2002 toyota Camry

2002 Toyota Camry: Hoping to widen both its picture as well as charm past exactly what it deems the "large center" of the car-buying population, Toyota has presented a fifth-generation variation of its midsize front-drive car. The Camry has actually been the best-selling car in the U.S. market for the past 4 years, though sales slipped rather throughout 2000 as the Honda Accord made a solid showing.

Toyota hopes to retain that No. 1 slot with a car that's quieter as well as bigger inside, as well as a wheelbase that is 2 inches longer than before. To that end, developers have "broadened its charm by developing its focus," claims Don Esmond, basic supervisor of the Toyota Division. At the same time, he says it's important to "never lose sight of why completely satisfied Camry owners keep coming back again and again."

An all-new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that establishes 157 horsepower-- a 15 percent rise in power-- is anticipated to enter into greater than three-fourths of the cars and trucks. A five-speed-manual transmission is typical with the four-cylinder engine, and a four-speed automatic is optional. Camry's equipped with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come just with the automatic transmission.

Toyota has reduced rates, included standard devices as well as revised the Camry lineup. The low-end CE version is gone, so crank-down home windows are not available. Models now consist of the standard LE, high end XLE and a stylish new SE with different suspension adjusting and 16-inch sporting activity tires. A navigating system is optional for the very first time, and also flexible pedals are set up to become offered in January 2002.

Toyota's two-door Camry Solara sports car and also exchangeable, and the Avalon sedan, are improved the very same front-drive system as the prior-generation Camry. The majority of Camrys marketed in the United States have been made at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and also the brand-new model claims 85 percent residential web content.

2002 Toyota Camry


Toyota insists that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, a lot more high end styling that is "an action from sensible to sensual," inning accordance with Project Manager Dan Hargitt. However the general look hasn't already changed considerably from the fourth generation. Two inches much longer compared to earlier models, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair much longer than that of the Accord, as well as at 189.2 inches long on the whole, the Camry has to do with the exact same length as its Honda rival. The flashy SE sedan includes a power outage grille, fog lamps and also a rear spoiler.

The Accord comes as a sports car as well as car, but the Camry remains readily available as a four-door sedan just. The Camry Solara sports car as well as convertible have various designing as well as are dealt with as different versions, and the Solara variation will not be redesigned until later on.


Toyota claims that back legroom is 40 millimeters higher than in the past and passenger hip points are greater. Area is enough for four grownups as well as appropriate for five, and the motorist's seat has sufficient fore-aft traveling to suit tall as well as short individuals. Common 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the tons quantity of the trunk, which currently holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.

Criterion LE devices includes electronic a/c, programmable automated door locks, power windows and also mirrors, a full-size spare tire as well as a four-spoke tilt guiding wheel. The center console contains a bilevel storage space box. Added items on the XLE consist of power pole positions, warmed mirrors, automated environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless entrance and a rear sunshade. The sportier SE car gets distinct sporting activity material upholstery, brushed chrome interior trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar as well as sporting activity determines.

Under the Hood

Toyota's new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 157 hp as well as 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 gearbox.


Curtain-type air bags are standard on the Camry XLE as well as are signed up with by side-impact airbags for the pole positions. Front air bags release in 3 phases, relying on accident problems. Anti-skid brakes are common on the XLE and also V-6 models and also are available as a choice on four-cylinder LE and also SE cars.

Driving Impressions

If the Camry has been slammed for anything in the past, it's been bland styling. However, stimulating design isn't really what triggers more than 400,000 purchasers each year to drive one residence from the dealership. What most Camry consumers look for is Toyota's reputation for integrity and premium quality, together with outstanding resale worth. When it's time to market the Camry, someone will be eager to get yours as a used version.

Despite the fact that its appearance has made no giant leaps right into fresh region, the new Camry's form is appealing. All the various other Camry attributes are below, as well as if anything, they are far better than ever. Proprietors still obtain a happily comfy trip, enough interior space, blissful quietness and also sensibly energetic performance. Velocity, in fact, gets to well past the appropriate mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is almost as peaceful as the V-6. No wonder so many buyers are content with the four-cylinder versions.

Little penalty in flight comfort appears in the stylish brand-new SE car, which guarantees a little tauter handling compared to other Camry trims. Yet differences are less than significant. Followers of manual transmissions will be pleased to find out that the manual-transmission Camry does very well, its lever clicking crisply via the gears without a treatment on the planet.