2011 Toyota Camry

Rating8.0

Ranked #2 in Midsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$20,195 - $29,845

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Key Spec of 2011 Toyota Camry
fuel economy

22/27/33

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

169 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Both the engines offer superior refinement and fuel efficiency 

Not-so-sporty driving dynamics

No major changes

Excellent safety scores

Usage of some cheap interior materials

Spacious cabin

2011 Toyota Camry Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 22, 2022

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With no major changes being brought about to the mix, the 2011 Toyota Camry is one of the most successful vehicles in the segment mostly due to its reliability and superior value for money factor as opposed to the rivals. Available in multiple body styles, the bestseller 2011 Camry gets the same exterior design upgrades from 2010. Also available in a total of four varied trims, the prices for the for-sale 2011 Camry start from an MSRP of $20,195 for the Base trim. It goes up against the likes of the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, and the Nissan Altima.

2011 Toyota Camry For Sale

The 2011 Toyota Camry starts off at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $20,195 for the Base variant, while the top-end premium XLE Camry variant with the Inline-4 engine is priced at $26,725. Now while the LE trim is priced at $21,650, it might be wise to let go of this trim and go for the even more so premium SE trim for $22,965. Also available is a 6-speed automatic setup, which comes at over a premium of $1050 over the standard manual transmission setup with the Base, LE, and XLE trims. Prospective shoppers in the Used Toyota Car market can expect to pay an average listing price of around $7,000 to $13,000 for the 2011 Camry. Also, the true cost to own the Camry rounds up to $22,900 for over a period of 5 years.

Toyota Camry Buying Advice

As mentioned above, both the Base and LE Camry trims offer a more rudimentary set of features, although moving onto the SE trim gets you the latest and most advanced features on offer as standard for a nominal price tag of $22,965. This is with the standard 6-speed Manual setup. Also, we would also suggest you go for the V6 variant of the Camry SE, for a price of $26,640. For budget-friendly reasons, we would also suggest sticking to the 2011 Toyota Camry and not going beyond that. Furthermore, the 2012 Camry marked the start of a new generation, and so forth received a major redesign along with refined engine units. Also, one could go for the 2015 Camry, which set the benchmark for the styling and also the feature front that you see in the present Camry.

The midsize sedan has time and again offered a practical interior setup, but is in need of a cabin design upgrade off late. On the specs front, replacing the previous Inline-4 engine is the 2011 Camry's 2.5L Inline-4 unit, whereas the previously standard 3.5L V6 is offered as optional now. Also available is a Camry hybrid variant, which gets a 187 hp 2.5L Inline-4 unit with an electric motor. It also comes with about 2 different transmission options. On the safety front, Toyota has furthermore, made the previously optional safety tech as standard now.

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Over All Rating

8.0

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Notable Rankings

#2 in Midsize Sedan

#5 in Sedan


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Trims

Base$20,195 onwards

  • 16-inch steel Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Seek-Scan Radio

LE$21,650 onwards

  • 16-inch steel Wheels
  • Cloth Seat trim

SE$22,965 onwards

  • 17-inch machined aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Premium cloth Seat trim

XLE$26,725 onwards

  • 16-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • AM/FM/Satellite
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof


Colors and Styles

2011 Toyota Camry in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2011 Toyota Corolla is a part of the sixth-generation model of the sedan and comes with no changes for this model year. The daily workhorse is known for its reliability, safety ratings, and the practical and comfortable interior it showcases. Aside from that, it hardly is able to match up to the competition on different fronts. The price of the sedan starts at $20,195 and is available with two powertrain options. Both are refined and also manage to not take away from the fuel efficiency sector. In the segment, the Toyota Camry competes with the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, and the Nissan Altima.


Buying Advice

We would recommend the 2011 Camry LE trim along with the premium optional features for a decent experience. Furthermore, the SE trim is best suited with the V6 motor to experience a sporty driving experience. Add to it the optional 6-speed manual setup, and it is full-on a value for money proposition.

Features
9.0/10

The 2011 Toyota Corolla is offered in a total of four trim levels which are Base, LE, SE, and XLE. The Camry 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 $20,195 and goes all the way up to $29,845 for the top-end XLE equipped with the V6.

