2010 toyota Camry Le

2010 Toyota Camry Le: The Toyota Camry is the very successful sedan in the U.S. Its record of reliability, safety and security and efficiency has made it a fave of car shoppers trying to find useful transport. No longer is it a clear section leader, however, as various other midsize sedans are testing the Camry on numerous fronts, as well as its strong dependability reveals indicators of fading.

I drove the SE version, which tries to resist the Camry's sensible, uninteresting photo with a higher-output four-cylinder, firmer suspension and also cosmetic add-ons. Face to face, I was shocked by just how little it took for the SE plan to truly enhance the base Camry's plain disposition. Actually, I favor the SE's showing off excellent want to many other midsize cars, which overall is primarily a boring sector. Although the SE gets by with its appearance, it isn't a total plan because there isn't much reward in the fun-to-drive division.

The Camry lineup starts with the base design as well as uses LE, SE, XLE as well as Crossbreed trim degrees.

2010 Toyota Camry Le

Just what's Changed for 2010

The Camry has actually stayed a best-seller also without a few essential competitive features, which have been included for 2010: a basic digital security system, six-speed automatic transmission and optional USB input for managing, as well as playing, iPods through the stereo. For an examination of the USB combination, which I was not a follower of, see the video clip to the right. Contrast the 2010 design to the 2009 version right here. Rivals like the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Mazda6 as well as 2010 Chevrolet Malibu have included several of those crucial attributes for a couple of design years.

Base designs have brand-new front styling, consisting of an upgraded grille with chrome trim as well as brand-new, larger headlights. The 2010's nose surgery is an enhancement from the 2009's featureless front designing. SE models get a blacked-out grille and smoked-headlight-housing therapy. The SE is good-looking than a regular Camry, thanks to enhancements like a reduced front spoiler, more hostile side sills, haze lights, 17-inch five-spoke wheels and also dual tailpipes with a black lower bumper.

2 brand-new four-cylinder engines are available. For the first time on a Camry, they team with a six-speed transmission to help enhance gas economy; a six-speed guidebook is standard. The SE makes use of an extra effective engine compared to base, LE and XLE versions; it makes 179 horse power as opposed to 169 hp. The SE makes 21 more horsepower than the 2009 SE without hurting gas mileage. As a matter of fact, gas mileage has in fact boosted 1 mpg in city and highway ratings. 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 ranked with mileage of 22/32 mpg city/highway; the guidebook is rated at 22/33 mpg.

SE, the "Flashy" Camry

The SE abandons the Camry's conventional soft, unobtrusive ride quality with a sport suspension, leading to a trip that's surprisingly stiff for a Camry. It's by no means teeth-jarring, yet there's definitely a tight feeling that might postpone typical Camry buyers. When pushed into corners, the Camry leans and also understeers, not feeling like a positive entertainer. Special to the SE is a 179-hp variation of Toyota's 2.5-liter four-cylinder. When teamed with the brand-new six-speed transmission, this engine made the SE an alert bundle; a 268-hp V-6 is optional. Equipment changes were smooth throughout velocity with minimal engine noise also throughout heavy acceleration.

A sporty Camry is kind of like the requisite "bad-boy" member of a child band. Despite exactly how aggressive the effort, he's still in a kid band. Also, the SE can't escape its Camry origins. Camry patriots may be drawn to the SE as a sportier alternative, however, for the discriminating fanatic, the 2009 Mazda6 provides a better-executed sporting activity plan.

Interior and also Cargo

Here's where the Camry's comfort-focused roots are a benefit to the SE: The front and back seats are incredibly comfy. There excels back sustain with the eight-way power-adjustable seats, and also soft seat paddings made my long drives doable, even with the SE's stiff suspension. For a sport version, the SE's front seats do not have aggressive side bolstering to keep you from sliding around, however sculpting edges isn't the Camry's strong point, so it's not a deal-breaker.

When you select the SE you lose the folding rear seat option; in its location is a facility pass-through. The folding seats and a half-foot of trunk space are compromised for a back suspension support that's meant to enhance handling. With my very little cargo-carrying requirements the large trunk was suitable sufficient without the folding backseat. Those with more requiring cargo demands, especially longer things, ought to prevent the SE or XLE, which likewise does not include a folding rear seat.

Features and also Prices

For $22,165, the SE includes all the suspension, engine and also outside features-- minus the spoiler, a $200 choice. As tested, our SE listed at $27,725, not consisting of the $750 location charge. Alternatives on our test car consisted of transmission, navigating system with backup cam, USB input, Bluetooth, JBL stereo, moonroof and also clever key system with push-button beginning.

A base Camry begins at $19,395, so the SE plan is an affordable method to liven it up. A base Mazda6 personifies a flashy nature, though, as well as starts at $18,450.


The 2010 Camry gained Good ratings-- the very best score-- in frontal and also side accident examinations by the Insurance policy Institute for Highway Safety; it racked up Low in rear security, which is why the Camry does not capture the IIHS' Leading Safety Pick award. The 2009 Honda Accord and also 2010 Ford Combination earn the classification.

For a full checklist of the Camry's safety functions, see here.


The Camry has revealed waning dependability in recent model years with average overall scores by Consumer Records and a quick spell second-rate for a specific drivetrain. Currently, there typically aren't any kind of forecasts for the 2010.

Noteworthy in this sector is the 2010 Ford Fusion's anticipated top dependability ranking for front-wheel-drive 4- and six-cylinder designs. The Honda Accord's ratings are above standard for four- as well as six-cylinder designs, yet they're not as high as the Combination's.

Camry in the Market

Shoppers should drive both the Camry SE and other Camry trims to see if the sport-tuned suspension is too strong for daily commutes. There are a lot of excellent midsize cars out there. While the 2010 Camry steps up its game, customers now have extra strong options compared to ever before.

In the last few years, the competition has actually overtaken the Camry while its reliability has slid a bit, making the Camry more of a typical option compared to a class-leading midsize sedan.