The 2011 Toyota Camry
is a popular best-selling sedan with a long history of quality, reliability, and safety. In light of its major redesign in 2010, there are no significant changes in this year's models. Powered by a 4-cylinder engine or a V-6, which is paired to either a manual or automatic 6-speed transmission, the Camry is known for its smooth, comfortable ride. The hybrid model sports a 2.4 liter engine joined to an electric motor and a continuously variable transmission.
While there's nothing exciting about the exterior, the interior reflects Camry's reputation for comfort, including plenty of room in the back seat and all of the controls where they are easy to access. Its many standard features are complemented by an optional leather interior. Standard safety features abound in the 2011 Toyota Camry and its EPA ratings ranging from 20 mpg city to 35 mpg highway testify to its fuel economy.
New for 2011
Among the minor changes in the 2011 Toyota Camry is a change of color to green for the rearview compass display and to black for the key fob. Thanks to new low-rolling resistance tires, the V-6 got a boost in fuel economy to 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway, and the hybrid is now rated 31 mpg city/35 mpg highway, due to a change in the testing procedure.
Engines: 2.4L I-4, 2.5L I-4, 3.5L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, continuously variable transmission
Trims: Base Sedan, LE Sedan, SE Sedan, XLE Sedan, Hybrid Sedan
Body style: Sedan
On the Outside
In 2010 the Camry received a new grille and front bumper, larger lower intake, restyled taillights, and new 10-spoke, 16-inch wheels for the XLE and 17-inch alloys for the SE. Those features were carried into 2011.
From the Inside
Standard on the 2011 Toyota Camry are air-conditioning, power windows and door locks, and cruise control, while an eight-way power driver seat, leather interior, and dual-zone climate control are optional, The SE has blue gauges, and the seats and doors are covered with sport fabric.
Known for its smooth ride and agile maneuverability, the Camry's six-speed transmission adds to the pleasure. With the relatively light weight of the four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine Camry we tested, the sedan struck 60 mph in 8.4 seconds and made the quarter mile in 16.4 seconds at 86.1 mph. Also impressive is that the last time we tested a Camry with the 3.5-liter engine, it got to 60 in 6.0 seconds and finished the quarter mile in 14.5 seconds at 97.5 mph.
Dual front airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, and a driver knee airbag are standard safety features on the 2011 Toyota Camry. Also standard are stability control, traction control, and disc brakes, ABS, electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist.
Base: 22 mpg city/32-33 mpg hwy
LE, SE, XLE: 20-22 mpg city/29-33 mpg hwy
Hybrid: 31 mpg city/35 mpg hwy
- Smooth, comfortable ride
- Designed with human beings in mind
- Assortment of standard features
- Spacious back seat
- Unresponsive steering
- Bit of body roll
- Somewhat boring to drive
Lots of great features but overall package is not very exciting
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