2002 toyota Camry Le

2002 Toyota Camry Le: Wanting to expand both its picture and also allure beyond just what it deems the "large center" of the car-buying populace, Toyota has introduced a fifth-generation variation of its midsize front-drive car. The Camry has been the very popular auto in the United States market for the past 4 years, though sales slipped somewhat during 2000 as the Honda Accord made a strong showing.

Toyota wants to preserve that No. 1 port with a sedan that's quieter and also bigger inside, and a wheelbase that is 2 inches much longer compared to in the past. Therefore, programmers have "widened its appeal by developing its emphasis," states Don Esmond, general supervisor of the Toyota Division. At the same time, he says it's crucial to "never lose sight of why satisfied Camry proprietors maintain returning over and over."

An all-new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 157 horsepower-- a 15 percent boost in power-- is expected to go into greater than three-fourths of the cars. A five-speed-manual transmission is basic with the four-cylinder engine, and also a four-speed automated is optional. Camry's furnished with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come only with the automatic transmission.

Toyota has reduced costs, included basic devices and changed the Camry lineup. The low-end CE design is gone, so crank-down home windows are no longer offered. Versions currently consist of the conventional LE, high end XLE as well as a sporty new SE with various suspension adjusting as well as 16-inch sport tires. A navigation system is optional for the first time, and flexible pedals are set up to become offered in January 2002.

Toyota's two-door Camry Solara sports car and also convertible, as well as the Avalon sedan, are improved the exact same front-drive platform as the prior-generation Camry. Most Camrys sold in the USA have actually been produced at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, as well as the brand-new version asserts 85 percent domestic material.


2002 Toyota Camry Le


Exterior

Toyota insists that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, much more high end designing that is "an action from reasonable to sensual," inning accordance with Task Manager Dan Hargitt. However the general look hasn't already changed significantly from the 4th generation. 2 inches longer compared to earlier versions, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair longer than that of the Accord, and also at 189.2 inches long generally, the Camry has to do with the exact same size as its Honda opponent. The sporty SE car features a power outage grille, fog lights as well as a rear spoiler.

The Accord comes as a coupe and also car, however the Camry continues to be readily available as a four-door car only. The Camry Solara coupe and also convertible have different designing and are treated as separate versions, and the Solara version will not be redesigned until later.

Interior

Toyota declares that back legroom is 40 millimeters greater than previously as well as passenger hip factors are greater. Area is adequate for 4 adults and also appropriate for 5, and the vehicle driver's seat has enough fore-aft traveling to suit high and brief individuals. Common 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the lots quantity of the trunk, which currently holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.

Requirement LE devices consists of digital air conditioning, programmable automatic door locks, power home windows and also mirrors, a full-size spare tire and a four-spoke tilt guiding wheel. The facility console has a bilevel storage space box. Additional products on the XLE consist of power pole positions, heated mirrors, automated environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless entry and also a rear sunshade. The sportier SE sedan gets unique sport material upholstery, cleaned chrome inside trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar and also sport assesses.

Under the Hood

Toyota's new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 157 hp and friends to either a five-speed-manual or four-speed-automatic transmission. The 192-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 comes just with the automatic transmission.

Safety and security

Curtain-type air bags are basic on the Camry XLE and are signed up with by side-impact air bags for the front seats. Front airbags release in 3 phases, relying on collision conditions. Anti-skid brakes are typical on the XLE as well as V-6 versions as well as are available as an option on four-cylinder LE and also SE sedans.

Driving Impressions

If the Camry has actually been criticized for anything in the past, it's been bland styling. Then again, promoting layout isn't exactly what causes greater than 400,000 buyers per year to drive one residence from the dealer. What most Camry customers look for is Toyota's credibility for dependability and also premium quality, together with superb resale worth. When it's time to market the Camry, somebody will certainly be eager to obtain yours as a used design.

Even though its appearance has actually made no huge jumps right into fresh territory, the brand-new Camry's shape is appealing. All the various other Camry qualities are here, and also if anything, they are far better than ever. Owners still obtain a pleasantly comfortable trip, enough indoor area, blissful tranquility and also sensibly energised performance. Acceleration, actually, gets to well past the acceptable mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is nearly as quiet as the V-6. It's not surprising that so many customers are content with the four-cylinder models.

Little penalty in flight convenience is evident in the flashy brand-new SE car, which promises a little tauter handling than various other Camry trims. Yet distinctions are less than significant. Fans of manual transmissions will be pleased to discover that the manual-transmission Camry does admirably, its bar clicking crisply through the gears without a treatment on the planet.

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