It is hard to compare two vehicles made by the same manufacturer, especially from manufacturers that use numerous same parts to make production less expensive. We are delivering comparison of two strong contenders on their respective markets, the 2016 Toyota Camry and 2016 Toyota Avalon.
Camry is one of the best vehicles when it comes to value for many and also one of the cheapest and of course the bestselling vehicle in its class worldwide. Avalon is a lot different since it is almost Lexus styled sedan with much more luxury inside and outside the cabin and probably little bit stronger engines than its rival in this article. But before we start judging let’s see what are the main characteristics of these two vehicles that are going to make us decide who will win the 2016 Toyota Avalon vs 2016 Toyota Camry competition.
2016 Toyota Avalon vs 2016 Toyota Camry
Avalon exterior styling was engineered by Southern California Calty Design studio, like most of the vehicles that come from there it comes with masculine stance and powerful image. In addition to that this model also comes with lots of sportiness since if we look its C pillar only we might think this is a sport coupe. There’s also a full LED headlights and taillights plus 17 and 18 inch alloy wheels. Few years ago we thought that these two vehicles wouldn’t even be able to compare, but this year’s Camry is the most stylish and the boldest one in its history. It looks sporty and aggressive, but it’s still little bit behind the Avalon, although SE and XSE trim levels are able to compete with this rival with their sportiness and elegance.
2016 Toyota Camry
New Camry comes with improved interior, higher quality materials, new design and much more hi-tech features inside the cabin. It looks much fresher than in previous model years. Base version comes with 6.1 inch touch screen display and functional infotainment system. This vehicle is definitely becoming closer to executive segment than before. All these features that are delivered here are great for this model but not nearly enough to compete with Avalon.
2016 Toyota Avalon
When we take a look at the 2016 Toyota Avalon we can see that it comes with the finest materials in the class, nice and functional hi-tech features and design that is same in all of its trim levels, which makes the base version a top pick. Infotainment system is similar to the one in Camry, but it comes with some additional features like hard disk based navigation, advanced voice recognition system etc. This vehicle is definitely our top pick, but to win the 2016 Toyota Avalon vs 2016 Toyota Camry comparison this vehicle also needs superb performance and good value for money.
Performance segment at least when it comes to Avalon comes with two different engines out of which one is hybrid and the other is regular gasoline. Camry comes with one more engine option, so the base version comes with 2.5 liter four cylinder, it produces 178 horsepower, 170 pound feet of torque and returns 25 mpg in the city conditions and 35 on the highway. Second engine option is exactly the same as the only engine that comes with Avalon. This means its 3.6 V6 with 268 horsepower, 248 pound feet of torque and 21 mph in the city conditions and 31 on the highway. Camry also comes with a hybrid version for the 2016 model year. As we mentioned before only engine for Avalon is the 3.6 liter V6 with same amount of power like in the case of Camaro and it can return 21/31 mpg city/highway.
Camry Vs Avalon
Since both base level Avalon and higher trim level Camry come with the same engine, price is going to be one of the most important characteristics that’s going to decide on who will win the 2016 Toyota Avalon vs 2016 Toyota Camry competition. We are not even going to look on the base four cylinder version that’s priced at above $23,000. We’ll go straight to the XLE, highest Camry trim level with V6 engine that costs less than $32,000. Base version Avalon is more expensive and it can be bought for about $32,000. It is small difference but Avalon in some cases offers more, it mainly depends which model you like more.