2011 Toyota
Camry
vs. 2011 Toyota
Corolla

2011 Toyota Corolla

9.4

starting from

$16,660

Reasons to buy the Toyota Corolla

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Less safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions
4 stars
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Safer for the driver in head-on collisions
5 stars
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Good city fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Plenty of cupholders
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2011 Toyota Camry

9.2

Runner-up

Toyota Camry

starting from

$20,955

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry

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Power windows
Standard
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OK brakes
Disc
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Power locks
Standard
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Less safe for passengers in the rear in side collisions
4 stars
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • The Corolla has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • Almost the same, 136 ft vs 142 ft
  • Almost the same, 0.83 g vs 0.8 g
  • Almost the same, 16.8 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 17.2 s s @ 84.0 mph mph
Performance 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry Winner: Camry
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  • The Camry has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • Around 30% more powerful, 169 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • The Camry 's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 19.3 lb/hp vs 20.7 lb/hp
Safety Features 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry Winner: Camry
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  • Disc brakes on the Camry can provide better stopping action
  • The Camry has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $4,295 cheaper (more than 20% less), $16,660 vs $20,955
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 a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
  • Fewer speakers
Luxury Features 5.5 vs 5.5
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither has a power seat option
  • Neither offers a leather interior
Overall 9.4 vs 9.2

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Toyota Camry Toyota
Camry
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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 5 stars vs 4 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the Camry
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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

Road Tests

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Toyota Camry Toyota
Camry
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0-60 mph 9.0 seconds vs 9.4 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs 142 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 16.8 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 17.2 s s @ 84.0 mph mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs 0.8 g The Corolla has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Camry
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Top speed 115 mph vs 122 mph Both have a very low top speed

Performance

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Corolla
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Camry
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Horsepower 132 HP @ 6,000 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 Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in 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 20.7 lb/hp vs 19.3 lb/hp Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
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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 35.4 ft vs 36.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Toyota Camry Toyota
Camry
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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 has a good number of airbags, but the Corolla is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Drum vs Disc The Camry has good brakes for high-performance driving
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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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Corolla
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MSRP $16,660 vs $20,955 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 28 mpg vs 22 mpg The Corolla has great city mileage and the Camry 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

Practicality

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Corolla
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 462 miles vs 610 miles The Camry gets fantastic distance on a single tank, and the Corolla gets OK distance
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Cargo space 12.3 ft3 vs 15.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 51.3 ft3 vs 54.1 ft3 The Camry has average-sized front seats, while the Corolla 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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The Corolla has an absurd number of cupholders, 2 extra in front and 2 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Corolla
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2011 Toyota Camry Toyota
Camry
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Number of speakers 4 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Corolla 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Camry 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 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

Luxury Features

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Toyota Camry Toyota
Camry
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a keyless entry option
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

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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 XLE 2011 Nissan Maxima SV Camry XLE vs Maxima SV
2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2011 BMW 328i Camry XLE vs 328i
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Nissan Versa SL Corolla vs Versa SL
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Toyota Yaris Corolla vs Yaris
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Toyota Prius Four Corolla vs Prius Four
2011 Toyota Corolla S 2011 Toyota Matrix S Corolla S vs Matrix S
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Honda Fit Corolla vs Fit

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