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If you care as much about reducing greenhouse emissions as saving fuel, then driving a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid is one way to appease your social conscience while still providing your family with a roomy and comfortable car. The Camry's strong resale value carries over to the hybrid version as well.


Under the new EPA fuel economy rating system, the Camry Hybrid's city rating drops dramatically from last year's number. Those who do more highway driving may have a difficult time rationalizing the car's nearly $7,000 premium over the equally-frugal four-cylinder Camry CE.

What's New For 2008

Toyota has removed some of last year's standard equipment, helping reduce the Camry Hybrid's price tag by $1,000.

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Used 2008 Toyota Camry Pricing

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Used 2008 Toyota Camry Expert Review

The 2008 Toyota Camry now offers the Hybrid Synergy Drive system which, like the Prius, employs a frugal four-cylinder engine teamed with a powerful electric motor. Unlike the Prius, the Camry Hybrid does not stand out in a crowd, an important difference for the eco-friendly driver who prefers to remain anonymous. In fact, about the only noticeable differences between the Camry Hybrid and its gasoline-powered equivalent are a smaller trunk (due to the placement of the battery pack), a slightly smaller fuel tank and the obvious Hybrid Synergy Drive badges.

Driving the Used 2008 Toyota Camry

To start the 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid a remote key fob informs the push-button starter that you are indeed the car's rightful occupant. Once engaged, there is no sound of a starter motor or idling engine. Place the shift lever in drive and touch the accelerator pedal and the Camry glides forward in eerie silence. Push a bit harder on the pedal and the gasoline engine seamlessly comes online. With a combined output of 187 horsepower, the gasoline engine and electric motor provide brisk acceleration for passing and merging and, although the electrically-assisted power steering feels a bit numb, it never leaves the impression of being disconnected from the road. The Camry Hybrid's cabin is amazingly quiet and the capable suspension delivers an impressively smooth ride.

Favorite Features

Push Button Start
With the Smart Key System, one only needs the remote key fob at hand to unlock the doors and start the vehicle with a dash-mounted push-button starter.

Steering Wheel-Mounted controls
The Camry Hybrid's redundant steering wheel-mounted functions include controls for the audio mode, volume, hands-free phone, fan speed, temperature and optional voice command.

Used 2008 Toyota Camry Interior

The 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid offers a spacious and airy interior, with a commanding driving position and dashboard design that sits low and away. Seating is firm and fairly comfortable, although the passenger's-seat bottom could be angled up for better thigh support. The audio and ventilation controls are within easy reach of the driver, and many of the functions, such as fan speed and audio settings, can be operated via the steering wheel-mounted controls. The instrument cluster features legible white numerals against a black background and, in the spot normally reserved for a tachometer, the Camry Hybrid features a fuel economy indicator. There's also a small blue-banded area to indicate when the vehicle is being powered solely by the electric motor.

Used 2008 Toyota Camry Exterior

The 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid has a low, swooping nose, large chrome grille and a bustle-style rear end that bears an uncanny resemblance to the BMW 7 Series. The side glass is more curvaceous than on the previous model, enhancing the car's silhouette by creating a less slab-sided appearance. Unfortunately, the sweeping rear-window design creates a narrow trunk opening, making it difficult to insert wide or bulky items. Also adding to the car's sporty good looks are a longer wheelbase and standard 16-inch wheels and tires. The Camry Hybrid's chassis features a number of crumple zones designed to absorb collision-impact forces, which in turn can help minimize damage to the passenger cabin and its occupants.

Used 2008 Toyota Camry Standard Features

The Camry Hybrid is nicely equipped with such features as a CVT automatic transmission, Smart Key System with push-button starter, tire pressure monitor, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with touch controls, automatic on/off headlamps, AM/FM radio with single CD, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power driver's seat, power windows, 60/40-split folding rear seat, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, front side-impact airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags and a driver's-knee airbag.

Used 2008 Toyota Camry Options

Popular options for the Camry Hybrid include a power moonroof, voice-activated DVD navigation system with 440-watt JBL audio and eight speakers, JBL Premium audio with external jack and six-disc CD/MP3 capable changer, leather seating, remote start, 16-inch alloy wheels, hands-free phone capability via Bluetooth wireless technology, heated outside mirrors, heated front seats, dual illuminated visor mirrors, XM Satellite Radio and a number of dealer and port-installed accessories, including security upgrades and exterior protection treatments.

