2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid Overview
- Got a large update in 2015
- Hybrid drivetrain with an electric motor and CVT
- Estimated 41 mpg in combined city/highway driving
The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid carries over into the new model year, keeping the extensive styling changes and interior upgrades it received last year.
The Camry Hybrid essentially got brand new body work in last year’s refresh; all of the body panels were replaced with the exception of the roof, providing a more aggressive look for the midsize sedan. The front was completely redone, with a prominent front grille that flares out as it gets lower. All three of the Camry Hybrid’s trim levels now featuring projector headlamps, and the XLE getting LED daytime running lights as well.
Under the hood, the 2016 Camry Hybrid features the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine found in the gas-only Camry that is paired with an electric motor powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery pack located behind the rear seats. Total 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 (thanks to extra weight from added equipment). 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 center console was also redesigned last year and improved materials can be found all over, 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 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 Camry Hybrid also offers the latest in safety technology, with 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 optional. A rearview camera is newly standard on all trim levels as well, along with ten airbags, electronic stability control, and antilock brakes.