2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Toyota
Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE

10.0

starting from

$30,605

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry XLE

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Safer for the driver in side collisions
5 stars
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Sporty performance
13.1 lb/hp
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Good range on the highway
536 miles
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Average 0-60 time
7.1 seconds
2011 Honda CR-V

9.0

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
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"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Safer for passengers in the rear in side collisions
5 stars
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Good braking distance from 60mph
123 ft
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Less safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions
3 stars
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Average cargo space
72.9 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • The Camry XLE has 3.0x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
Performance 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • The Camry XLE's power-to-weight ratio is more than 30% better, providing a sportier ride, 13.1 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp
  • Around 50% more powerful, 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • The Camry XLE has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Almost the same
  • The Camry XLE has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 6
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • The Camry XLE has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Almost the same
  • A single tank lasts around 30% longer, 536 miles vs 428 miles
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.0

Luxury Features

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Camry XLE's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Camry XLE's power seats; not available on the CR-V
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Camry XLE; the CR-V only offers cloth seats

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 3 stars The Camry XLE is 3.0x safer than the CR-V

Performance

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Horsepower 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM The Camry XLE is of average power, but the CR-V is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.1 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp The Camry XLE is a sporty car, while the CR-V is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.1 ft vs 37.8 ft The Camry XLE can make tight turns, and the CR-V is comparable to most other vehicles

Entertainment System

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
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CR-V
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Number of speakers 8 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Camry XLE's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Camry XLE has a good number of airbags, but the CR-V is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

Toyota
Camry XLE
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 536 miles vs 428 miles The Camry XLE has great highway range, but the CR-V is very limited
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Cargo space 14.5 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 The CR-V has OK cargo room, while the Camry XLE has very little
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front seats 52.9 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The CR-V has average-sized front seats, while the Camry XLE is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Camry XLE offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 The CR-V has a good number of cupholders, but the Camry XLE is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
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MSRP $30,605 vs $23,405 The CR-V has a great price and the Camry XLE is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 20 mpg vs 21 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Road Tests

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 9.2 seconds The Camry XLE's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the CR-V is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 123 ft The CR-V has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Camry XLE is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.5 s s @ 97.0 mph mph vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph The Camry XLE's 1/4 mile time is average, but the CR-V 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.77 g
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Top speed 135 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Nissan Murano LE CR-V vs Murano LE
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Highlander SE CR-V EX-L vs Highlander SE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i CR-V vs X3 xDrive28i
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Ford Edge SEL CR-V vs Edge SEL
2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Camry XLE vs Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Camry LE 2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport Camry LE vs RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2011 Toyota Prius Four Camry Hybrid vs Prius Four
2011 Toyota Camry 2011 Toyota Corolla Camry vs Corolla
2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2011 Nissan Maxima SV Camry XLE vs Maxima SV

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