2011 Toyota Camry

MSRP $20,195

Ranked #9 in Sedan

7.3

Overall Rating

2011 Toyota Camry Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Toyota introduced the Camry in 1966 after getting adequate hands-on experience in making sedans through the Crown and the Corolla sedans. After its launch, the Camry went on to become one of the most successful vehicles in the segment mostly due to its reliability and superior value for money as opposed to the rivals. 

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Pros

Both the I-4 and V6 motor offers superior refinement and fuel efficiency 

Plush and silent ride 

Excellent safety scores

Spacious cabin

Cons

Not-so-sporty driving dynamics

Some cheap interior materials

What's New?

No changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20195

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

118 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

169 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

167 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

MacPherson strut front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

109.3 in.

length

189.2 in.

width

71.7 in.

height

57.9 in.

curb weight

3263 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

15 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

payload capacity

925 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/27/33 mpg

highway range

610.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$20,195 onwards

LE 3.5$25,365 onwards

Colors and Styles

2011 Toyota Camry in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


The 2011 Toyota Corolla is a part of the “XV40” generation model of the sedan and comes with no changes for this model year. The price of the sedan starts at $20,195 and is available with two powertrain options. In the segment, the car competes with the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, and the Nissan Altima.


9.0/10
Features

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2011 Toyota Camry Features

9.0/10

The 2011 Toyota Corolla is offered in a total of three trim levels which are Base, LE, SE, and XLE. The sedan gets two powertrain choices, a base I-4 or a bigger V6 along with two transmission options as well. The top-end XLE doesn’t get the manual transmission even as an option while the Base trim cannot be equipped with the V6 too. The price starts at $20,955 and goes all the way up to $30,605 for the top-end XLE equipped with the V6. The SE trim is the sole offering that comes with a sport-tuned suspension system for sportier handling and performance when paired with the V6 motor. There are some trim-specific options such as a sunroof, navigation system, keyless entry and ignition, and heating function for the front seats.

Trims

Base

LE

SE

XLE

MSRP (2.5L I-4/6-speed Manual)

$20,955

$22,410

$23,725

-

MSRP (2.5L I-4/6-speed Automatic)

$22,005

$23,460

$24,725

$27,485

MSRP (3.5L V6/6-speed Automatic)

-

$26,125

$27,400

$30,605

Key Features

16-inch wheels

Base trim plus: 

LE trim plus:

SE trim plus:

 

Auto up and down function for all four windows

Keyless entry

Sport-tuned suspension system

JBL premium sound system

 

Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

Unique exterior and interior styling details

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

60/40-split-folding rear seat

 

17-inch alloy wheels

Power-adjustable passenger seat

 

Cruise Control

   

Rear-seat reclining function

       

Moonroof

We Recommend

We would recommend the LE trim along with the optional features for a decent experience. The SE trim is best with the V6 motor to experience a sporty driving experience.

2011 Toyota Camry Engine and Performance

6.0/10

The 2011 Toyota Camry gets a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline motor in its base form. The motor dishes out a maximum of 169 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of maximum torque. As compared to other four-pot motors in the segment, the Camry’s unit has excellent refinement and linear power delivery to justify the plush and comfortable ride of the car. Even though the driving dynamics of the lower models can be a turn-off for enthusiasts the SE trim offers a stiffer suspension setup and a power output bump of 10 horsepower to improve offer a sporty experience. The motor is paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic unit. While the manual is fun to drive, the automatic unit is more convenient and hassle-free in city traffic conditions. The 0-60mph time and the standing quarter-mile time are quite competent for the segment and can be clocked in 8.4 and 16.7 seconds, respectively.

Models

2011 Toyota Camry

2011 Chevrolet Malibu

2011 Ford Fusion

2011 Nissan Altima

MSRP

$20,955

$22,735

$20,645

$21,030

Engine

2.5L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.4L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed automatic

6-speed manual

CVT

Power

169 hp @ 6,000 RPM

169 hp @ 6,400 RPM

175 hp @ 6,000 RPM

170 hp @ 5,600 RPM

Torque

167 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM

160 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

172 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

180 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

0-60 mph (sec)

8.4

8.7

8.1

8.6

Quarter-Mile (sec)

16.4

16.8

16.3

16.5

Top Speed (mph)

122

119

120

124

The Chevrolet Malibu gets a powertrain of similar size to the Camry and generates identical horsepower but a slightly lesser torque output. The Ford Fusion has significantly higher power and torque output but is only marginally quicker than the Camry and the Malibu clocking 8.1 seconds to the 60mph mark. The Nissan Altima has the highest torque output here but disappoints with its CVT transmission.

2011 Toyota Camry Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2011 Toyota Camry gas mileage ratings are strong and competent as opposed to the rivals in the segment. The sedan returns an average of 22mpg within the urban limits while an impressive 33 mpg out on the highways. The combined mileage is rated at 26mpg. It also gets a sizable 18.5 gallons gas tank and offers some impressive driving range numbers as well.

