Toyota has delivered some impressive refinements to the 2021 Camry and 2021 Corolla. Both sedans are quality vehicles that offer powerful engines, economical fuel efficiency, a comfortable and attractive design, and innovative upgrades in tech. Not to mention, they both have a majorly affordable price tag! But which of these Toyotas is most suitable for you and your lifestyle?
After being completely redesigned in 2018, the Toyota Camry is being celebrated for its powerful engine options, luxury interior, smooth drive, innovative tech and safety features, and lots of storage. In 2019 Toyota launched the Corolla hatchback, undergoing a complete rework in 2020 with powerful standard engines, remarkable reliability ratings, cost-efficient fuel economy, and some fantastic driver-assist systems. Still not sure which one is best? Here at Nelson Toyota, we want to help you make an informed decision. Let’s discuss these two sedans in further detail to help you determine which Toyota will best suit your driving needs.
Powerful performance and excellent fuel economy are just two of the many reasons why the 2021 Camry and Corolla some of the most sought-after Toyotas on the lot this year. Camry’s impressive 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine does not disappoint, and provides a mere 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 engine uses an equally economical 8.4/6.7L per 100 km (city/highway), reliably getting you where you need to be.
Looking for a smooth operator on the road? The Camry’s available Dynamic Torque-Control all-wheel-drive system will distribute a considerable amount of engine power from front to rear, optimizing your control on a plethora of surfaces. Does your commute require sharp turns along the hills of B.C.? With the Corolla, you'll find the Active Cornering Assist (ACA), a standout standard feature that functions to offer you more control over your vehicle.
One design aspect that sets the 2021 Camry and 2021 Corolla apart from the pack is their incredibly comfortable and spacious interior and storage options. The Corolla Hatchback has a cargo volume of 17.8 cubic feet and an EPA passenger volume of 84.6. It also has an enhanced cargo space add-on option which brings Corolla Hatchback’s cargo volume to 23.0 cubic feet. Its refined interior includes swanky black accents, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, and a moonroof. How’s that for premium comfort?
The Camry’s design, however, takes the Toyota to a whole new level of luxury. This sedan boasts a sporty new design in the driver-oriented cockpit, as well as gorgeous leather trims seating. The dash was reworked to provide you with easy access to the centre controls while offering enhanced visibility to the road in front of you. Toyota also relocated the Camry Hybrid's battery to underneath the distinctively shaped rear seats for extra cargo space. If you’re looking for something bold on the outside, the XSE, S.E., and TRD V6 models feature a sleek, lower roofline, honeycomb grille, side vent inserts, and rear spoiler.
Looking for some legendary enhancements in technology and infotainment? In the 2021 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. The available Bird’s Eye View Camera gives you a live, 360-degree view of your vehicle’s surrounding area, allowing you to locate nearby objects while parking. Staying connected is easy with available connectivity features like Remote Connect, Safety Connect, Service Connect, and Destination Assist.
Suppose you want a bigger sound and standard display. In that case, 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. And we can't forget the 4.2” TFT Multi-Information Display, Backup Camera, and available Smart Key with Push Button Start.
When it comes to safety, you should know by now that no one does it better than Toyota! Toyota 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. The Camry offers safety, plus a little extra side of tech, with the slightly upgraded Toyota Safety Sense 2.5. With both vehicles you can enjoy all the Toyota Safety Sense perks we've come to love. These include features like Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Automatic High-Beam Headlights, Pre-Collision Warning and Braking System, among others. With the Camry's TSS 2.5 upgrades, you can also get Left Turn Oncoming Traffic Detection and Left/Right Turn Oncoming Pedestrian Detection.
You can also have peace of mind knowing both of these reliable Toyotas have tested well for safety under various conditions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded Corolla a perfect five-star safety rating in the frontal crash test and four stars in the rollover test. It also gave the Camry an excellent five-star overall safety rating, including five stars for the frontal crash, side crash, and rollover tests.
By this point, it's pretty safe to say that both the 2021 Toyota Camry and Corolla are exceptional, and affordable, options. If you are looking for reliability in safety and fuel economy, and a comfortable, spacious design, the 2021 Corolla is worth looking into! If you’re mainly in the market for a smooth ride, enhanced tech and safety features, and luxurious interior, 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 Nelson Toyota!
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