By far the leading seller of Toyota Camry, with an overwhelming number of sales, 2008 Camry Hybrid received lots of positive reviews from both the auto press and buyers; it was considered reliable, safe, attractive and due to its low fuel consumption and relatively affordable price has been classified by some as the perfect family sedan.
This hybrid provides a pretty good overall performance due to its dual-natured drive-train compound of a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder version of the Camry gasoline engine, capable of providing 147 horsepower and an electric 105 kW motor plus the 244-V battery which provides a power boost of additional 45 horsepower, the combination makes Camry Hybrid, with its 192 hp stronger than standard Camry (158 hp) and be the 2nd faster after Toyota Prius as it can sprint from standstill to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds making the hybrid behave just as performing like a typical gasoline-engine vehicle and at the same time provides a hybrid fuel-efficiency. Like most hybrids Toyota Camry is equipped with CVT (that stands for continuously variable transmission) which enables different engine and wheel-speed ratios and provides smooth acceleration.
A typical family sedan, the 2008 Camry Hybrid, offers reliable and confident road performance and can be handled like the regular Camry, the steering “over-assisted” as it has been called, had had its share of critic reviews but there aren’t any complaints about the braking system.
As for the exterior, Toyota places the hybrid technology under the standard Camry appearance; well balanced bourgeois looks, the vehicle doesn’t stand out in the crowd, and was not designed to make a powerful statement about the ecological consciousness of the driver, a subtle “hybrid” badge on its side is the only hint about the car’s high-tech and high-quality pedigree.
Equipped with an impressive list of safety features, Camry Hybrid was designed with driver and passenger’s safety in mind, moreover has done very well in the governmental crash tests that labeled it as an extremely safe car.
According to VDS (Vehicle Dependability Study) and IQS (Initial Quality Study) and to Toyota’s high-performance well acknowledged tradition the 2008 Camry Hybrid was placed among the most reliable cars in its class.
The pleasing Toyota Camry exterior, which hides the low-profile eco-technology, along with the comfortable interior and high-performance engine makes this hybrid a perfect affordable midsize family car which can be bought for $25.200.
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Toyota Camry Hybrid Technical Data Specifications
|Hybrid System Net Power:||187 hp (140 kW)|
|Engine:||2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT-i-4-cylinder Hybrid 147 hp @ 6000 rpm/138 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm|
|Ignition:||Electronic, with Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI)|
|Electric Motor Power Output:||199 lb.-ft @ 0-1500 rpm|
|Motor Type:||Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor Voltage: 650V maximum|
|Traction Battery Power Output:||40 hp (30 kW)|
|Battery Type:||Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) Voltage: 244.8V|