Corolla Vs. Camry: Which Toyota is Right for You?

By: Vernon Toyota   |   12 Apr 2021
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The Camry and Corolla are both solid Toyota sedan options thanks to their excellent crash test ratings, impressive standard features, cost-saving fuel economy, and superb reliability. But what sets them apart? And more importantly, how do you know which one is right for you?

The Toyota Camry was completely redesigned in 2018 and boasts eager engine options, a nice cabin, sharp handling, innovative tech and safety features, and accommodating seats.

Toyota launched the Corolla hatchback for 2019 and was fully reworked in 2020 with powerful standard engines, a near-perfect predicted reliability rating, terrific fuel economy, and a wealth of advanced driver-assist systems. Let’s discuss the 2021 Corolla and 2021 Camry and each of their noteworthy strengths in a bit more detail.  

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Performance and Power

Powerful performance and impressive fuel economy are just some of the great features you can find in both the 2021 Camry and Corolla. The Camry’s notable 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine checks all the boxes and provides an impressive 8.5/6.1 L per 100 km (city/highway) fuel economy - one of the best-ranked cars for fuel efficiency on the market. The Corolla's force 2.0-litre inline 4-cylinder 168 horsepower uses only 8.4/6.7L per 100 km (city/highway), perfect for those long commutes to and from the city.

In terms of opportunities for a smooth drive, the Camry is equipped with an available Dynamic Torque-Control all-wheel-drive system that distributes engine power from front to rear, optimizing your control on a variety of surfaces. With the Corolla, you'll find the Active Cornering Assist (ACA), a standout standard feature that allows you more control over your vehicle when making those sharp turns along the hills of B.C.

Safety

When it comes to safety, you can bet that no one does it better than Toyota! Toyota’s Safety Sense offers some of the most extensive and innovative safety features in the industry, keeping you, your passengers, and everyone else around you safe!

The Corolla is one of the safest vehicles to date and is known for getting you reliably where you need to be. All Corollas come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of standard safety features, which includes:

  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights
  • Pre-Collision Warning and Braking System
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Trace Assist

Available upgrades include blind-spot monitoring, adaptive headlights, and rear cross-traffic alert.

If you’re looking for equally fantastic safety features with a little side of tech, all Camry trims come standard with the slightly upgraded Toyota Safety Sense 2.5. Some of these features include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward-Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Trace Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights
  • Rearview Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning

Several upgrades are available, some of which include blind-spot monitoring, reverse automatic emergency braking, and a surround-view parking camera.

In addition to these innovative safety features, you can also have peace of mind knowing both Toyotas have tested well for safety among various conditions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the Camry with a perfect five-star overall safety rating, including five stars for the frontal crash, side crash, and rollover tests. It also gave Corolla a perfect five-star safety rating in the frontal crash test and four stars in the rollover test.

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Tech and Design

While the Corolla shines when it comes to safety and reliability, the Camry is an excellent choice for a little extra Toyota luxury. With a sporty design and some lavish, distinctively shaped leather seats, the Camry's interior is certainly worth mentioning. On the outside, the Camry’s sweeping curves and chiselled surfaces aren’t just for show, but also specifically help redirect airflow to enhance efficiency and performance. But don't write the Corolla off as the ugly stepsister just yet! Its refined interior includes swanky black accents, contrast stitching, and soft-touch instrument panels. Its upgrades aren’t just easy on the eyes either! With the available leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, and a moonroof, the Corolla offers a bit of lavishness you can feel.

When it comes to a host of innovative tech features, in the Camry, you’ll find a 7-inch touch screen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and TFT Multi-Information Display. Upgrades include available Qi Wireless Charging, 10-inch Head-Up Display, and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross-Traffic Brake. Staying connected has never been easier with a suite of available connectivity features that include Remote Connect, Safety Connect®, Service Connect, and Destination Assist.

When you want a bigger sound and standard display, the Corolla comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen and six speakers as well as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity with SiriusXM® and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Connected services will also give you Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Automatic Collision Notifications.

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All-New Camry and Corolla Available at Vernon Toyota

So, there you have it. Dare we say that both the 2021 Toyota Camry and Corolla are exceptional options? To sum it all up, if you are looking for reliability in safety and fuel economy and a comfortable design, all at an astoundingly affordable price, the 2021 Corolla might be for you! If you prioritize a smooth ride, innovative tech and safety features, and sitting in the space of luxury, the 2021 Camry is the best option for you! Both are equally amazing, fully equipped with Toyota Safety Sense and Connected Services, and are available now at Vernon Toyota! Not to mention they both have a pretty budget-friendly price tag!

Need more answers to your questions regarding the 2021 Toyota Camry or Corolla? Or maybe you'd like to take one out for a test drive! Give us a call or stop by anytime - at Vernon Toyota, we're here to help!

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