Trims

Base

LE

SE

XLE

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

$20,195

$21,650

$22,965

-

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

$21,245

$22,700

$23,965

$26,725

MSRP (3.5L V6/6-speed Automatic)

-

$25,365

$26,640

$29,845

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

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 also some trim-specific options such as a sunroof, navigation system, keyless entry and ignition, and heating function for the front seats.

Engine and Performance
7.4/10

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 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. Moreover, an optional 3.5L V6 is also on offer that pumps out 268 horses. The 2011 Toyota Camry's 0-60 mph 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

$20,195

$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.

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 Camry sedan returns an average of 22 MPG within the urban limits while an impressive 33 MPG out on the highways. The combined mileage is rated at 26 MPG. 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.

Interior
8.5/10

The 2011 Toyota Camry's interior is spacious and cozy yet quite straightforward. The base trim and the LE trim are quite less-equipped feature-wise 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 Camry's cargo capacity is decent too at 15 cu-ft.

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.

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 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 on offer 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
Exterior
7.5/10

The 2011 Toyota Camry exterior is quite subtle 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 Camry's ground clearance on offer is decent too at 5.5 inches.

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.

Models

2011 Toyota Camry

2011 Chevrolet Malibu

2011 Ford Fusion

2011 Nissan Altima

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,307

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

.Some exterior features on offer are:

  • Integrated fog lights
  • Chrome door handles
  • High solar energy-absorbing glass
  • Moonroof
  • 16-inch steel wheels
Safety
8.5/10

The 2011 Toyota Camry comes with a solid safety quotient and has 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 other safety features on offer 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
Competition
8.0/10

2011 Toyota Camry vs 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

In the midsize sedan segment, the competition between every vehicle is fierce, and seldom would buyers find a disappointing option. A similar statement is true for the 2011 Toyota Camry and 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, both of which are impressive performers. They average similar results in the acceleration tests, are capaciously built, and bestow a balanced ride quality to the buyers.

They provide ample value to the buyers, however, the Japanese sedan does gain a slight advantage over Chevrolet, with its impressive feature list and better efficiency and range. So, in direct comparison, the Toyota Camry is a more comprehensive choice, but it leads the segment only diminutively.

2011 Toyota Camry vs 2011 Ford Fusion

The 2011 Ford Fusion is a highly novel proposition that rides on a new platform after its overhaul in the previous model year. It promises an impressive performance with its quick acceleration, higher cargo capacity, and impressive ride quality. However, it does fall short on cabin ergonomics and fuel efficiency when pitted directly against Toyota’s prime offering.

Nonetheless, it is a comprehensive option that provides the best bang for the buck with its affordable pricing. So, in most ways, the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion are evenly matched. Consequently, we feel that the winner between these sedans would be best adjudicated keeping the subjective interest of the buyers in mind.

Final Verdict

Overall, the 2011 Toyota Camry is a solid contender in the segment as opposed to its 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, making the ride quality that much more refined. For enthusiasts, there is an optional V6 that offers excellent power and fuel efficiency as well. So all-in-all a definite good deal.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$20195

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

152 cu in

horse power

169 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

167 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual w/Overdrive

dimensions
length

189.2 in

wheelbase

109.3 in

width

71.7 in

curb weight

3263 lbs

Height

57.9 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

101.4 cu ft

cargo volume

15 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/27/33 mpg

highway range

610.50 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.


Toyota Camry 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,961
5 Year Cost To Own
$40,468
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $40,468
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$6,302$1,550$1,456$1,741$1,655$12,704
Insurance$1,302$1,402$1,407$1,436$1,521$7,068
Fuel$1,528$1,573$1,616$1,663$1,671$8,051
Maintenance$80$556$528$1,087$1,568$3,819
Repairs$-2$27$79$220$402$726
Financing Interest$1,708$1,414$1,003$616$188$4,929
Taxes and Fees$2,376$224$225$157$189$3,171
Total Cost-To-Own$13,294$6,746$6,314$6,920$7,194$40,468
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