If you take place to be among your home's even more popular forms of mass transit, the Camry LE Wagon could carry as numerous as seven travelers with its optional third-seat package. As well as whether you're running errands or taking an extended journey, there's plenty of storage area. With both rear seats down, there's 74.8 cubic feet of freight area. Up top, the adjustable roof covering shelf lets you lug as much as 100 extra pounds of luggage.
The Camry LE Wagon comes standard with a four-cylinder engine, however we evaluated the transverse-mounted, 3.0-liter, 188-hp V6 design.
The MSRP of our examination wagon, consisting of common air conditioning, power doors and windows locks, and also cruise control, was $22,918. We included a jazzier sound system with 8 speakers, an anti-lock braking system (ABDOMINAL), the third rear-seat bundle, carpeted flooring mats and a roof shelf, and the rate jumped to $25,398.
Toyota Camry 1994
With its fine lines, rounded sides, and silky coating, it was hard to maintain our hands off the Camry LE Wagon's smooth body. The hood was a little raised with a fragile curve. Directly underneath was a steel sheet to shield the bottom from jumping rocks. The sides of the LE Wagon were extremely tidy in design-from the subtle plastic strip that highlighted its platinum shine to the recessed door manages.
The hood was very easy to open up with a flip of a bar, and also the oil dipstick and also tank were within simple reach.
In the rear, two windscreen wipers suggested a severity about exposure. Truly, who can see out the back of a one-rear-wiper window in bad conditions? The taillights wrapped somewhat around the rear edges, including in our perception that every little thing regarding this wagon meshed perfectly.
Generally, there had not been a lot of decoration aside from the chrome Toyota emblem and name. However we assume the basic, stylish designing of this wagon will certainly still turn a few heads.
Our 6-foot test driver slid easily right into the Camry LE Wagon when the guiding wheel was increased. Once in the cabin, he found a comfortable seat that supplied good visibility and also an unexpected sense of space for a midsize lorry.
On the whole, the dash looked well crafted. Controls just weren't jammed right into arrivals or hidden out of sight. The only feature we did have a trouble locating was the hood release. After consulting the owner's manual, we lastly located it under the parking brake.
The driver's seat could be changed front to back with a lever, and also there were handles to adjust the reduced torso assistance. The vehicle driver's seat reclined further compared to many wagons we evaluated. It also relaxed a bit and offered plenty of clearance.
The rear seat fit sufficient for three individuals as well as, with 34.7-inches of legroom, a tag person wouldn't have to stress over really feeling cramped. The 60/40 seat shift was conveniently accomplished with a touch of a switch, leaving plenty of room for long, extra-large freight.
There were several well-thought-out safety features, such as large, velour-covered support blog posts, childproof back door locks and also backseat three-point safety belt.
The back hatch was fairly wide, and rear storage space could accommodate 40 cubic feet of cargo. Our valuables were hidden by a retractable floor covering.
Our Camry LE Wagon started up as quietly as a sewing maker and stayed rattle-free throughout our drive. On the highway, it sped up quickly and efficiently to 70 miles per hour with a vivacious, throaty sound. Once up to speed, the our test wagon was comfortable as well as dealt with responsively when combining into traffic. The cruise-control buttons got on the steering wheel itself, so we didn't have to stress over swiftly locating a lever to activate this function.
The LE Wagon offered a stylish, high-performance drive compared with the hefty handling of other wagons. Moving in and out of gear was easy, and also the lever was ergonomically made to really feel excellent in our motorist's hand. (Remember that the LE Wagon won't shift into drive unless the brake gets on.).
Control was never ever a problem, whether we were driving on ice or stuffed snow, or when we attempted a 360-degree turn at 45 mph. We were also able to turn a U-turn on a normal-width side street. Braking on an icy road from 20 miles per hour, we discovered the ABDOMINAL MUSCLE functioned as advertised however made a loud grating sound.
When increasing a high hill or pulling a lots, we unclothed overdrive, floored it as well as quickly reached 45 miles per hour at 6,000 rpms.
As for the ride, the modern suspension didn't avoid us from really feeling bumps and also abnormalities in the road, yet after a couple of days of travelling we most likely wouldn't have actually noticed the small bouncing.
One crucial standout: We located that our LE Wagon was so simple to park, it almost appeared to help in the effort.
Remembering Toyota's reputation for superb fit-and-finish, the LE Wagon didn't disappoint us.
Neither can its panache for supplying all-around comfort be exaggerated. The Camry's roominess, particularly, is among the automobile's most pleasurable features, which is unusual when you consider the tight wheelbase (103.1 inches). But great deals of legroom is a magnificent benefit on this lorry that has touched all the bases.
Nevertheless, enthusiasm regarding this wagon's total package may be solidified a bit by its large cost. After all, a couple of more bucks would get you an also roomier minivan-but what you could acquire in space you 'd possibly shed in styling and efficiency.
Ultimately, we discovered this to be a well-engineered utility vehicle that occurs to be a station wagon. For those that really feel that a wagon is a throwback to the old watercraft your mother schlepped you around in, there is n o similarity. This is an efficiency car-one that your children may even ask to obtain.