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Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Avalon

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota Camry

2016 Toyota Camry
$381
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Toyota Avalon

2016 Toyota Avalon
$455
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Excellent

The Toyota Camry Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 1st out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $381 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the Camry is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

Excellent

The Toyota Avalon Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 2nd out of 12 for fullsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $455 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. Repairs are less severe than average, and the frequency of these issues is average, so major repairs are not common for the Avalon.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$381
inexpensive
very expensive
$455
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.3
not often
way too often
0.4
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
9%
minor issues
major issues
9%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(273 Reviews)
(72 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(42)
4 star
(131)
3 star
(70)
2 star
(18)
1 star
(4)

The Toyota Camry ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in suspension.

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“I've only had to paid for tires and scheduled maintenances since I've owned it! Very practical, with plenty of interior space and a large trunk, for a midsize car. One of the most reliable vihicles...”

Rating Details
5 star
(15)
4 star
(44)
3 star
(6)
2 star
(4)
1 star
(0)

The Toyota Avalon ranks highest in drive train and ranks lowest in suspension.

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“My 2001 Toyota Avalon (purchased new) is fantastic. I have 340,000km (212k miles) and just purchased new Toyo tires Versado Noir and now rides brand new - maybe even better if you can believe it. ...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Toyota Camry and the Toyota Avalon are actually two different versions of the same vehicle. The Camry is Toyota’s midsize sedan, and the Avalon is its slightly larger sibling. Both are built on the same platform — but there are a few discrepancies between the two.

The Avalon has a little more rear seat and trunk space. It also has more standard equipment, and a standard V6 engine in place of the Camry’s four-cylinder. Both cars offer a hybrid version.

Where the Avalon really stands out here is in terms of comfort. It offers a smoother, quieter ride and has standard leather seats — and typically comes at a higher price point. The Camry offers a sportier driving experience and gets better fuel economy.

The choice between the Toyota Camry and the Toyota Avalon comes down to your preferences. Do you want to stick with basic transportation that simply gets you there at the lowest possible cost? Or do you prefer a big, comfy driving experience?

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