We can really assure you that one of the many Toyota models you would see hundreds pass by if you could be patient enough is the Camry. It is obvious that a typical Nigerian will most likely consider Toyota products whether as the main car to buy or fall back plan for their efficiency, fuel economy, affordability, and resell value. More importantly, most Nigerian mechanics are Toyota experts and spare parts are readily available at various auto markets across the country.
If you are looking for maximum pleasure, the Camry 2011 might not be that guy but we assure you its decent enough with its plush riding champ on the highway. If you can lay your hands on the optional V6, you would enjoy it more. Take a look at the Toyota Camry 2011 review here on Naijauto.
2. Toyota Camry 2011 - Overview
The introduction of the Toyota Camry for the 2011 model year was quite a remarkable success. Obviously, it wasn’t based on luxury nor optimal excitement but comfort, efficiency and dependability. You should know that the credibility of this model surely put it as one of the top selling mid-size sedans of the last 25 years.
Toyota is not just selling to you its brand but there are lots more about this model. The engine options in the Camry come equipped with 2.5-liter inline-4 and a flawless 268hps V6 engine. That simply put it as the best family sedan in that area.
Other areas where we rate this Camry high include the comfort and luxury features, effective safety features. So, if you are driving on a family road trip or just for daily dealings, you would derive much satisfaction from sitting behind its wheel.
The power under the hood might not be as powerful as the recent models but it is effective enough for your daily needs
We cannot argue the competitive nature of this mid-size sedan. The Camry 2011 sure has many rivals in the similar segment when it gets to taking the hearts of car lovers who look for something around that range. The model sure has made enemies with models from other worthy brands such as Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, Suzuki Kizashi, and the Nissan Altima for similar model year. The shoppers are not really bothered with its inability to compete with the handling performance of sportier class entrants such as Mazda 6 and Altima.
It is a 4-door midsize sedan which is offered in four trims - base, LE, SE, and XLE. The minimal features would be found on the base trim, which is equipped with 4-cylinder engine. You also get the chance to choose from 4-clinder and V6 in other trims.
For the base and LE models, the inside features are pretty functional and straightforward. The automaker’s ergonomics takes the center stage here. The main controls are smartly placed and large enough. The seats are large enough and it promises lots of places to store your items.
The seats look basic but decent enough to give you the much needed comfort
The SE trim promises sporty interior while the XLE ups its game by introducing the fake wood accents and the presence of upscale feature not usually found in this segment. The capacity for trunk is 15 cubic feet for all models.
The luxury XLE interior of 2011 Camry equipped with fake wookd accent and upscale features
5. Performance and fuel economy of Toyota Camry 2011
All trims in the Camry 2011 are front-wheel drive. Their standard engine is 4-cylinder (2.5-liter) with the generative power of 169 horsepower. The engine in the SE version is similar but has the capability to generate 179 horsepower. The Camry 2011 is equipped with a standard 6-speed manual transmission but the XLE, the luxury version, features 6-speed automatic transmission. You can also equip other trims with automatic but it is optional.
Fuel economy is estimated to be 22mpg in the city, 33mpg on the freeway and 26mpg when combined with the manual. The highway mileage is dropped slightly to 32mpg in automatic. Its engine can accelerate from a standstill of zero to 60mph in 6.5 secs. Overall, the fuel economy is quite impressive at 19/28/23 mpg.
The Camry has always been known for excellent ride comfort and isolation at the expense of deploying dynamics of driving. Though the SE version is supposed to be much fun when you drive it through tight corners, but it is a little bit firmer version of the family of softly sprung and least engaging family sedan you can buy. You might prefer the Camry’s cosseting suspension to the Mazda and Nissan approaches, which are firmer and sportier.
The handling might be stiffer around the tight corners for the SE
If you are really interested in having the feel of the sporty element in the 2011 Toyota Camry, you should get the optional turbine-smooth V6. This is quite a remarkable transformation of this Camry into one of the fastest and reasonably priced sedans in town. With its four-cylinder and good fuel economy, it is rated as a very good midsize sedan.
7. Price of Toyota Camry 2011 in Nigeria
Getting the brand new of Toyota Camry 2011 in Nigeria might be pretty impossible due to its model year, which was 8 years ago. However, you will be able to durable foreign used or Nigerian used depending on your budget.
Toyota Camry 2011 prices in Nigeria
Tokunbo/Foreign used Toyota Camry 2011 prices in Nigeria
₦3 million – ₦5 million
Nigerian/locally used Toyota Camry 2011 prices in Nigeria
Sure, there is no perfect car. It will be strange if you expect a 2011 model year car not to have its flaws. That doesn’t take away its good sides too. Take a look at some of the pros and cons of the Toyota Camry 2011.
Comfortable quiet ride
Refined engine, include a powerful V6
Low grade cabin materials
Spotty fit and finish
9. Consumers' notes - Problems and repairs
We have taken our time to identify various issues being confronted by people who have used or are currently using the Toyota Camry 2011. Bear in mind that some of these highlighted issues are just simple fixes while some develop over time due to maintenance habits. These issues include:
Slight hesitation of automatic transmission when accelerating.
Occasional Check engine light due to failed oxygen sensor component.
Occasional leak and replacement of power steering pump.
The Toyota Camry 2011 might not be the as exotic or efficient as the recent model year but it is a reliable and affordable sedan for family use because of its roomy cabin. It is also useful for your daily activities or business run.
This Toyota Camry 2011 review is brought to you by Naijauto car review team.
Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.