2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla Comparison
2018 Toyota Camry
Starting Price: $24,565 | Price Yours
Above Average: Reputation, resale value, comfort, ease, standard Safety Sense-P driver assists
Below Average: Missing Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Consensus: Still just as comfortable but with an added sense of style, safety and performance.
2018 Toyota Corolla
Starting Price: $19,520 | Price Yours
Above Average: Fuel economy, resale value, low price, standard Safety Sense-P driver assists
Below Average: Weak acceleration, limited choice of features and trims, limited infotainment and tech features
Consensus: An excellent all-around value prospect for those who value safety and reliability over gadgets and performance.
The Toyota Camry has been a midsize sedan favorite for three decades, earning a stellar reputation for longevity, reliability and strong resale. The Corolla is also a favorite, but with a completely different set of accolades. Whereas the Camry offers power, sophistication and the latest high-tech features, the Corolla is all about basic transportation at a very good price. It emphasizes safety, fuel economy and strong resale. Ironically, the smaller Corolla offers more rear seat legroom than the Camry, but significantly less shoulder room and a much smaller trunk. The Camry’s new platform delivers a far better driving experience, with a better ride, better handling and better acceleration. Both cars come standard with Toyota’s Safety Sense-P that includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking. The Camry also offers a hybrid model, but sadly neither car offers Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, although both support Siri Eyes Free.
Toyota Camry Advantages
Expressive styling, powerful engine lineup, available hybrid, lots of high-tech and luxury features
Toyota Corolla Advantages
Low price, big back seat, uncomplicated controls
The Camry and Corolla offer excellent safety ratings, come standard with a suite of driver assists and hold their value well over time.
If you’re on a budget, the Corolla clearly offers a starting price the Camry cannot match. However, if you can swing an extra $5,000, the Camry is superior to the Corolla in just about every area save for rear seat legroom.
|2018 Toyota Camry||2018 Toyota Corolla|
|Engine||2.5-liter I4||1.8-liter I4|
|Horsepower||203 hp @ 6,600 rpm||132 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||184 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm||128 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm|
|Transmission||Automatic, 8-Spd||Continously Variable|
|Fuel Economy||34 mpg (29 city, 41 hwy)||32 mpg (28 city, 36 hwy)|
|Also Available||3.5L V6, hybrid||6-Spd manual|
|Warranty||3 years or 36,000 miles||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|NHTSA Overall Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Max Seating Capacity||5||5|
|Wheelbase||111.2 inches||106.3 inches|
|Overall Length||192.1 inches||183.1 inches|
|Width||72.4 inches||69.9 inches|
|Height||56.9 inches||57.3 inches|
|Turning Diameter||37.4 feet||35.6 feet|
|Headroom, Front||38.3 inches||38.3 inches|
|Headroom, Rear||38.0 inches||37.1 inches|
|Legroom, Front||42.1 inches||42.3 inches|
|Legroom, Rear||38.0 inches||41.4 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||57.7 inches||54.8 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Rear||55.7 inches||54.8 inches|
|EPA Passenger Volume||100.4 cu. ft.||97.5 cu. ft.|
|EPA Cargo Volume||15.1 cu. ft.||13.0 cu. ft.|