Toyota Camry vs Corolla vs Avalon – 2018 Comparison
When it comes to enjoying your commutes around San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon, it helps to be in a reliable sedan with lots of comfort and high-tech features. Three popular options are the Camry, Corolla, and Avalon, but which would better suit your driving needs?
To help answer that question, our team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego created this 2018 Toyota Camry vs Corolla vs Avalon comparison. We’ll go over the characteristics of each vehicle, so you can make an informed decision. Read about them below and contact us if you have any questions.
The 2018 Corolla comes standard with an Entune™ Audio infotainment system. It includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen, Siri® Eyes Free, and Bluetooth® technology to stream audio or make hands-free phone calls.
The 2018 Camry comes standard with an Entune™ 3.0 Audio infotainment system. It has the same features mentioned above but adds a 3-year trial to the Connected Navigation Scout® GPS Link App and the screen expands to 7 inches.
The 2018 Avalon comes standard with a similar infotainment system: the Entune™ Audio Plus. This system includes all the features mentioned above and adds HD Radio™ and a 3-month complimentary SiriusXM All Access trial.
And every vehicle comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P. This suite of driver-assisting technologies helps to keep you aware of your surroundings when driving to prevent an accident from occurring.
One feature in this suite is a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. If it detects a potential collision with a vehicle or pedestrian in front of you, it’ll warn you with a chime and a notification on the car’s dash. If you don’t react in time, the system can apply the brakes for you.
Interior Space & Amenities
The Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, and Toyota Avalon offer comparable interior dimensions for their five passengers. This is despite the fact that the Corolla is a compact car, the Camry a midsize one, and the Avalon full size.
In the Corolla, you get 42.3 inches of front legroom, 41.4 inches of rear legroom, and 97.5 cubic feet of passenger volume. The Camry has 42.1 inches of front legroom, 38 inches of rear legroom, and 100.4 cubic feet of passenger volume. In the Avalon, there’s 42.1 inches of front legroom, 39.2 inches of rear legroom, and 103.6 cubic feet of passenger volume.
And when it comes to cargo space, the Corolla has a 13-cubic-foot trunk, the Camry offers a 15.1-cubic-foot trunk in its higher trim levels, and the Avalon has a 16-cubic-foot trunk.
But all three vehicles offer heated front seats to stay cozy on chillier nights. The Avalon even offers heated rear seats, so everyone on board can be nice and warm.
The 2018 Camry comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Plus, there’s an available 3.5L V6 engine that produces 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.
Luckily, the vehicle’s power doesn’t compromise its fuel efficiency, as it can achieve an EPA-estimated 29 city/41 highway MPG.*
The 2018 Avalon, meanwhile, comes with a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the vehicle can achieve an EPA-estimated 21 city/30 highway MPG.*
And the 2018 Corolla comes standard with a 1.8L 4-cylinder with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence that has 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. Or you can choose the 1.8L 4-cylinder with Valvematic technology that delivers 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque.
The Corolla is fuel efficient as well, as it can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway MPG.*
Each vehicle comes with front-wheel drive, and the Camry and Avalon offer three driving modes to customize your driving experience. Sport Mode increases the throttle response and quickens the electric power steering for livelier handling. ECO Mode will adjust the throttle input to maximize efficiency, and Normal Mode will give you that perfect blend of fuel economy and performance.
The Corolla, meanwhile, offers Normal and ECO driving modes.
Toyota Camry vs Corolla vs Avalon: Verdict
No matter which Toyota model you choose, you’ll get a safe vehicle with good fuel economy and lots of features. But if you’re still not sure which is right for you, then schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego.
We’re proud to help drivers throughout San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon find their ideal vehicle, and we look forward to doing the same for you.
So don’t wait. Contact us today!
*2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.