Toyota Camry Hybrid keeps its greenness to itself

CNET Car Tech reviews the Toyota Camry Hybrid.


If you believe virtue is its own reward, the Camry Hybrid may be the car for you. Rather than being an ostentatious hybrid icon like the Prius, the Camry Hybrid masquerades as a standard Camry sedan, beyond a few subtle badges. But in traffic it does the hybrid dance, shutting off its gas engine when it isn't needed and seamlessly transitioning between gas and electric power. Its big disadvantage is older cabin tech, which lacks modern conveniences such as iPod integration and traffic reporting in the navigation system.

Read our review of the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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