Toyota Camry models equipped with a V-6 engine will be more fuel-efficient for the 2011 model year thanks to the addition of standard low-rolling-resistance tires. EPA ratings for V-6 models climb to 20 mpg city/29 highway for 2011, versus ratings of 19/28 in the 2010 model year.
The fuel-economy increase brings the Camry V-6 closer to the mileage returned by its perennial rival, the Honda Accord. The 2011 Accord V-6 sedan gets its own increase for next year—a 1-mpg bump for the highway number—now returning 19 mpg city/30 highway. Hyundai promises that the upcoming Sonata Turbo will best both of them in the EPA tests with ratings of 22/34. The family-sedan fuel-economy war is officially on.