Toyota Camry 2010 Review: Price in Nigeria, XLE variant, SE variant, Model, Specs, Problems & More

01/16/2018
Check out Naijauto's Toyota Camry 2010 review for price in Nigeria, XLE variant, SE variant, model, specs, problems & more

1. Introduction

The Toyota Camry 2010 angular front

The Toyota Camry 2010

The Toyota Camry owns all the qualities of a washing machine from behind the wheel, but it’s a winner of comfortable riding on the highway, and its V6 engine tops the midsized sedan segment. It is no accident that the Toyota Camry remains one of the sedans of choice of Nigerian families. Explore more about this hot selling sedan in this Toyota Camry 2010 review.

2. Toyota Camry 2010 review: updates

The Toyota Camry 2010 gets numerous changes for the model year 2010, notable among them is that the 2.4-litre engine is now upgraded to a more powerful 2.5-litre four-cylinder. At the same time, drivers can now enjoy six speeds instead of five on both automatic and manual transmission. Other updates include a refreshed taillights and grille, a new audio system that comes optional with Bluetooth connection and satellite radio on LE model and base model, automatic windows on all the doors, and standard stability control.

The Toyota Camry 2010's frontal look

The Toyota Camry 2010's frontal look

The Toyota Camry 2010 remains endearing features from previous model years, including buttery-smooth ride and spacious, tranquil cabin. And other features just got better, take its powerful, fuel-economic and super smooth 268-hp V6 as an example. It is not only the best V6 engine that Toyota Camry lineup has ever offer ever, but also the best V6 we can find on family sedans. The downside on the Camry 2010 lies on the interior quality which may come a little underwhelming. Having said that, given a highly competitive segment like the family sedan, the Camry's firm position is praise-worthy. Scoring exceptionally in crash tests and boasting great refinement and comfort, the Camry is the right car that family sedan buyers are looking for. Just so you know, Toyota Camry is one of the most cost-effective cars in Nigeria. It is also named in the list of best-selling cars of all time in Nigeria and top 10 best-selling used cars.

The Toyota Camry 2010's profile

The Toyota Camry 2010's profile

The Camry 2010 gets a mid-cycle facelift. Most remarkable is the increased engine cylinder to 2.5 litre from the previous smaller 2.4 litre. The transmissions both manual and automatic now can switch among 6 speeds instead of five. The exterior is also redesigned, featuring a new grille, enlarged headlights, and reworked taillights. Speaking of safety, all the models now get stability control as standard feature. Other noteworthy additions are automatic up and down windows, a new audio system coming as an option with Bluetooth connection and satellite radio on the lower-spec variants.

3. Toyota Camry 2010 Model

The Toyota Camry 2010 model is offered in 5 variant, namely the base, premium-equipped XLE, the sporty SE, and the Hybrid. Naijauto chooses the two most popular variants with the Nigerian buyers, the XLE and the SE to provide detailed reviews. Let's check it out.

3.1 Toyota Camry 2010 XLE

2010 Toyota Camry XLE V6 NAVI in Edison,NJ

The Toyota Camry 2010 XLE receives the most daring design on the front end, which embodies curving cut lines, sharp points and entertaining surface planes. Dipping broadly through the middle, the hood really pushes visual heft out over the front fenders, and atop the horizontal slats is the Toyota emblem. All the diverse cosmetics elements are blended on the single-piece fascia, making an attractive, smooth aerodynamic overall look.

A new front bumper and grille are also given to the XLE. The intake opening is lowered and the projector headlight is enlarged, which are well aligned with the dominating design and adds to the XLE’s bold and distinctive look.

The Toyota emblem on the Toyota Camry 2010

The Toyota emblem on the Toyota Camry 2010

In profile, the XLE looks less trendy and a tad bulky with square doors, symmetrical windows and a high beltline, embellished by a barely noticeable character line running through the door handles mounted on the flush. The wheel gets circular openings which is well aligned with a lower profile for a sporty look and driving.

