When we compare the Toyota Camry LE's and the Toyota Corolla SE's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Camry LE has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Toyota Corolla SE has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Camry LE's and the Toyota Corolla SE's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Toyota Camry LE vs. Toyota Corolla SE Pricing
A used 2023 Toyota Camry LE ranges from $25,717 to $31,999 while a used 2023 Toyota Corolla SE is priced between $24,984 to $29,995. For a new model, the Toyota Camry LE's price is between $27,315 and $31,012, with the Toyota Corolla SE priced between $25,394 and $28,893.
Toyota Camry LE vs. Toyota Corolla SE Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Camry LE loses 40.7 percent of its value and the Toyota Corolla SE loses 32.8 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Corolla SE retains 7.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Camry LE.
Toyota Camry LE vs. Toyota Corolla SE Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Camry is 9.0 out of 10 while the Toyota Corolla's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Toyota Corolla being ranked 4 out of 26 Best Compact Cars.
Toyota Camry LE vs. Toyota Corolla SE Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota Camry is 9.0 out of 10. For the Toyota Corolla the reliability rating is 8.7 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Camry a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Toyota Corolla.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Camry LE’s base engine makes 203 horsepower, and the Toyota Corolla SE base engine makes 169 horsepower. The LE is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 616 miles. The SE is rated to deliver an average of 35 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 541 miles.This gives the Toyota Corolla SE the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Toyota Camry LE the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota Camry LE, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Toyota Camry LE and Toyota Corolla SE are comparable in regards to front head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Toyota Camry LE and the Toyota Corolla SE have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota Camry LE has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Toyota Corolla SE’s Top Safety Pick award.