Mike Stevens | May 3, 2010

THE 2010 Toyota Hybrid Camry has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the Federal Government's Green Vehicle Guide (GVG), making it the first Australian-built vehicle to achieve top points.

The rating confirms Toyota Australia's expectations, following its prediction in January that the Hybrid Camry would achieve a 5-Star result thank to its 6.0 l/100km fuel consumption rating.

The Hybrid Camry's Green Vehicle Guide testing also confirmed its CO2 emissions rating, listed as 142g/km.

While the absence of a passenger seatbelt alert and a risk to a driver's knees in a crash has kept the Hybrid Camry from achieving a 5-Star ANCAP crash safety rating, Toyota can lay claim to having three models among the 15 vehicles in the Australian market to achieve a 5-Star GVG rating.

The 2010 Toyota Prius lists fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures of 3.9 l/100km and 89g/km respectively, while the most efficient Yaris models list 6.0 l/100km and 141g/km figures.

The Prius tops the Green Vehicle Guide's 'Top Performers' list, followed by the likes of the Smart fortwo, the Suzuki Alto, and Fiat's 500 and Punto models.

Click to read TMR's reviews of the 2010 Toyota Hybrid Camry, the 2010 Toyota Prius, the 2009 Toyota Yaris, the 2009 Suzuki Alto and the 2008 Fiat 500.

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