The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid Is Turning Heads At The Dealer of Used Cars in Orange County

At the dealer of used cars in Orange County, we have seen Toyota Camry’s sell like hotcakes. It is no surprise either because they are good, reliable cars that don’t break the bank and give you some comfort while you get yourself, and others, from point A to Point B. So, how do you make such a wonderful and time-honored car into something even better? Take the gas running Camry and turn it into a fuel-efficient hybrid, that’s how!


 


Driving 


If you like the Toyota Camry, you will love the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid. It’s an active and dynamic car, that has enough get-up-and-go juice to join the gas-guzzling vehicles on the highway and even has the capability to overtake a slower car. The Camry Hybrid has a total of 208 horsepower, which is more than what the base engine in the non-hybrid Camry produces. 


Every Camry hybrid model comes with a four-cylinder gasoline engine, an electric motor, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The type of battery that the Camry Hybrid comes equipped with depends on the trim level. For example, the base LE has a lithium-ion battery, and the SE and XLE have a nickel-metal-hydride battery. 


The 2018 Camry Hybrid has more than enough performance for the real world. There are no worries when you have to whizz in and out of traffic, since the Camry Hybrid goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, which makes it slightly swiftly than a regular four-cylinder Camry. 


Customers at the dealer of used cars for sale in Orange County are drawn to the Camry Hybrid because it’s the most fuel-efficient sedan you can purchase. The base model has an EPA estimated 51 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway. The upper trim levels earned about 44 mpg in the city and 47 on the highway, which will cost the average driver an additional $100 a year in fuel. The discrepancy in gas mileage EPA ratings is mostly due to the differences in the type of battery. 


Technology


If you are a lover of technology, you will be accommodated with all of the high-tech standard driver assistance features. However, some people who test drove the Camry at the dealer of used cars in Orange County found the driver assistance features slightly sensitive and can’t be completely switched off. To get a smartphone integration, you can use the proprietary system, and you might be bummed out that there isn't a built-in navigation system. 


On a more positive note, there is an audio system and it’s easy to use and learn. The audio system’s layout is simple and it’s really looks nice. Unfortunately, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available, but when your phone has the Entune app, the connection is uninterrupted and prompt. You might find that some apps need the phone to be connected with a USB cable. 


There is wireless charging, but if you have your phone plugged in for Entune, you can live without it. Every Camry Hybrid comes equipped with adaptive cruise, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist. Also, the car has optional rear cross-traffic alert/braking, intelligent clearance sonar, and blind-spot monitoring.


While driving you can be hands-free through the Entune app suite which is pretty straightforward and becomes more effective when you follow the voice command setup menu that helps interpret speech patterns. Another bonus is that Siri Eyes Free and Google Voice are also supported. 

 

Comfort


A Camry Hybrid gives you the comfort that you expect from a mid-size sedan from the dealer of used cars in Orange County. The hybrid’s ride gives a lot of comfort but is slightly affected by the hybrid system’s extra weight. When you are driving around town in the 2018 Camry Hybrid, you will feel the car soak up the bumps and damaged surfaces because the car has a long-travel suspension and ample tire sidewalls. When you drive at highway speeds, the car’s rear feels soft and light in weight. 


The car seats are very comfortable and wide. In the LE model the cloth seats breath well. The car is silent, especially with electric set offs, so you are least likely to hear the engine when it catches up with the rest of the car later. Also, no matter how fast you are going, you won’t hear any wind or road noise. 


When you open the car doors, you will appreciate the generous openings that allow easy access to almost everyone. The seats are not obstructed by any part of the vehicle, and your taller passengers will breathe a sigh of relief because the headroom is ample, even when entering or exiting the Camry Hybrid. 


If you hate fiddling around with controls, then you will love that the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid has uncomplicated and simple controls. There is good vent positioning and the climate control system manages triple-digit temperatures very well. 


The driver can quickly find a comfortable position before he or she hits the road because the interior is very adaptable. There is a spacious pedal box, and the steering wheel has a huge amount of usable adjustment. You can find some comfort for your arms and elbows with the cushy, padded support, and there is adequate space to move them around when you are turning the steering wheel. 


Overall


Now that the battery pack is under the car’s rear seats, you can enjoy more trunk space than in the last Camry Hybrid. You have 15.1 feet with the seats up, whereas in last year’s model, there was only 13.1. Also, you can fold the rear seats for extra cargo room with the 60/40 split.

So, the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid has loads of space, comfort, style, and best of all, fuel efficiency. There actually is nothing more you can ask from a car, can you?


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