2002 toyota Camry

2002 toyota Camry: Intending to expand both its photo and also charm beyond just what it regards the "big middle" of the car-buying populace, Toyota has presented a fifth-generation variation of its midsize front-drive sedan. The Camry has been the very popular automobile in the United States market for the past 4 years, though sales slid rather during 2000 as the Honda Accord made a solid proving.

Toyota wants to preserve that No. 1 slot with a car that's quieter as well as bigger inside, and a wheelbase that is 2 inches longer compared to before. Therefore, designers have "expanded its appeal by developing its focus," says Don Esmond, basic supervisor of the Toyota Division. At the same time, he says it's essential to "never ever lose sight of why pleased Camry proprietors maintain returning time and again."

A brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that establishes 157 horse power-- a 15 percent boost in power-- is anticipated to enter into more than three-fourths of the automobiles. A five-speed-manual transmission is typical with the four-cylinder engine, and a four-speed automated is optional. Camry's outfitted with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come just with the automatic transmission.

Toyota has actually reduced rates, added standard equipment and also revised the Camry lineup. The low-end CE design is gone, so crank-down home windows are no more available. Designs currently include the standard LE, high end XLE and a stylish new SE with different suspension tuning as well as 16-inch sport tires. A navigating system is optional for the first time, as well as flexible pedals are arranged to become offered in January 2002.

Toyota's two-door Camry Solara sports car as well as exchangeable, and the Avalon car, are improved the same front-drive system as the prior-generation Camry. Many Camrys offered in the USA have actually been manufactured at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, as well as the brand-new version declares 85 percent domestic material.

2002 toyota Camry


Toyota asserts that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, a lot more high end designing that is "a relocation from reasonable to sensual," inning accordance with Project Supervisor Dan Hargitt. But the overall appearance hasn't already changed considerably from the fourth generation. 2 inches much longer than earlier models, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair much longer compared to that of the Accord, as well as at 189.2 inches long on the whole, the Camry has to do with the same size as its Honda rival. The sporty SE car showcases a power outage grille, fog lights as well as a back looter.

The Accord comes as a coupe as well as car, however the Camry remains readily available as a four-door sedan just. The Camry Solara coupe and also convertible have different designing as well as are treated as separate designs, and also the Solara variation will certainly not be upgraded till later on.


Toyota declares that back legroom is 40 millimeters greater than in the past and passenger hip points are higher. Space is enough for 4 adults and also acceptable for 5, and the vehicle driver's seat has enough fore-aft travel to fit tall as well as short individuals. Standard 60/40-split rear seatbacks supplement the lots volume of the trunk, which now holds 16.7 cubic feet of freight.

Requirement LE equipment consists of digital cooling, programmable automated door locks, power home windows and mirrors, a full-size spare tire and also a four-spoke tilt steering wheel. The facility console includes a bilevel storage box. Extra items on the XLE include power front seats, warmed mirrors, automatic climate control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless entrance and also a rear sunshade. The sportier SE sedan gets unique sporting activity textile upholstery, brushed chrome inside trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift lever and sport evaluates.

Under the Hood

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


Curtain-type air bags are common on the Camry XLE and also are signed up with by side-impact air bags for the front seats. Front air bags deploy in 3 phases, relying on accident problems. Anti-skid brakes are standard on the XLE as well as V-6 designs and are readily available as an alternative on four-cylinder LE and SE sedans.

Driving Perceptions

If the Camry has actually been criticized for anything in the past, it's been dull styling. However, promoting style isn't what causes greater than 400,000 purchasers per year to drive one residence from the dealership. What most Camry consumers seek is Toyota's track record for integrity and also top quality, together with exceptional resale value. When it's time to market the Camry, somebody will certainly be eager to get yours as a previously owned design.

Even though its look has actually made no large jumps right into fresh region, the brand-new Camry's shape is appealing. All the various other Camry attributes are right here, and also if anything, they are much better than ever before. Proprietors still get a happily comfy ride, sufficient indoor room, euphoric quietness as well as reasonably energised efficiency. Acceleration, in fact, reaches well past the acceptable mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is practically as peaceful as the V-6. No wonder numerous purchasers are content with the four-cylinder designs.

Little fine in ride convenience is evident in the stylish new SE sedan, which guarantees a little tauter handling than other Camry trims. Yet differences are less than remarkable. Fans of manual transmissions will certainly be pleased to learn that the manual-transmission Camry carries out admirably, its bar clicking crisply via the equipments without a care on the planet.

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