The 2017 Toyota Camry vs. The 2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Toyota Corolla

Smart shoppers in the market for a sedan are likely to have the 2017 Toyota Camry and 2017 Toyota Corolla on their list due to the great reputation, dependable performance, and well-rounded nature of both models. Still, there are a number of qualities that distinguish the two from one another, so we hope this comparison guide is helpful when choosing your next Toyota sedan.

Powertrain Specs and Fuel Efficiency

Whether you choose the Camry or Corolla, you’ll be able to get where you’re going with confidence, though performance capabilities and fuel economy noticeably vary between the two models:

  • Toyota Camry – The 2.5L four-cylinder base engine on the Camry makes 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, managing an EPA-estimated 35 mpg highway and 25 mpg city. An available 3.5L V6 bumps performance to 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque and features an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 21 mpg city. All models come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • Toyota Corolla – Every Corolla gets a 1.8L four-cylinder engine, which can be paired to a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Output on most models comes in at 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque, but special tuning on the LE Eco trim increases output to 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimates range from 35 mpg highway and 27 mpg city to 40 mpg highway and 30 mpg city.

Passenger and Cargo Space

You’ll enjoy plenty of advanced features inside both of these models—from the Entune™ infotainment system to Bluetooth® connectivity and available navigation—but the size of these two models is quite different:

  • Toyota Camry – This five-passenger midsize sedan features a total interior volume of 118.1 cubic feet and a trunk that fits 15.4 cubic feet of stuff.
  • Toyota Corolla – The Corolla is a compact sedan that also features seating for up to five, but the total interior volume and trunk space on this model are a bit smaller, measuring 110.5 cubic feet and 13.0 cubic feet, respectively.

Advanced Safety

The Camry and the Corolla both come standard with a confidence-inducing lineup of standard safety features, which includes antilock brakes, a rearview camera, stability and traction control, and a full suite of airbags. On top of that, both models received the top rating of five stars overall in crash safety tests from the NHTSA.

However, the Corolla is the only model that’s offered with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), a package of features that includes automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, and auto high beam controls. The Camry, however, is offered with automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.


These vehicles are both quite affordable for their respective segments, which means that, regardless of which you choose, you don't have to worry about breaking the bank:

  • Toyota Camry –$23,070*
  • Toyota Corolla –$18,500*

Get Help Choosing Between the Camry and Corolla

There are a lot of advantages to both of these new Toyota models, from the strong fuel economy and value of the Corolla to the commanding V6 performance and spacious dimensions of the Camry. Stop by Toyota of Gastonia to get further help making your choice, and enjoy all the advantages our dealership has to offer—including a lifetime powertrain warranty, everyday upfront pricing, and a 3-day/300-mile exchange program. Contact us for more details!

*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.