In my last test of a Camry hybrid I got over 62.1 mpg as the best. Well I didn’t get that this time but my best MPG was 60 in 2023.
The newest standout new design feature for the Toyota Camry hybrid 2023 was definitely the distinctive Nightshade or the 19-inch matte bronze aluminum alloy wheels. These rims give a look that really pops out. I Jew. against any of the three body colors offered.
Same Hybrid and Engine Specs for the Most Part
The 24-valve, DOHC 3.5-liter engine is equipped with the D-4S direct injection system. That’s along with a specially-developed VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) variable valve timing system for the intake. All with VVT-i on the exhaust. The VVT-iW system can switch the engine to the Atkinson cycle. That which reduces pumping losses. Combined with the delayed closing of the intake valves. In addition, output is outstanding. Combined with 301 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 267 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,700 rpm.
The Camry Hybrid powertrain is still the most efficient and powerful offered since the model debuted in 2007.
The Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) combines the output of the 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine and an electric motor (MG1), while using both that motor and a second motor (MG2) for hybrid battery charging. In the hybrid, the gas engine employs an even higher 14:1 compression ratio and Atkinson cycle and is tuned to produce 176 hp and 163 lb.-ft. of torque. Paired with the 118-hp electric motor, the total hybrid system net output is 208 hp.
Paddle Shifting with Lithium
Sequential Shiftmatic technology allows the driver to “shift” the electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT). It mimics a quick-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission via paddle shifters (on SE and XSE grades) or with the console-mounted shift lever.
The Lithium-ion (Li-ion) hybrid battery pack is installed beneath the rear seat and does not reduce passenger room or trunk capacity. The battery’s position also contributes to a lower center of gravity. Along with the traditional Camry Hybrid NORMAL, ECO and EV drive system modes. While I drove mostly in ECO, a SPORT mode allows for an increase in power. Directly the hybrid system for improved acceleration response relative to throttle pedal input.
The clever Auto Glide Control (AGC) feature helps to enhance fuel efficiency by calculating efficient coasting logic. AGC can be activated only when the vehicle is being operated in the ECO drive mode. When activated, AGC limits the loss of vehicle speed through engine braking, acting more like a neutral gear to allow longer coasting. An AGC indicator light illuminates on the multi-information display when AGC is in operation to alert the driver of reduced engine braking.