Shopping for a new Toyota Camry Hybrid?
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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
Good-to-great levels of comfort/convenience
Super roomy and easy to climb into
Cloth seats are standard, but leather is optional
Eerily quiet cabin at traffic lights
Toyota has built more hybrids than any other carmaker, and it shows. The 2010 Toyota Camry's powertrain is so smooth and unobtrusive that with the sound system working, it's almost impossible to tell when the gasoline engine switches on and off; passenger have to look at the instrument panel display to tell for sure. Like the rest of the Camry line, the Hybrid's ride is soft and well damped. The interior is spacious, with plenty of room for five adults and plenty of legroom in the rear. The handling is good, but the Hybrid weighs more than the standard car, so it's not quite as nimble.
The 2010 Camry model line continues its reputation as a well-built and spacious sedan. Edmunds calls the 2010 Camry Hybrid "a hybrid that demands no sacrifices" and specifically praises the "top-notch interior, lots of amenities, and plenty of room for five."
Cars.com agrees that the Camry Hybrid can easily seat five occupants. And Mother Proof chimes in too, reporting, "The backseat is super roomy and easy to climb into," and noting also that rear-seat air-conditioning vents "keep things cool and comfy, even in August." Edmunds summarizes the interior by saying, "what it lacks in polish...the Camry Hybrid makes up for with space, quiet and comfort."
TheCarConnection.com notes that trunk space has been reduced by roughly one-third to accommodate the hybrid's battery pack. The 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid offers 10.6 cubic feet of trunk space, against the 15.4 cubic feet found in other Camry models. Edmunds notes, "Oodles of cubbies and compartments make it a very family-friendly environment," and Cars.com points out that despite the presence of a battery pack, the "backseat does fold forward" to allow trunk access from inside the vehicle.
The 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid sacrifices cargo capacity compared to other 2010 Camry models, but it remains both comfortable and spacious enough for a family.