Used 2008 Toyota Camry Engine

Power for the 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid comes from two sources. A 2.4-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine produces 147 horsepower, while a small electric motor generates an additional 40 horsepower. An efficient Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT, routes power to the Camry's front wheels. The Hybrid Synergy System uses a computer to switch between the electric motor (usually used during low-speed stop-and-go driving) and the gasoline engine, which is used at speeds above 30 miles per hour. The electric motor is also brought online during full-throttle acceleration, where its powerful torque helps move the Camry with surprising speed. The motor derives its power from an onboard battery that is continually recharged via the gasoline engine as well as by energy recaptured during deceleration, a process known as regenerative braking.

2.4-liter in-line 4 with 105-kilowatt Permanent Magnetic Synchronous Electric Motor
147 horsepower @ 6000 rpm/40 horsepower @ 4500 rpm (187 horsepower combined)
138 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm/199 lb.-ft. of torque @ 0-1500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 33/34

How Much Does the Used 2008 Toyota Camry Cost?

The Toyota Camry Hybrid's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts just under $26,000. Add navigation, heated leather seats and the power moonroof, and the price rises to over $30,000. The popularity of hybrid cars makes them a hot commodity, so many dealers may be charging MSRP - or even more. Before you set out to buy be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which shows what others in your area are paying for their cars. As for resale, the Camry Hybrid is expected to retain an excellent five-year residual value, better than any of its gasoline powered brothers.

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Used 2008 Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews


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2008 Toyota Camry


Very easy & reliable to drive.
It’s a great a car no matter what!
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2011 Toyota Camry

"Dependable after seven years"

Well built, good motor, overall dependability
Mileage could be better
I bought my 2011 Camry LE in 2013 with a little over 13,600 miles. A major issue covered by the manufacturer in full was a melting dashboard. A low maintenance vehicle that I can depend on. I am searching for the book value today since I just got an offer of two grand over BV. But I am not selling it, not now.
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2010 Toyota Camry

"Best car I ever owned"

Reliability, easy to drive
Sits too low
And this car for 10 years. The mileage is about 77,000 miles. I have had zero problems with mechanical issues, with any repair costing less than $100. Hate to get rid of it but I am ready for a new car! Would highly recommend if you are buying used because of its reliability.
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2009 Toyota Camry

"What a Car!!!"

I can't think of any??
Keep driving, just driving and never stop!!! WoW!!! I put 100% Mobil 1 full synthetic and just never stopped!!! Oil change every 6k/ transmission oil changed at 100K, thats it, no other maintenance so far...planning to drive at least 299K!!!
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Mr. Frugal
2010 Toyota Camry

"Affordable, Reliable and reasonable styling."

Gas mileage, cost/maintenance
Oil filter type: paper insert a nuisance to change
The 2010 Camry LE is an excellent car. Other than routine maintenance, such as oil changes and break jobs, the car has been perfect. With 137,000 miles, the only "repair" was an exhaust heat shield that had to be reattached with bigger washers (for a cost of $1). I previously owned a 2000 and a 2005 Camry (all LEs). The 2010 was the best looking and performs flawlessly at about 29 mpg (commuting). While the Camry isn't a luxury car and it doesn't have all the creature comforts and features of my Lexus IS, it's the perfect commuter car...less things to break. Note: Since the 2005 is still running perfectly at 270,000 miles, I figure the 2010 will be good for a few more years.Read less
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2008 Toyota Camry Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Remote Engine Start


  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Changer
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player
  • Front DVD Entertainment System


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats
  • Dual Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 21 mpg
  • EPA Class - Midsize Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 31 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 25 mpg


  • Horsepower - 158 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.78 inches
  • Torque - 161 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4000 rpm


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P215/55R17
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P215/60R16
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P235/45R18
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Rear Spoiler


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years


  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.4 liter
  • Bore - 3.48 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.8
  • Fuel Induction - Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 5 speed
  • Overdrive - w/Overdrive
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Performance Exhaust System

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3307 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 101.4 cubic feet
  • EPA Total Interior - 116.4 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 18.5 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 38.8 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 37.8 inches
  • Height - 57.9 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.6 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 38.3 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.9 inches
  • Overall Length - 189.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 57.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 56.7 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 15.0 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 36.1 feet
  • Wheel Base - 109.3 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 71.7 inches
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2008 Toyota Camry Safety

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2008 Toyota Camry Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera


2008 Toyota Camry Rankings

158 HP
MPG Combined
22 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.5 Rating
2008 Toyota Camry
158 HP

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