2010 toyota Camry Xle

2010 Toyota Camry Xle: The Toyota Camry is the very popular car in the U.S. Its track record of dependability, safety and also efficiency has actually made it a favorite of cars and truck customers searching for useful transportation. Not is it a clear section leader, however, as other midsize sedans are challenging the Camry on a number of fronts, and its strong integrity reveals indications of fading.

I drove the SE version, which attempts to defy the Camry's practical, uninteresting picture with a higher-output four-cylinder, firmer suspension and also cosmetic add-ons. Personally, I was amazed by how little it took for the SE plan to truly improve the base Camry's plain temperament. As a matter of fact, I prefer the SE's sporting excellent looks to many various other midsize cars, which overall is mainly a boring section. Although the SE gets by with its appearance, it isn't really a total plan because there isn't really much benefit in the fun-to-drive division.

The Camry lineup begins with the base version as well as supplies LE, SE, XLE and also Crossbreed trim degrees.

2010 Toyota Camry Xle

Exactly what's Altered for 2010

The Camry has actually stayed a best-seller even without a few vital competitive attributes, which have actually been added for 2010: a basic electronic security system, six-speed transmission and optional USB input for controlling, as well as playing, iPods via the stereo. For an evaluation of the USB combination, which I was not a fan of, see the video clip to the right. Compare the 2010 design to the 2009 variation here. Rivals like the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Mazda6 and also 2010 Chevrolet Malibu have actually incorporated one or more of those vital functions for a few version years.

Base designs have new front styling, consisting of an upgraded grille with chrome trim and brand-new, larger fronts lights. The 2010's nose job is an improvement from the 2009's forgettable front designing. SE models obtain a blacked-out grille and also smoked-headlight-housing treatment. The SE is good-looking than a routine Camry, thanks to enhancements like a lower front looter, more hostile side sills, haze lights, 17-inch five-spoke wheels as well as dual tailpipes with a black lower bumper.

Two brand-new four-cylinder engines are offered. For the very first time on a Camry, they team with a six-speed transmission in order to help boost gas economy; a six-speed manual is conventional. The SE utilizes a much more powerful engine than base, LE and also XLE designs; it makes 179 horse power instead of 169 hp. The SE makes 21 even more horsepower than the 2009 SE without hurting gas mileage. As a matter of fact, gas mileage has really improved 1 mpg in city as well as highway rankings. I balanced 29 mpg during a 400-mile week of mainly freeway driving. That's not far from the automatic's 32 mpg highway ranking. Both four-cylinders are ranked with gas mileage of 22/32 mpg city/highway; the guidebook is rated at 22/33 mpg.

SE, the "Stylish" Camry

The SE deserts the Camry's conventional soft, unobtrusive flight top quality with a sport suspension, leading to a trip that's surprisingly stiff for a Camry. It's by no means teeth-jarring, but there's most definitely a tight sensation that can avoid typical Camry buyers. When pushed right into edges, the Camry leans and understeers, not feeling like a confident performer. Unique to the SE is a 179-hp version of Toyota's 2.5-liter four-cylinder. When teamed with the brand-new six-speed automatic transmission, this engine made the SE a peppy plan; a 268-hp V-6 is optional. Equipment changes were smooth throughout velocity with very little engine sound also during heavy velocity.

A sporty Camry is type of like the requisite "bad-boy" member of a child band. Despite how hostile the attempt, he's still in a boy band. Likewise, the SE can not leave its Camry roots. Camry followers may be drawn to the SE as a sportier option, but for the differentiating enthusiast, the 2009 Mazda6 offers a better-executed sporting activity bundle.

Inside and Freight

Below's where the Camry's comfort-focused roots are an advantage to the SE: The front and also rear seats are exceptionally comfy. There's good back sustain with the eight-way power-adjustable seats, and also soft seat cushions made my long drives manageable, despite the SE's stiff suspension. For a sporting activity model, the SE's pole positions do not have hostile side bolstering to maintain you from sliding around, however sculpting corners isn't the Camry's forte, so it's not a deal-breaker.

When you choose the SE you shed the folding backseat alternative; in its location is a facility pass-through. The folding seats and a half-foot of trunk area are sacrificed for a rear suspension brace that's meant to improve handling. With my minimal cargo-carrying demands the large trunk appropriated enough without the folding backseat. Those with more demanding freight requirements, specifically longer things, must stay clear of the SE or XLE, which additionally doesn't consist of a folding rear seat.

Attributes as well as Prices

For $22,165, the SE includes every one of the suspension, engine as well as outside functions-- minus the looter, a $200 choice. As evaluated, our SE provided at $27,725, not consisting of the $750 location cost. Options on our examination cars and truck included transmission, navigating system with backup camera, USB input, Bluetooth, JBL stereo, moonroof and also smart vital system with push-button start.

A base Camry starts at $19,395, so the SE package is an affordable means to liven it up. A base Mazda6 embodies a sporty nature, however, and also starts at $18,450.


The 2010 Camry earned Great scores-- the very best score-- in frontal and side accident tests by the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Safety and security; it racked up Minimal in rear protection, which is why the Camry does not catch the IIHS' Leading Safety Select honor. The 2009 Honda Accord and 2010 Ford Fusion earn the classification.

For a complete list of the Camry's safety and security attributes, see here.


The Camry has shown winding down reliability in current model years with average total ratings by Customer Reports and also a brief spell poor for a certain drivetrain. Presently, there typically aren't any kind of forecasts for the 2010.

Noteworthy in this section is the 2010 Ford Combination's forecasted top dependability score for front-wheel-drive four- as well as six-cylinder designs. The Honda Accord's scores are above standard for four- and six-cylinder versions, however they're not as high as the Fusion's.

Camry in the Market

Shoppers should drive both the Camry SE and also other Camry trims to see if the sport-tuned suspension is as well firm for daily commutes. There are a lot of excellent midsize cars around. While the 2010 Camry steps up its video game, customers now have much more strong options compared to ever.

Over the last few years, the competition has actually caught up with the Camry while its integrity has actually slipped a bit, making the Camry more of an average option than a class-leading midsize car.