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STYLING | 7 out of 10
Its looks are still fresh
Rivals King Tut's tomb for quietude
Virtually indistinguishable from most other Camrys
A pleasing if slightly dull vehicle
Car and Driver
Calming gray leather, chrome accents and cool blue dials
The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid goes unchanged from the 2008 edition. In appearance, it is nearly identical to the nonhybrid version.
"Because it looks so much like a regular Camry, the hybrid Camry doesn't make nearly as much of a green statement as the Prius," comments Car and Driver. Edmunds calls the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid a "very impressive and complete sedan that now has the added benefit of an attractive price." Car and Driver simply summarizes it as "a pleasing if slightly dull vehicle."
Like every other 2009 Camry variant, the Camry Hybrid has a longer wheelbase and a blunter nose than in the previous generation, which Cars.com describes as "more sculpted, angular forms." Sixteen-inch aluminum wheels are standard equipment, but Cars.com points out that options include "17-inch aluminum wheels, an exclusive black honeycomb grille, ground effects and tinted headlight lenses." Motor Trend says of the Camry Hybrid, "its looks are still fresh."
Inside the 2009 Camry Hybrid, Edmunds describes "a very family-friendly environment" that "looks snazzier than in years past" and "rivals King Tut's tomb for quietude." Mother Proof praises its "calming gray leather, chrome accents and cool blue dials."
The styling of the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid is pleasing, if not particularly daring, and likely to appeal to many different types of buyers. However, folks who want a car that is instantly recognizable as a hybrid might be disappointed.