The Toyota Camry 2010 XLE’s rear end is somewhat reminiscent of the BMW 7’s squared trunk lid, only in a smaller figure. Its trunk gets a bustle-like hump on the trailing edge, which blesses it a mild aero-lip, suggesting that it serves as a rear lift reducer when the car is at high speed. The theme of the headlight is continued on the taillights and are sophisticatedly detailed.

The Toyota Camry 2010 taillights

The Toyota Camry 2010 taillights

Getting inside, the XLE has been adorned with shades of elegance. Although the treatment is not quite up to Lexus-level luxury, the Camry really gives a highly polished interior for a mid-sized, mid-priced sedan. The XLE used a faux shiny wood-grain trim all over the inside, including surrounding the door-release handles. The XLE offers lots of space, comfortable seating both at the front and rear, although taller passengers may feel less thigh supported with the seat bottoms. Especially, the XLE offers a luxury that rarely found in the segment: reclining seatbacks.

The Toyota Camry 2010 XLE is more of a floaty and soft ride rather than a firm and expected one, though it doesn’t mean it is drifting or inaccurate. We feel totally comfortable and secured while leisurely cruising it along light traffic roads. The Camry XLE is a car that doesn’t worry you when driving. We found it relaxing, enjoyable on the trip, plus a good sound system. Below are the full list of the its features:

  • Air conditioning with pollen filter
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Powered mirrors and windows
  • Cruise control
  • Multi-function information display with outside temperature
  • Manual tilt-and-telescope steering wheel
  • Single CD player with auxiliary jack for MP3 devices
  • 160-watt stereo system with six speakers
  • 16-inch steering wheels
  • Standard automatic gearbox
  • Six-CD changer
  • JBL audio upgrade with 440 watts
  • Bluetooth wireless telephone interface
  • Dual-zone auto climate control and built-in electronic ion filter
  • power passenger seat
  • rear reading lamps
  • split 40/20/40 reclining rear seat
  • manual rear-window sunshade
  • power sunroof
  • 16-inch alloy wheels

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3.2 Toyota Camry 2010 SE

2010 Toyota Camry SE

The SE has the boldest, most distinguishable look of all. Its true spoiler enhances the aero treatment on the trunk lid while the lower edge of the car is flared outward by a full body kit. The 17-inch, six-spoke aluminum wheels also add to the sporty vibe of the SE. The aerodynamic massaging is not so recognizable to the eye. The Toyota stylists also tuned the flow to aerodynamic force nearly equally between the front and rear tires, helping to press the car against the pavement.

From the inside, the Toyota Camry 2010 SE gauges are designed with black lettering on the contrasting white background with sharp blue backlighting. It also gets exclusive interior treatment with either ash gray or dark charcoal hues and a leather-wrapped, 3-spoke steering wheel.

The Toyota Camry 2010's dashboard

The Toyota Camry 2010's dashboard

The Toyota Camry 2010's audio control

The Toyota Camry 2010's audio control

The SE offers entertaining and fun driving experience. It steers the turn-ins more accurate than it is normally expected in a Camry. It corners with stable and solid manner, and minimal body lean is noticed. On the brake travel, it feels soft and the travel is long compared with sport sedan counterparts.

The Toyota Camry 2010 SE V6 really tempts the driver to actually use the sequential manual shift provided on the Toyota’s 6-speed automatic. In manual mode, the transmission will keep the selected gear from shifting up, while promptly shifting it right down with a simple click on the lever. The shifts feel smooth, yet swift and confident.

