Camry Hybrid beltless?

Discussion in 'Toyota Hybrids' started by healthnut, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. healthnut

    healthnut Junior Member

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    I've considered purchasing a 2012 Camry Hybrid. Does anyone know if it has a belt driven water pump like the Gen II Prius? Is it electric like the Gen III Prius?

    I was told that the Camry and Highlander still use belt driven accessories.
    Is this true?
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  2. cwerdna

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    firepa63 Former Prius Owner

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    The 2012 Camry Hybrid has an electrically driven water pump. The ICE is completely beltless. In fact, I will be trading my Gen II on one this week. It just arrived at the dealer on Friday.
     
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    we are looking to trade our 08 for a 12. does anyone know if you can get the LE with a power seat? and why are the mpg's on th XLE so poor?
     
  5. Munpot42

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    extra weight!
     
  6. firepa63

    firepa63 Former Prius Owner

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    There's only 90 lbs difference between the LE and XLE...
     
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    does it have larger wheels? i just spoke with a dealer who told me power driver seat is not available on the LE in this region. and i don't want to give up the mpg's to go XLE.:(
     
  8. Tideland Prius

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    Yes it does. It has 17" alloys vs. 16" steel wheels with wheelcover. The LE has no options available. It comes as-is. The XLE is the one with options. You're talking 2 mpg, similar to going with a Prius Five instead of a Four because of the larger 17" alloys. My top model Prius w/ Tech Pack probably gets 2 mpg less than the base model because of all that extra weight (possibly up to 90kg).
     
  9. firepa63

    firepa63 Former Prius Owner

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    Picked up my Camry Hybrid XLE today. It will take a little getting use to after almost 8 years of driving a Prius.
     
  10. bisco

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    congrats fire! you're gonna luv it. i think we're going to wait for the new fusion to see how it compares.