel Mercedes-Benz E320 BlueTEC, which delivers 32 mpg highway-albeit at a much higher price.
Finally, the Toyota Prius was completely redesigned for 2010 as well, with a nicer interior and more optional features.
If you're OK with a hatchback and the Prius appearance, it's worth considering for its combined EPA rating of 50 mpg.
|2010 Toyota Camry HybridBrowse Used Listings||2011 Ford Fusion HybridBrowse Used Listings||2011 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings||2011 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota PriusBrowse Used Listings|
|33 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||51 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Electric I4||N/A||Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas/Electric I4|
|4-Door Sedan (Natl)||N/A||2-Door Coupe E350 RWD||4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5||5-Door HB I (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||N/A||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||N/A||2 Door Coupe||4 Door Sedan||5 Door Liftback|
|Continuously Variable||N/A||Automatic w/OD||Continuously Variable||CVT|