2002 toyota Camry Xle

2002 toyota Camry Xle: Wishing to expand both its picture as well as appeal beyond what it regards the "big middle" of the car-buying populace, Toyota has introduced a fifth-generation variation of its midsize front-drive car. The Camry has actually been the very successful auto 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 hopes to retain that No. 1 port with a car that's quieter as well as larger inside, as well as a wheelbase that is 2 inches much longer than previously. Therefore, developers have "expanded its appeal by developing its emphasis," claims Don Esmond, basic supervisor of the Toyota Department. At the same time, he claims it's essential to "never ever lose sight of why pleased Camry proprietors maintain returning again and again."

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

Toyota has actually reduced rates, included standard tools as well as revised the Camry lineup. The low-end CE design is gone, so crank-down windows are not available. Models currently consist of the standard LE, high end XLE and also a flashy brand-new SE with various suspension tuning as well as 16-inch sport tires. A navigation system is optional for the first time, and also adjustable pedals are set up to become readily available in January 2002.

Toyota's two-door Camry Solara coupe and convertible, and the Avalon car, are improved the exact same front-drive platform as the prior-generation Camry. Most Camrys marketed in the United States have actually been manufactured at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and also the brand-new model asserts 85 percent domestic content.

2002 toyota Camry Xle


Toyota asserts that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, extra upscale styling that is "an action from sensible to sensual," inning accordance with Job Manager Dan Hargitt. However the overall look hasn't transformed substantially from the 4th generation. 2 inches much longer compared to earlier designs, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair much longer compared to that of the Accord, as well as at 189.2 inches long overall, the Camry is about the exact same size as its Honda opponent. The stylish SE car showcases a power outage grille, fog lights and also a rear looter.

The Accord comes as a coupe and car, however the Camry continues to be offered as a four-door car only. The Camry Solara coupe as well as convertible have various styling and also are treated as different models, and also the Solara variation will certainly not be redesigned until later on.


Toyota declares that back legroom is 40 millimeters greater than before and traveler hip factors are greater. Area is sufficient for four adults and appropriate for 5, as well as the driver's seat has sufficient fore-aft travel to fit tall as well as short individuals. Conventional 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the load volume of the trunk, which now holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.

Criterion LE devices consists of electronic cooling, programmable automated door locks, power home windows and mirrors, a full-size spare tire and also a four-spoke tilt steering wheel. The center console contains a bilevel storage box. Additional items on the XLE consist of power pole positions, warmed mirrors, automated climate control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless access and a back sunshade. The sportier SE car obtains unique sport material upholstery, brushed chrome interior trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar and also sporting activity determines.

Under the Hood

Toyota's new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 157 hp and 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 transmission.


Curtain-type airbags are standard on the Camry XLE as well as are joined by side-impact air bags for the pole positions. Front air bags deploy in three stages, depending on crash conditions. Anti-skid brakes are basic on the XLE as well as V-6 designs and also are available as an alternative on four-cylinder LE and also SE cars.

Driving Perceptions

If the Camry has actually been slammed for anything in the past, it's been boring designing. However, boosting layout isn't exactly what triggers more than 400,000 purchasers each year to drive one home from the dealer. What most Camry customers seek is Toyota's credibility for reliability and also excellent quality, in addition to outstanding resale worth. When it's time to market the Camry, a person will aspire to obtain yours as a pre-owned model.

Although its appearance has actually made no huge leaps into fresh area, the brand-new Camry's shape is appealing. All the other Camry qualities are right here, and also if anything, they are much better compared to ever before. Owners still obtain a happily comfortable ride, ample indoor area, blissful quietness and fairly energetic performance. