Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla

Toyota Camry Corolla VeniceFigure out which Toyota sedan is right for your needs by taking a closer look at two of the most popular models, the Camry and Corolla. Each of these has excellent reliability ratings and comes with the excellent Toyota warranty, including two years of ToyotaCare and Roadside Assistance. You just need to decide what size vehicle you want, how much power you need, and what features you would like.


Just at a glance, it should be obvious that the Toyota Camry is larger than the Corolla, and it costs more because of this. For the 2016 model year, the Corolla has a starting MSRP of $17,300 while the Camry starts at $23,070. Part of this difference is size, but power and features also play a role.


If you compare the exterior dimensions, the Camry is 8.3 inches longer, 1.8 inches wider, and 0.6 inches taller. Its larger size allows the Camry to give you 15.4 cubic feet of storage in the trunk while the Corolla has a respectable 13 cubes. Either sedan will give you enough room in the front seats for even taller drivers and passengers, but the Camry has 0.5 inches more headroom while the Corolla has an extra 0.7 inches of legroom. This pattern repeats in the rear seat with both models providing more than enough room to stretch out. The Camry has an extra inch of rear headroom while the Corolla has an extra 2.5 inches of legroom with a whopping 41.4 inches.


As mentioned, the higher price of the Camry is also due to its more powerful engine. The base Camry runs on a 178-horsepower, 170-pound-foot, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. The base Corolla has a 132-horsepower, 128-pound-foot, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder. This is the only engine offered in the budget-friendly Corolla, but the Camry has several other engine choices. The available 3.5-liter V6 generates 268 horsepower, or you can go with the Camry Hybrid to boost fuel economy.

Fuel Economy

Drivers who want to maximize efficiency will want to pick the Corolla, as it can give you up to 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. By comparison, the non-hybrid Camry delivers up to 25 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. Keep in mind, however, that the Camry Hybrid, which starts at $26,790, can give you up to 43 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway, making it ideal for those who want to make fewer trips to the gas station.

If you still need help choosing between the compact Toyota Corolla and the midsize Toyota Camry, visit Venice Toyota in Venice, Florida. Our friendly team will gladly go over the features and other differences between these models in more detail. Our goal is to make sure you get the Toyota of your dreams.