The 2017 Toyota Camry vs. The 2017 Toyota Avalon

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Avalon

2017 Toyota Avalon

For discerning shoppers that want a reliable five-passenger sedan with strong residual value and a reputation for quality, the 2017 Toyota Camry and 2017 Toyota Avalon both make excellent choices. No matter which of these vehicles you pick, you’ll have similar available features and specs like a 3.5L V6 engine, an Entune™ infotainment system, and the Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) package. There are some notable differences as well, though, which is why we at Toyota of Gastonia wanted to provide our customers with this helpful comparison. This way, you'll know which Toyota sedan is right for you.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The base engine on the Toyota Camry is a 2.5L four-cylinder that makes 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque and is capable of getting an EPA-estimated 35 mg highway and 25 mpg city. The top two trims in the Camry lineup get a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque while managing an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 21 mpg city. Every version of the Toyota Avalon comes standard with the same 3.5L V6 engine, which generates identical horsepower, torque, and fuel economy on the larger sedan.


The Toyota Camry and Toyota Avalon feature similar profiles and feature packages, with both models offering desirable amenities like the Entune™ infotainment system, Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity, leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and the advanced Toyota Safety Sense™ P package of driver assist and collision mitigation safety features. The Toyota Avalon takes it to another level, though, with an even larger standard touchscreen and exclusive available features like premium black perforated leather upholstery, tri-zone climate control, heated rear outboard seats, ambient cabin lighting, and more.

Passenger and Cargo Space

The Toyota Camry is a five-passenger midsize family sedan. It features a total passenger volume of 118.1 cubic feet and a total cargo volume of 15.4 cubic feet. That’s a lot of room for a midsize car, though not quite as much as what you’ll find inside its larger cousin.

Five large adult passengers can be comfortably accommodated inside the cabin of the full-size Toyota Avalon sedan. The total interior volume on this model is measured at 119.6 cubic feet, and the trunk fills up 16.0 cubic feet of space.


These two stylish and well-equipped sedans are naturally built to satisfy different drivers’ needs, and they come in at noticeably different price points, which means there's a Toyota sedan for every budget:

  • Toyota Camry – $23,070*
  • Toyota Avalon – $33,250*

Get Help Choosing Your Next Toyota Sedan at Toyota of Gastonia

You can’t go wrong with either the 2017 Toyota Camry or the 2017 Toyota Avalon, but we encourage you to find out more by taking both of these models for a test drive at Toyota of Gastonia. Both sedans on sale now at our dealership, which is located at 4821 Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia, NC. We encourage you to make the trip from Shelby or Mt. Holly to see us, or you can give us a call any day of the week to set up a showing. Remember, at Toyota of Gastonia, you’ll always get upfront pricing, the ability to exchange your vehicle if you’re not totally happy with it within 3 days/300 miles, and a lifetime powertrain warranty!

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $835 for Cars, $900 for Small/Light Trucks (Sienna, RAV4, Highlander Gas, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Tacoma and Venza), $1195 for Large Trucks (Tundra), and $995 for Large SUVs (Sequoia and Land Cruiser). (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. Actual dealer price will vary. Actual dealer document fee may vary.