2010 toyota Camry

2010 toyota Camry: The Toyota Camry is the very popular sedan in the United States Its record of reliability, safety and security as well as effectiveness has actually made it a favorite of automobile customers seeking practical transportation. No longer is it a clear segment leader, however, as other midsize sedans are challenging the Camry on a number of fronts, as well as its solid dependability shows indications of fading.

I drove the SE variation, which tries to resist the Camry's useful, uninteresting picture with a higher-output four-cylinder, stronger suspension as well as cosmetic attachments. In person, I was stunned by just how little it took for the SE package to truly improve the base Camry's boring demeanor. As a matter of fact, I prefer the SE's sporting excellent aim to several other midsize sedans, which in its entirety is mostly a shabby section. Although the SE manages with its look, it isn't a total plan because there isn't much benefit in the fun-to-drive division.

The Camry lineup starts with the base model and provides LE, SE, XLE as well as Hybrid trim degrees.

2010 toyota Camry

Exactly what's Altered for 2010

The Camry has actually remained a record-breaker also without a couple of vital affordable features, which have actually been added for 2010: a basic electronic security system, six-speed automatic transmission as well as optional USB input for controlling, as well as playing, iPods through the stereo. For an examination of the USB integration, which I was not a fan of, see the video clip to the right. Contrast the 2010 version to the 2009 variation right here. Opponents like the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Mazda6 and 2010 Chevrolet Malibu have actually incorporated one or more of those key functions for a few version years.

Base designs have new front designing, including an upgraded grille with chrome trim and new, bigger headlights. The 2010's rhinoplasty is an enhancement from the 2009's featureless front styling. SE versions get a blacked-out grille and smoked-headlight-housing therapy. The SE is good-looking compared to a routine Camry, thanks to improvements like a reduced front looter, a lot more aggressive side sills, fog lights, 17-inch five-spoke wheels as well as double tailpipes with a black lower bumper.

Two new four-cylinder engines are offered. For the very first time on a Camry, they team with a six-speed automatic transmission to assist improve gas economic climate; a six-speed handbook is common. The SE utilizes an extra effective engine compared to base, LE and also XLE models; it makes 179 horsepower instead of 169 hp. The SE makes 21 even more horsepower than the 2009 SE without injuring gas mileage. As a matter of fact, gas mileage has actually boosted 1 mpg in city and highway rankings. I balanced 29 mpg throughout a 400-mile week of mostly highway driving. That's not far from the automatic's 32 mpg highway rating. Both four-cylinders are rated with mileage of 22/32 mpg city/highway; the handbook is rated at 22/33 mpg.

SE, the "Flashy" Camry

The SE abandons the Camry's conventional soft, inconspicuous trip quality with a sporting activity suspension, leading to a flight that's remarkably stiff for a Camry. It's by no means teeth-jarring, but there's certainly a taut sensation that might delay traditional Camry purchasers. When pressed right into edges, the Camry leans as well as understeers, not feeling like a certain performer. Distinct to the SE is a 179-hp variation of Toyota's 2.5-liter four-cylinder. When teamed with the new six-speed automatic transmission, this engine made the SE a vivacious plan; a 268-hp V-6 is optional. Gear changes were smooth throughout acceleration with marginal engine sound even throughout hefty acceleration.

A flashy Camry is sort of like the requisite "bad-boy" member of a child band. Despite exactly how aggressive the attempt, he's still in a kid band. Similarly, the SE can not leave its Camry origins. Camry loyalists might be drawn to the SE as a sportier alternative, however, for the differentiating enthusiast, the 2009 Mazda6 provides a better-executed sporting activity plan.

Interior as well as Cargo

Below's where the Camry's comfort-focused origins are a benefit to the SE: The front and also rear seats are extremely comfortable. There readies back support with the eight-way power-adjustable seats, as well as soft seat paddings made my lengthy drives manageable, despite the SE's stiff suspension. For a sporting activity model, the SE's front seats don't have hostile side reinforcing to maintain you from gliding around, but carving edges isn't really the Camry's forte, so it's not a deal-breaker.

When you choose the SE you lose the folding backseat choice; in its place is a center pass-through. The folding seats as well as a half-foot of trunk room are sacrificed for a back suspension support that's intended to boost handling. With my minimal cargo-carrying demands the large trunk was suitable enough without the folding rear seat. Those with even more requiring cargo requirements, particularly longer things, should avoid the SE or XLE, which additionally does not include a folding backseat.

Functions and also Pricing

For $22,165, the SE includes every one of the suspension, engine and also outside features-- minus the spoiler, a $200 option. As evaluated, our SE listed at $27,725, not including the $750 destination fee. Alternatives on our test cars and truck consisted of automatic transmission, navigating system with backup electronic camera, USB input, Bluetooth, JBL audio system, moonroof and wise key system with push-button begin.

A base Camry starts at $19,395, so the SE package is a low-cost means to liven it up. A base Mazda6 embodies a sporty nature, though, and also starts at $18,450.


The 2010 Camry earned Excellent scores-- the best rating-- in frontal and also side accident examinations by the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Safety and security; it racked up Marginal in back protection, which is why the Camry does not capture the IIHS' Top Safety Choose honor. The 2009 Honda Accord and 2010 Ford Blend gain the classification.

For a total listing of the Camry's safety attributes, see here.


The Camry has actually revealed subsiding integrity in recent model years with ordinary total ratings by Consumer Reports as well as a short spell low-grade for a certain drivetrain. Presently, there typically aren't any kind of predictions for the 2010.

Noteworthy in this segment is the 2010 Ford Combination's forecasted top reliability rating for front-wheel-drive 4- and six-cylinder designs. The Honda Accord's ratings are above average for 4- and six-cylinder models, yet they're not as high as the Combination's.

Camry in the marketplace

Buyers must drive both the Camry SE and also other Camry trims to see if the sport-tuned suspension is too solid for everyday commutes. There are a lot of excellent midsize cars out there. While the 2010 Camry steps up its video game, consumers now have a lot more solid choices than ever.

In the last few years, the competitors has actually caught up with the Camry while its dependability has slid a little bit, making the Camry more of an ordinary option than a class-leading midsize sedan.