Camry Hybrid
Neil Cumins
Automotive Editor - October 30, 2018

2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid OVERVIEW

As the sister model to the next-generation Lexus ES, the 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a sleek sedan combining gas and electric power. It majors on tech, with Apple CarPlay and Amazon compatibility, while the starting price checks in below $30,000.

What's New for 2019

Following a comprehensive redesign earlier this year, the 2019 mode is mechanically unchanged. Apple CarPlay is standard for the first time, while the third-generation of Toyota’s Entune multimedia system is also Amazon Alexa compatible.

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Choosing Your Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Camry Hybrid continues to stand apart from the rest of Toyota’s flagship sedan range. Every model is powered by a 2.5-liter gas engine augmented by an electric motor for a combined system output of 208 horsepower. Power is fed to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission with sequential manual override – a different system to the eight-speed automatic gearbox fitted to conventionally-powered Camry models.

Unusually, Toyota quotes different fuel economy levels for the base LE model compared to the SE and XLE. The base Camry Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated 51 miles per gallon city, 53 mpg highway, and 52 combined, compared to 44/47/46 mpg (city/highway/combined) for the upper trims. This may be partially explained by the inclusion of a superior nickel-metal hydride battery in SE and XLE models, whose curb weights are also higher thanks to extra equipment.


It may have less equipment than its pricier siblings, but the Camry Hybrid LE hardly lacks for standard features. For $29,070 (all prices include the $920 destination fee), the LE offers automatic LED lights, dual-zone climate control, and keyless entry. Safety is taken care of with 10 airbags, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. It’ll even deactivate the battery in the event of a crash. Toyota’s Entune 3.0 audio system includes a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay as standard.

The main option LE buyers can consider is a $2,690 package which bundles blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a moonroof, an upgraded audio system, wireless smartphone charging, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and HomeLink.


The Camry Hybrid SE retails for $30,770. It’s distinguished externally by a black front grille with a mesh insert, color-keyed side panels, and a rear spoiler. The 16-inch steel wheels on LE models give way to black-finished 18-inch wheels, while the SE’s exhaust gains dual chrome tips. There’s embossed mesh trim in the cabin, and the front seats are heated. The same $2,690 package is again available.


The flagship XLE trim starts at $33,645 and is marked out by LED headlights and taillights, a metallic front grille, a chrome exhaust tip, and silver-finish alloy wheels. Rear passengers will be grateful for the dedicated rear heater vents – part of the XLE’s dual-zone climate control. Safety is improved with blind-spot warning indicators on the outside mirrors, while other standard features include a 10-inch color head-up display, wireless device charging, heated front seats, and ambient cabin lighting.

The Navigation Package with options that costs $2,605 bundles a moonroof, navigation, and an upgraded audio system. The Navigation Package with options that costs $4,570 also includes adaptive headlights, a surround-view camera system, intelligent clearance sonar, and rear cross-traffic automatic emergency braking.

CarsDirect Tip

With a head-up display and wireless charging as standard, the 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE will appeal to technology lovers. The small price premium over SE trim seems worth it, especially since certain driver assistance options are only available on the range-topping model.

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