Models

2011 Toyota Camry

2011 Chevrolet Malibu

2011 Ford Fusion

2011 Nissan Altima

MPG (City)

22

22

22

23

MPG (Highway)

33

33

32

32

MPG (Combined)

26

26

25

27

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

18.5

16.0

17.5

20.0

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

407 / 611 / 481

352 / 528 / 416

385 / 560 / 438

460 / 640 / 540

The Chevrolet Malibu returns identical fuel efficiency figures to the Camry but has a smaller fuel tank, resulting in a lower combined range of 416 miles. The Ford Fusion has marginally lower highway and combined mileage ratings as compared to the Camry while the Nissan Altima triumphs over the rivals here with impressive mileage ratings and a sizable 20 gallons gas tank.

2011 Toyota Camry Interior

9.0/10

The 2011 Toyota Camry interior is spacious and cozy yet quite straightforward. The base trim and the LE trim are most less-equipped but the comfort levels and the practicality remains intact. The climate control knobs and the audio control knobs do get cool ice-blue backlighting that looks refreshing at night. The seats are wide enough and offer excellent comfort with power adjustments right from the LE trim. The faux-wood trims on the top-end XLE trim look quite premium and the reclining rear seats are a rare find in this segment. The cargo capacity is decent too at 15 cu-ft.

Models

2011 Toyota Camry

2011 Chevrolet Malibu

2011 Ford Fusion

2011 Nissan Altima

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom / Shoulder room / Legroom) (in)

38.8 / 57.8 / 41.7

39.4 / 55.9 / 42.2

38.7 / 57.4 / 42.3

40.6 / 55.7 / 44.1

Rear Row (Headroom / Shoulder room / Legroom) (in)

37.8 / 56.9 / 38.3

37.2 / 53.9 / 37.6

37.8 / 56.5 / 37.1

36.8 / 55.5 / 35.8

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

15.0

15.1

16.5

15.3

The Chevrolet Malibu is quite spacious too with adequate headroom and legroom for both the front and rear passengers. The Ford Fusion gets the most stylish cabin which is comfortable as well and has a generous 16.5 cu-ft of trunk space. The Nissan Altima has a premium cabin with a segment-leading headroom for the front seat passengers but the cabin is quite bland and dull as compared to the rivals here.

Some interior features are:

  • Front multi-adjustable power bucket seats w/driver height adjuster and lumbar support
  • 40/20/40 split manually reclining rear seats
  • Fabric seat & door trim w/Fraichir treatment
  • 4-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Dual-zone auto climate control with rear-seat vents
  • Wood-grain style interior trim
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener

How intuitive is the 2011 Toyota Camry’s infotainment unit?

The 2011 Toyota Camry comes with a very basic infotainment system in its base trim and offers only a six-speaker CD audio system and an auxiliary audio input jack. Only the top-end XLE trim gets a fair amount of infotainment and entertainment features such as a premium JBL audio system, CD-changer, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and satellite radio.

Some infotainment features are:

  • 8-speaker JBL Audio system
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone & music streaming
  • SiriusXM satellite radio w/3 months subscription
  • USB port w/iPod connectivity
  • 6-disc in-dash CD changer

2011 Toyota Camry Exterior

7.0/10

The 2011 Toyota Camry exterior is quite forgettable and has a straightforward design language. It is not ugly though and has a sleek front grille design nicely flanked by stretched headlamp units. The side profile is neat with no unnecessary lines or creases on the sheet metal and the rear end looks smart too with a similar taillight design to the headlamp units. The ground clearance on offer is decent too at 5.5 inches.

Models

2011 Toyota Camry

2011 Chevrolet Malibu

2011 Ford Fusion

2011 Nissan Altima

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,263

3,432

3,285

3,180

Length (in)

189.2

191.8

190.6

190.7

Width (in)

71.7

70.3

72.2

70.7

Height (in)

57.9

57.1

56.9

58.0

Ground Clearance (in)

5.5

6.1

6.4

5.4

Wheelbase (in)

109.3

112.3

107.4

109.3

The Chevrolet Malibu looks a bit more stylish than the Camry but lacks the sleek and straightforward appeal of the latter which is preferred by a fair share of buyers in the segment. The Ford Fusion looks the part with a premium design language that has a distinctive style statement to it. The Nissan Altima tries to look smart with a sleek grille but the overall design turns out to be unappealing when compared to the rest of the rivals here. In terms of dimensions, the 2011 Malibu is the largest sedan on offer and sports a wheelbase of 112.3 inches, while the Ford Fusion sports the highest ground clearance of 6.4 inches.

Some exterior features are:

  • Integrated fog lights
  • Chrome door handles
  • High solar energy-absorbing glass
  • Moonroof
  • 16-inch steel wheels

2011 Toyota Camry Safety

6.0/10

The 2011 Toyota Camry comes with a solid safety quotient and bagged some impressive crash scores as well. The NHTSA gave it a 4-star rating out of 5 while the IIHS gave it a “Good” rating in most of the crash-test parameters. Apart from these, the sedan also comes standard with brake assist, stability control, front-seat side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags.

Some safety features are:

  • Vehicle stability control w/off switch
  • Traction control 
  • Cruise control
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Driver & passenger front and seat-mounted side advanced airbags w/occupant sensor
  • Front & rear side curtain and Driver knee airbag airbags

2011 Toyota Camry Final Verdict

Overall, the Toyota Camry is a solid contender in the segment as opposed to the rivals and more so owing to the brand’s superior reliability. The sedan offers a comfortable cabin with a decent amount of features and a soft-tuned suspension system. For enthusiasts, there is an optional V6 that offers excellent power and fuel efficiency as well.

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