The Toyota Camry has been one of Toyotas best selling models for many years since its release. The Camry was a replacement to the Corona in 1983 and has been a very versatile vehicle in the overall line up from Toyota since. The Camry comes in coupe, sedan and wagon variations which allow it to appeal to a wide variety of buyers. When it was first released the Camry was launched as a compact car, but though many changes and redesigns it has been reclassified as a midsized car. The Camry has become very well known for its high quality, longevity, reliability and of course safety as well. The Camry has become one of the most popular family sedans of all time and it continues to bring a huge amount of value to its buyers.
The newest rendition of the classic sedan put it into its sixth generation and the newest engine to be used in it offers 165 horsepower form a 2.4 liter motor. The transmission comes in either an automatic or manual 6 speed. There are so many trim options for the Camry that is almost unbelievable, but this is one sure way to make sure that it offers something for everybody.
Body styles: Sedan
Engines: 2.4L I-4, 2.5L I-4, 3.5L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, continuously variable transmission
Models: Camry, LE, SE, XLE, Hybrid
There are minor changes throughout the line for 2011. On the Camry Hybrid, a revision in the testing procedure means fuel economy is now rated 31 mpg city and 35 mpg highway (it was rated 33 city/34 highway in 2010). Fuel economy improved in the V-6 to 20 city/29 highway thanks to new low-rolling-resistance tires. Also, the rearview compass display is now green and smart key fob is now black.
The 2011 Camry reflects the new styling that was introduced last year, including new grille, new front bumper, larger lower intake, restyled taillights, and new 10-spoke, 16-inch wheels for the XLE and 17-inch alloys for the SE.
Air-conditioning, power windows and door locks, and cruise control are standard. Eight-way power driver seat, leather interior, and dual-zone climate control are available; SE comes with sport fabric on the seats and doors, plus blue gauges.
The Camry’s ride is comfortable in straights, yet surprisingly capable in corners. The smooth-shifting six-speed, plus the relatively light weight of the four-cylinder Camry add to the experience. The 2.5-liter Camry we tested hit 60 mph in 8.4 seconds and the quarter mile in 16.4 seconds at 86.1 mph. The last time we tested a Camry with the 3.5-liter, it moved to 60 in 6.0 seconds and through the quarter mile in 14.5 seconds at 97.5 mph – pretty impressive stuff for a everyman sedan.
Dual front airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, and a driver knee airbag are standard on the Camry. Also standard are stability control, traction control, and disc brakes, ABS, electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist.
Camry: 22 mpg city/32-33 mpg highway
LE, SE, XLE: 20-22 mpg city/29-33 mpg highway
Hybrid: 31 mpg city/35 mpg highway
- Comfortable ride
- Excellent ergonomics
- Plenty of standard features
- Large back seat
- Numb steering
- Body roll
- Uninvolving drive
Really good, but not really exciting
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