In its fifth-generation kind, the Camry is quieter as well as larger inside, and also it rests on a wheelbase that's 2 inches much longer than previously. The Japanese automaker wishes to reclaim its title of possessing the top-selling auto, which was recently shed to Honda and its Accord.
Camry versions consist of the conventional LE, the upscale XLE and also a flashy SE with different suspension tuning and 16-inch sporting activity tires. A navigation system is supplied as an optional attribute. The majority of Camry versions sold in the United States have actually been made at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant.
2003 Toyota Camry Xle
Toyota asserts that the current-generation Camry has crisper, bolder, extra high end styling than its predecessor even though its appearance has actually not transformed significantly. With a 107.1-inch wheelbase as well as gauging 189.2 inches long overall, the Camry has to do with the exact same size as the Honda Accord; however the Accord has been upgraded for the 2003 design year. The stylish SE car showcases fog lamps, a rear looter and also a black grille with chrome trim.
The Accord comes as a sports car as well as a sedan, but the Camry is supplied in four-door kind only. Toyota's Camry Solara coupe and also convertible have different styling compared to the regular Camry and are treated as different designs.
Indoor area in the Camry is ample for four grownups as well as appropriate for five, and also the motorist's seat has enough fore/aft travel to accommodate tall and short people. Common 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the lots quantity of the trunk, which holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.
Added devices on the XLE model includes power front seats, warmed mirrors, automated environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm, keyless entrance and a rear sunshade. The sportier SE sedan gets special sporting activity fabric upholstery, cleaned chrome inside trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar as well as sporting activity evaluates.
Under the Hood
Toyota's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 157 horse power and teams with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The 192-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 nuclear power plant features the automated gearbox only.
Safety and security
Side-impact air bags for the pole positions and curtain-type air bags are typical in the XLE. The front airbags release in 3 phases, which depends on collision conditions. Antilock brakes are common on the XLE as well as on V-6-equipped models, and also they are offered as an alternative on the four-cylinder LE and SE sedans.
If the Camry has actually been criticized for anything in the past, it's been bland designing. Most Camry consumers typically aren't looking for showy looks but rather Toyota's credibility for reliability, high quality and also outstanding resale worth in its models.
All the preferable Camry features are below; if anything, they are much better compared to ever. Proprietors still obtain a happily comfortable trip, enough interior area, euphoric quietness and also fairly energised efficiency. Velocity reaches well past the acceptable mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is practically as quiet as the V-6.
Only a little charge in trip comfort is evident in the sporty SE, which guarantees a little tauter handling compared to various other Camry versions; but the distinctions are less than dramatic. A manual-transmission Camry performs admirably, as well as its lever clicks crisply via the gears without a treatment.