For the 2012 Camry Hybrid Sedan's interior Toyota have remained with their winning policy of providing a high level of finish with their standard model the LE, coming with keyless access, push-button start, a tilting and telescoping steering-wheel, power windows, power locks, power controlled outside mirrors, 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers and P205/65R16 tires, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 160-watt stereo with six speakers , auxiliary jack for MP3 devices and Toyota's all-important multi-information display screen.
Those who are looking for a little more in the way of interior comforts can lay out around fifteen hundred dollars more for the XLE Version that comes with all of the above goodies as well as a power adjustable driver's seat, touch-screen stereo display and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels with P215/55R17 tires.
Standard safety features abound for the Toyota Camry and the Hybrid Sedan is no exception, taking in front-impact airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags for front passengers, a driver's knee airbag as well as side-curtain head-protection airbags for both front and rear passengers. Add to the package active front seat headrests, vehicle stability control (VSC), anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist and you can set of on any journey knowing that Toyota has done everything in their power to make it as safe as can be.
It is almost impossible to carry out any kind of review on the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan without waxing lyrical on the remarkable fuel economy savings that the company has achieved in relation to the previous model of Camry Hybrid. At an average of 33 miles per gallon these figures were becoming old hat and put in the shade by the bulk of their rivals in the category. However with figures of 41 miles per gallon average, breaking down to 39 miles per gallon in the city and 43 miles per gallon on the open road, confirmed by EPA for the 2012 Toyota Hybrid Saloon then it's time for people who want their car to run well and provide outstanding fuel economy to realize that Toyota are calling out to them to take a very close look at the Camry. Closer inspection will soon cause those who understand that these exceptional figures can even be improved on.
With fuel economy having to become an increasing issue with a very large percentage of new car buyers in 2012, it would be a very blinkered individual who wouldn't place the Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan very close to the top of their list. Admittedly there are a number of minor problems with the Series Five Camry relating mostly to interior and exterior issues, while mechanically, trade reviews only have good things to say about the vehicle. Many potential buyers may be put off by the very thought of switching from a conventional totally 100% fuel powered Camry to a Hybrid fearing that the transition might be too challenging for them. However they are missing out on so much, and especially that tremendous fuel economy, and if and when they discover how simple is to catch on to driving a Hybrid they will soon forget about driving anything else.
The first thing that might be difficult to get used to is how silent the car is. There are even reviews of "newbies "pressing several times on the push-button starter because they had no idea that the car had even started. A rapid scan of the instrument panel for the "Ready" light will tell you that the care is ready to hit the road. After that, it's sit back and relax and enjoy the smooth and silent ride that the Toyota Camry Hybrid will provide.