The Toyota Camry Hybrid is equipped with Toyota's industry-leading Hybrid Synergy Drive.
The Camry Hybrid produces a combined 187 horsepower and varies power between the gas engine and electric motor, or combines both, as needed. The first part of Hybrid Synergy Drive consists of a 147-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine coupled with an electronically controlled planetary-gear continuously variable transmission.
The second part combines a small, high-torque 40-hp electric motor, an ultra-small inverter with a specially designed compact battery, and a transaxle to seamlessly combine power from the electric motor and gasoline engine.
The 2009 Camry Hybrid is certified as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle. It produces over 70 percent less smog-forming emissions than the average new car.
The 2009 Camry offers responsive handling while providing the smooth, quiet ride that sets a benchmark for the segment. Four-wheel independent suspension is via MacPherson struts in front and a dual-link strut rear configuration.
The Camry Hybrid offers a standard Smart Entry and Smart Start system. Push-button start allows drivers to lock, unlock, or start the car just by carrying the Smart Key.