2002 toyota Camry Xle

2002 Toyota Camry Xle: Intending to broaden both its photo and also appeal beyond what it deems the "large center" of the car-buying population, Toyota has introduced a fifth-generation variation of its midsize front-drive car. The Camry has actually been the best-selling cars and truck in the U.S. market for the past four years, though sales slid somewhat throughout 2000 as the Honda Accord made a strong proving.

Toyota wishes to maintain that No. 1 port with a sedan that's quieter and bigger inside, as well as a wheelbase that is 2 inches longer compared to before. Therefore, developers have "expanded its appeal by honing its focus," claims Don Esmond, general supervisor of the Toyota Division. At the same time, he states it's vital to "never ever lose sight of why completely satisfied Camry owners maintain returning repeatedly."

An all-new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that creates 157 horse power-- a 15 percent increase 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 automatic is optional. Camry's geared up with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come just with the automatic transmission.

Toyota has lowered rates, added conventional equipment as well as changed the Camry lineup. The low-end CE version is gone, so crank-down home windows are no longer offered. Designs now include the basic LE, upscale XLE as well as a sporty new SE with various suspension adjusting and also 16-inch sporting activity tires. A navigating system is optional for the very first time, and also flexible pedals are set up to become available in January 2002.

Toyota's two-door Camry Solara coupe and also convertible, and the Avalon sedan, are improved the same front-drive system as the prior-generation Camry. The majority of Camrys sold in the United States have actually been manufactured at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and the new model claims 85 percent residential content.

2002 Toyota Camry Xle


Toyota insists that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, a lot more high end styling that is "a move from practical to sensual," according to Job Supervisor Dan Hargitt. Yet the general appearance hasn't already changed dramatically from the 4th generation. Two inches longer than earlier designs, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair much longer compared to that of the Accord, and also at 189.2 inches long in general, the Camry has to do with the exact same length as its Honda rival. The sporty SE sedan includes a blackout grille, haze lights and also a rear looter.

The Accord comes as a coupe and also sedan, but the Camry remains readily available as a four-door sedan only. The Camry Solara sports car as well as convertible have various designing as well as are dealt with as different versions, and also the Solara version will not be upgraded up until later.


Toyota asserts that back legroom is 40 millimeters more than in the past and also guest hip factors are higher. Room is enough for 4 adults as well as acceptable for five, as well as the chauffeur's seat has sufficient fore-aft travel to suit high and also short people. Conventional 60/40-split rear seatbacks supplement the load quantity of the trunk, which currently holds 16.7 cubic feet of freight.

Standard LE devices consists of digital a/c, programmable automatic door locks, power windows as well as mirrors, a full-size spare tire as well as a four-spoke tilt guiding wheel. The center console includes a bilevel storage space box. Extra products on the XLE consist of power front seats, warmed mirrors, automatic climate control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless access and a back sunshade. The sportier SE car obtains unique sport textile upholstery, combed chrome interior trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift lever and sport gauges.

Under the Hood

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


Curtain-type airbags are typical on the Camry XLE as well as are joined by side-impact airbags for the pole positions. Front air bags release in three phases, relying on crash conditions. Anti-skid brakes are common on the XLE as well as V-6 designs and also are available as an option on four-cylinder LE and SE cars.

Driving Perceptions

If the Camry has been criticized for anything in the past, it's been bland designing. However, promoting layout isn't really just what triggers more than 400,000 purchasers annually to drive one home from the dealer. What most Camry customers look for is Toyota's reputation for integrity as well as high quality, in addition to excellent resale worth. When it's time to market the Camry, somebody will certainly be eager to obtain yours as a secondhand version.

Although its appearance has actually made no large jumps into fresh area, the new Camry's shape is appealing. All the various other Camry attributes are here, as well as if anything, they are better than ever before. Proprietors still get a pleasantly comfortable trip, adequate interior area, euphoric tranquility and fairly energised efficiency. Acceleration, as a matter of fact, gets to well past the appropriate mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is almost as quiet as the V-6. It's not surprising that so many buyers are content with the four-cylinder designs.

Little charge in ride convenience appears in the stylish new SE sedan, 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 find out that the manual-transmission Camry executes very well, its lever clicking crisply with the gears without a care on the planet.