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Toyota Camry Hybrid saloon - Practicality & boot space

Lots of legroom and a big boot but a hatchback would offer more flexibility

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If you thought the Ford Mondeo was a big car, the Toyota Camry is even longer. This makes it an ideal step up for loyal Toyota Prius owners in need of more space, and the Camry is also likely to be a hit with private hire firms and taxi drivers.

Toyota Camry interior space & storage

They should certainly find the Camry spacious enough, with enough legroom for tall adults to sit in tandem, even if it can't match the Skoda Superb for back seat space. Despite their leather upholstery, the seats are soft and comfortable, but some drivers may wish they could sit slightly lower behind the wheel.

A set of large cup holders sits between the front seats, ahead of an armrest and storage cubby. There's also a tray for your smartphone ahead of the gear selector, which offers wireless charging in the Excel version. Visibility isn't an issue and every Camry comes with both front and rear parking sensors, while Excel trim adds a reversing camera.

Boot space

Toyota says it has no plans to offer an estate version to match its rivals, but the Camry saloon has a large boot in its own right. Measuring 524 litres, it's bigger than the boot of the Mondeo Hybrid and easily swallows suitcases. You can also fold down the back seats for extra space, but like other saloon models, the boot opening isn't as large as that of a hatchback such as the Vauxhall Insignia.

Towing

One major drawback of Toyota's hybrid powertrain is that it limits towing capacity, For this reason, we wouldn't recommend the Camry if you plan on towing a caravan or small trailer.

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