In its fifth-generation form, the Camry is quieter and also larger inside, and also it remains on a wheelbase that's 2 inches longer compared to previously. The Japanese car manufacturer wants to regain its title of possessing the top-selling auto, which was lately lost to Honda and also its Accord.
Camry versions include the conventional LE, the upscale XLE and a stylish SE with various suspension adjusting as well as 16-inch sporting activity tires. A navigation system is offered as an optional function. Many Camry models offered in the USA have been manufactured at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant.
2003 Toyota Camry
Toyota asserts that the current-generation Camry has crisper, bolder, more upscale designing compared to its precursor although its look has actually not changed considerably. With a 107.1-inch wheelbase and determining 189.2 inches long on the whole, the Camry has to do with the very same size as the Honda Accord; but the Accord has been upgraded for the 2003 model year. The sporty SE car includes fog lamps, a rear spoiler and also a black grille with chrome trim.
The Accord comes as a sports car and also a sedan, however the Camry is supplied in four-door form only. Toyota's Camry Solara sports car and convertible have various styling than the routine Camry as well as are dealt with as different models.
Interior room in the Camry is adequate for 4 adults and also appropriate for 5, as well as the driver's seat has sufficient fore/aft traveling to fit high and also brief individuals. Standard 60/40-split rear seatbacks supplement the lots quantity of the trunk, which holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.
Extra devices on the XLE model includes power front seats, heated mirrors, automated environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm, keyless entrance and a rear sunshade. The sportier SE car obtains unique sporting activity fabric furniture, combed chrome interior trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar and also sporting activity evaluates.
Under the Hood
Toyota's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates 157 horse power and groups with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The 192-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 nuclear power plant has the automatic gearbox just.
Safety and security
Side-impact airbags for the front seats and also curtain-type air bags are common in the XLE. The front airbags release in 3 stages, which relies on collision problems. Anti-skid brakes are common on the XLE and also on V-6-equipped versions, and also they are offered as an alternative on the four-cylinder LE and SE cars.
If the Camry has actually been criticized for anything in the past, it's been dull styling. Most Camry customers typically aren't looking for showy looks yet rather Toyota's credibility for reliability, top quality and also outstanding resale value in its versions.
Every one of the desirable Camry features are right here; if anything, they are much better compared to ever before. Owners still obtain a happily comfy flight, ample indoor room, euphoric quietness and also reasonably energetic efficiency. Acceleration gets to well past the acceptable mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is just about as quiet as the V-6.
Just a little penalty in trip convenience is evident in the sporty SE, which promises a little tauter handling compared to various other Camry models; yet the differences are less than significant. A manual-transmission Camry carries out very well, as well as its lever clicks crisply through the gears without a care.