Toyota Camry Hybrid Used Cars for Sale – The combination of technology and sharp pricing makes it cross the line, but what if the budget won’t reach the new version? Well, there is still hope, since the Toyota Camry has been available in Australia with a gasoline-electric hybrid driveline since 2010, so there is a lot of use.
For our money, we will concentrate on models from 2012 to 2017. 2012 upgrades bring better cars as well as larger gasoline engines for a lot of performance. And in 2015, the Driveline hybrid is already available throughout the Camry range, so there are other stories that make the price of the second version drop further.
So, for example 2012 to 2015, you see two level trim, H and HL are equipped better.
Either Way, the purchase proposition is that hybrid driveline, so what exactly is it? Starting with a 2.5 litre four-cylinder gasoline engine is good for the 135kW power. There is nothing extraordinary about the machine itself, besides saying that it will, like most Toyota engines, run forever without big hassles.
A little tricky of any hybrid, of course, is the electric aid motor that can join in the fun when the driver calls the maximum acceleration to increase output to 155kW.
It was actually more than a non-hybrid Camry, but there was a severe penalty of nearly 200kg to pay for the electric motor and its battery, so its performance was similar, and still more than enough.
The primary re-education process that needs to be done for the driver is the CVT transmission that can feel very unfamiliar at the first meeting. Honestly it feels as if the transmission slipped when you are accelerating hard, but this is just the way the unit works.
In a normal run, you might not even see CVT at all, but get out on the freeway and start using throttle to overtake and it will make its presence feel with a feeling unlike a manual car with A slip coupling.
As far as fuel economy goes, Camry’s hybrids gain the greatest advantage of its colleagues who use only gasoline in cutting and driving urban traffic.
As the highway where the hybrid gasoline motor will run is quite a lot, there will not be much in it. But in a stop-start scenario, the energy recovery capability and the hybrid power aid motor will actually start to pay dividends.
In fact, the urban and country differences that use hybrid will be minimal, and we’ve seen the urban consumption figures for these cars in a very phenomenal six-sixth sedan for a full-size five-seater saloon.
Apart from the extra mechanical complexity of the hybrid driveline, Camry, however, is Toyota and it is a good sign for its long-term prospects.
The CVT transmission seems to be quite trouble-free (unlike similar transmissions in other brands) and Camrys ‘ way is driven masks the biggest drive problem; That the transmission of ‘ flare ‘ under hard acceleration.
Toyota’s large-capacity four-cylinder engine is under pressure and has proven itself over time to be able to travel without hassles.
That really just leaves the electric motors and battery packs that make up the hybrid part of things as a wild-card. In fact, electric motors have roughly one moving part and are based on well-understood principles.
And the prospect of failing battery packs just a few years into the car life doesn’t seem to be a trend as a reality. We do not see the young dying battery pack at all and they are still hitting the meter (as a result of crashes) faster than they wear in the service, which means there is a decent supply of that used if it comes to crisis.
You may also find that Camry hybrid, thanks to its ability to regenerate power from braking, is even easier on the brake pads than the standard Camry.
The only withdrawal that appeared for these cars was a batch of cars built between October 2011 and July 2012 (regardless of when they were sold). It is to examine a damaged fuel line that may be damaged during manufacturing and potentially cause a fuel leak.
But more than that, the Camry Hybrid has a very clean health bill… Exactly as you would expect.
There was a fuss in the market when Camry first arrived at 2010 due to the accident-safety rating of the vehicle from four stars when the main competitor scored five. According to Toyota at the time, Camry lost points for not having a soft steering column and a lack of a seat belt reminder alarm for the front seat. You can take your own decision about it, but that’s why we always try to model 2012 or newer when the car finally reaches the five stars safety.
But it does take us to another thing to watch out for, and it is a Camry Hybrid that has spent the first part of his life with a fleet. The government is very interested in this car, so you want to know its history and whether the car is driven by executives or billiard cars for everyone from office interns to the CEO.
Service notes should also reveal some important information, so make sure the car you see has a full maintenance history.