In its fifth-generation form, the Camry is quieter and also larger inside, and also it rests on a wheelbase that's 2 inches much longer than in the past. The Japanese car manufacturer wants to regain its title of possessing the top-selling passenger car, which was just recently shed to Honda as well as its Accord.
Camry models consist of the basic LE, the upscale XLE and a sporty SE with various suspension tuning as well as 16-inch sporting activity tires. A navigating system is supplied as an optional feature. A lot of Camry versions offered in the United States have actually been manufactured at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant.
2003 Toyota Camry Le
Toyota asserts that the current-generation Camry has crisper, bolder, a lot more upscale designing than its precursor despite the fact that its look has actually not transformed drastically. With a 107.1-inch wheelbase as well as determining 189.2 inches long overall, the Camry is about the same dimension as the Honda Accord; however the Accord has actually been redesigned for the 2003 model year. The sporty SE sedan showcases fog lamps, a rear spoiler and also a black grille with chrome trim.
The Accord comes as a coupe and also a car, yet the Camry is provided in four-door type just. Toyota's Camry Solara sports car and also convertible have various styling compared to the routine Camry and also are treated as different designs.
Indoor space in the Camry is enough for four grownups and also appropriate for 5, and also the chauffeur's seat has sufficient fore/aft travel to suit high and short individuals. Standard 60/40-split rear seatbacks supplement the load volume of the trunk, which holds 16.7 cubic feet of freight.
Added tools on the XLE design includes power front seats, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, an engine immobilizer/alarm, keyless access and a back sunshade. The sportier SE car obtains unique sporting activity textile furniture, brushed chrome inside trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar and also sport evaluates.
Under the Hood
Toyota's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 157 horsepower and also teams with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The 192-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 power plant has the automatic transmission only.
Side-impact air bags for the front seats as well as curtain-type airbags are standard in the XLE. The front airbags release in three stages, which depends upon crash problems. Antilock brakes are conventional on the XLE and on V-6-equipped designs, and also they are available as a choice on the four-cylinder LE and SE cars.
If the Camry has been slammed for anything in the past, it's been dull designing. The majority of Camry customers typically aren't seeking flashy looks but rather Toyota's track record for integrity, high quality as well as superb resale worth in its versions.
All of the preferable Camry characteristics are here; if anything, they are much better compared to ever. Proprietors still get a pleasantly comfortable ride, sufficient interior room, joyous quietness as well as fairly energetic efficiency. Acceleration gets to well past the acceptable mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is nearly as peaceful as the V-6.
Only a little fine in trip convenience is evident in the sporty SE, which promises a little tauter handling compared to other Camry versions; but the differences are less than remarkable. A manual-transmission Camry performs very well, as well as its bar clicks crisply through the gears without a treatment.