Toyota Camry 2010

Toyota Camry 2010: The Toyota Camry is the very successful car in the U.S. Its performance history of integrity, safety and security and also efficiency has made it a favorite of car buyers trying to find useful transportation. No longer is it a clear section leader, however, as other midsize cars are testing the Camry on several fronts, as well as its strong dependability reveals indications of fading.

I drove the SE version, which attempts to defy the Camry's sensible, unexciting image with a higher-output four-cylinder, firmer suspension as well as cosmetic attachments. Personally, I was surprised by just how little it considered the SE bundle to actually boost the base Camry's dull demeanor. Actually, I favor the SE's showing off excellent aim to lots of various other midsize cars, which in its entirety is mainly a boring sector. Although the SE gets by with its look, it isn't really a full plan since there isn't much incentive in the fun-to-drive division.

The Camry lineup begins with the base design and supplies LE, SE, XLE as well as Hybrid trim levels.

Toyota Camry 2010

Exactly what's Changed for 2010

The Camry has actually stayed a hot seller even without a couple of key affordable attributes, which have actually been included for 2010: a common electronic stability system, six-speed transmission as well as optional USB input for controlling, along with playing, iPods through the stereo. For an examination of the USB assimilation, which I was not a fan of, see the video clip to the right. Contrast the 2010 model to the 2009 version below. Rivals like the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Mazda6 as well as 2010 Chevrolet Malibu have incorporated several of those vital functions for a couple of version years.

Base versions have brand-new front styling, consisting of a revamped grille with chrome trim as well as new, larger headlights. The 2010's nose job is an enhancement from the 2009's featureless front designing. SE models get a blacked-out grille as well as smoked-headlight-housing therapy. The SE is better-looking compared to a normal Camry, thanks to improvements like a lower front spoiler, a lot more aggressive side sills, fog lights, 17-inch five-spoke wheels as well as twin tailpipes with a black reduced bumper.

2 new four-cylinder engines are available. For the very first time on a Camry, they team with a six-speed automatic transmission in order to help enhance fuel economy; a six-speed manual is basic. The SE makes use of a much more effective engine compared to base, LE as well as XLE models; it makes 179 horsepower rather than 169 hp. The SE makes 21 even more horsepower compared to the 2009 SE without harming gas mileage. Actually, gas mileage has really improved 1 mpg in city and freeway rankings. I averaged 29 mpg throughout a 400-mile week of mostly highway driving. That's not far from the automatic's 32 mpg freeway ranking. Both four-cylinders are ranked with mileage of 22/32 mpg city/highway; the guidebook is rated at 22/33 mpg.

SE, the "Sporty" Camry

The SE abandons the Camry's standard soft, unobtrusive trip quality with a sport suspension, causing a ride that's surprisingly rigid for a Camry. It's never teeth-jarring, however there's most definitely a tight feeling that could postpone conventional Camry buyers. When pushed right into corners, the Camry leans as well as understeers, not feeling like a confident performer. Special 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 an alert package; a 268-hp V-6 is optional. Gear adjustments were smooth throughout velocity with very little engine sound even throughout heavy acceleration.

A sporty Camry is kind of like the requisite "bad-boy" participant of a young boy band. Despite just how hostile the effort, he's still in a kid band. Also, the SE can not escape its Camry origins. Camry loyalists could be attracted to the SE as a sportier alternative, however, for the discriminating enthusiast, the 2009 Mazda6 offers a better-executed sport package.

Interior and Cargo

Here's where the Camry's comfort-focused origins are an advantage to the SE: The front and back seats are incredibly comfy. There's good back sustain with the eight-way power-adjustable seats, as well as soft seat paddings made my lengthy drives manageable, despite the SE's stiff suspension. For a sport design, the SE's front seats don't have hostile side bolstering to keep you from gliding about, however carving edges isn't really the Camry's strong suit, so it's not a deal-breaker.

When you select the SE you shed the folding backseat alternative; in its location is a center pass-through. The folding seats and a half-foot of trunk space are sacrificed for a rear suspension brace that's meant to improve handling. With my very little cargo-carrying requirements the big trunk was suitable enough without the folding backseat. Those with even more requiring cargo demands, especially longer things, ought to avoid the SE or XLE, which likewise doesn't include a folding backseat.

Functions and also Prices

For $22,165, the SE includes all the suspension, engine and exterior attributes-- minus the looter, a $200 alternative. As evaluated, our SE listed at $27,725, not consisting of the $750 destination cost. Alternatives on our test vehicle included automatic transmission, navigation system with backup camera, USB input, Bluetooth, JBL stereo, moonroof and wise key system with push-button begin.

A base Camry starts at $19,395, so the SE plan is an inexpensive means to cheer it up. A base Mazda6 personifies a flashy nature, however, and also begins at $18,450.

Safety and security

The 2010 Camry made Excellent rankings-- the most effective score-- in frontal and side collision examinations by the Insurance Institute for Freeway Safety; it scored Limited in back security, which is why the Camry doesn't nab the IIHS' Leading Safety and security Choose award. The 2009 Honda Accord as well as 2010 Ford Blend earn the classification.

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


The Camry has shown waning dependability in recent model years with ordinary total rankings by Consumer Records and also a brief spell below par for a specific drivetrain. Currently, there aren't any type of forecasts for the 2010.

Noteworthy in this section is the 2010 Ford Combination's predicted top integrity rating for front-wheel-drive 4- as well as six-cylinder versions. The Honda Accord's scores are above standard for 4- as well as six-cylinder designs, but they're not as high as the Blend's.

Camry on the market

Customers must drive both the Camry SE and also various other Camry trims to see if the sport-tuned suspension is too solid for daily commutes. There are a great deal of excellent midsize cars available. While the 2010 Camry steps up its game, customers currently have much more strong choices compared to ever.

In recent times, the competition has overtaken the Camry while its reliability has actually slid a bit, making the Camry even more of a typical option than a class-leading midsize sedan.