2021 Toyota Camry vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota Camry vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota Camry

vs.

2021 Toyota Corolla

$24,970 MSRP*

Starting Price

$20,025 MSRP*
203-hp 2.5L 4-Cylinder

Base Engine

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

Max Fuel Economy

31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway**
Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+

Standard Safety System

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0
15.1 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

13.1 cubic feet
38.0 inches

Rear Legroom

34.8 inches


When searching for a reliable and safe sedan, many Louisville drivers turn to Toyota. Toyota models offer the latest technological features and impressive performance features, all of the accessible starting price. Thus, if you’ve been comparing the 2021 Toyota Camry and the 2021 Toyota Corolla, we don’t blame you! You may be curious about the difference between Camry and Corolla models. To begin, the 2021 Camry is a midsize car while the 2021 Corolla is a compact car. Some additional preliminary differences between the Camry and Corolla include:

  • The 2021 Camry starting prices are higher than the 2021 Corolla starting prices.
  • Camry models come standard with a stronger engine, including a powerful V6. However, the 2021 Corolla is more efficient when it comes to gas mileage.
  • The 2021 Camry offers more cargo space.
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) is standard in the 2021 Camry, while the 2021 Corolla comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0).

2021 Camry vs. Corolla: Performance Features

New Albany commuters who opt for the new Toyota Camry can choose between a four-cylinder or a six-cylinder option, while the Corolla offers two different four-cylinder options. The Corolla is the more efficient vehicle for driving through crowded city streets, but the Camry offers a more fuel-efficient mpg rating on the highway. Check out a breakdown of the Camry vs. Corolla engine specs below:

2021 Toyota Camry Engines

  • 2.5L four-cylinder–reaches 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This base level engine achieves an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway**.
  • 3.5L V6–generates 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, while providing 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway**.

2021 Toyota Corolla Engines

  • 1.8L four-cylinder–gets 139 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. This engine also offers a fuel economy of 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway**.
  • 2.0L four-cylinder engine–delivers 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with a continuously variable transmission, the XSE trim gets 31 mpg city and 38 mpg highway**.

While Elizabethtown drivers previously only had one hybrid option which was offered in the Camry lineup, they can now choose from a hybrid model in the Corolla lineup.

2021 Camry vs. Corolla: Interior Dimensions

Another difference between the 2021 Camry and Corolla you’ll want to consider is their size. If you’re looking for a roomy car for your Lexington family, the Camry may be a more suitable option as it provides more cargo room, shoulder room, hip room, and rear legroom. On the other hand, if you’d prefer a more compact option, the Corolla may be just what you need. Compare the 2021 Toyota Camry vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla dimensions below:

2021 Toyota Camry L Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 100.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Room: 14.1 cubic feet on 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 Dimensions

  • 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

Explore the New Toyota Camry and Corolla in Louisville

If you’re unsure of whether the 2021 Camry or Corolla will suit your lifestyle, stop by Toyota of Louisville to explore these new Toyota sedans in person! Or, contact us if you’d like more information on both sedans. We look forward to working with 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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