1. Toyota Camry vs Toyota Corolla: which one is bigger?
Before we answer this question, we must note that the dimensions of a Camry or Corolla change over time, depending on the body type and production year of the model. That’s why in this article, we will only focus on most popular products which are frequently hunted for on the market.
The comparison is made between Toyota Camry 2010 (representative of Camry XV40 from 2006 to 2011) and Toyota Corolla 2010 (belong to ninth gen Corolla from 2000 - 2017).
We won't compare the latest, but the most seeked for
Both are designed in sedan style and have similar shape overall.
|Camry vs Corolla: which is bigger?|
|Dimension||Toyota Camry||Toyota Corolla|
|Gross weight||4,290 Lbs||3,836 Lbs|
|Front head room (inch)||39||39|
|Rear head room (inch)||38||37|
|Front leg room (inch)||41.7||41.7|
|Rear leg room (inch)||38.3||36.3|
|Maximum cargo capacity||14.5 Cu.Ft||12.3 Cu.Ft|
|Number of seats||5||5|
As can be seen clearly on the table, Toyota Camry is bigger than Corolla with longer and wider body, particularly offering more cargo space.
Drivers of Corolla may enjoy nearly the same experience as in Camry but rear passengers suffer from more narrow seating space with lower head and leg room.
Being bigger, Toyota Camry is much heavier than a Corolla while both can accommodate 5 passengers at once.
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2. Camry vs Corolla fuel consumption & engine performance
Either Toyota Camry or Toyota Corolla is renowned for its fuel efficiency which can hardly be surpassed by other models. However, we can still find the winner between these two, thanks to our detailed statistics.
The fuel tank capacity of Camry 2010 is 18.5 gallon while that of a Corolla 2010 is just 13.2 gallon. But it doesn't mean you will have to refuel your Corolla more often than if you drive a Camry, because its fuel economy according to EPA mileage estimates, are 26 mpg in city/ 35 mpg on highway whereas Camry only stands 22 mpg in city/ 33 mpg on highway.
Toyota Camry is equipped with larger fuel tank, resulting in more powerful performance
Talking about their engine performance, the Corolla employs a 1.8L inline-four engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It can reach the top speed of 132 mph at 6,000 rpm horsepower.
Meanwhile, a Camry can rev up at 179 mph at the same horsepower with its 2.5L inline-four engine. The powerful model uses a 6-speed manual transmission.
Clearly, Toyota Corolla 2010 has better fuel efficiency though its fuel capacity is much smaller than Camry’s. Driving this car will save you thousands of naira spent at gas station.
In reverse, the larger fuel tank allows Camry to gain much higher speed than Corolla, giving it an advantage in the speed-lovers’ eyes.
>>> If you want to buy a Camry or Corolla sold by owner, please check Used cars for sale by owner in Nigeria: Complete buying guide for crucial notes!
3. Price comparison of Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla in Nigeria
The new car price of a Toyota Camry starts from 10 million while the price tag of a brand new Corolla is just 8.3 million for the base model.
For a quick grasp of how much Tokunbo and Nigerian used Corollas and Camrys cost, please check out the table below:
|Camry vs Corolla: Tokunbo Price|
|Model year||Toyota Camry||Toyota Corolla|
|2007||2.5 million – 3.6 million||2 million – 2.6 million|
|2008||2.7 million – 3.6 million||2.9 million – 3.5 million|
|2009||2.7 million – 3.7 million||1.8 million – 3 million|
|2010||2.7 million – 3.9 million||2.2 million – 3.6 million|
|2011||2.8 million – 3.9 million||2 million – 3 million|
|2012||4 million – 6.5 million||4.5 million – 5.2 million|
|2013||4 million – 6.5 million||4 million – 5 million|
Toyota Corolla often gets lower price than Camry, either new or used
|Camry vs Corolla: Nigerian Used Price|
|Model Year||Toyota Camry||Toyota Corolla|
|2007||1.2 million – 2 million||850,000 – 1.5 million|
|2008||1.2 million – 2 million||1 million – 2 million|
|2009||1.4 million – 2.2 million||700,000 – 1.2 million|
|2010||1.5 million – 2.5 million||900,000 – 2.3 million|
|2011||1.5 million – 2.5 million||900,000 – 1.2 million|
|2012||3.5 million – 5 million||2.5 million – 3.5 million|
|2013||3.5 million – 5 million||3 million – 4 million|
To check prices of more Camry and Corolla model years, please refer to our previous posts:
Needless to say, buying a Camry is a costlier option than a compact Corolla. However, your money’s worth it because Camry offers several more features than its sibling as specified in below section.
4. Other note-worthy features between Camry vs Corolla specs
4.1. Camry vs Corolla Exterior
A picture speaks a thousand words. We are sure you will want to see these two car design side by side to compare. The typical sedan style from Toyota is depicted clearly in both, but the Corolla bears a more compact vibe.
Each car bears a different beauty in design
Meanwhile, the Camry features a more luxury body for customers prioritizing the comfort while driving.
