2002 toyota Camry Xle

2002 Toyota Camry Xle: Hoping to expand both its image and appeal past exactly what it deems the "large middle" of the car-buying populace, Toyota has presented a fifth-generation version of its midsize front-drive sedan. The Camry has been the very successful automobile in the U.S. market for the past four years, though sales slipped somewhat throughout 2000 as the Honda Accord made a strong proving.

Toyota intends to preserve that No. 1 slot with a car that's quieter and also bigger inside, and a wheelbase that is 2 inches much longer than previously. Therefore, programmers have "widened its charm by developing its emphasis," claims Don Esmond, general supervisor of the Toyota Department. At the same time, he says it's essential to "never ever lose sight of why pleased Camry proprietors keep coming back again and again."

A brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that establishes 157 horsepower-- a 15 percent rise in power-- is expected to go into more 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 outfitted with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come just with the transmission.

Toyota has actually decreased rates, added typical equipment and changed the Camry lineup. The low-end CE model is gone, so crank-down windows are not readily available. Models now consist of the typical LE, high end XLE and a stylish brand-new SE with different suspension tuning and also 16-inch sport tires. A navigating system is optional for the very first time, and adjustable pedals are set up to become offered in January 2002.

Toyota's two-door Camry Solara sports car and convertible, and also the Avalon sedan, are built on the exact same front-drive system as the prior-generation Camry. Many Camrys marketed in the United States have been made at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and also the new version claims 85 percent residential content.

2002 Toyota Camry Xle


Toyota asserts that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, much more upscale designing that is "a move from sensible to sensuous," according to Project Supervisor Dan Hargitt. But the general look hasn't transformed considerably from the 4th generation. Two inches longer than earlier models, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair longer compared to that of the Accord, and also at 189.2 inches long on the whole, the Camry has to do with the exact same length as its Honda opponent. The flashy SE sedan includes a power outage grille, fog lights and also a back spoiler.

The Accord comes as a sports car as well as sedan, but the Camry remains available as a four-door sedan only. The Camry Solara coupe and convertible have different designing and also are treated as different versions, as well as the Solara version will certainly not be upgraded till later on.


Toyota declares that back legroom is 40 millimeters more than in the past as well as traveler hip points are greater. Area is enough for four adults and appropriate for five, and the vehicle driver's seat has sufficient fore-aft travel to suit high and short individuals. Standard 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the load volume of the trunk, which now holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.

Criterion LE tools consists of digital air conditioning, 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. Added products on the XLE include power front seats, heated mirrors, automated environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless entry and also a back sunshade. The sportier SE car obtains distinct sporting activity material furniture, cleaned chrome inside trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift lever and sporting activity determines.

Under the Hood

Toyota's new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine creates 157 hp as well as 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 airbags are typical on the Camry XLE as well as are signed up with by side-impact air bags for the front seats. Front airbags deploy in 3 phases, depending upon crash problems. Antilock brakes are basic on the XLE and also V-6 models and are available as an alternative on four-cylinder LE as well as SE sedans.

Driving Impressions

If the Camry has been criticized for anything in the past, it's been bland designing. Then again, stimulating style isn't exactly what causes greater than 400,000 purchasers annually to drive one residence from the dealer. What most Camry customers seek is Toyota's track record for integrity as well as top quality, in addition to superb resale value. When it's time to offer the Camry, someone will certainly aspire to get your own as a pre-owned model.

Even though its appearance has actually made no giant leaps right into fresh territory, the brand-new Camry's form is appealing. All the various other Camry characteristics are right here, and also if anything, they are much better compared to ever. Owners still get a pleasantly comfy trip, enough interior room, joyous tranquility and reasonably energetic performance. Velocity, as a matter of fact, reaches well past the appropriate mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is practically as silent as the V-6. No surprise a lot of buyers are content with the four-cylinder versions.

Little penalty in flight convenience appears in the sporty new SE car, which assures a little tauter handling compared to other Camry trims. But differences are less than remarkable. Followers of manual transmissions will be pleased to find out that the manual-transmission Camry carries out admirably, its bar clicking crisply through the gears without a treatment in the world.

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