The Toyota Camry is a midsize sedan offered since 1982. Over the years, the Camry nameplate has been used on sedans, hatchbacks and coupes. Today's Camry is now in its eighth-generation, last completely redesigned for the 2007 model year. The sedan is a carryover from last year's model.
The Camry is offered in four trim levels - Base, LE, SE, and XLE - with three different engine choices, including a gasoline-electric hybrid. The standard Camry is only offered with a four-cylinder engine, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power operated windows, power door locks, cruise control, 16-inch wheels, and more. The LE trim level upgrades include cosmetic improvements, an eight-way power-operated driver's seat, and keyless entry. The SE model - the sportiest offering - is fitted with a sport steering wheel, cosmetic enhancements, and 17-inch wheels with performance tires. The XLE is biased toward luxury with 16-inch alloy wheels, projector beam headlights, auto-dimming mirror, upgraded infotainment system, and more. The Toyota Camry is fitted with a standard 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 169 horsepower. The engine under the hood of the SE is rated at 179 horsepower. Optional on all trim levels, with the exception of the Base model, is a 3.5-liter, six-cylinder engine that is rated at 268 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a six-speed automatic optional. However, the automatic is standard on the range-topping XLE. The Camry Hybrid is configured with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder, gasoline engine rated at 150 horsepower and combined with a 40 horsepower electric motor. Front-wheel drive is standard on all Toyota Camry models. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Toyota Camry between 20 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.
The 2011 Toyota Camry starts with a base price of about $20,500 and tops out with the Hybrid, which starts around $27,500.