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2021 Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla


2021 Toyota Camry


2021 Toyota Corolla
$25,045 MSRP

Starting Price

$20,025 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, 40 mpg highway
Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 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


If you’re looking to refresh your Hannibal, MO drives with a reliable sedan, you can’t go wrong with a Toyota. Favorites among the Toyota lineup are the midsize 2021 Toyota Camry and the compact 2021 Toyota Corolla. But which model is best suited for your daily drives? Compare the difference between the Camry and Corolla with the team at Shottenkirk Toyota of Quincy, and see which blend of performance and interior space will enhance your driving experience. Before we dive in, take a look at some of the highlighted differences: 

  • If you’re shopping on a budget, the Corolla has a lower starting price for its configurations than the Camry. 
  • When performance is key, the Camry has a more powerful standard engine, and a robust V6 engine. Yet, the Corolla has a more fuel efficient gas mileage.
  • When it comes to cargo space, the Camry has more room for your Keokuk, IA adventures. 
  • Safety is highlighted in both models, but the Camry includes Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+)standard, while the Corolla comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0).

Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla: Performance Specs

When you’re gearing up for your local commute or a leisurely drive, what kind of performance are you looking for? When you’re looking for a thrilling kick, the Camry features a more powerful four-cylinder and six-cylinder engine compared to the two four-cylinder engines on the Corolla. While the Camry isn’t far behind the Corolla with its fuel economy, the Corolla provides drivers with more balanced and fuel-efficient performance in the city and on the highway. Let’s take a look at the difference between the Camry and Corolla engine specs:

2021 Toyota Camry

  • The 2.5L four-cylinder starting option provides 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The base level trim earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and 39 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 and 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.

If you’re searching for a hybrid option, you don’t have to limit yourself as both the Camry and Corolla feature hybrid models. Browse our inventory of Toyota Hybrid/FCV models. 

Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla: Interior Space

Do your trips on La Grange, MO roads often come with passengers and gear filling the trunk? A difference between the Camry and Corolla to consider is that the Camry features a slightly larger cabin and showcases a more spacious trunk ready to adapt to busy schedules around town. Yet, the more compact Corolla has more than enough space to accommodate passengers and cargo while navigating the slim city streets. Here’s how the Toyota sedan dimensions compare: 

2021 Toyota Camry L

  • Passenger Volume: 100.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Room: 14.1 cubic feet on 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

Step inside the Toyota Camry or inside the Toyota Corolla at Shottenkirk Toyota of Quincy when you take either of these models for a test drive.

Explore Toyota Sedans at Shottenkirk Toyota of Quincy! 

Now that you’ve taken a look at some of the 2021 Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Corolla similarities and differences, contact us at Shottenkirk Toyota of Quincy to schedule a test drive of these reliable sedans. Have peace of mind on the Quincy roads no matter what model you choose with ToyotaCare. Find 24-hour roadside assistance and a convenient maintenance plan when stopping at the Shottenkirk Toyota of Quincy service center or any other participating dealership.


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