2010 toyota Camry Se

2010 Toyota Camry Se: The Toyota Camry is the best-selling sedan in the United States Its record of reliability, safety and also performance has actually made it a favorite of automobile shoppers searching for practical transport. No more is it a clear sector leader, however, as other midsize cars are challenging the Camry on a number of fronts, as well as its strong integrity shows indicators of fading.

I drove the SE version, which attempts to defy the Camry's useful, unexciting photo with a higher-output four-cylinder, firmer suspension and also cosmetic add-ons. Face to face, I was stunned by just how little it took for the SE bundle to actually improve the base Camry's boring behavior. In fact, I favor the SE's showing off great aim to several various other midsize sedans, which in its entirety is mostly a dull section. Although the SE manages with its appearance, it isn't a complete package due to the fact that there isn't much incentive in the fun-to-drive division.

The Camry lineup starts with the base version and offers LE, SE, XLE and also Crossbreed trim degrees.

2010 Toyota Camry Se

Just what's Transformed for 2010

The Camry has actually remained a best-seller even without a few crucial affordable attributes, which have actually been included for 2010: a standard electronic stability system, six-speed transmission and optional USB input for regulating, along with having fun, iPods through the stereo. For an evaluation of the USB combination, which I was not a follower of, see the video clip to the right. Compare the 2010 version to the 2009 variation here. Opponents like the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Mazda6 as well as 2010 Chevrolet Malibu have actually incorporated one or more of those essential features for a couple of model years.

Base models have brand-new front designing, consisting of an upgraded grille with chrome trim as well as brand-new, larger fronts lights. The 2010's nose job is an improvement from the 2009's forgettable front styling. SE models get a blacked-out grille as well as smoked-headlight-housing therapy. The SE is good-looking than a routine Camry, thanks to enhancements like a lower front spoiler, more hostile side sills, fog lights, 17-inch five-spoke wheels and twin tailpipes with a black lower bumper.

2 new four-cylinder engines are offered. For the first time on a Camry, they team with a six-speed transmission in order to help improve gas economic climate; a six-speed guidebook is common. The SE utilizes a more effective engine compared to base, LE and XLE designs; it makes 179 horsepower instead of 169 hp. The SE makes 21 more horse power compared to the 2009 SE without injuring gas mileage. Actually, gas mileage has really enhanced 1 mpg in city and highway scores. I balanced 29 mpg throughout a 400-mile week of mainly freeway driving. That's not far from the automatic's 32 mpg freeway score. Both four-cylinders are rated with mileage of 22/32 mpg city/highway; the handbook is rated at 22/33 mpg.

SE, the "Flashy" Camry

The SE abandons the Camry's typical soft, inconspicuous trip top quality with a sporting activity suspension, resulting in a flight that's remarkably rigid for a Camry. It's never teeth-jarring, yet there's certainly a tight feeling that might put off traditional Camry buyers. When pushed into edges, the Camry leans as well as understeers, not feeling like a positive performer. One-of-a-kind to the SE is a 179-hp variation of Toyota's 2.5-liter four-cylinder. When teamed with the brand-new six-speed transmission, this engine made the SE a vivacious plan; a 268-hp V-6 is optional. Gear adjustments were smooth throughout acceleration with marginal engine sound even throughout heavy velocity.

A stylish Camry is type of like the requisite "bad-boy" member of a young boy band. Despite how hostile the attempt, he's still in a boy band. Also, the SE can not leave its Camry origins. Camry followers may be attracted to the SE as a sportier alternative, however, for the differentiating enthusiast, the 2009 Mazda6 uses a better-executed sport bundle.

Interior and Freight

Here's where the Camry's comfort-focused roots are an advantage to the SE: The front as well as back seats are incredibly comfy. There excels back support with the eight-way power-adjustable seats, as well as soft seat paddings made my lengthy drives doable, despite the SE's tight suspension. For a sport design, the SE's pole positions don't have hostile side strengthening to maintain you from gliding about, yet sculpting corners isn't really the Camry's strength, so it's not a deal-breaker.

When you go with the SE you shed the folding backseat option; in its location is a facility pass-through. The folding seats and also a half-foot of trunk area are compromised for a rear suspension brace that's intended to boost handling. With my minimal cargo-carrying needs the big trunk appropriated sufficient without the folding backseat. Those with even more demanding freight requirements, especially longer items, should avoid the SE or XLE, which additionally doesn't include a folding backseat.

Functions and Pricing

For $22,165, the SE includes every one of the suspension, engine as well as exterior attributes-- minus the spoiler, a $200 alternative. As tested, our SE listed at $27,725, not including the $750 destination fee. Choices on our test auto included automatic transmission, navigating system with backup camera, USB input, Bluetooth, JBL audio system, moonroof and clever crucial system with push-button beginning.

A base Camry begins at $19,395, so the SE package is an economical method to cheer it up. A base Mazda6 symbolizes a stylish nature, though, and also starts at $18,450.


The 2010 Camry earned Good rankings-- the most effective rating-- in frontal and side crash examinations by the Insurance policy Institute for Highway Safety; it scored Marginal in rear security, which is why the Camry does not catch the IIHS' Top Security Select honor. The 2009 Honda Accord as well as 2010 Ford Fusion make the classification.

For a full checklist of the Camry's security features, see here.


The Camry has actually shown winding down integrity in recent design years with typical general scores by Customer Records and a short spell below par for a specific drivetrain. Presently, there typically aren't any kind of forecasts for the 2010.

Noteworthy in this section is the 2010 Ford Combination's anticipated top reliability score for front-wheel-drive four- as well as six-cylinder versions. The Honda Accord's ratings are above standard for four- as well as six-cylinder models, but they're not as high as the Fusion's.

Camry in the Market

Shoppers need to drive both the Camry SE as well as various other Camry trims to see if the sport-tuned suspension is as well strong for day-to-day commutes. There are a lot of good midsize sedans out there. While the 2010 Camry steps up its game, customers currently have much more strong options compared to ever.

Recently, the competitors has caught up with the Camry while its reliability has slid a little bit, making the Camry even more of an average selection than a class-leading midsize sedan.