Latest Toyota Camry Hybrid Tops 50 MPG

By Matthew Keegan

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid by the numbers.

Victory! The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is once again the most efficient midsize sedan.

Toyota has long held a big edge in the hybrid market, easily selling more vehicles than all of its competitors combined. The Prius, of course, is the best-known Toyota hybrid, but there are other hybrid models available based on the Camry, Avalon, RAV4, and Highlander themes.

The Prius is Toyota’s most efficient hybrid, with one variant earning an EPA mileage rating of 58/53/56 — city/highway/combined. No other Toyota model has come close, but that’s about to change. Indeed, the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is super efficient, earning significantly improved mileage ratings certainly worth noting.

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

To that end, we’ll take a look at some of the important “numbers” about the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid:

51/53/52 — The 2018 Camry Hybrid comes in three grades: LE, SE, and XLE. The Hybrid SE is the most efficient of the three, earning an EPA mileage rating of 51 mpg in the city, 53 mpg on the highway and 52 mpg combined. That’s much higher than the 2017 LE’s 42/38/40 rating, with the current gains achieved through a more efficient powertrain and lithium-ion battery pack along with LE-specific changes yielding lighter equipment and narrower tires. After temporarily falling behind the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, the 2018 Camry Hybrid is now back on top.

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

44/47/46 — Of course, if you want to equip your Camry Hybrid with more things, then the SE and XLE grades are where to look. Here, you can expect 44 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway for a combined 46 mpg. The new numbers offer a noticeable improvement over the 2017 version and its 40/37/38 rating.

689 — The 2018 Camry Hybrid has a 13-gallon fuel tank (that’s down from 17 gallons previously, supplying a lighter load for improved efficiencies). Take the 53 mpg highway rating of the LE and your maximum driving range is 689 miles (up from 646)! Pluck the 47 mpg highway rating from the other models and your range is still a robust 611 miles (47 x 13). Certainly, these numbers are typically reached under optimum conditions. For example, with one person in the vehicle, cruise control active and set to about 60 mph, warm temperatures on hand and adequately inflated tires.

Beyond model efficiency, there are certain dimensional and performance numbers to consider:

111.2 and 192.7 — These two numbers represent the Camry Hybrid’s wheelbase and overall length. Astute Toyota followers will note that the all-new Camry/Camry Hybrid is the largest one yet, measuring 1.9 inches longer between the wheels and 1.8 inches longer overall. The cabin size is roughly the same, but trunk space has improved from 13.1 cubic feet to 15.1 cubic feet.

208 — Toyota has proven that hybrids can be both efficient and potent. Net system horsepower for the 2018 Camry Hybrid is now 208, up from Go to the full article.

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