2010 toyota Camry Se

2010 Toyota Camry Se: The Toyota Camry is the very successful car in the U.S. Its performance history of integrity, safety as well as effectiveness has actually made it a favorite of automobile shoppers seeking useful transport. No longer is it a clear sector leader, however, as other midsize sedans are testing the Camry on numerous fronts, as well as its strong reliability shows indicators of fading.

I drove the SE variation, which attempts to oppose the Camry's sensible, unexciting picture with a higher-output four-cylinder, firmer suspension and also cosmetic add-ons. In person, I was stunned by how little it considered the SE bundle to truly boost the base Camry's boring disposition. As a matter of fact, I favor the SE's showing off excellent looks to lots of other midsize sedans, which overall is mostly a boring segment. Although the SE gets by with its appearance, it isn't a full bundle because there isn't really much incentive in the fun-to-drive department.

The Camry lineup starts with the base model as well as uses LE, SE, XLE as well as Hybrid trim levels.

2010 Toyota Camry Se

Exactly what's Transformed for 2010

The Camry has actually remained a record-breaker also without a couple of crucial affordable attributes, which have been added for 2010: a typical digital security system, six-speed automatic transmission and optional USB input for controlling, as well as playing, iPods with the stereo. For an evaluation of the USB combination, which I was not a follower of, see the video clip to the right. Compare the 2010 design to the 2009 version here. Rivals like the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Mazda6 and 2010 Chevrolet Malibu have actually included one or more of those vital features for a few design years.

Base models have brand-new front styling, including a revamped grille with chrome trim and brand-new, bigger fronts lights. The 2010's nose job is a renovation from the 2009's featureless front designing. SE designs obtain a blacked-out grille and also smoked-headlight-housing treatment. The SE is better-looking compared to a routine Camry, thanks to enhancements like a lower front spoiler, extra aggressive side sills, fog lights, 17-inch five-spoke wheels and double tailpipes with a black lower bumper.

Two brand-new four-cylinder engines are readily available. For the very first time on a Camry, they team with a six-speed transmission to help improve gas economic climate; a six-speed guidebook is standard. The SE utilizes a more effective engine than base, LE and also XLE models; it makes 179 horse power instead of 169 hp. The SE makes 21 more horsepower compared to the 2009 SE without hurting gas mileage. In fact, gas mileage has in fact enhanced 1 mpg in city and also freeway rankings. I balanced 29 mpg during a 400-mile week of mainly freeway driving. That's not far from the automated's 32 mpg freeway score. Both four-cylinders are ranked with mileage of 22/32 mpg city/highway; the manual is rated at 22/33 mpg.

SE, the "Sporty" Camry

The SE deserts the Camry's traditional soft, inconspicuous flight quality with a sport suspension, causing a flight that's remarkably tight for a Camry. It's never teeth-jarring, yet there's certainly a taut feeling that can avoid typical Camry purchasers. When pushed into corners, the Camry leans as well as understeers, not feeling like a confident performer. Distinct to the SE is a 179-hp variation 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 bundle; a 268-hp V-6 is optional. Gear modifications were smooth throughout velocity with very little engine sound also throughout heavy acceleration.

A flashy Camry is type of like the requisite "bad-boy" member of a young boy band. Despite how hostile the attempt, he's still in a kid band. Likewise, the SE can not leave its Camry roots. Camry loyalists might be drawn to the SE as a sportier option, however, for the discriminating enthusiast, the 2009 Mazda6 supplies a better-executed sport bundle.

Interior and also Freight

Below's where the Camry's comfort-focused roots are an advantage to the SE: The front as well as rear seats are extremely comfortable. There excels back support with the eight-way power-adjustable seats, as well as soft seat cushions made my long drives achievable, even with the SE's stiff suspension. For a sporting activity model, the SE's front seats do not have aggressive side bolstering to maintain you from moving about, yet carving edges isn't really the Camry's strong suit, so it's not a deal-breaker.

When you select the SE you lose the folding backseat choice; in its location is a facility pass-through. The folding seats and also a half-foot of trunk room are compromised for a back suspension brace that's meant to boost handling. With my marginal cargo-carrying requirements the large trunk was suitable sufficient without the folding rear seat. Those with more demanding freight requirements, specifically longer products, ought to prevent the SE or XLE, which likewise doesn't consist of a folding rear seat.

Features and also Prices

For $22,165, the SE includes all of the suspension, engine and exterior attributes-- minus the spoiler, a $200 choice. As examined, our SE noted at $27,725, not consisting of the $750 location cost. Choices on our test vehicle consisted of automatic transmission, navigating system with backup video camera, USB input, Bluetooth, JBL audio system, moonroof and also clever vital system with push-button beginning.

A base Camry begins at $19,395, so the SE package is a low-cost method to cheer it up. A base Mazda6 embodies a sporty nature, though, and also begins at $18,450.


The 2010 Camry made Great rankings-- the very best rating-- in frontal as well as side collision examinations by the Insurance Institute for Freeway Safety and security; it racked up Low in back security, which is why the Camry doesn't capture the IIHS' Leading Security Choose honor. The 2009 Honda Accord as well as 2010 Ford Blend earn the classification.

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


The Camry has actually shown winding down integrity in recent version years with ordinary overall ratings by Consumer Reports and a short spell below par for a certain drivetrain. Presently, there typically aren't any kind of predictions for the 2010.

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

Camry in the marketplace

Customers should drive both the Camry SE and various other Camry trims to see if the sport-tuned suspension is too firm for everyday commutes. There are a great deal of great midsize sedans available. While the 2010 Camry steps up its video game, consumers now have much more strong alternatives than ever.

In recent years, the competitors has caught up with the Camry while its dependability has slid a bit, making the Camry more of an average choice compared to a class-leading midsize car.