2002 toyota Camry Xle

2002 Toyota Camry Xle: Hoping to broaden both its picture and also appeal beyond just what it deems the "large middle" of the car-buying population, Toyota has actually presented 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 slid somewhat throughout 2000 as the Honda Accord made a strong showing.

Toyota wishes to preserve that No. 1 port with a car that's quieter and also bigger inside, and a wheelbase that is 2 inches much longer compared to previously. To that end, designers have "broadened its appeal by sharpening its emphasis," states Don Esmond, general manager of the Toyota Department. At the same time, he claims it's crucial to "never ever forget why completely satisfied Camry owners maintain returning over and over."

A brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that establishes 157 horsepower-- a 15 percent rise in power-- is anticipated to go into more than three-fourths of the autos. A five-speed-manual transmission is basic with the four-cylinder engine, as well as a four-speed automated is optional. Camry's furnished with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come only with the transmission.

Toyota has actually decreased rates, included common devices and modified the Camry lineup. The low-end CE model is gone, so crank-down windows are no longer readily available. Versions currently include the standard LE, high end XLE and a sporty brand-new SE with different suspension adjusting as well as 16-inch sporting activity tires. A navigating system is optional for the first time, as well as adjustable pedals are scheduled to become readily available in January 2002.

Toyota's two-door Camry Solara coupe as well as convertible, and also the Avalon car, are improved the very same front-drive platform as the prior-generation Camry. Many Camrys marketed in the USA have been produced at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, as well as the new design asserts 85 percent domestic content.

2002 Toyota Camry Xle


Toyota insists that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, extra upscale designing that is "an action from sensible to sensuous," inning accordance with Job Supervisor Dan Hargitt. However the total look hasn't changed significantly from the fourth generation. 2 inches much longer than earlier versions, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair much longer than that of the Accord, and also at 189.2 inches long generally, the Camry has to do with the same size as its Honda competitor. The flashy SE sedan showcases a power outage grille, haze lights as well as a back spoiler.

The Accord comes as a coupe as well as car, but the Camry continues to be available as a four-door car only. The Camry Solara sports car and convertible have various designing as well as are dealt with as separate versions, and the Solara version will certainly not be redesigned up until later.


Toyota declares that back legroom is 40 millimeters greater than before and traveler hip factors are higher. Area is sufficient for 4 adults as well as appropriate for five, and also the chauffeur's seat has sufficient fore-aft travel to fit high and brief people. Common 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the load volume of the trunk, which now holds 16.7 cubic feet of freight.

Requirement LE tools consists of digital air conditioning, programmable automatic door locks, power home windows as well as mirrors, a full-size spare tire and a four-spoke tilt guiding wheel. The center console contains a bilevel storage space box. Extra things on the XLE include power pole positions, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless access as well as a back sunshade. The sportier SE sedan gets distinct sporting activity textile furniture, brushed chrome inside trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift lever as well as sporting activity assesses.

Under the Hood

Toyota's new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 157 hp and companions 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.


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

Driving Impressions

If the Camry has been criticized for anything in the past, it's been boring designing. Then again, stimulating layout isn't really exactly what triggers more than 400,000 buyers annually to drive one home from the car dealership. What most Camry customers look for is Toyota's online reputation for dependability and top quality, together with outstanding resale value. When it's time to market the Camry, someone will certainly be eager to obtain yours as a previously owned version.

Even though its look has actually made no gigantic leaps right into fresh region, the new Camry's form is appealing. All the other Camry characteristics are right here, as well as if anything, they are far better compared to ever. Proprietors still get a happily comfortable trip, sufficient interior space, blissful tranquility and fairly energetic performance. Acceleration, as a matter of fact, gets to well past the appropriate mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is nearly as peaceful as the V-6. No wonder so many purchasers are content with the four-cylinder designs.

Little fine in flight comfort is evident in the flashy new SE car, which promises a little tauter handling compared to various other Camry trims. However differences are less than significant. Fans of manual transmissions will be pleased to discover that the manual-transmission Camry carries out very well, its bar clicking crisply via the equipments without a treatment worldwide.

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