Test drivers say the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid has a spacious cabin, a refined powertrain and drives much like a gas-only car, which is high praise for a hybrid.
Reviewers are impressed by the amount of power generated by the Toyota Camry Hybrid's four-cylinder engine and electric motor, saying it's surprisingly peppy for a hybrid sedan. They also say the continuously variable transmission is refined, and that transitions between electric and gas power are imperceptible. According to the EPA, the Camry Hybrid gets up to 43/39 mpg city/highway, which is excellent for a midsize car, but not as good as what hybrids like the Toyota Prius get. Steering is responsive and the ride is comfortable, quiet and controlled, reviewers say. Most test drivers say the regenerative brakes have a nice pedal feel, which is a rare compliment for a hybrid. The Camry Hybrid comes standard with 10 air bags, including driver and front passenger knee air bags, which is notable for the class.
Reviewers say the 2014 Camry Hybrid's cabin is well-constructed, modern and quiet. Test drivers find that all seats are supportive, especially in the back, where seats are long-haul comfortable and there's ample head- and legroom. While reviewers wish the trunk pass-through was larger, the Camry Hybrid offers a decent amount of cargo space for the class. Standard features include a six-speaker audio system with a touch-screen display, a USB port, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and dual-zone automatic climate control. A premium navigation package includes a 7-inch touch screen, a 10-speaker JBL sound system, satellite radio, smartphone-enabled traffic and weather updates and voice-activated phone and navigation systems. Additional options include a moonroof, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and an alarm system. Test drivers note that while the Camry Hybrid's audio and climate controls are simple, rival stereo systems can be easier to use.