From Toyota press: The 2010 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid, which went on sale in March 2009, debuted revised exterior styling, a new four-cylinder powertrain and new safety, audio and convenience features. All Camry gas models are now equipped with Vehicle Stability Control (VCS) with traction control (TRAC) as standard.
The best-selling passenger car in America for seven years running and 11 of the past 12 years, the Toyota Camry is available in four-cylinder and V6 models, and as the Camry Hybrid, equipped with Toyota's industry-leading Hybrid Synergy Drive. The Camry is available in Camry, LE, SE, and XLE grades.
A new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine equipped with variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) produces 169 hp for Camry, LE and XLE grades, replacing a 158 hp 2.4-liter engine. For sporty performance, the SE grade gets additional tuning to offer 179 horsepower. The new engine can be combined with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift. The available 268 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 continues with a six-speed automatic transmission as standard.
In tune with the needs of midsize car buyers, Camry provides excellent fuel economy. With its new 2.5-liter engine, the Camry returns an EPA estimated 22 mpg city / 33 mpg highway and 22/32 with both manual and automatic transmissions. (The 2009 models with both the five-speed manual and five-speed automatic returned 21/31 mpg.) Camry V6 models have 19/28 MPG EPA-estimated ratings. The Camry Hybrid, which combines a four-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric drive motor, returns an EPA-estimated 33 MPG city/34 MPG highway.
The Camry's 2.55-liter four-cylinder engine, standard on Camry grade, LE, SE and XLE, produces 169 SAE horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 167 lb.-ft. peak torque at 4,100 rpm (179 hp / 171 lb.-ft. for SE grade) and can be mated to a new six-speed manual transmission or a new electronically controlled six-speed automatic.
The DOHC 3.5-liter V6, available in the LE, SE and XLE grades, delivers a substantial performance boost with 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. peak torque at 4,700 rpm. The chain-driven camshafts employ Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i) which controls valve timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts for optimal performance and efficiency at all engine speeds. The V6 Camry models come equipped exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission that offers a sequential mode for manual shifting when desired. Intelligent control adapts shifting strategy in response to driver input, with very fast kick-down and noticeable response.