Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2011 Toyota Camry (LE, SE, XLE) Review

The best selling car in America for eight consecutive years and 12 of the last 13 years, the Toyota Camry 2011 is available in Camry, LE, SE and XLE and hybrid models.

A sharp focus on customer value is reflected in the addition of new tires with low rolling resistance V6 model for 2011 to increase fuel economy ratings of 20 mpg EPA city / 29 MPG highway, 19 cons / 28 for 2010 V6 model, the four-cylinder Camry returns 22/32 MPG, and the Camry Hybrid is rated at 31/35 (33 combined).


For the second consecutive year, the Toyota Camry is ranked # 1 in the "index of U.S. manufacturing," compiled by the editors of The 2010 Camry was named the best midsize sedan "by Motor Trend. Forbes magazine praised the Camry hybrid, by including in" 2010 Best Cars for travelers. "

Performance and Efficiency

2011 Toyota Camry combines performance and economy, the ideal way for mid-size car buyers. DOHC 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which was a new model for 2010 years, is standard on all models. This engine has dual variable valve timing, and intelligence (Dual VVT-i) to provide a wide band of torque reactive. Four produces 169 hp SAE 6000 rpm and 167 Nm maximum torque is 4,100 rpm. The sporty SE grade, the engine produces 179 hp / 171 Nm performance. High-tech four possible return to the Camry EPA estimated 22 mpg city / 32 mpg rating of a six-speed automatic transmission and 22/33 with the manual six-speed transmission.


The 3.5-liter DOHC V6, available on the LE, SE and XLE grades, offers a substantial performance boost with 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb-ft of torque at 4700 rpm. The dual camshafts use chain-driven variable valve timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i), which controls the distribution in both camshafts intake and exhaust for optimum performance and efficiency in all regimes.


The V6 3.5-liter DOHC, available in LE, SE and XLE grades, offers a significant performance boost with 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. peak torque at 4700 rpm. The camshafts employ Dual chain-driven Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i) which controls the valve timing of intake and exhaust camshafts for optimal performance and efficiency at all speeds.

Camry models are equipped exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission that offers a sequential mode for manual shifting if desired (all models based on sequential change). Intelligent control adapts shifting strategy in response to driver input, with a kick-down reaction and sensitive very quickly.


Camry Hybrid model owes its outstanding efficiency and the Hybrid Synergy Drive, which together produce 187 horsepower and power across the petrol engine and electric motor, or a combination of both, if necessary. The first part of Hybrid Synergy Drive consists of 147 horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle combined with an electronically controlled planetary-gear continuously variable transmission.

The second part consists of a small high torque motor 40 hp electric motor, an ultra-small inverter with a specially designed compact battery and a bridge to combine the power of electric motor and gasoline engine. Because there are situations in which the gasoline engine in a Toyota hybrid is completely shut down, air conditioning and power steering are powered electrically.


In addition, an "ECO" energy affects the limits of climate control system and under certain conditions to help improve fuel economy. particular attention paid to aerodynamics under the car, including the use of rear wheel fairings and pans, helps to give a coefficient of drag of just 0.27, which helps fuel economy on the road. 2011-Toyota Camry Hybrid is certified as Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV), one of a handful of cars that meet this stringent standard. It produces over 70 percent less smog-forming emissions than the average new car.

Ride and handling

2011-Toyota Camry offers the driving performance while offering a smooth and quiet which is a benchmark for the segment. Four-wheel independent suspension is via MacPherson struts in front and a dual-link strut rear configuration. Camry, LE, XLE and Hybrid ride on 16-inch wheels of steel (Camry and LE) or aluminum (XLE and Hybrid) (FYI - LE has an option to alloy optional), with SE sport model with the standard aluminum wheels 17 inches.

All Camry models are equipped with four disc brakes. Toyota Camry SE model designed to spice up the daily commute. Chassis modifications specific to the SE springs, shock absorbers and bushings with firmer, sporting values ​​than those used in other grades. The Camry SE also has a height less to install than other Camry models. Other changes to increase the torsional stiffness of the SE, which contributes to the net response of the model handling.


Tuning the SE chassis resulted in optimized aerodynamic frame. Making the base as flat as possible to facilitate and speed the airflow under the car, and engineers in particular tuned balance between front and rear downforce.

Safety and Security

Camry body structure is designed to absorb collision-impact forces and helps to minimize cabin deformation. high-strength steel used in the B-pillar and panel reinforcements to help manage the bar, everything changes in body shape, if adverse shocks. The seat frames are also designed to help absorb side loads of collision protection. Dual-stage advanced SRS front airbags, front seat side airbags, curtain airbags and driver's knee airbag are standard on all Camry models.