4.2. Camry vs Corolla Interior
As mentioned in the first part, Camry offers more space for rear passengers while drivers of both cars enjoy similar level of comfort when it comes to roominess.
The inside design of a Toyota Camry 2010
Like the outside design, the interior of Camry seems more attractive, refined and offer more functions than Corolla. However, the differences are subtle and you can rest assured you'll have one of the best in class experience in the cabin of both Toyota models.
Corolla's inner deco is no less attractive
4.3. Camry vs Corolla Safety features
Please take a look at these comparison table of safety gadgets inside Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla model year 2010.
|Camry vs Corolla: Safety features|
|Feature||Toyota Camry||Toyota Corolla|
|4-wheel disc brakes||x||Front disc, rear drum|
|4-wheel antilock braking system (ABS)||x||x|
|Standard brake assist||x||x|
|Speed sensitive steering||x||x|
|Strut front suspension||x||x|
|Front anti-roll bar||x||x|
|Electronic stability system||x||x|
|Sequential shift control||Optional|
|Remote vehicle starting system||Optional||Optional|
|ABS and Driveline traction control||x||x|
|Front airbags (Driver, front passenger)||x||x|
|Knee airbags||x (Driver)|
Pay more to get more. Toyota Camry obviously shows a higher degree of passengers’ safety with a number of added safety features that is absent in the Corolla.
That doesn’t mean riding a Corolla is unsafe. Both these cars get good scores in IIHS and NHTSA safety tests, but if you are a really cautious drivers or just want extra peace of mind, go for a Camry.
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5. Camry vs Corolla: Used car maintenance cost and customer reviews
You should know Toyota Corolla is a SmartChoice Maintenance Costs Award winner. That is to say, you don’t need to worry much about its annual maintenance cost. In fact, Toyota Corolla is one of the car model that is easiest to maintain in Nigeria due to the availability of mechanics who are qualified to properly service it.
According to YourMechanic, the average annual repair cost of a Toyota Corolla is around $393 (~141,600 naira).
Some of the most common services you will need for your Toyota Corolla during your ownership are:
- Replace shock absorber
- Replace window motor regulator
- Replace ignition coil
- Replace fuel pump
- Oil change
- Fix car AC
- Replace oxygen sensor
Toyota Camry, on the other hand, is nominated the best out of 24 midsize cars in the US when it comes to average annual repair cost. Its approximate yearly cost for maintenance is $401, translating to N145,000. It’s higher than Corolla, but not much.
Take a look at the most common services done on Camrys shared by mechanics nationwide:
- Replace windshield wiper motor
- Replace exterior car door handle
- Replace differential or gear oil
- Replace timing belt
- Replace shock absorber
- Replace window motor regulator
- Replace ignition coil
- Replace headlight bulb
- Replace ball joint
- Replace fuel pump
- Replace CV axes or Shaft Assembly
Walkaround video for Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla 2010-11
Some reviews listed here can illustrate what we just affirm above:
“The annual maintenance on your 10 year old Camry should be relatively low. My wife's 2007 Corolla has 140,000 miles and it hasn't had any engine work done on it other than coolant change, oil and filter change, air and cabin filter changes.” – Bernard Ching
“Not too much but it also depends on the condition and year of the Camry. Main thing here are oil changes with synthetic oil. Change it every 5000 miles. Spark plugs every 100k Miles with NGK Laser Iridum. Air filter, cabin filter, brakes, tires. Coolant can be changed every 3 years. Brake fluid when you do brakes or every 2–3 years.” – Michael Broski
“Our Toyota Corolla Altis D-4D went for its 20,000 Km service. Total bill was Rs. 1900 (~N9,600)” – Sarthakgupta
“Model: Toyota corolla Altis diesel G
Odo reading: 42907 Kms
Year of birth: 27th September, 2011
Service costs till date:
1. 1000 km service: Free
2. 10000 km service: Rs 1600 (~N8,000)
3. 20000 km service: Rs 3400 (~N 17,000)
4. 30000 km service: Rs 4800 (~N 24,300)
5. 40000 km service: Rs 7040 (~N 35,600)
No other maintenance costs till now. Car is still going strong on its original brake pads and discs, a known weak part of the Altis in general.” – DrMohitg
So, both used cars have low maintenance or repair cost per year. If you still want a verdict for this, Corolla is a bit more outstanding with cheaper estimated cost.
>>> Save the list of Toyota service centers in Lagos for later use when it comes to regular maintenance for your Camry or Corolla!
6. Expert conclusion
If you read closely what we just analyze for Camry vs Corolla used car battle, you must have the decision in your mind now.
For those who want to save more money and need a practical car for daily travel, Toyota Corolla, especially the ninth generation, is definitely our recommendation. Cheap price, lower maintenance cost and high fuel efficiency, is that enough to talk you into this model?
For others who emphasize driving experience, love speeding and need large cargo space, you must go for Toyota Camry the XV40 series. However, make sure you prepare a bit more money to acquire this car as well as feed its large fuel tank.
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