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Camry Vs. Corolla

The 2020 Toyota Camry and 2020 Toyota Corolla are both outstanding sedans that offer a comfortable interior, smooth ride, and excellent safety ratings. If you're in the market for a new Toyota, you may find it challenging to settle on one of these options. Learn about the similarities and differences between the Camry and the Corolla to help you decide between these models.

Engine Specs

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The Camry boasts a larger engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 203 horsepower. This is available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. You can upgrade to a 3.4-liter V-6 engine with 301 horsepower and front-wheel drive. Both options have an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Corolla offers a smaller 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 208 horsepower. It comes standard with a CVT-style automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. You can upgrade to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 169 horsepower. This comes with either a CVT-style or six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. The Corolla hatchback comes standard with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

The Camry Hybrid offers a larger engine than the Corolla Hybrid. In the Camry Hybrid, you'll find a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor for 203 total horsepower. Meanwhile, the Corolla Hybrid has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor that offers 121 horsepower. Both hybrids have a CVT-style transmission and front-wheel drive. To really feel the difference in these options, we recommend coming in to Panama City Toyota for a test drive.

Fuel Economy

The Corolla wins out in terms of fuel economy. Its numbers are higher than the Camry's across the board:

  • Corolla: 32-34 mpg combined.
  • Corolla Hybrid: 52 mpg combined.
  • Corolla Hatchback: 31-35 mpg combined.
  • Camry Four-Cylinder: 28-34 mpg combined.
  • Camry V-6: 25-26 mpg combined.
  • Camry Hybrid: 46-52 mpg combined.

Exterior

The base level Camry is slightly larger than the base level Corolla. The height is comparable at 56.9 inches for the Camry and 56.5 for the Corolla. However, the Camry is 72.4 inches wide to the Corolla's 70.1, and 192.1 inches long compared to the Corolla's 182.3 inches.

While the Corolla has LED highlights, the Camry has Bi-LED combination headlights with an auto on/off feature. The 2020 Camry comes standard with a dark gray front grille, while the Corolla's is black with a sport mesh insert. Both have color-keyed power outside mirrors and outside door handles.

The Camry features 16-inch steel wheels and P205/65R16 tires. The 2020 Corolla comes standard with 15-inch styled steel wheels and P195/65R15 tires.

Seating and Storage Capacity

Both the Camry and the Corolla seat five passengers, but the Camry is roomier with 100.4 cubic feet of space compared to the Corolla's 88.6 cubic feet. Inside the Camry this includes:

  • Front head room: 38.3 inches.
  • Front leg room: 42.1 inches.
  • Front shoulder room: 57.7 inches.
  • Front hip room: 55.4 inches.
  • Rear head room: 38 inches.
  • Read leg room: 38 inches.
  • Rear shoulder room: 55.7 inches.
  • Rear hip room: 54.7 inches.

Inside the Corolla, you'll have:

  • Front head room: 38.1 inches.
  • Front leg room: 42.0 inches.
  • Front shoulder room: 54.0 inches.
  • Front hip room: 53.9 inches.
  • Rear head room: 37.1 inches.
  • Read leg room: 34.8 inches.
  • Rear shoulder room: 51.7 inches.
  • Rear hip room: 51.3 inches.

The Camry comes standard with a height-adjustable passenger seat, which the Corolla lacks. The Camry also offers ventilated front seats and a power front passenger seat at certain trim levels.

The Corolla and Camry are both midsize cars, but you'll get more storage space out of the Camry. It features 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space, and the Corolla has 13.1 cubic feet of space in the trunk.

Technology

The 2020 Camry and Corolla both come with 7-inch touch screens that are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. The Camry is also compatible with Android Auto, which the Corolla is not. You can upgrade the touch screen to 8 inches in either vehicle. Both the Camry and Corolla come standard with:

  • Six speakers.
  • AM/FM stereo.
  • USB connection.
  • Hands-free phone capability.
  • Advanced voice recognition.
  • Music streaming via Bluetooth.

The Corolla is compatible with Scout GPS Link and Safety Connect, both of which come with three-year trials. You'll also get a six-month trial to Wi-Fi Connect powered by Verizon with up to 2 GB.

Your trial periods with the Camry's technology are much shorter. The Camry offers Sirius XM with a three-month All Access trial and Safety Connect with a one-year trial. You can get Wi-Fi Connect with a three-month trial with up to 2 GB.

Safety

The 2020 Toyota Camry was a Top Safety Pick+ with the IIHS, and the 2020 Toyota Corolla was a Top Safety Pick. Both ranked Good in all measures of crashworthiness. The Corolla's headlights were only ranked Acceptable and Marginal, while the Camry's were Good and Acceptable. However, the vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention in the Corolla was rated Superior while the Camry was a level below, at the Advanced rank.

The Camry and Corolla have several safety features in common. Both vehicles come with the Star Safety System, which includes:

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
  • Traction Control (TRAC).
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
  • Brake Assist (BA).
  • Smart Stop Technology (SST).

The Corolla also has Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), which the Camry does not. This helps maintain stability and maneuverability.

The Corolla comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0), while the Camry has the less robust Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). Both provide:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.
  • Automatic High Beams.
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

However, TSS 2.0 also adds:

  • Low Light Pedestrian Detection.
  • Daytime Cyclist Detection.
  • Road Edge Detection with Sway Warning System.
  • Road Sign Assist.
  • Lane Tracing Assist.

The 2020 Corolla offers eight air bags, but the Camry has ten. The Camry has a front passenger knee air bag while the Camry has a passenger seat cushion air bag. The Camry also has rear seat-mounted side air bags that are absent in the Corolla.

If you're in the market for a new Toyota, contact our team at Panama City Toyota to set up a test drive and feel the difference for yourself. We have plenty of choices for you to explore.

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