2010 Toyota Camry vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

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.

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Quick Specs
The 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid offers all the benefits of the well-known Camry sedan with Toyota's proven, reliable hybrid system to hit the market's sweet spot.
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
The 2011 Nissan Altima isn't quite as roomy as some mid-size rivals, but it's one of the sportiest-driving choices.
51 mpg city! The 2011 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage hybrid on the market, but that doesn't get in the way of practicality or comfort.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas V6Gas I4Gas/Electric I4
EPA Class   
Mid-SizeSubcompact CarsMidsizeMid-size
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (GS)2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.55-Door HB I (GS)
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan5 Door Liftback
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODContinuously VariableCVT
Detailed Spec Comparison
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