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How Powerful is the Engine in the 2021 Toyota Camry?

The Toyota Camry is a hard car to forget. Besides seeing one on almost every road, the Camry is a model that has been around for so long it is a regular part of everyone’s vocabulary, even if they don’t know what it means. Both the Corolla and the Camry get their names from words for “Crown” in different languages. Does the engine in the Camry deserve the title of “Crown” in your opinion? Continue reading and judge for yourself.

What Kind of Engine is in the 2021 Toyota Camry?

There are two different engines in the 2021 Toyota Camry, not including the hybrid version of the model. The first is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and the upgraded version is a 3.5L V6. The hybrid Camry uses a modified version of the 2.5L engine to achieve hybrid fuel efficiency.

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How Powerful are the 2021 Toyota Camry Engine Options?

Starting with the base model engine, the Toyota Camry can reach over 200 horsepower and over 180 lb-ft of torque depending on the trim. The V6 engine can produce 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque at the proper RPM. As you might expect, the hybrid engine is less, with a maximum horsepower of 176 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque.

Which Engine Option Should I Pick?

When shopping for a Camry, this is one of the most important decisions you can make. Since there are three engine options, the choice is even more complicated. The clear leader in fuel efficiency is the hybrid engine, but the major drawback is engine power. The inverse is true with the V6, which you should pick if your priority is muscle.

The 4-cylinder engine still produces plenty enough power for a sedan, so you should test drive the base model first and see if you want to go more fuel-efficient or more muscle from there. You can schedule a test drive at Western Slope Toyota today over the phone, online, or in-person at 2264 Hwy 6 and 50, Grand Junction, CO 81505.