Known as the best-selling passenger car in America for eight years running, the Camry has recently been updated for the 2011 model year.
So, the 2011 Toyota Camry will be available in Camry, LE, SE, XLE and Hybrid models and will offer a better fuel economy thanks to the addition of new lower-rolling-resistance tires for the 2011 V6 model. According to Toyota, the car will be able to increase EPA fuel economy ratings to 20 MPG city / 29 MPG highway, up from 19/28 for the 2010 V6 model, while the four-cylinder Camry returns 22/32 MPG, and the Camry Hybrid is rated at 31/35 (33 combined).
For the 2011 model year, the Camry comes as standard (the engine is standard on all models) with the DOHC 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which was new for the 2010 model year. The engine delivers 169 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 167 lb.-ft. peak torque at 4,100 rpm.
In the Camry SE, the engine delivers 179 hp / 171 lb.-ft. ft and returns an EPA estimated 22 mpg city / 32 mpg rating with the six-speed automatic transmission and 22/33 with the six-speed manual.
The DOHC 3.5-liter V6 will be available in the Camry LE, SE and XLE models and will deliver 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. peak torque at 4,700 rpm. Regarding the Camry Hybrid model, this is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine delivering 147-hp, but thanks to the electric motor which delivers an extra 40 hp, the total output is 187 horsepower.