2022 Toyota Camry vs 2022 Toyota Corolla: Battle of the Best Sellers

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When it comes to sedans, the Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla are two of the most popular options on the market. Both cars are reliable and practical, but which one is better? This article will compare the two cars and see which one comes out on top.

2022 Toyota Camry vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla: What’s New for the Cars?

The 2022 model year marks the eighth (introduced in 2018) and twelfth (introduced in 2020) generations of the Camry and Corolla, respectively. And they do not have any major changes for the new model year.

Which Is the Better in Terms of Performance and Fuel Economy?


Both cars come standard with a four-cylinder engine — a 1.8-liter inline-four capable of making 139 horsepower on the Corolla and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder producing at least 203 horses on the Camry.

However, the Corolla has the option of a 2-liter four-cylinder engine for the SE and XSE trim levels models, while the Camry’s 3.5-liter V6 is exclusive to top-of-the-line XLE and XSE trims, as well as the aggressive TRD configuration. The 2022 Camry and Corolla also have hybrid options that combine an electric motor with a gasoline engine.

The Corolla has marginally better fuel economy than the Camry. It has an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, and 33 combined. The Camry (with the four-cylinder engine), on the other hand, returns 27/38/31 mpg city/highway/combined.

Which Boasts More Interior Space and Comfort?


The cabins of both cars are not nearly as spacious as the typical crossovers that are all the rave right now. But the Camry is as spacious as it gets for a sedan. It nails the fundamentals — an airy cabin that’s easy to get in and out of, enough space for front and rear occupants, and great outward visibility.

It’s pretty comfortable too. The big, well-cushioned seats, smooth ride, and powerful, easy-to-use climate control system that cools the cabin effectively make the Camry suitable for long trips regardless of the driver’s height.

The Corolla is not so different, but it could use more headroom for rear passengers. The ride quality is smooth on many road surfaces, and the front seats are comfortable. The ones on the back could be better, though.

Do They Offer Different Technologies and Safety Features?


In terms of features, the Toyota Camry and Corolla are more similar than different. They come standard with infotainment touchscreens supporting Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa.

The displays are intuitive and easy to use, the user interfaces are large, the gauges are clear and simple, and the buttons are well-labeled. The radio volume and tuning knobs are quite small, but they’re still easy to reach.

The safety department is where both cars differ slightly. The 2022 Camry boasts the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS-2.5+), which is currently the company’s most robust suite of safety features. Whereas the Corolla only has the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS-2.0).

Both systems are similar, but the TSS-2.5+ improves on some features of the TSS-2.0, such as the Pre-Collision System and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

How Do They Compare in Terms of Price?

The Camry starts at $25,845, while the Corolla has a starting MSRP of $20,425. The Camry is thus more expensive than the Corolla.

Meanwhile, average annual repair costs are similar for both vehicles. The Camry will require $388 for maintenance, while the Corolla should cost $362, according to RepairPal.

2022 Toyota Corolla vs. 2022 Toyota Camry: Which One Is Right for You?

The Toyota Camry is the better car overall. It has a more powerful engine on its base trim level, is more spacious, and has more standard features than the Toyota Corolla. It goes without saying that it’s more expensive, but the difference is not too much. The Toyota Corolla, on the other hand, is more fuel-efficient and has a lower starting MSRP.

You Should Choose the Toyota Camry If…

  • You desire more power behind the wheel.
  • You need that extra space for passengers and cargo.
  • You want the latest and greatest safety features.
  • You don’t mind spending a few extra thousand bucks.

You Should Choose the Toyota Corolla If…

  • You’re looking for a very affordable car.
  • Fuel economy is your utmost priority.
  • You don’t need all the bells and whistles.

Don’t Buy either If…

  • You are looking for a luxury car — neither the Camry nor Corolla offer that kind of experience.
  • You need more than four seats — you should get a crossover, SUV, or minivan if you have a large family or frequently transport more than four people.
  • You frequently drive off-road or in the snow — again, SUVs are better choices.

2022 Toyota Camry vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla: Comparison Table


2022 Toyota Camry

2022 Toyota Corolla

Overall Rating

7.7 /10

7.4 /10


See on Edmunds

See on Edmunds


Engine options

2.5-liter I4

3.5-liter V6

1.8-liter I4

2-liter I4


206 hp @ 6,600 rpm

301 hp @ 6,600 rpm

139 hp @ 6,100 rpm

169 hp @ 6,100 rpm


186 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

267 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

126 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

151 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm


8-speed automatic ECT-i; FWD

Direct shift CVT; FWD

Also Available

2.5-liter I4 hybrid; CVT; AWD

1.8-liter I4 hybrid; 6-speed manual


Fuel Economy

Mileage (City/Hwy/Combined)

27/38/31 mpg

30/38/33 mpg

Fuel Capacity

15.8 gal.

13.2 gal.

Range (City/Hwy)

442/616 miles

396/502 miles

Fuel Type

Regular unleaded

Regular unleaded



Keyless Ignition


Available on some trims

Parking Assistance

Available on some trims

Not available

Heated Seats


Available on some trims

Cooled/Ventilated Seats

Available on some trims

Not available


Available on some trims

Available on some trims

Wheel type

Alloy wheels

Steel wheels


Safety and Warranty

NHTSA Overall Safety Rating

5 stars

5 stars

Basic warranty

3 years/36,000 miles

3 years/36,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

5 years/60,000 miles

5 years/60,000 miles

Roadside Assistance

2 years/unlimited miles

2 years/unlimited miles



Max Seating Capacity



Cargo Space

15.1 cu. ft.

13.1 cu. ft.

Curb weight

3,310 lb.

2,910 lb.

Overall Length

192.1 inches

182.3 inches


111.2 inches

106.3 inches


72.4 inches

70.1 inches


56.9 inches

56.5 inches

Ground Clearance

5.7 in.

5.3 in.

Turning Diameter

37.4 feet

35.6 feet

Headroom, Front

38.3 inches

38.3 inches

Headroom, Rear

38.0 inches

37.1 inches

Legroom, Front

42.1 inches

42.0 inches

Legroom, Rear

38.0 inches

34.8 inches

Shoulder Room, Front

57.7 inches

54.0 inches

Shoulder Room, Rear

55.7 inches

51.7 inches

EPA Passenger Volume

100.4 cubic feet

89 cubic feet

EPA Cargo Volume

15.1 cubic feet

13.1 cubic feet

Tire size





Starting MSRP




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  • High fuel economy from four-cylinder engine
  • Comprehensive suite of standard driver safety aids
  • Plenty of cabin and cargo space
  • Good seats, steering and visibility
  • High fuel economy
  • Long list of standard advanced safety features
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Comfortable ride quality


  • V6 engine increases price considerably
  • Fun TRD trim lacks manual transmission
  • Slow acceleration
  • Less rear headroom than most rivals
Haroun Adamu
Haroun Adamu is the founder of TorqueDial. He followed the automobile industry for several years before covering it officially for HotCars and Vehicle History. This experience would spark a chain of reactions, eventually leading him to create this site. However, the final push to launch TorqueDial was his first car purchase, and he’s not looked back since.

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