2011 Toyota
Avalon Limited
vs. 2011 Toyota
Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Avalon Limited

10.0

starting from

$36,595

Reasons to buy the Toyota Avalon Limited

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Spacious front seats
55.2 ft3
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Very spacious back seats
51.7 ft3
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Has a subwoofer
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More speakers
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2011 Toyota Camry XLE

9.7

Runner-up

Toyota Camry XLE

starting from

$30,605

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry XLE

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Has speed-sensitive volume
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Lengthy braking distance from 60mph
137 ft
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Very inexpensive
$30,605
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Comparable turning radius
36.1 ft
Entertainment System 8.2 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Winner: Avalon Limited
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  • The Avalon Limited's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Avalon Limited has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 12 vs 8
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • The best price we've seen is $5,990 cheaper (around 20% less), $30,605 vs $36,595
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Almost the same, 36.1 ft vs 36.9 ft
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
Practicality 9.9 vs 10.0
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  • Good highway range
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Overall 9.7 vs 10.0

Entertainment System

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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Number of speakers 8 vs 12 The Avalon Limited has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Camry XLE is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Camry XLE's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Avalon Limited does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with 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 Yes The Avalon Limited 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

Cost

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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MSRP $30,605 vs $36,595 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 20 mpg vs 20 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

Performance

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Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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Horsepower 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 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 to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.1 lb/hp vs 13.5 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type front-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 36.1 ft vs 36.9 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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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 None vs None

Practicality

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Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 537 miles vs 537 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 14.5 ft3 vs 14.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.9 ft3 vs 55.2 ft3 The Avalon Limited has roomy front seats and the Camry XLE is OK
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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 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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Camry XLE
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2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
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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 Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 7.1 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 141 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 15.5 s @ 97 mph vs 15.5 s @ 95 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.76 g
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Top speed 135 mph vs 135 mph Both vehicles' top speed is just average

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