For our 2022 Toyota Camry hybrid mpg test, we compare the EPA’s findings with our own to see whether their highway claim is the same as ours. What’s the difference? Our test protocol averages a much higher speed with more realistic highway driving conditions while the EPA includes around 35% of city driving into their highway ratings—with an average speed of only 48 mph! We perform these tests to verify and satisfy our own curiosity of whether the EPA’s testing provides accurate highway fuel-economy ratings during trials like our Toyota Camry hybrid gas mileage test.
The EPA found the Toyota Camry hybrid mpg to come in at 47 mpg for hybrid SE, XLE, and XSE trims and a staggering 53 mpg for the LE trim. If you’re looking for optimal financial and fuel savings then go with the LE trim with its more (what look to be) easy-rolling wheels and slight weight savings. Something strange we found during our research is that the LE trim, according to Toyota‘s website under the dimensions tab, also comes with a wider front and rear track compared to the other hybrid Camry trims. Despite being a hybrid, an extra 0.8-inches in the front and 0.6-inches in the rear scientifically should add potential for better cornering. In other news, the 2022 Camry is now available with an SE hybrid Nightshade trim in case you’d like to spec yours with a black on black on black color scheme! Say that three times fast.
The Actual Toyota Camry Hybrid Gas Mileage:
We found the Toyota Camry hybrid mpg after our test to result in 45 mpg, which is not bad for a midsize hybrid sedan at highway speeds. Our test came out to two miles per gallon short of the EPA’s Camry hybrid fuel-mileage claim, but that makes sense since their Camry hybrid fuel economy test includes city driving where hybrid cars excel over gas-only counterparts thanks to their electric assist at low speeds. On long road trips you can expect 590 miles of range between fill ups, but by then you might need a bathroom break or two. If you’d like to compare how the Camry Hybrid mileage compared to a worthy competitor, check out our test of the Hyundai Sonata hybrid MPG or our write-up of the Toyota Prius MPG test!
Watch Our Test of the Toyota Camry Hybrid Fuel Economy:
How We Test the Toyota Camry MPG:
This Daily Motor 2022 Toyota Camry hybrid mpg test consists of over 100 miles of consistent highway driving. We fill the Toyota Camry fuel economy test car with gasoline using the “three-click method,” meaning running the gas pump on high flow until it clicks off, waiting ten seconds, running low flow until it clicks off again, waiting another ten seconds, then running low flow one very last time. The lowest-octane gasoline accepted by the vehicle’s manufacturer is used. We then drive about fifty miles on public highway in one direction and then back in the opposite direction, attempting not to draft or drive aggressively. We set the cruise control during our at a GPS-indicated 72 mph in an attempt to achieve a moving average speed of 70 mph over the entire test. Upon return to the gas station, we refill at the same fuel pump as the initial fill using the same fueling method. Miles per gallon is determined by dividing total miles traveled by fuel used. In cases where our observed figure differs greatly from the vehicle’s indicated figure and/or EPA’s estimate, we may recommend a number in between or plan to retest the vehicle. Thanks for reading our test of the 2022 Toyota Camry hybrid gas mileage!