2010 toyota Camry

2010 Toyota Camry: The Toyota Camry is the very popular car in the U.S. Its record of reliability, safety and security and also effectiveness has actually made it a favorite of cars and truck consumers seeking practical transportation. Not is it a clear segment leader, though, as various other midsize sedans are challenging the Camry on a number of fronts, and also its strong integrity shows indications of fading.

I drove the SE variation, which attempts to resist the Camry's sensible, uninteresting image with a higher-output four-cylinder, firmer suspension and also cosmetic add-ons. Personally, I was surprised by just how little it took for the SE plan to truly boost the base Camry's dull behavior. As a matter of fact, I prefer the SE's sporting excellent looks to lots of other midsize cars, which all at once is mostly a dull segment. Although the SE gets by with its appearance, it isn't really a complete bundle due to the fact that there isn't much incentive in the fun-to-drive department.

The Camry schedule starts with the base model and provides LE, SE, XLE and also Hybrid trim levels.

2010 Toyota Camry

What's Transformed for 2010

The Camry has actually stayed a best-seller also without a couple of essential affordable features, which have actually been added for 2010: a standard electronic security system, six-speed transmission and also optional USB input for regulating, in addition to having fun, iPods through the stereo. For an analysis of the USB assimilation, which I was not a follower of, see the video to the right. Contrast the 2010 design to the 2009 variation here. Opponents like the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Mazda6 and 2010 Chevrolet Malibu have actually incorporated several of those vital attributes for a few version years.

Base models have new front styling, including an upgraded grille with chrome trim and also brand-new, bigger headlights. The 2010's nose job is an improvement from the 2009's featureless front styling. SE designs get a blacked-out grille as well as smoked-headlight-housing therapy. The SE is better-looking compared to a routine Camry, thanks to improvements like a lower front spoiler, extra aggressive side sills, haze lights, 17-inch five-spoke wheels and twin tailpipes with a black reduced bumper.

Two new four-cylinder engines are offered. For the first time on a Camry, they team with a six-speed automatic transmission to assist improve gas economic climate; a six-speed handbook is conventional. The SE uses an extra powerful engine compared to base, LE and XLE models; it makes 179 horse power rather than 169 hp. The SE makes 21 even more horse power than the 2009 SE without hurting gas mileage. As a matter of fact, gas mileage has really improved 1 mpg in city and freeway ratings. I balanced 29 mpg during a 400-mile week of mainly highway driving. That's not far from the automated's 32 mpg freeway ranking. Both four-cylinders are ranked 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 typical soft, inconspicuous flight quality with a sport suspension, leading to a flight that's surprisingly tight for a Camry. It's never teeth-jarring, yet there's definitely a tight sensation that could delay conventional Camry purchasers. When pressed into edges, the Camry leans and also understeers, not feeling like a confident performer. One-of-a-kind to the SE is a 179-hp variation of Toyota's 2.5-liter four-cylinder. When teamed with the brand-new six-speed transmission, this engine made the SE a vivacious plan; a 268-hp V-6 is optional. Equipment adjustments were smooth throughout acceleration with marginal engine sound also throughout hefty acceleration.

A stylish Camry is type of like the requisite "bad-boy" participant of a boy band. No matter just how aggressive the effort, he's still in a boy band. Furthermore, the SE cannot leave its Camry roots. Camry loyalists might be attracted to the SE as a sportier option, but for the differentiating fanatic, the 2009 Mazda6 supplies a better-executed sporting activity package.

Inside and also Cargo

Here's where the Camry's comfort-focused roots are an advantage to the SE: The front as well as back seats are extremely comfy. There excels back sustain with the eight-way power-adjustable seats, and soft seat paddings made my lengthy drives achievable, despite having the SE's rigid suspension. For a sporting activity version, the SE's front seats do not have aggressive side boosting to keep you from gliding around, but sculpting corners isn't the Camry's forte, so it's not a deal-breaker.

When you opt for the SE you shed the folding rear seat option; in its place is a facility pass-through. The folding seats and also a half-foot of trunk area are compromised for a rear suspension brace that's intended to enhance handling. With my marginal cargo-carrying needs the large trunk appropriated enough without the folding rear seat. Those with more demanding freight needs, specifically longer things, ought to avoid the SE or XLE, which likewise does not include a folding rear seat.

Features as well as Pricing

For $22,165, the SE consists of every one of the suspension, engine and also exterior attributes-- minus the spoiler, a $200 alternative. As evaluated, our SE provided at $27,725, not including the $750 destination cost. Options on our examination vehicle consisted of transmission, navigating system with backup electronic camera, USB input, Bluetooth, JBL audio system, moonroof and smart key system with push-button beginning.

A base Camry starts at $19,395, so the SE bundle is an inexpensive means to cheer it up. A base Mazda6 symbolizes a flashy nature, though, and also starts at $18,450.

Safety and security

The 2010 Camry gained Excellent scores-- the very best score-- in frontal as well as side collision tests by the Insurance coverage Institute for Highway Safety; it scored Low in rear protection, which is why the Camry doesn't catch the IIHS' Top Safety Choose honor. The 2009 Honda Accord and 2010 Ford Blend earn the designation.

For a full list of the Camry's security attributes, see below.


The Camry has actually shown winding down integrity in recent version years with average total scores by Consumer Reports as well as a short spell poor for a particular drivetrain. Currently, there typically aren't any kind of forecasts for the 2010.

Noteworthy in this segment is the 2010 Ford Blend's anticipated top reliability ranking for front-wheel-drive 4- and six-cylinder versions. The Honda Accord's ratings are above standard for four- as well as six-cylinder versions, however they're not as high as the Fusion's.

Camry out there

Consumers should drive both the Camry SE as well as other Camry trims to see if the sport-tuned suspension is too firm for daily commutes. There are a lot of excellent midsize cars out there. While the 2010 Camry steps up its video game, consumers now have extra strong alternatives than ever.

In the last few years, the competition has actually caught up with the Camry while its integrity has actually slipped a little bit, making the Camry more of an ordinary option than a class-leading midsize car.

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