- Brand-new exterior styling and upgraded cabin materials for 2015
- Hybrid drivetrain with an electric motor and CVT
- Estimated 41 mpg in combined city/highway driving
The 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid gets the same significant updates the gas version received for the new model year, including new exterior sheet metal, interior upgrades, and new safety technology as well.
Hybrid models of the Camry get a brand new body for the new model year; all of the body panels have been replaced with the exception of the roof and the new look makes the Camry Hybrid more aggressive. The front has been completely redone, with a new, prominent front grille that flares out as it gets lower. The grille is black in all applications, but gets a mesh treatment on SE models. Headlight and taillight fixtures have both been redone as well, with all three of the Camry Hybrid’s trim levels now featuring projector headlamps, and the XLE getting LED daytime running lights as well.
The Camry Hybrid’s powertrain carries on unchanged from the previous model. It features the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine found in the gas-only Camry, paired with an electric motor that is powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery pack located behind the rear seats. Total power output is 200-hp and the Camry Hybrid gets a CVT instead of a six-speed automatic. Fuel economy figures check in at 43/39 mpg city/highway on LE models, while the SE and XLE get 40/38 mpg. An Eco driving mode is also available which puts an emphasis on efficient driving by softening accelerator inputs and lowering the air conditioning system’s output.
The interior also sees big updates for 2015 as well, getting a redesigned center console and improved materials all around, including new upholstery for the seating. Standard features include a 60/40-split folding rear seat, power front seats, air conditioning, and Toyota’s Entune audio system that features a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, USB port, and Bluetooth connectivity. Higher trim levels add leather upholstery, automatic climate control, navigation, and new for 2015, a Qi wireless charging pad that is compatible with any Qi equipped devices and makes messy wires in the center console a thing of the past.
The 2015 Camry Hybrid also takes a leap forward when it comes to safety technology, introducing adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision system that can automatically apply the brakes to avoid a front collision, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. A rearview camera is newly standard on all trim levels as well, along with ten airbags, electronic stability control, and antilock brakes.