2020 Toyota Camry vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Camry


2021 Toyota Corolla*
$24,425 MSRP**

Starting Price

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

Starting Engine

139-hp 1.8L 4-Cylinder
29 mpg city, 41 mpg highway***

Max Fuel Economy

31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway***
Toyota Safety Sense™ P

Standard Safety System

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0
15.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space (Maximum)

13.1 cubic feet
38 inches

Rear Legroom

34.8 inches

If you’re looking for a reliable sedan in the New Albany area, you’re probably considering the 2020 Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla. Both models come standard with Toyota Safety Sense™, a comprehensive safety feature package that will keep your family safe on New Albany area streets. The 2021 Toyota Corolla is more affordable with a starting MSRP of $19,825**, while the 2020 Toyota Camry will appeal to drivers who want a stronger engine. Learn more about the difference between Camry and Corolla, their engine options, and the dimensions below.

Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla Main Differences

  • The Camry trim levels have a higher starting price and stronger engine options.
  • The Camry has an available V6 engine option while the Corolla offers two four-cylinder engines.
  • Elizabethtown area drivers needing more cargo space will find the Toyota Camry is for them.
  • The Toyota sedans include Toyota safety sense™ 2.0.

Difference Between Camry and Corolla: Performance and Efficiency

You’ll see the difference between Camry and Corolla when you look at their engine options. The new Toyota Camry is available with a standard 4-cylinder engine and V6 engine for drivers who want more power on Louisville streets. The 2021 Corolla has two engine options as well, but both are four-cylinder engines.

The gap between the two models is not so wide as in previous years because the Corolla now comes in a hybrid configuration similar to the Camry hybrid.

2020 Toyota Camry

  • The 2.5L four-cylinder standard engine provides 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Most trims offer an MPG rating of 29 mpg city, 41 mpg highway***.
  • The more powerful 3.5L V6 generates 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque while boasting an MPG rating as low as 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway***.

2021 Toyota Corolla

  • The standard 1.8L four-cylinder 139 hp engine generates 126 lb-ft of torque. It offers an MPG rating 30 mpg city, 38 mpg highway***.
  • The available 2.0L four-cylinder engine delivers 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque with a continuously variable transmission. The XSE model fuel economy is 31 mpg city and 38 mpg highway***.

Choosing the Right Interior for Your Drives

The difference between Camry and Corolla can be seen best in their interior dimensions. When choosing between Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla, consider the following specs:

2020 Toyota Camry L

  • Passenger Volume: 100.4 cubic feet
  • 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
  • Cargo Room: 14.1 cubic feet in the base trim, 15.1 cubic feet in every other configuration

2021 Toyota Corolla L

  • Passenger Volume: 88.6 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
  • Cargo Room: 13.1 cubic feet

Compare Differences Between Camry and Corolla at Toyota of Louisville

Now that you’ve explored the Toyota Camry vs. Corolla, take a test drive at Toyota of Louisville to see which Toyota sedan is right for you. For more model comparisons, see how the Toyota Camry compares to the Nissan Altima.

Opt to buy online and have your Toyota sedan delivered directly to your Lexington home. Apply for financing online to get started.


*2020 Toyota Corolla shown in image.

**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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