The ’23 Camry Hybrid is a front-wheel-drive sedan offered in LE, SE, SE Nightshade, XLE, and XSE trims. Its hybrid powertrain involves a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor that combine to make 208 hp; they work with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (e-CVT). Most drivers who are interested in the ’23 Camry Hybrid are attracted by its fuel economy. The LE achieves 51 mpg city and 53 mpg highway, while the other trims return an EPA-estimated 44 city and 47 highway.
The ’23 Camry Hybrid is just as well-equipped as its gas-exclusive counterpart. The LE receives a comprehensive suite of goods that include touch sensor lock/unlock, Smart Key (proximity entry) for the front doors and trunk, push-button ignition, a 12-volt power outlet and a USB charging/media port, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, selectable drive modes (EV, Eco, Normal, and Sport), and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback with an integrated armrest. The SE adopts a sportier appearance with its mesh grille insert, side rocker panels, chrome-tipped exhaust, and large, black-painted wheels. It also has heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a rear spoiler, SofTex-trimmed seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Nightshade is similar, but it adds additional black exterior trim details and prominent matte-bronze wheels.
The XLE builds off the LE with LED headlights and taillights, heated side mirrors with turn-signal and blind-spot warning indicators, wireless phone charging, rear heat/AC vents, a 7-inch multi-information display, leather seats with front-row heating and passenger power adjustments, wood interior trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, and ambient interior lighting. The XSE blends the upscale contents of the XLE with the sporty attributes of the SE, also trading the XLE’s wood interior trim for sleeker patterned metal. If some of those high-end features sound appealing but you don’t want to opt for a more expensive trim, note that a few of them are available for the lower grades. Other notable add-ons consist of a heated steering wheel for the SE, XLE, and XSE; the XLE and XSE are eligible for a 10-inch head-up display and ventilated front seats.
Every trim is provided with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, the automaker’s signature suite of advanced safety technologies. TSS 2.5+ includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, and full-speed dynamic radar cruise control. What’s more, each trim contains a rear-seat reminder and hill start assist control. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is standard in the XLE and XSE and available for the LE, SE, and SE Nightshade. The XLE and XSE can be ordered with a panoramic view monitor and front and rear parking assist with automatic braking.
The LE, SE, and SE Nightshade each come with the basic Audio Package, consisting of a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a six-speaker sound system. The LE and SE are eligible for the Audio Plus Package with its 9-inch touchscreen. Audio Plus is standard in the XLE and XSE, but both can be ordered with the Premium Audio Package, which bundles dynamic navigation and a top-shelf nine-speaker JBL stereo system.