Available as a four door Sedan, the 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid features a 147 horsepower 2.4-liter gas/electric inline 4-cylinder hybrid engine with a 1-speed continuously variable transmission, FWD and excellent EPA estimates in the 40 City/38 Highway range. In addition to offering seating capacity for up to five, the Camry Hybrid comes nicely equipped with front/side-body/side-head airbags, ABS brakes, auto on/off headlights, child safety rear door locks, park assist and traction control, in addition to dual zone climate control, cruise control, keyless entry and navigation.Read more Read less
For all but the Hybrid, 2008 Toyota Camry prices are up $100 across the board, and the lineup and option offerings remain the same. The Hybrid's base price drops $1,000 to $25,200, due to loss of some standard content--steel wheels replace 2007's alloys, the steering wheel and shift knob lose their leather coating, the JBL audio system with six-disc changer is replaced by a single-CD setup, the auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass has been replaced by a manual model, and Bluetooth is off the list of standards. A new Upgrade Package is available for $1,150 and adds back this formerly standard equipment. The navigation system, which in 2007 was a stand-alone option, is now only available with the content of the Upgrade Package.
Value; available fuel economy and performance; roomy interior; luxury-car amenities; smooth, quiet ride.
The 2008 Toyota Camry continues to live up to its reputation as one of the most sensible buys among mid-size sedans, from the frugal-but-well-equipped four-cylinder CE model to the V6 XLE that flirts with having luxury-car appointments. For 2008, Toyota has removed some standard equipment and $1,000 from the base price of the Hybrid, making it easier to go easy on the biosphere.