The Toyota Camry 2010's rear seats

The Toyota Camry 2010's rear seats

The Toyota Camry 2010's front seats

The Toyota Camry 2010's front seats

Please see below the list of features on SE version:

  • Air conditioning with pollen filter
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Powered mirrors and windows
  • Cruise control
  • Multi-function information display with outside temperature
  • Manual tilt-and-telescope steering wheel
  • Single CD player with auxiliary jack for MP3 devices
  • 160-watt stereo system with six speakers
  • 16-inch steering wheels
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 8-way powered driver seat
  • Fog lamps
  • 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels
  • P215/55R17 tires

3.3 Toyota Camry 2010 Hybrid

The Toyota Camry 2010 Hybrid is fitted with a 147-horsepower four-cylinder engine, mated with a continuously variable and an electric motor which amplifies the petrol engine performance and harnesses the energy that could have been wasted while slowing and braking, thereby significantly cut down on the fuel consumption. The Hybrid is equipped similarly to the XLE, with added smart key push button-start.

4. Toyota Camry 2010 Problems

Known for its soundness and reliability, Toyota Camry 2010 problems are only a few recalls for minor problems. Naijauto advice for used Toyota Camry 2010 buyers is making it a point of checking the owner’s manual on the car you are considering and make sure the recall repair has been done. And during the inspection do check the car’s service record to ensure all the servicing has been carried out in compliance with the manual.

The Toyota Camry 2010's gauges

The Toyota Camry 2010's gauges

The Toyota Camry 2010's shifter

The Toyota Camry 2010's shifter

You may also want to check if the car has been a rental or fleet car earlier. Although it shouldn’t prevent you from considering such car, it is advisable to be cautious when buying it. Rental or fleet cars sometimes experience hard life and sometimes are driven by reckless drivers.

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5. Toyota Camry 2010 Specs

Please see the table below for the full information of Toyota Camry 2010 specs.

Toyota Camry 2010 Specs  
 Preview 
 Fuel Consumption  9.0 (Automatic City)
   6.1 (Automatic Highway)
   9.5 (Manual City)
   6.1 (Manual Highway)
 Engine  2.5L L4 DOHC 16-valve
 Power  179 hp @ 6000 rpm
 Transmission  6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
 Body  Sedan
 Doors  4
 Seats  5
 Suspension and steering
 Front Suspension  Front independent suspension
 Rear Suspension  Independent rear suspension
 Front Anti-Roll Bar  Front stabilizer bar
 Power Steering  Power rack-and-pinion steering
 Mechanic
 Drivetrain  Front-wheel drive
 Engine.Name  2.5L L4 DOHC 16-valve
 Stability Control  Yes
 Traction Control  Yes
 Transmission  6-speed manual transmission
 Transmission (option)  6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
 Dimensions
 Cargo Capacity  425 L
 Fuel Tank Capacity  70 L
 Height   1455 mm
 Length  4805 mm
 Wheelbase  2775 mm
 Width  1820 mm

6. Toyota Camry 2010 Price in Nigeria 

Please consult the table below for the latest Toyota Camry 2010 Price in Nigeria. We also include the prices of the Toyota Camry of other model years for your further information.

 Toyota Camry 2010 Price in Nigeria 
 Model year  Price
 1996 (Camry Orobo)  N750K – N900K
 1997 – 2001  N1.1 million – N1.4 million
 2002 – 2006  N1.5 million – N2.3 million
 2007 – 2011 (Camry Muscle)  N2.7 million – N4 million

7. Toyota Camry 2010 for Sale

As a prestigious platform for car buying and selling, Naijauto provides thousands of Toyota Camry 2010 for sale at a wide price range that suits all the budgets. Do visit our listing page for new and used hottest cars for sale.

8. Summary

Considering the midsize family sedan market full of great models, the Camry success deserves recognition. The Toyota Camry 2010 gets almost every jobs well-done, and it delivers reliable, pleasant and comfortable transportation for up to five. And it is one of the most fuel-efficient mid-size vehicles available. If you want a comfortable and functional car, full of useful features and an engaging ride, you can’t go wrong with the Toyota Camry 2010. Toyota Camry 2010 review - brought to you by Naijauto.com.

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