2011 toyota Camry Xle

2011 Toyota Camry Xle: The Toyota Camry is large, comfortable, packs an effective V-6 and also a silky smooth transmission. For all those staminas, however, new competitors from Hyundai, Kia and also Ford are considered on par with the front-runner, as well as are typically a much better worth.

Where does that leave the Camry? It's a terrific choice for commuters or anyone else searching for an enjoyable flight they do not need to think excessive about. It's not thrilling, however it's as solid an auto as you can buy. As well as people keep buying it, year after year.


2011 Toyota Camry Xle


Performance

Purchasers are significantly changing to four-cylinder engines in their midsize cars, as well as the Camry's held up well in a recent Cars.com Shootout. It's skilled and also shifts well.

While the optional 18-inch sport-oriented wheels harshened its vaunted flight a little bit, the Camry's travelling comfort is reputable. The guiding isn't crisp, and handling is mediocre, yet if you're going from factor A to point B as well as would rather pay even more attention to NPR than the contours in the road, this is an excellent choice.

The optional 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that powered my current tester proved to be exceptionally quick, which was the most unusual facet of the Camry when driving.

While I can justify the tradeoff in taking care of skill for convenience, I cannot abide the Toyota's below average brakes. It's native to the island in the brand: You have to press too far down to get the feedback you want. Slack steering is one thing, but pulling up is as crucial a motorist input as there is.

Honda's brakes can be extremely hoggish, yet Ford, Hyundai and Kia models respond with the typical comments drivers should anticipate.

Because the Camry is an aging system, the business hasn't resolved gas mileage in time, so it falls short of the majority of competitors. At 20/29 mpg city/highway, 23 mpg integrated, the V-6 is a little behind the Accord's 24 mpg integrated yet ahead of the Ford Combination's V-6, at 21 mpg integrated. The genuine stunner is the new Hyundai Sonata Turbo; instead of a V-6, it uses a turbocharged four-cylinder that has more power compared to the Camry V-6 and mileage that bests even the Camry's four-cylinder power plant: 22/33 mpg city/highway, 26 mpg incorporated.

Toyota markets a Camry Crossbreed that's much more costly yet returns mileage of 31/35 mpg city/highway, 33 mpg incorporated. However-- you presumed it: The Sonata has a crossbreed variation, too, as well as it surpasses the Camry smoothly, with gas mileage of 35/40 mpg city/highway, 37 mpg integrated.

Inside

As the Camry system ages, the inside has actually held up quite well versus the competitors. Plastics are high-quality, also measured against the Sonata. I suched as the control panel's straightforward, rather sophisticated style, with a radiant focal point around the radio controls.

The pole positions are exceptionally broad-- the widest I can remember in an auto this size. Dressed up in natural leather that my tester had, they are additionally unbelievably comfy, also on long drives. The backseat has plenty of space for adult guests and child-safety seats.

The trunk is likewise on the huge side, at 14.5 cubic feet. It features an extremely wide opening, so it's very easy to obtain large items inside.

Features & Rates

A large problem for any kind of automobile consumer today is bottom-line price. As practical as it may be, the Camry does come with a cost costs. When taking a look at equivalent Sonata trims, the Camry is always a lot more expensive, by a margin of $500-$ 2,000. At base levels, the Sonata comes much better equipped than the Camry, packing conventional Bluetooth as well as USB inputs.

If the Camry were significantly premium in all other areas, probably it would deserve its greater price. But that's not the situation; Hyundai has a far better warranty, and that brand's reliability is additionally boosting, even if it can not boast Toyota's long track record.

Safety

Utilizing the government's brand-new five-star rating system for accident examinations, the Camry gained 4 stars general but only after making changes in the production of the brand-new design. 2011 design year Camry cars manufactured after November 22, 2010, are those that gain the greater, four-star rating. You could examine a vehicle's construct date on a label fastened to the driver-side doorjamb.

The Camry made the leading score, Good, in the Insurance Coverage Institute for Freeway Security's frontal and side accident tests, along with the roof-strength test, yet managed only a Marginal score in rear accidents, stopping it from earning a Top Security Select designation.

This is another location where the Hyundai triumphes. The Sonata is one of simply a couple of vehicles on the market to have a federal government luxury safety ranking as well as to be an IIHS Top Safety And Security Pick.

Camry out there

For years, the Toyota Camry has been the champ on the market when it involves sales. Even after remarkable recalls in the past two years, the car still covers sales graphes.

All those faithful customers should appreciate convenience and also tranquility over all else, since the Camry is targeted by every brand-new car to hit the market, as well as for the most part it's held its very own.

That sedan shootout of ours I mentioned earlier? The Camry finished a really reputable 2nd location against 7 of those beginners. It was bested just by the Hyundai Sonata.