2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New For 2018?
There have been many exciting changes made to the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid. For example, the interior and exterior have been redone in order to look more contemporary. More safety and infotainment features have been standardized, and EPA ratings show that the powertrain adjustments that were made have resulted in an improved fuel economy.
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is only available as the hybrid variant of the Camry sedan.
There are three different trim levels available for the Camry Hybrid. Each of these three trims is paired with a standard 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine that is matched up with an electric motor. Together, these produce 208 hp. The powertrain is rounded out by a CVT. The base trim is known as the LE, and it comes with a lithium-ion battery pack (whereas the upper-level trims come with a nickel-metal hydride battery). Features on the LE include a 7-inch LCD touchscreen display, power lumbar adjustment on the driver's seat, and front seats that are both heated. The mid-level SE trim sits atop upgraded 18-inch wheels and features simulated leather upholstery, side mirrors that are heated, and sport details throughout the cabin. The line-topping XLE includes 4G LTE with WiFi connectivity, blind-spot monitoring, and wireless charging for smartphones. All three trims can have the optional Etune Audio Plus package added to them.
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid has a lot of improvements over the outgoing model, yet acceleration could be better. The Camry Hybrid gets from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds, which is slightly better than the regular Camry that is equipped with a 4-cylinder. Braking isn't much to write home about, either. Going between mechanical and regenerative braking on the Camry Hybrid can feel pretty awkward when you are stuck in a heavy flow of traffic. Even worse, the tires Toyota equips are low-rolling-resistant, which means panic stops become exponentially longer (and more potentially dangerous) than they otherwise would be. Steering and handling, on the other hand, feel relatively well-tempered. The steering is fairly predictable, and navigating along city streets is easy. There is a bit of nosedive when you go along a jagged, narrow roadway, but you will not encounter much in the way of body roll when taking turns. Overall, the engine runs smoothly and quietly, and the car behaves much in the way that you would expect a gas-powered sedan to behave. In fact, the Camry Hybrid seems even more well-mannered than its gas-powered Camry sibling.
Of course, fuel economy is probably the biggest selling point for the Camry Hybrid. EPA estimates hold that the base Camry Hybrid LE can get a combined mpg of 52 (51 city/53 highway), and real-world tests seem to prove this. The higher-powered SE and XLE trims get about 46 mpg combined (44 city/47 highway), which puts the Camry Hybrid right in line with many top competitors. The LE's numbers, however, put the base trim right at the top of the pack.
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is ultimately the better option when choosing between it and its gas-only counterpart. Despite some performance issues, the base trim is well-equipped and gets excellent real-world fuel economy.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Toyota Camry Hybrid
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Toyota Camry Hybrid invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Toyota Camry Hybrid MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.