2011 Toyota Camry All models are equipped with standard anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake force distributor (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Brake Assist is designed to determine if the driver tries to emergency braking. If the driver is not strong enough to increase the brake pedal engaged ABS, BA integrating the power applied to the brake pedal pressure to release the driver.

Standard Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) regulates engine power and braking individual wheels to help control loss of traction changes. Camry Hybrid is equipped with Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), which helps control vehicle traction and stability in acceleration, braking individual wheels and even minor repairs, if circumstances require it.


Camry offers many storage spaces around the front passenger area, including console side pockets. Storage includes a large front console box of the panel has a power outlet and auxiliary audio jack accessory, this box is big enough to store nine CD jewel cases. Other storage facilities are accessory box behind the shift lever containing another outlet, rear console, a card holder and a movable tray, and two large cupholders adjacent to the gear lever.

The four-cylinder Camry XLE and Camry Hybrid models are exclusively equipped with seat fabric designed to be gentle on the skin. The fabric is treated by the new process, which is coated with a natural compound called Sericina was extracted and refined from silkworm cocoons. This material is soft to the touch and soft on the skin.


Standard equipment on the Camry include air conditioning with micro dust and pollen filter, power windows with feature up / down and obstacles for the four doors, power locks, power outside mirrors, color, cruise control, headlight Halogen auto on / off function, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, vehicle immobilizer, and a speaker 160-watt 6:00 a.m. / FM / CD audio with auxiliary input. All Camry audio systems can play CDs with MP3 files. The Camry LE adds a key on the remote keyless entry and power-adjustable driver seat with eight-way adjustment.

Camry XLE list of standard equipment includes an upgraded dual-zone automatic climate control with steering wheel controls, plus Plasma Cluster Technology ™ ionizer to reduce airborne mold spores, microbes, fungi, odors, germs and bacteria inside the cabin. Other features include an XLE JBL premium 440-watt audio with Bluetooth ® technology enables hands-free calls with compatible phones style wood trim, moonroof Power, reclining rear seats, fog lamps and alloy wheels.

Camry XLE V6 is equipped with standard leather seats. In the category XLE, the rear seats can sit eight degrees from its normal position to enhance passenger comfort. Rear passengers also get dedicated personal reading lamps on moonroof-equipped Camry models.

Camry Hybrid offers a level of standard equipment is the XLE grade by adding the standard Smart Key System with push-button starter. This feature allows drivers to lock, unlock or start the car by the Smart Key.


Options to select Camry grades include a power tilt / slide sunroof, heated front seats, voice-activated DVD navigation system, leather-trimmed seats, rear spoiler, and the Smart Key system features start button. LE and SE grades are available with an optional audio system with a USB port for new sources of additional music, Bluetooth ®, satellite radio, single CD and MP3 music streaming.

When the available voice-activated DVD navigation system is added to our Camry (SE, XLE, Hybrid) is integrated with premium JBL audio unit and includes a four-disc in-dash CD.


Camry is built on a wheelbase of 109.3 inches to provide exceptional interior space: 101.4 cubic feet of passenger space, with 38.3 inches of rear legroom. Distinctive, athletic figure, which have improved for the previous model Camry apart in a competitive segment. Note XLE is equipped with 16 inch wheels 10-spoke alloy.

The Camry SE projects a clear attitude sports body kit with a level, as well as aluminum wheels, 17 inches, unique black, honeycomb grille and smoked tint halogen headlamps.

Interior Design

Camry has a roomy interior shows attention to detail that has contributed to this model as a high standard of comfort in a mid-size sedan segment. Control of two-level dash and console is easy to see and use. A large panel gauges are easy to see at a glance, and the odometer and trip counter are always lit to improve visibility. Standard on XLE and Camry Hybrid is a multi-information display that provides outside temperature, estimated, average speed, average fuel consumption, distance (by car after the engine) and the odometer.


The Camry SE is distinguished by a unique sport-trimmed interior in dark charcoal or Ash gray with a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel and blue Optitron. With the 60/40 folding seats, Camry offers 15 cubic feet of luggage space (14.5 feet. Pi with reclining seat back XLE or fixed rear seat of the SE, and feet 10.6. Pi Camry Hybrid .) The trunk is equipped with a grocery hook, utility box and luggage net (on XLE) for added comfort.

Limited Warranty

Toyota 36-month/36, 000 mile basic new car warranty applies to all other components of normal wear and maintenance items. Other 60-month warranty covering the transmission of 60 000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation. Toyota dealers have complete information on limited warranty.