2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Summary

2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Summary .Got in Apr before the gas REALLY started climbing - got a large discount off 09 Hybrid. The discounts are gone and the inventory is thin. Not sure the price the dealers are now charging makes sense over the 4 cyl. Beware of the prepaid 4 year 55K maintenance plan - car only requires oil changes, tire rotation and a couple of cabin filter replacements up to 100K so the $$$ for the plan are a waste. Extended warranty makes sense due to all of the electronics. Have the Sirius satellite antenna painted to match car and then mount it on the trunk lid - looks great. The car has more room, power and is a better value when compared to the Prius. Looked at Accord - big issue - no trip/mileage computer - a deal killer in these days of high fuel cost. Malibu - no bluetooth - another deal killer with California hands free law. Kept my Jeep SUV and Dodge pickup both with Hemi and MDS - due to the utility and low trade in values. They average around 21 MPG on the highway thanks to MDS. 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Summary
The 2009 Camry Hybrid is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in one trim only, the 4-Door Sedan.
Upon introduction, The Camry Hybrid is comfortable, too, with an easy driving style and plenty of people and cargo room. It's especially quiet inside, to boot.
And making this family car even more perfect is the fact the Camry Hybrid is more than 70 percent cleaner in terms of smog-forming emissions than an average new car. In fact, it's the only Camry rated as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions (AT-PZEV) vehicle in emissions-conscious California.

the Camry Hybrid is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4 , 192-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 33-mpg in the city and 34-mpg on the highway. A variable speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.
The Camry Hybrid is the gasoline-electric hybrid version of Toyota’s midsize sedan. Using the Hybrid Synergy Drive, the engine is powered by gasoline, electricity, or both, as needed. In the 2007 model year, Toyota set out to redefine the Camry, trading in the conservative image for a more modern and stylish look while offering a higher level of performance and driving dynamics. The Camry has been the best-selling car in America for the past five years and nine of the past ten years. The Camry was first introduced in 1983 and the first U.S.-built Camry was produced in 1988.
Pros: 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Summary
Fuel economy of a smaller car—honest
Impressively quiet ride
Top-notch fit and finish
Better that expected GAS Mileage -- averaging around 38-39 MPG (mostly highway commuting around the DC Area Comfort Features -- When compared to the PRIUS or CIVIC, the CAMRY provides more luxury items. Ride -- my parents compared the feel of the CAMRY to that of their E-CLASS MERCEDES With Special Clean Air Tags from Virginia I can use HOV lanes with only myself in the car. Salesman -- James Frisby at Leesburg, VA Toyota (he made the sale for me)
Cons:
Price premium for a midsize sedan
Smaller trunk than a regular Camry
Not the fuel-thriftiest midsize car/ the outside mirrors be revisited/redesigned to cover more (particularly lower) viewing area for backing up; 2/ Toyota design/install satellite radio antennas that do not detract/distract, like the dealer installed XM and Sirius antennas do, from the vehicles clean lines and beautiful appearance. Both the XM and Sirius satellite-radio antennas that Toyota dealers currently have available to them (whether installed inside or outside the vehicle) look like afterthoughts; 3/ Front bucket seats could be a bit longer (they're wide enough) to better-accomodate longer legs.

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