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Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 8.3
Total Cost of Ownership: 9.4
Safety: 8.3
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2011 Toyota Camry Review

The 2011 Toyota Camry finishes near the top of our midsize car rankings thanks to its outstanding reliability rating, supple ride, and generous amount of cabin space. However, it has below-average safety scores, numb handling, and mundane interior styling.

Pros & Cons

  • Refined engines, including a powerful V6
  • Comfortable, quiet ride
  • Roomy cabin
  • Most rivals are sportier
  • Some low-grade cabin materials

2011 Toyota Camry Overview

Is the 2011 Toyota Camry a Good Used Car?

Yes, the 2011 Toyota Camry is a good used car. It isn’t the most athletic or stylish choice in the midsize car class, but it’s a sensible one. It has a smooth and quiet ride, a great reliability rating, more than enough cabin space, and a decent amount of room for cargo.

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To give you a complete overview of the Toyota Camry –and make your car-shopping experience easier – we analyzed 96 Toyota Camry reviews alongside reliability ratings, safety scores, and more.

U.S. News Best Cars has been ranking and reviewing vehicles since 2007, and our crew has more than 75 years of combined experience in the auto industry. To ensure our objectivity, we do not accept expensive gifts from carmakers, and an external company manages the ads on our site.

How Much Is the 2011 Toyota Camry?

Based on about 595 listings on our site of the 2011 Toyota Camry, prices range from about $7,000 to $13,000. The average list price is about $10,000, which is above average among class rivals. A vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location determines how much you spend.

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How Much Does the 2011 Toyota Camry Cost to Own?

Estimated five-year costs for fuel, insurance, maintenance, and repairs for the 2011 Toyota Camry are about $22,900 – or nearly $4,580 per year. These figures are below-average for the class.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Camry?

The redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry raises the bar for the new midsize car class. It has better fuel economy estimates, improved interior and exterior styling, and sharper handling. The four-cylinder and available V6 engine each gained about 30 horsepower. The redesigned Camry also features a generous list of standard safety equipment, including a pre-collision warning system, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning with steering assist. Still, the 2010 Camry has a much lower price tag. Opt for the older Camry if these additions don't interest you.

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There are no new midsize cars that you can buy for around the same price as a 2011 Toyota Camry.

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Which Model Year of the Toyota Camry Is Best?

The 2011 Toyota Camry was the final model of a generation that began with the 2007 Camry. There are few differences between the 2007 model and the 2008 and 2009 Camry. For 2010, Toyota replaced the five-speed manual and automatic transmissions with six-speed versions. Camry base and LE trims gained an available audio system, and electronic stability control became standard. The 2010 Camry also received an exterior styling refresh, and it gained a stronger and more fuel-efficient base engine. There were no major changes for 2011, so we recommend opting for the less expensive and relatively similar 2010 Camry.

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How Reliable Is the 2011 Toyota Camry?

The 2011 Toyota Camry has a top-notch reliability rating of five out of five from J.D. Power.

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2011 Toyota Camry Recalls

There are four open safety recalls for the 2011 Toyota Camry. One recall fixes a possible short resulting from damaged wiring in the heated seats, which could increase the risk of a fire. Another recall involves Camry models manufactured with a loosened ball joint, which could result in a lack of vehicle control. Toyota also corrected a problem with the front-passenger air bags deploying incorrectly or not at all. Also, models sold with inaccurate or missing load carrying capacity labels can get new labels under recall. Make sure a Toyota dealer has addressed these recalls before purchasing a 2010 Camry.

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Which Used Toyota Camry Is Right for Me?

The 2011 Toyota Camry comes in four trim levels: base, LE, SE, and XLE. The base Camry comes a decent amount of features for most drivers. Standard amenities include cloth upholstery, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a six-speaker audio system, auxiliary ports, and daytime running lights.

If you're looking for more features, bypass the LE trim – it adds only keyless entry and a power-adjustable driver's seat – and go for the SE or XLE trim. The SE trim features different interior and exterior styling, an upgraded suspension system, and aluminum alloy wheels. The high-end XLE trim comes with Bluetooth, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and power-adjustable front seats. Bluetooth standards have changed over the years, so make sure your smartphone can connect to the system before purchasing a model with Bluetooth.

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Certified Pre-Owned Toyota Camry Warranty

Toyota offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six model years old or less. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. Toyota provides a one-year/12,000-mile limited warranty on all its certified pre-owned vehicles, and it extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles. Each CPO Toyota must pass a 160-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Toyota warranty page carefully.

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How Safe Is the Camry?

The 2011 Toyota Camry received the highest rating of Good in three crash tests at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but it also has the second-lowest rating of Marginal for head restraints and seats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2011 Camry a four-star overall rating, with three stars in frontal crash tests and four stars in side and rollover tests.

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2011 Toyota Camry Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2011 Toyota Camry or 2011 Honda Accord?

The 2011 Honda Accord has higher safety scores the Camry, and its cabin is roomier and more upscale. The Accord is also more fun to drive than the Camry. That said, the Camry has a slightly higher reliability rating, comfier seats, and a slightly larger trunk. These two are close in our rankings, so you can't go wrong with either model. Your personal preference will ultimately determine your decision.

Which Is Better: 2011 Toyota Camry or 2011 Toyota Corolla?

As the Camry’s smaller sibling, the 2011 Toyota Corolla has better fuel economy and lower ownership costs. Both Toyotas have smooth rides and comfortable seats, but the Camry has more passenger and cargo space, more available features, and an available V6 engine. If you can handle the Camry’s higher price and ownership costs, it’s the better choice.

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2011 Camry Performance

How Does the 2011 Toyota Camry Drive?

If you're looking for a compliant commuter vehicle, the 2011 Toyota Camry should suit you well. The Camry's numb handling and noticeable body lean aren't great qualities for shoppers seeking a sporty ride, though.

The Camry's base 169-horsepower four-cylinder engine has a good amount of power for everyday driving. A potent 268-horsepower V6 engine is also available. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automatic transmission is available. Both of these transmissions make good use of the base engine's power. All models come with front-wheel drive.

Does the 2011 Toyota Camry Get Good Gas Mileage?

The base 2011 Toyota Camry delivers 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. That's an average rating for the class. With an automatic transmission, the highway rating drops 1 mpg. The V6 engine gets 20/29 mpg city/highway.

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2011 Camry Interior

How Many People Does the 2011 Camry Seat?

The 2011 Camry can seat five in two rows of spacious, comfortable seats. Cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats come standard. You may also find a model with leather seats, heated front seats, and power-adjustable front seats. The Camry has mundane cabin styling, and the materials aren't the best quality.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2011 Toyota Camry?

Two sets of LATCH car-seat connectors are in the rear outboard seats of the 2011 Camry. There's also an upper tether in the rear middle seat.

2011 Toyota Camry Features

Standard features include a six-speaker audio system and auxiliary ports. Some models have an eight-speaker upgraded audio system, navigation, Bluetooth, and a USB port. If you’re looking at a model with Bluetooth, you should test it out to make sure it’s compatible with your devices.

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2011 Toyota Camry Dimensions

Toyota Camry Cargo Space

There's 14.5 or 15 cubic feet of cargo space in the 2011 Camry, depending on the trim. That’s average in the midsize car class. The trunk has a small opening, and the hinges impede the cargo area. However, its size and shape allow you to carry all sorts of cargo.

2011 Camry Length and Weight

The 2011 Camry is roughly 15.8 feet long. Its curb weight is about 3,260 to 3,520 pounds.

Where Was the 2011 Toyota Camry Built?

Camry built the 2011 Toyota in Kentucky and Indiana.

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