The Camry is Toyota’s top-selling model in Europe, where the sedan’s current generation replaced the Avensis a few years ago. With similar features to the US Camry, the vehicle for the Old Continent is sold as a hybrid with a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle gas engine. It’s not the most dynamic machine on the market but it certainly does its job of getting you from point A to point B. But how does it perform in the moose test? It’s time to find out.
But the team km77.com It has a new episode. Youtube A series in which modern vehicles are put to the test on the famous Moose test. The European-spec Camry is the latest guest with its hybridized four-cylinder mill producing 215 horsepower (158 kW) and 163 pound-feet (221 Newton meters) of torque.
At 4.9 meters long, the Camry Hybrid isn’t exactly compact, especially by European standards. This easily explains why the sedan doesn’t go around the cone in the test, despite being relatively stable on the ground. At 48 mph (77 km/h), the Camry did not manage to complete the maneuver without hitting the cones and it appears that late intervention by the electronic stability system was to blame. It is important to note that the vehicle was riding on Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 tires in size 235/45 R18 94.
The highest speed at which the test was successfully passed was 45 mph (73 km/h), which may not be a record but is still reasonable for a hybrid sedan of its size and weight. Test pilots found that the car’s reactions at this speed were very predictable, although not all high-speed attempts were successful. Overall, while not quite fast, the car felt comfortable and secure in the Moose test.
The situation was similar in Solomon. The Camry Hybrid showed a good response going around the cone, although it never felt like a nimble or performance vehicle. Thanks to its quick-reacting hybrid powertrain, the final slalom time was good enough to put the Camry Hybrid alongside the BMW iX xDrive40 and Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI.