2011 Honda
CR-V EX-L
vs. 2011 Toyota
Camry LE

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L

9.8

starting from

$27,655
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's interior quality
"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 EX-L

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Good braking distance from 60mph
123 ft
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Safer for passengers in the rear in side collisions
5 stars
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Moon roof
Standard
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Less safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions
3 stars
2011 Toyota Camry LE

9.4

Runner-up

Toyota Camry LE

starting from

$22,410

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry LE

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Safer for the driver in side collisions
5 stars
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Fantastic range on the highway
611 miles
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Good range in the city
407 miles
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Good highway fuel efficiency
33 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L Winner: CR-V EX-L
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the CR-V EX-L's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the CR-V EX-L; the Camry LE only offers cloth seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L Winner: CR-V EX-L
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  • The CR-V EX-L's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The CR-V EX-L's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • The CR-V EX-L has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Crash Test Ratings 9.1 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry LE Winner: Camry LE
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  • The Camry LE has 3.0x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
Safety Features 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry LE Winner: Camry LE
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  • The Camry LE has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Underpowered
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers roof rails
  • Very cramped front seats
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 9.8 vs 9.4

Luxury Features

Honda
CR-V EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the CR-V EX-L's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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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 CR-V EX-L; the Camry LE only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

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CR-V EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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Number of speakers 7 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The CR-V EX-L's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Camry LE does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers 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 Yes vs No The CR-V EX-L has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
CR-V EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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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 3 stars vs 5 stars The Camry LE is 3.0x safer than the CR-V EX-L

Safety Features

Honda
CR-V EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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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 5 vs 6 The Camry LE has a good number of airbags, but the CR-V EX-L 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

Cost

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CR-V EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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MSRP $27,655 vs $22,410 The Camry LE has a great price and the CR-V EX-L is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 22 mpg The Camry LE has great city mileage and the CR-V EX-L is pretty reasonable
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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

Performance

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CR-V EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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Horsepower 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 169 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The CR-V EX-L's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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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 19.0 lb/hp vs 19.3 lb/hp The CR-V EX-L has OK performance while the Camry LE gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.8 ft vs 36.1 ft The Camry LE can make tight turns, and the CR-V EX-L is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

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CR-V EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 428 miles vs 611 miles The Camry LE gets fantastic distance, but the CR-V EX-L is very limited
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Cargo space 72.9 ft3 vs 15.0 ft3 The CR-V EX-L has OK cargo room, while the Camry LE has very little
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front seats 52.9 ft3 vs 54.1 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The CR-V EX-L has a good number of cupholders, but the Camry LE is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Honda
CR-V EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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0-60 mph 9.2 seconds vs 9.4 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 142 ft The CR-V EX-L has above average braking ability, but the Camry LE is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 82 mph vs 17.2 s @ 84 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.77 g vs 0.8 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs 122 mph

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 EX 2011 Nissan Murano SL CR-V EX vs Murano SL
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Venza CR-V EX-L vs Venza
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i CR-V EX-L vs X3 xDrive28i
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Toyota RAV4 CR-V vs RAV4
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 BMW 328i Camry XLE vs 328i
2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 Luxury Camry XLE vs C300 Luxury

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