Why is Toyota about to become the worlds number-one automaker? Look no further than the 2007 Camry Hybrid.
Its an incredible combination of fuel economy, roominess, and fit and finish. About all thats missing is a sense of the automotive character found in competitors or in the sibling Prius Hybrid.
But enough people seem not to mind that the Camry has been the best-selling car in America for most of the past decade.
The hybrid premium runs about $2,400 more than a similar gas-engine-only Camry. You get a four-cylinder gas engine, electric motors/generators at the two front wheels, a continuously variable transmission, and a big nickel-metal hydride battery pack that takes up a quarter of the trunk.