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Toyota Camry Hybrid SL sedan 2023 Review

Camry Hybrid SL – With the continued surge in SUV sales one vehicle stands out against the trend. That’s the Toyota Camry Hybrid sedan.

I drove the SL model last week, and even though I also like my SUV’s I have to say I really enjoyed the Camry.

The current model has been around for a while now and is starting to show its age a bit. However, it’s one of those cars that make you feel at home as soon as you sit in it.

Camry Hybrid is quiet and smooth to drive, comfortable to sit in and easy to live with.

Of course, the SL models comes well equipped with little luxuries like heated and cooled front seats, panoramic view monitor and roof and a heads-up display.

The main reason for the Camry popularity is the 2.5L petrol hybrid engine and its stunning fuel economy. It comes with front wheel drive and a simple 6 step CVT.

I had a mix of lots of city driving and motorway cruising and my overall economy figure was 5.5L/100k.  I could easily see myself getting over a thousand kilometres out of a tank of fuel.

So, it has reduced driving emissions and zero range anxiety.

The problem is that the Camry Hybrid is so popular that there currently is a pause on orders. This is due to global supply issues for little things like semi-conductors.

Funny how the little things can cause such big delays.

Overall, the Camry Hybrid stands firm against the continued swing to SUV’s.

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What is good?

  • Awesome fuel economy
  • Interior comfort and driving position.
  • Value for money

What is not so good?

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Sedans are a dwindling market unfortunately. The segment is dominated by the Toyota Camry Hybrid.

Other choices include, Mazda6 Atenza,  Honda Civic HEV LX,  Hyundai SonataCitroen C5-XPeugeot 508 GTGenesis G70, or the Audi A4.

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Toyota Camry Hybrid SL final thoughts

Camry is really starting to show its age, but its aged well in some areas not so much in others.

It’s a victim of its own popularity. The demand is so great that supply has been suspended currently because of component parts supply issues.

There is a reason the Camry Hybrid is popular. Its good value, genuinely economical, and comfortable to drive.

Pity it doesn’t come in an AWD wagon version.

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Camry Hybrid SL

Model Price $50,320 MLP*
Engine 2.5L 4 Cyl Hybrid Petrol
Drivetrain 6 Sp CVT FWD
Battery Capacity / type 4AH
Power 160Kw @ 5,700 rpm
Torque 221Nm @ 3,600 rpm
Fuel ADR 4.5L/100km Euro 6
Fuel on Test 4.5L/100k
Fuel capacity 50L
Range (WLTP) / efficiency 1111km Max
Realistic range 1000km on test
Fast Charge / Home (240V) N/A
Safety Five Star ANCAP (Feb 2021)
CO2 Emissions 103g/km
0-100kmh/Top Speed TBC / 180km/h
Servicing 12 Mth / 15,000km – Fixed price
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km – Hybrid battery 10 years
Roadside Assist 5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 8
Performance 7
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 9
Style / appeal 8
Technology/connectivity 8
Value for Money 9


 Camry Hybrid SL

Overall Length 4905mm
Wheelbase 2825mm
Width 1840mm
Height 1445mm
Wheels 18 X 8.0 Alloy
Tyres 235/45 R18
Max ground clearance Up to 145mm
Wading Depth N/A
Approach N/A
Rampover N/A
Departure angle N/A
Turning Circle KTK 12.4m
Boot Capacity Min 524L
Boot capacity Max 524L
Battery Weight N/A
Kerb Weight 1655kg
Payload (kg) 445kg
GVM (kg) 2100kg
GCM 2500kg
Towing Capacity 400kg
Tow Ball rating 40kg

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