2011 Toyota
Camry LE
vs. 2011 Toyota
RAV4 Sport

2011 Toyota Camry LE

9.8

starting from

$22,410

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry LE

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Fantastic range on the highway
611 miles
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Less safe for passengers in the rear in side collisions
4 stars
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Average number of gears
6
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Good highway fuel efficiency
33 mpg
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport

9.8

starting from

$24,985

Reasons to buy the Toyota RAV4 Sport

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OK braking distance from 60mph
130 ft
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Average cargo space
73.0 ft3
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Navigation system
Optional
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Roof rails
Optional
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport Winner: RAV4 Sport
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  • The RAV4 Sport has 6 more cupholders, 10 vs 4
  • The RAV4 Sport offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Camry LE
  • Need to carry bulky cargo? Get the roof rails upgrade on the RAV4 Sport
Luxury Features 9.3 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry LE Winner: Camry LE
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Camry LE's power seats; not available on the RAV4 Sport
Performance 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry LE Winner: Camry LE
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  • The Camry LE has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs 4
  • Almost the same, 36.1 ft vs 36.8 ft
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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  • Inexpensive
  • Both very efficient in the city
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
  • Neither offers an entertainment system
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 9.8

Practicality

Toyota
RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
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 445 miles vs 611 miles The Camry LE gets fantastic distance on a single tank, and the RAV4 Sport gets OK distance
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Cargo space 73.0 ft3 vs 15.0 ft3 The RAV4 Sport has OK cargo room, while the Camry LE has very little
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front seats 56.4 ft3 vs 54.1 ft3 The RAV4 Sport has average-sized front seats, while the Camry LE 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 Optional vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? Get the roof rails upgrade on the RAV4 Sport
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The RAV4 Sport offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Camry LE
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Cupholders 10 vs 4 The RAV4 Sport has an absurd number of cupholders, 2 extra in front and 4 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

Toyota
RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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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 Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Camry LE's power seats; not available on the RAV4 Sport
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the RAV4 Sport

Performance

Toyota
RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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Horsepower 179 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 169 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Camry LE has an OK number of gears, while the RAV4 Sport has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The RAV4 Sport'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 19.2 lb/hp vs 19.3 lb/hp The RAV4 Sport 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 36.8 ft vs 36.1 ft The Camry LE can make tight turns, and the RAV4 Sport is comparable to most other vehicles

Safety Features

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RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
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 RAV4 Sport 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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RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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MSRP $24,985 vs $22,410 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 22 mpg Both very efficient 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

Crash Test Ratings

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RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
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 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Entertainment System

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RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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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

Road Tests

Toyota
RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota Camry LE Toyota
Camry LE
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0-60 mph 10.0 seconds vs 9.4 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 130 ft vs 142 ft The RAV4 Sport's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Camry LE is quite bad
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1/4 mile 17.5 s @ 82 mph vs 17.2 s @ 84 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.8 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs 122 mph

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