What's the difference between a Camry and a Lexus?
February 3, 2012 1:40 PM Subscribe
A Camry and a Lexus are basically the same car. What's the REAL price difference?
posted by Flying Saucer to travel & transportation (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm doing a business presentation where I talk about brands, and how similar products are separated by branding - Coke vs. Pepsi, Microsoft vs. Apple, etc.
I've found that Toyota uses "twinning" -- using the same chassis for two different cars, the Camry and the Lexus. So basically they're the same car, but with a $10,000 difference in cost.
But I was wondering: how different are they? Does the difference in engine or fuel injection come with a price tag? What about interior and electronics? Is the difference really $10,000 or more like $3,000?
This stuff is beyond me and isn't readily available online. Can any car buffs out there tell me what the real price difference is between the 2012 Toyota Camry and the 2012 Lexus ES350?