2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla

Corolla vs. Camry


If you need a reliable sedan that will stand the test of time, nothing beats a Toyota Camry or Corolla. In fact, 90-percent of new Camrys sold from 1996-2010 and 80-percent of Toyota models sold between 1989-2009 are still on the road. Plus, both Toyota sedans are spacious, safe, and packed with smartphone compatible technology that’ll have you looking forward to every drive. Which model meets your needs the best? Is it the $23,070 MSRP 2017 Camry or $18,500 MSRP 2017 Corolla? Read on to find the answer.


Once you’ve found your travel companion, browse our new inventory and schedule a test drive by calling Garber Fox Lake Toyota at (847) 497-9094.


2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla: Performance


If you’re after a reliable commuter vehicle and practicality is your main priority, the 2017 Corolla should be your go-to. It does what it needs to get you from point A to point B comfortably without wind noise and body vibrations. If you need the extra size that comes with a 2017 Camry, your daily ride will be comfortable and enjoyable. The Camry handles like a champ on city streets, parking lots, and highways, plus its engines have more oomph, providing the passing power you’ll appreciate every time you get stuck behind a slow poke in the fast lane.


If you’re wondering about fuel economy, either model will suffice. The 2017 Camry is available as a hybrid, while the 2017 Corolla is available with a Continuously Variable Transmission. A CVT allows for optimal performance from the engine, since the transmission constantly adjusts the amount of power sent to the wheels. Check out engine metrics in the following table to help you decide whether a new Toyota Camry or Corolla meets your needs.


2017 Toyota Camry 2017 Toyota Corolla
Engine 2.5L I4 3.5L V6 2.5L I4 Hybrid 1.8L I4 1.8L I4
Horsepower 178 HP 268 HP 200 net HP 132 HP 140 HP
Torque 170 lb.-ft. 248 lb.-ft. n/a 128 lb.-ft. 126 lb.-ft.
MPG City/HWY 24/33 21/30 42/38 28/36 30/40


2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla: Tech Features

The technology available on the Toyota Camry and Corolla are similar with slight differences. For example, the Entune™ Premium infotainment system is available with upper trims of both Toyota sedans, but the 2017 Camry’s system has the option of coming with a premium ten-speaker JBL® sound system, making your commute feel like a full fledged concert. System enhancements aren’t reserved for only the Camry. The 2017 Corolla’s backup camera includes guidelines to provide you with a little extra help. No matter which model you to choose, the connectivity and comfort features will make your drive as dynamic as you are.


Additional available tech features include:

  • Automatic climate control (dual-zone equipped with the 2017 Camry)
  • Smart Key System with push-button start
  • Bluetooth® hands-free voice-command
  • Heated front seats
Corolla Push to Start


2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla: Interior Design

How much room do you need? If you frequently have company with you, the 2017 Toyota Camry and 2017 Corolla will keep your passengers comfortable, even taller occupants. They offer about the same amount of cabin volume give or take a couple of cubic feet. The same goes for cargo volume with the Toyota Corolla offering 13 cu. ft. compared to the Camry’s 15.4 cu. ft.


The real difference in interior design between these two mid-size sedans is their upholstery. Both are refined, but the Camry’s available leather seating with Ultrasuede® inserts take it to the next level. If you prefer a sporty feel, go with the Corolla and its SoftTex®-trimmed seats with fabric inserts and contrast piping and stitching.


Camry vs. Corolla Interior


2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla: Safety

Both the 2017 Camry and 2017 Corolla received the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS when equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™, which is optional for the Camry, but standard for the Corolla. In other words, to drive a Top Safety Pick+ vehicle, you can purchase or lease a 2017 Corolla as is or pay extra for the technology package with the 2017 Camry.


Toyota Safety Sense™ features include:

  • Pre-Collision System
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic high Beams

Toyota Pre-Collision

With that in mind, the 2017 Camry is equipped with safety features the 2017 Corolla doesn’t have.

  • 10 airbags are equipped on the 2017 Camry while the 2017 Corolla has eight.
  • Blind Spot Monitor and Cross-Traffic Alert are available on the Toyota Camry, but unavailable on the 2017 Corolla.
  • Safety Connect™, which is available by subscription, includes emergency assistance, stolen vehicle locator, roadside assistance and automatic collision notification is an option on the 2017 Camry. This option is not available with the 2017 Toyota Corolla.


Finance or Lease a Camry or Corolla

Whether you prefer to finance or lease a 2017 Camry or Corolla sedan, our Toyota dealership in Fox Lake, IL can help. Simply complete our secure finance application and a team member will be in touch with you at our earliest convenience. If you have questions before getting started, reach out to the auto finance professionals at Garber Fox Lake Toyota by calling (847) 497-9094.


*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $865 for Cars, $940 for Small/Medium Trucks (Sienna, RAV4 Gas, RAV4 Hybrid, Highlander Gas, Highlander Hybrid, 4Runner and Tacoma), $1,095 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,195 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. Actual dealer price will vary.