2021 Toyota Camry vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla

corolla vs camry

Lake Park drivers who are looking for a new sedan for their daily commute know that the Toyota Corolla and the Toyota Camry are two of the most reliable and long-lasting vehicles in their classes. Both vehicles offer stellar performance and fuel economy ratings while being easy to drive on Palm Beach County roads. However, the differences between the Camry and Corolla may determine which is better for your daily commute. Learn more about the Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla below, then contact Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach to arrange a test drive in your favorite model. 

2021 Toyota Camry


2021 Toyota Corolla

$24,970 MSRP*

Starting Price

$19,825 MSRP*
203-hp 2.5L 4-Cylinder

Starting Engine

139-hp 1.8L 4-Cylinder
28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway

Max Fuel Economy**

31 mpg city, 38 mpg highway
Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+

Standard Safety System

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0
15.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space (Maximum)

13.1 cubic feet
38.0 inches

Rear Legroom

34.8 inches

Camry & Corolla: The Basics

What are the differences between the Camry and Corolla? To begin, the Toyota Camry is a midsize sedan, while the Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan. While this doesn’t change their dimensions dramatically, it does mean that West Palm Beach drivers will find more cargo space in the Camry than the Corolla. Explore the other differences between the Camry and Corolla below:

  • The Toyota Camry lineup has higher starting prices than the Toyota Corolla lineup. 
  • The Toyota Camry has a performance-focused engine that delivers more horsepower, but the Toyota Corolla has a more fuel-efficient engine that will help drivers save on gas. 
  • The 2021 Camry includes Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) standard, while the 2021 Corolla comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0).

Camry & Corolla: Performance

When it comes to performance capabilities, Palm Beach Gardens drivers who want more power behind the wheel will find it in the Toyota Camry. With a 3.5L V6 engine option, the Camry is capable of navigating traffic with ease while giving you the adrenaline rush you’ve been looking for. 

The Toyota Corolla offers a more fuel-efficient engine than the Toyota Camry, allowing drivers to save more on gas each year. However, drivers who want the best of both worlds can explore the Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid lineup to find excellent performance features with the fuel economy they need. 

2021 Toyota Camry

  • The 2.5L four-cylinder starting option provides 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. In most configurations, this trim generates a fuel economy of 29 mpg city, 41 mpg highway**.
  • The larger 3.5L V6 is the most powerful option in this comparison. It generates 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, while offering 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway**.

2021 Toyota Corolla

  • With a 1.8L four-cylinder engine, the Corolla gets 139 hp and generates 126 lb-ft of torque. It offers a fuel economy of 30 mpg city, 38 mpg highway**.
  • With the new 2.0L four-cylinder engine, the Corolla delivers 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. With a continuously variable transmission, the XSE trim gets 31 mpg city and 38 mpg highway**.

Camry & Corolla: Interior Dimensions

While the Toyota Camry and the Toyota Corolla are both sedans, the Camry is classified as a mid-size sedan while the Corolla is classified as a compact sedan. What does this mean? Lake Park drivers will find more overall space in the Toyota Camry than the Toyota Corolla, making it an ideal choice for drivers who frequently carpool or have a growing family. However, the Toyota Corolla still has an abundance of interior space for drivers who commute around town and go on the occasional weekend adventure. 

2021 Toyota Camry L

  • Passenger Volume: 100.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Room: 14.1 cubic feet in the base trim, 15.1 cubic feet in every other configuration
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 42.1 inches/38 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 57.7 inches/55.7 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 55.4 inches/54.7 inches

2021 Toyota Corolla L 

  • Passenger Volume: 88.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo Room: 13.1 cubic feet
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 42 inches/34.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 54 inches/51.7 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 53.9 inches/51.3 inches

Test Drive The Camry & Corolla at Earl Stewart Toyota

Now that you’ve read out Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla comparison, which model is ideal for your needs? You can explore both vehicles up close in our online model showroom, or arrange a time to go for a test drive around Palm Beach County. When you’re ready, our financing department can help you find the best financing plan for your budget. Contact us today, we look forward to hearing from you!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (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. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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