Toyota intends to retain that No. 1 slot with a car that's quieter as well as larger inside, and a wheelbase that is 2 inches much longer compared to in the past. To that end, developers have "expanded its appeal by sharpening its focus," claims Don Esmond, general manager of the Toyota Division. At the same time, he states it's important to "never lose sight of why pleased Camry owners maintain returning repeatedly."
A brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that creates 157 horse power-- a 15 percent rise in power-- is anticipated to enter into more than three-fourths of the vehicles. A five-speed-manual transmission is standard with the four-cylinder engine, as well as a four-speed automatic is optional. Camry's furnished with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come only with the transmission.
Toyota has actually lowered rates, added common tools and also changed the Camry lineup. The low-end CE version is gone, so crank-down windows are not available. Designs currently include the common LE, high end XLE and a stylish brand-new SE with various suspension adjusting and also 16-inch sporting activity tires. A navigation system is optional for the first time, and also flexible pedals are scheduled to become readily available in January 2002.
Toyota's two-door Camry Solara sports car as well as convertible, and the Avalon sedan, are built on the same front-drive platform as the prior-generation Camry. Many Camrys offered in the United States have been made at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and the brand-new version claims 85 percent domestic content.
2002 Toyota Camry Reviews
Toyota asserts that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, a lot more high end styling that is "a step from practical to sensuous," inning accordance with Task Supervisor Dan Hargitt. Yet the general look hasn't changed substantially from the 4th generation. Two inches longer compared to earlier designs, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair longer compared to that of the Accord, and at 189.2 inches long overall, the Camry is about the same length as its Honda rival. The flashy SE sedan features a power outage grille, haze lamps and also a back spoiler.
The Accord comes as a sports car and car, but the Camry stays available as a four-door sedan just. The Camry Solara coupe as well as convertible have different designing and are dealt with as separate versions, and the Solara variation will certainly not be redesigned up until later.
Toyota asserts that back legroom is 40 millimeters higher than before and also passenger hip factors are greater. Room is ample for 4 adults as well as acceptable for 5, as well as the vehicle driver's seat has enough fore-aft traveling to suit tall as well as brief people. Standard 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the load volume of the trunk, which currently holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.
Criterion LE devices consists of electronic air conditioning, programmable automated door locks, power home windows as well as mirrors, a full-size spare tire and also a four-spoke tilt guiding wheel. The facility console contains a bilevel storage space box. Extra items on the XLE consist of power front seats, heated mirrors, automated environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless entrance and also a back sunshade. The sportier SE sedan gets distinct sport material upholstery, brushed chrome interior trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift lever and sport gauges.
Under the Hood
Toyota's new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates 157 hp and also friends to either a five-speed-manual or four-speed-automatic transmission. The 192-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 comes only with the automated transmission.
Curtain-type airbags are standard on the Camry XLE as well as are joined by side-impact airbags for the pole positions. Front air bags release in three phases, relying on accident problems. Antilock brakes are typical on the XLE as well as V-6 designs as well as are readily available as an option on four-cylinder LE and SE cars.
If the Camry has been slammed for anything in the past, it's been bland styling. However, promoting design isn't really just what causes greater than 400,000 customers per year to drive one home from the dealer. What most Camry consumers look for is Toyota's track record for dependability as well as top quality, along with excellent resale worth. When it's time to offer the Camry, someone will certainly be eager to get your own as a pre-owned model.
Even though its appearance has made no huge jumps right into fresh area, the brand-new Camry's form is appealing. All the other Camry qualities are below, and if anything, they are far better compared to ever before. Proprietors still obtain a happily comfy flight, adequate interior space, joyous tranquility as well as reasonably energised efficiency. Velocity, actually, gets to well past the appropriate mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is nearly as peaceful as the V-6. It's not surprising that so many purchasers are content with the four-cylinder versions.
Little penalty in flight comfort appears in the stylish new SE sedan, which guarantees a little tauter handling than various other Camry trims. Yet differences are less than remarkable. Fans of manual transmissions will be pleased to learn that the manual-transmission Camry performs admirably, its lever clicking crisply through the gears without a care worldwide.