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2013 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid

2013 Toyota Camry Review

(0 Stars)  Still the one to beat.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The Camry carries over unchanged for 2013 after receiving a full redesign last year.
Overview
Toyota’s perennial best seller now faces stiff competition from every corner, but thanks to a redesign last year, it’s more than ready for the fight. The Camry’s interior is vastly improved, with stitched leather and chrome accents replacing hard beige plastic. The new exterior design still plays to conservative tastes but is no longer bland. Unlike some of its newest competitors, the Camry still offers a V-6. The familiar 3.5-liter engine, despite mild fuel-economy gains, gives up 4 mpg on the highway to the Hyundai Sonata’s more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The six is worth considering, though, as it’s perhaps the smoothest engine in the segment. The four-cylinder and hybrid powertrains post gains as well, with the Hybrid achieving 41 mpg combined. We’re most surprised—and pleasantly so—by how the new Camry drives, particularly the Hybrid. The soupy handling, artificial steering, bouncy ride, grabby brakes, and clumsy throttle response we complained about have vanished without a trace. The electric power steering (now fitted to all Camrys) is precise and almost natural, the brake pedal feels as good as any hybrid’s, and the suspension tuning is nothing short of a revelation. The top-level V-6 SE, for its part, serves up surprisingly balanced handling, thanks to its firmer suspension and heavier steering.

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2013 Camry XLE Hybrid Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Electric / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 40 MPG city, 38 MPG highway, 40 MPG combined and 688 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
17.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 200 hp
Secondary power: 156 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 156 lb ft @ 4,500 rpm

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'13 Toyota XLE Hybrid Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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