2021 Toyota Camry vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla

corolla vs camry

Savannah drivers who are looking for a new sedan for their commute may be torn between the Toyota Camry and the Toyota Corolla — and it’s not hard to see why! Both sedans offer luxurious cabins and have a history of being reliable, long-lasting vehicles. Read our Camry and Corolla comparison below to see which model will best fit your needs, or contact our team to set up a time to take them both for a test drive in Pooler.

2021 Toyota Camry

vs.

2021 Toyota Corolla

$24,970 MSRP*

Starting Price

$19,825 MSRP*
203-hp 2.5L 4-Cylinder

Starting Engine

139-hp 1.8L 4-Cylinder
28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway

Max Fuel Economy**

31 mpg city, 38 mpg highway
Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+

Standard Safety System

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0
15.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space (Maximum)

13.1 cubic feet
38.0 inches

Rear Legroom

34.8 inches

Toyota Camry vs. Corolla: The Basics

While the Toyota Camry and Corolla are both sedans, they have a lot of differences that set them apart from one another. To get you started on our Camry and Corolla comparison, we’ve listed the basic differences between each vehicle below:

  • The Toyota Camry models have a higher starting price than the Corolla models.
  • The Camry comes with a stronger standard engine, and it offers an even more powerful V6 option. However, the Corolla is ideal for drivers who want to optimize fuel economy. 
  • The Camry has more available cargo space, but both sedans share similar legroom and headroom measurements. 
  • The 2021 Camry comes with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) standard, while the 2021 Corolla comes with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) standard.

Toyota Camry vs. Corolla: Performance 

Bluffton drivers will want to determine what kind of performance they need from their new Toyota sedan before they head to the dealership. The new Toyota Camry comes with more available horsepower and two powerful engine options for more thrilling commutes. The new Toyota Corolla, on the other hand, offers more fuel-efficient engine options that will help drives save more on fuel each year. Compare the difference between the Camry and Corolla engines below:

2021 Toyota Camry

2.5L four-cylinder Engine

  • 203 hp
  • 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 29 mpg city, 41 mpg highway**

3.5L V6Engine

  • 301 hp
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway**

2021 Toyota Corolla

1.8L four-cylinder engine

  • 139 hp
  • 126 lb-ft of torque
  • 30 mpg city, 38 mpg highway**

2.0L four-cylinder engine

  • 169 hp
  • 151 lb-ft of torque
  • 31 mpg city and 38 mpg highway**

Drivers who want the performance of the Toyota Camry with the fuel efficiency of the Toyota Corolla may find the Camry Hybrid appealing. Otherwise, drivers who want to get serious about saving fuel will find superior fuel economy ratings on the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Toyota Camry vs. Corolla: Interior Dimensions

Another difference between the Camry and Corolla is their interior dimensions. The Toyota Camry offers more cargo room, while the Toyota Corolla and Camry share similar interior headroom and legroom measurements:

2021 Toyota Camry L

  • Passenger Volume: 100.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Room: 14.1 cubic feet in the base trim, 15.1 cubic feet in every other configuration
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 42.1 inches/38 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 57.7 inches/55.7 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 55.4 inches/54.7 inches

2021 Toyota Corolla L 

  • Passenger Volume: 88.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo Room: 13.1 cubic feet
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 42 inches/34.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 54 inches/51.7 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 53.9 inches/51.3 inches

Something else Hilton Head drivers should consider is the exterior dimensions of the Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla. The Toyota Camry is a mid-size sedan, while the Corolla is a compact sedan. Both vehicles will easily navigate Savannah roads, but the Toyota Corolla will have an advantage with tight parking spaces and easier maneuverability on crowded roads. 

Get a New Camry or Corolla at Savanna Toyota

Now that you’ve read about the differences between the Camry and Corolla, stop by Savannah Toyota to explore both of these models in person! Our friendly staff will be happy to help you find the right model and trim level for your Pooler needs, and then they’ll help you apply for financing so you can get started on the car buying process. We look forward to seeing you!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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