Both reliable yet touting unique styles and abilities, the Toyota Camry vs. Corolla debate is one we address often at Peter Boulware Toyota. There are going to be some obvious strengths for both of these sedans, such as the fuel economy, which allows either to be a pleasant commuter around the Tallahassee, Quincy, and Crawfordville areas.
But the more you explore, the more differences you’ll find. So keep reading and then contact us directly with any questions you might have!
Always a steady performer, the Toyota Camry’s 2.5L engine produces up to 206 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5L engine is capable of generating 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the hybrid 2.5L motor delivers 208 combined system net horsepower. For the transmission, a Direct Shift 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) or an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission with sequential shift mode is available.
Under the hood of the Toyota Corolla is a 1.8L engine that offers a top output of 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. This compact engine is available with Valvematic technology. You can go for a 2.0L engine as well, one that generates 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.
A 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) system is installed in select Corolla trims. If you want an automatic transmission, select a model that’s equipped with the Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) system. Capable of creating a virtually limitless number of gear combinations, this patented CVT can be set to run on the multiple drive modes. As in previous years, the Corolla retains a front-wheel drive (FWD) configuration, while the Camry offers both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Even in their base trim levels, the Camry and Corolla come loaded with the latest accident-mitigation technology.
The Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 suite is found in the Corolla, while the Camry has the very similar Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ suite. Each system adds several features that scan the vehicle’s surroundings and take prompt action to avoid potential collisions. For example, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection applies the brakes in critical situations. To help you more easily navigate crowded highways or tight one-lane roads, the Lane Departure Alert helps prevent you from veering from your lane. If necessary, the Steering Assist will gently steer you back into your proper position.
Additionally, the suite comes with the Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control that can accelerate or decelerate in sync with the flow of traffic, keeping you a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you. Both Toyota cars also have Automatic High Beams that react to incoming pedestrians and vehicles, too.
A few other safety technologies you can have equipped in your Toyota sedan include:
In the end, going with either the Camry or Corolla is going to set you up with a reliable car for trips near the Tallahassee, Quincy, and Crawfordville areas. Beyond the performance and safety technologies, you can customize other aspects of your sedan by choosing specific trim levels.
To drive both the 2021 Camry and Corolla, come to Peter Boulware Toyota!