2011 Mercedes-Benz
C63 AMG
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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Good range on the highway
537 miles
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Average highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Good range in the city
370 miles
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Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

9.6

starting from

$61,175

Reasons to buy the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Great braking distance from 60mph
110 ft
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Blazingly fast top speed
186 mph
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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
12.4 s @ 114 mph
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Quite powerful
451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Crash Test Ratings 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • The Camry XLE has 1.7x less risk of rolling over, 4 stars vs 3 stars
Practicality 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • The Camry XLE's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the C63 AMG
  • A single tank lasts more than 60% longer, 537 miles vs 331 miles
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 52.9 ft3 vs 49.0 ft3
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Camry XLE
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Winner: C63 AMG
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  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the C63 AMG; but it's not available at all on the Camry XLE
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
  • Child door locks come standard
Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Both cars are sporty, but the C63 AMG in particular is a responsive car
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.6 vs 10.0

Crash Test Ratings

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C63 AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 21% to 30% 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 5 stars Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Practicality

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C63 AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 331 miles vs 537 miles The Camry XLE has great highway range, but the C63 AMG is very limited
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Cargo space 12.4 ft3 vs 14.5 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 49.0 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3 The Camry XLE has average-sized front seats, while the C63 AMG 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 Not Available vs Standard The Camry XLE's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the C63 AMG
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

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C63 AMG
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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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 Optional vs Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Camry XLE

Entertainment System

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C63 AMG
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2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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Number of speakers 8 vs 8 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Camry XLE's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the C63 AMG does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Camry XLE's satellite radio; in the C63 AMG, too, but it'll cost
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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 Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the C63 AMG; but it's not available at all on the Camry XLE

Cost

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C63 AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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MSRP $61,175 vs $30,605 The Camry XLE has a reasonable price, while the C63 AMG is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 20 mpg The Camry XLE has OK city mileage, while the C63 AMG is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The C63 AMG's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Camry XLE's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The C63 AMG's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Camry XLE's is very short

Safety Features

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C63 AMG
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2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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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 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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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 mbrace vs None

Performance

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C63 AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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Horsepower 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM The C63 AMG is very powerful, while the Camry XLE is only of average power
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Number of gears 7 vs 6 The C63 AMG has more gears and the Camry XLE is OK, too
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The C63 AMG's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The C63 AMG comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Camry XLE
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 8.7 lb/hp vs 13.1 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the C63 AMG in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The C63 AMG has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 36.1 ft

Road Tests

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C63 AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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0-60 mph 4.0 seconds vs 7.1 seconds The C63 AMG has lightning fast acceleration and the Camry XLE is just OK
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Braking distance at 60mph 110 ft vs 137 ft The C63 AMG has extraordinary brakes, but the Camry XLE is quite bad
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1/4 mile 12.4 s @ 114 mph vs 15.5 s @ 97 mph The C63 AMG's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Camry XLE's is OK, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.91 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 186 mph vs 135 mph The C63 AMG can hit an extraordinarily high top speed, but the Camry XLE is just OK

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2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2011 Lexus ES 350 Camry XLE vs ES 350
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