I drove the SE variation, which attempts to oppose the Camry's useful, uninteresting image with a higher-output four-cylinder, firmer suspension and cosmetic add-ons. Personally, I was shocked by exactly how little it took for the SE bundle to really enhance the base Camry's plain disposition. Actually, I favor the SE's showing off excellent want to many various other midsize cars, which overall is mostly a drab segment. Although the SE gets by with its look, it isn't a complete package because there isn't really much reward in the fun-to-drive department.
The Camry schedule starts with the base model as well as provides LE, SE, XLE and also Crossbreed trim degrees.
Toyota Camry 2010 For Sale
Exactly what's Altered for 2010
The Camry has continued to be a best-seller also without a few essential affordable functions, which have actually been included for 2010: a basic electronic security system, six-speed transmission and optional USB input for regulating, as well as having fun, iPods through the stereo. For an examination of the USB assimilation, which I was not a follower of, see the video to the right. Contrast the 2010 version to the 2009 variation below. Competitors like the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Mazda6 as well as 2010 Chevrolet Malibu have actually included one or more of those vital functions for a couple of model years.
Base models have new front designing, consisting of an upgraded grille with chrome trim as well as brand-new, bigger fronts lights. The 2010's nose surgery is an enhancement from the 2009's featureless front designing. SE models obtain a blacked-out grille as well as smoked-headlight-housing therapy. The SE is good-looking compared to a normal Camry, thanks to improvements like a lower front looter, more aggressive side sills, fog lights, 17-inch five-spoke wheels and dual tailpipes with a black reduced bumper.
2 brand-new four-cylinder engines are readily available. For the first time on a Camry, they team with a six-speed transmission in order to help improve gas economic climate; a six-speed handbook is typical. The SE makes use of an extra powerful engine compared to base, LE as well as XLE designs; it makes 179 horsepower as opposed to 169 hp. The SE makes 21 more horse power compared to the 2009 SE without harming gas mileage. In fact, gas mileage has really improved 1 mpg in city and also highway scores. I averaged 29 mpg during a 400-mile week of primarily freeway driving. That's not far from the automatic's 32 mpg freeway score. Both four-cylinders are rated with gas mileage of 22/32 mpg city/highway; the manual is ranked at 22/33 mpg.
SE, the "Flashy" Camry
The SE deserts the Camry's typical soft, inconspicuous ride high quality with a sport suspension, causing a trip that's remarkably tight for a Camry. It's never teeth-jarring, but there's absolutely a taut feeling that might delay conventional Camry buyers. When pushed into corners, the Camry leans and understeers, not feeling like a certain performer. Unique to the SE is a 179-hp version of Toyota's 2.5-liter four-cylinder. When teamed with the brand-new six-speed transmission, this engine made the SE a vivacious package; a 268-hp V-6 is optional. Gear changes were smooth during acceleration with very little engine sound also during heavy acceleration.
A stylish Camry is type of like the requisite "bad-boy" participant of a boy band. No matter exactly how hostile the attempt, he's still in a boy band. Also, the SE cannot escape its Camry origins. Camry followers may be drawn to the SE as a sportier alternative, however, for the discriminating enthusiast, the 2009 Mazda6 supplies a better-executed sport bundle.
Interior as well as Cargo
Below's where the Camry's comfort-focused origins are an advantage to the SE: The front and back seats are incredibly comfortable. There's good back support with the eight-way power-adjustable seats, and soft seat paddings made my long drives doable, even with the SE's rigid suspension. For a sport model, the SE's pole positions don't have hostile side strengthening to maintain you from gliding about, however sculpting corners isn't really the Camry's strong point, so it's not a deal-breaker.
When you go with the SE you shed the folding rear seat choice; in its location is a center pass-through. The folding seats as well as a half-foot of trunk space are sacrificed for a rear suspension support that's intended to improve handling. With my very little cargo-carrying needs the big trunk was suitable enough without the folding rear seat. Those with even more requiring cargo needs, especially longer things, ought to prevent the SE or XLE, which additionally does not include a folding rear seat.
Features and Pricing
For $22,165, the SE consists of all the suspension, engine and outside attributes-- minus the spoiler, a $200 alternative. As examined, our SE listed at $27,725, not consisting of the $750 location cost. Alternatives on our examination vehicle included transmission, navigating system with backup camera, USB input, Bluetooth, JBL audio system, moonroof as well as smart key system with push-button beginning.
A base Camry starts at $19,395, so the SE plan is an affordable method to cheer it up. A base Mazda6 embodies a stylish nature, however, as well as begins at $18,450.
The 2010 Camry gained Great ratings-- the best rating-- in frontal as well as side crash examinations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and security; it racked up Limited in rear protection, which is why the Camry does not capture the IIHS' Leading Safety and security Pick honor. The 2009 Honda Accord and 2010 Ford Blend gain the classification.
For a total checklist of the Camry's safety and security attributes, see below.
The Camry has actually revealed waning dependability in current design years with ordinary total scores by Customer Reports and a quick spell low-grade for a certain drivetrain. Currently, there typically aren't any forecasts for the 2010.
Noteworthy in this section is the 2010 Ford Combination's forecasted top dependability ranking for front-wheel-drive 4- and six-cylinder models. The Honda Accord's scores are above average for four- as well as six-cylinder designs, however they're not as high as the Combination's.
Camry out there
Consumers must drive both the Camry SE and other Camry trims to see if the sport-tuned suspension is also solid for day-to-day commutes. There are a great deal of excellent midsize sedans out there. While the 2010 Camry steps up its video game, customers now have extra strong choices than ever before.
In recent times, the competition has actually overtaken the Camry while its reliability has actually slipped a little bit, making the Camry even more of an ordinary option than a class-leading midsize sedan.