Toyota Camry 1996

Toyota Camry 1996: Because its total redesign four years earlier, Camry has actually been Toyota's bread-and-butter car, the well-rounded midsize family members device that is the company's greatest seller without a doubt. The Camry is meant to fulfill the demands of a large range of customers, from those seeking strong basic transport to somewhat even more enthusiastic drivers to the luxury-minded, with a mix of cars, coupes and also station wagons in a selection of trim degrees.

Camry deals with some hard opponents. Practically every major manufacturer desires an item of this pie. Honda's Accord line is a seasonal favorite; so are the Mazda 626 and Nissan Maxima. The Ford Taurus is somewhat larger but still within contrast array, therefore are the Chrysler Cirrus/Dodge Stratus near-twins. As well as remember the Chevy Lumina. Lots of options, each with something to advise it.

However Toyota didn't earn its track record by preventing competitors. The Camry has been given the merits it needs-- controlled design, solidity as well as comfort amongst them-- to encounter comparison with almost every person's offerings as well as emerge with good marks.

One major Camry benefit is its sharing of major outside, architectural and also mechanical parts with the more costly Lexus ES 300. Theoretically, a luxury vehicle with a few features eliminated should be an impressive product, particularly when the distinctions between both autos have nothing to do with design or high quality. In this specific situation, the usual base is a credit scores to both vehicles.

Toyota Camry 1996


Toyota's mass-market vehicles are typically very conventional in appearance, properly designed yet normally devoid of outside features that might create controversy. The Camry illustrates that method. It looks tidy as well as straightforward; smooth, rounded and unpretentious. The wagon is rather awkward when seen from the rear, but that's the only Camry layout element one could select for criticism.

There are no issues to be listened to when it comes to judging the method which the Camry is completed. Flawless paint, tight, also joints where doors, tailgate and hood join the body, and trim applied with evident treatment are Toyota hallmarks. This applies similarly to the handful of Camrys imported from Japan as well as the far majority integrated in the United States.

As currently kept in mind, the Camry is available in three body styles. Sedans as well as coupes offer DX, LE as well as SE designs, all wagons lug an LE classification, and an XLE classification is distinct to a completely loaded car like our champagne beige test auto.

Despite the range of versions, the equipment degrees do not vary as much as you 'd expect. As soon as past the plain DX, all Camrys carry basic a/c, cruise ship control, power windows/door locks/mirrors, as well as an AM/FM/cassette stereo. ABDOMINAL is additional on almost the XLE; and also the SE as well as LXE have common alloy wheels, while the LXE provides a power chauffeur's seat. All but DX and also wagon can be ordered with leather furniture, and all but DX are offered with a power glass moonroof alternative.

All versions conserve the DX are available with either a 125-hp inline 4-cylinder or 188-hp V6 engine; the entry-level automobile comes only with the much less effective 4-cylinder.

Inside Qualities

Toyota insides have long been considered to be among the most effective in the sector in terms of look, function as well as surface. The cabin of our top-of-the-line Camry XLE examination vehicle was no exception. Everything looks right, from the shape of the dashboard and also door panels to seats as well as center console. All controls are put where they need to be, and also are clearly classified. Fabrics, carpets and plastics are all top quality.

The Camry ratings high marks for convenience. Enough space is offered for chauffeur and front traveler to stretch out; those in the back have to use a little much less room, however three will fit. The front pail and also rear bench seats-- the latter with a split/fold function that opens cargo area up substantially-- are well-padded as well as supportive.

Camry wagons supply an optional rear-facing third seat that is finest left to extremely kids and also animals. It's uncomfortable to climb into as well as out of, and once the passenger exists, it's none too pleasurable to remain on. It's ideal to utilize the back as a cargo bay; there's 40.5 cu. ft. available in back for that function, and also simply under 75 cu. ft. of stowage room when the center seat is folded up.

Driving Impacts

Absolutely nothing highlights the Camry's solid-citizen image as properly as a drive. It matters not whether the trip is throughout community or throughout the country; in any driving circumstance, the Toyota is well-founded, smooth and effective. Most of the time, it's quiet, too, though the engine (we're talking about the V6, mind you) gets noisy when asked to gain ground promptly, as on freeway on-ramps.

On the other hand, pickup is something the V6 does quite possibly, out-performing the conventional V6 engines offered by its Detroit rivals.

On a long cruise ship, the Camry is completely pleasurable. Wind as well as mechanical noises were nicely restrained in our test cars and truck, and also we encountered no squeaks or rattles. Concerning the only sound to be heard was produced by tire footsteps, a little more than we anticipated.

The Camry is a soft-riding car, one that will not jolt its residents also when travelling over poor road surfaces. The disadvantage to the pillowy trip is an unique shortage of driving enjoyment. In spite of its light visual weight, the Camry feels ponderous, drifting over bumps as well as leaning heavily via turns. The guiding is light and not especially specific.

If that lack of driving enjoyable matters, the Camry SE has stiffened suspension and also much sharper guiding. While not as crisp as, claim, an Accord, the SE is more of a driver's cars and truck, with very little loss of comfort.

Unless your driving is done greatly around town, we think the added $2300 or so Toyota costs for the V6 engine makes good sense. It's a polished powerplant, one that copes well with also a complete lots of guests and also travel luggage. The V6 calls for premium-grade gas, a certain consideration for high-mileage motorists, but utilizes little bit more than its 4-cylinder kin. A 4-speed transmission is standard with the V6, optional for 4-cylinder Camrys, which come outfitted with a very good 5-speed handbook.

In numerous applications the base 4-cylinder powerplant would be a standout, providing impressive power with smoothness unusual also amongst today's highly established 4-cylinder engines. But an engine that needs to be maintained rather high rpm to be efficient, as this one does, might not be what most people desire or need in a distinctly non-sporty auto.

A side advantage to getting the V6 engine is the substitute of the back drum brakes with discs. The all-disc system gives sure stopping power, as well as can be augmented with optional ABDOMINAL MUSCLE. Four-wheel discs are likewise supplied when ABDOMINAL is ordered on 4-cylinder models.


In some respects, the Camry is an enigma. Finding fault with the basic plan is challenging; that would whine about a roomy, easy-riding automobile that is magnificently put together as well as makes certain to be as trustworthy as the sunup?

Yet there are locations where the Camry fails. Particular competitors-- the Accord, for example-- are more enjoyable to drive, yet no much less comfortable. Others supply even more efficiency, with little, if any, loss of improvement.

As well as there's the matter of exactly what you obtain for what you pay. The Camry's base cost is reasonable, as well as the DX lacks just cooling to make it a great choice. But a V6-powered XLE, without expensive choices like a sunroof, is just over $25,000, which's a fair chunk of adjustment.

If you're looking for excellent, conventional middle-of-the-road transportation, bolstered by phenomenal top quality, the Camry provides. But if you wish to construct performance and also managing dexterity into the bundle, it gets pricey, as well as a number of competing makes provide a little bit more for a little less.

On the other hand, that price costs does have a downstream and also. Camrys hold a reasonably high percent of their value over time, so you'll obtain a little bit much more when it's time for your next auto.