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Toyota Camry Hybrid Achieves 34 Miles Per Gallon

Posted on May 25, 2009
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2009-toyota-camryToyota Motor Sales, USA originally launched the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid with a base MSRP of $25,500. The car has been one of the top-selling hybrid vehicles for the automaker. The Camry can actually achieve 33-34 miles per gallon on average and is fully loaded with optional accessories.

For starters, the Camry Hybrid has a zero percent emissions rating. The price also includes Toyota’s green technology which delivers better fuel economy. The automaker equipped the hybrid with luxury features found in its top-line Camry XLE model.

The headlamps are multi-reflector halogen with auto on/off features. The Camry features an acoustic noise-reducing front windshield which is one of the newer technologies unveiled in this automobile. The glass is High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) which comes standard.
Engine and Fuel Economy

The Toyota Camry engine is a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT-i-4-cylinder. It can deliver 147 horsepower and has 138 lb.-ft. torque. The hybrid vehicle meets the Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV) classification.

Camry 4-cylinder models are also certified as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV). In short, this means that all emissions and related components are covered for 15 years or 150,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The battery is a Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) which converts chemical energy into electrical energy.

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is introduced in the Camry Hybrid. This is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. These factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input.

Toyota Camry Hybrid Fuel Efficient Practices

It is possible to achieve a higher MPG rating on the Camry Hybrid. This involves driving practices including slow acceleration and costing to stops instead of braking. It also depends on road conditions as these technics don’t always warrant.

Since the Camry includes several aerodynamic technologies, drivers should always close the windows when cruising on the highway.

SOURCE: NewsOXY

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