Toyota produces some of the most well-rounded and competent vehicles on the road. Toyotas are comfortable, efficient, nicely equipped, and easy to drive. They also come standard with several advanced driver-assist technologies and are backed by the automaker's peerless reputation for longevity and reliability. The Corolla and Camry are prime examples—quintessential representations of their respective segments, each with multiple variants to suit a wide range of needs and lifestyles. But which one is right for you? In this blog, we've provided a quick overview of these popular nameplates to help you get started in the right direction.

2023 Toyota Corolla

As the world's best-selling vehicle for more than two decades, the Toyota Corolla needs no introduction. This quintessential compact car is superbly well-rounded, offering comfortable accommodations, a smooth ride, and easy driving dynamics. It's also nicely equipped with standard features like automatic climate control, premium fabric upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Plus, all models include advanced driver aids like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.

Power comes from a responsive and efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (169 horsepower, 151 pound-feet of torque) that achieves an EPA-estimated 35 mpg combined. Or, if fuel economy is a high priority, check out the Corolla Hybrid with an EPA-estimated 50 mpg.

Beginning with the 2022 model, Toyota expanded the Corolla nameplate into new territory with the Corolla Cross SUV, building on the winning formula with even roomier accommodations and cargo capacity.

2023 Toyota Camry

The Camry is to the midsize class what the Corolla is to the compact cars. Toyota's long-running midsize sedan has been the segment's most popular model for 20 years straight, offering refined and spacious accommodations, capable and efficient performance, and proven safety and reliability. It's also impressively practical, with a large 15.1 cubic-foot trunk and standard 60/40-split folding rear seats.

The 2023 Camry comes standard with a power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, and Toyota Safety Sense driver aids. Internal motivation comes from a 203-horsepower four-cylinder engine (EPA-est. 32 mpg) that turns the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Or you can select the surefooted handling and control of all-wheel drive. Want to turn up the performance for your Santa Barbara commute? The Camry TRD boasts a 301-horsepower V-6, sport-tuned suspension, and unique aerodynamic styling.

The Toyota Camry already offers strong fuel economy for the midsize sedan class. However, if you really want to stretch your MPGs, check out the Toyota Camry Hybrid. This battery-assisted variant achieves an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined in its base configuration or ~46 mpg in other trims.

Test-Drive a New Toyota near Santa Ynez

Reach out to Toyota Lompoc for more information about the Toyota Corolla or Camry, their available configurations and financing opportunities, and how you can reserve one tailored to your specifications. If you'd like to experience a new Toyota's accommodations and amenities for yourself, we welcome you to visit our Santa Barbara County Toyota dealership for a test drive. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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