2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD 

  • $26k
  • 2.5L Hybrid
  • 43 city 39 hwy
8.8 Out of 10
$26,140
 
While its styling has improved, the 2013 Toyota Camry still looks the wallflower when placed beside the new Fusion, Optima or Mazda6.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)
Thanks to some very significant weight savings, the base four-cylinder Camry performs better than ever, while the V-6 fills a niche for those wanting a particularly strong, refined (yet still budget-priced) sedan.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Toyota Camry Hybrid

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

Camry Hybrid LE
9.3
Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

Camry Hybrid LE
8.5
Fuelly MPG and EPA highway mileage

Air quality

Help the world breathe easier with higher scores.

Camry Hybrid LE
9.9
NMOG/mile, carbon monoxide/mile, nitrogen oxide/mile and EPA Smog Score

Climate friendly

Higher scores leave less of an impact on global warming.

Camry Hybrid LE
7.5
combined CO2/mile and EPA greenhouse gas score

8.8

RideNerd Score

Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

Camry Hybrid LE
8.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Toyota Camry Hybrid

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score The EPA ranks cars based on their climate change impact; 10 is best.

Camry Hybrid LE
10
BMW M3
3

EPA Smog Score The EPA ranks cars based on their air quality impact; 10 is best.

Camry Hybrid LE
9
BMW M3
5

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Camry Hybrid LE
$6,552
BMW M3
$15,384

Average MPG of Fuelly Users Owners report actual MPG based on their experience.

Camry Hybrid LE
40 MPG
BMW M3
18 MPG
Camry SE
25 MPG

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Camry Hybrid LE
$1,324
BMW M3
$3,364
Camry SE
$2,216

Reviews Word on the street for the Toyota Camry Hybrid


7.6
Like most new models, the Camry gets a multi-layered dash appearance; Toyota says that the layered, stitched-leather look of the instrument panel was modeled after saddles, media players like the iPod played a role in the layout and tactile logic of the center gauge cluster as well as the audio and climate controls.

8.6

7.5
Improvements to the Camry Hybrid include lighter, more compact and better-managed electrical components – including a newly redesigned battery pack and a CVT (continuously variable transmission) automatic with new ECO and EV modes.

Overall

7.9 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

It's clear this is no premium powertrain, but it provides plenty of power for most needs.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
With major mass reduction, handling dynamics on par with its conventional kin, and a redone Hybrid Synergy Drive system that finally has the engine/motor/transmission triumvirate speaking far more directly to each other, the most fuel-efficient Camry variant has far greater consumer appeal regardless of the price of gasoline.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)
The 2013 Toyota Camry is surprisingly quiet and well isolated from road and engine noise, thanks in part to added sound insulation and more layers of metal at the firewall.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)

Engine

Last year brought a number of changes to the other four-cylinder and V-6 models (lighter weight, earlier torque-converter lockup) aimed at mileage improvements, and ratings went up to 25/35 mpg for four-cylinder models and 21/30 mpg for the V-6.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
6 versions of the 2013 Camry are no standout, while four-cylinder models are quite fuel-efficient—and the 43-mpg Camry Hybrid might as well be an honorary Prius.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
Hybrid shoppers have a choice of two 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE models, which include dual-zone climate control, a Smart Key system, and Optitron meters, while the new Hybrid XLE comes with all the goodies that the V-6 XLE includes.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)

Body style

The 2013 Toyota Camry provides performance that's, for the most part, in line with its conservative look; it doesn't make any visual claims to be a sport sedan, and it isn't one.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
Last year's drivetrain revamps yielded impressive gains in both performance and fuel economy that carry over for all 2013 Toyota Camry sedans.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)
The 2013 Toyota Camry sedan's extras roster is confined to color choices on the L trim and a power driver's seat and moonroof on the LE.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)

Styling

A ubiquitous shape and conservative styling make the Camry no standout, but up close it's crisper, neater, and a little more upscale.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
If you like the idea of Toyota quality and resale value, but years of Camry mass-appeal styling has made you look elsewhere, the 2013 Toyota Camry will bring a smile to your face.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)
Unique front/rear/side-sill styling adds more cosmetic swagger to the Camry SE while blue-trimmed "Hybrid" and "HSD" (Hybrid Synergy Drive) badges visually define the most fuel-efficient 2013 Camry.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)

Kind

The top-line Camry XLE sedan features dual power seats, dual-zone climate control, a power moonroof and premium fabric or leather (V6-only) upholstery.
by KBB (Dec, 2012)
It's also easy to dress up the Camry with more personality than you might be familiar with-by way of a V-6 engine, a sport suspension, and premium features-so it's not quite so relentlessly straight-laced.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
Opt for the 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and you get a completely different, luxury-car personality, with lots of refined punch no matter what the speed.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Toyota
Body style Sedan
Model year 2013
City range 731 miles
Highway range 663 miles
MSRP $26k
Annual cost $6,552

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 3.5 m³
CO2 per car made 0.46 metric ton

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.5L
Air compressor None
Fuel Hybrid
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.65 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.06 in Disc
Front wheel width 205 mm
Front wheel diameter 16 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 65

safety features

Active head restraints No
Airbags
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Rear side
  4. Driver
  5. Passenger
  6. Side
  7. Rear side w/head
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 71.7 in
Front track width 62.4 in
Height 57.9 in
Ground clearance 6.1 in
Length 189.2 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Curb weight 3,435 lb
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 54 ft³
Rear seat room 49 ft³

emissions

EPA smog score 9
EPA GHG score 10
Carbon monoxide/mile 0.1 g
Combined CO2/mile 215 g
Methane/mile 0 g
NMOG/mile 0.01 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.01 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 130 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 2
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas Yes
Lifetime CO2 emissions 32 tons

power & handling

Max torque 156 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max HP 156 HP @ 5,700 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 22.02 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.7 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio N/A
Entertainment system N/A

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C Standard
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard
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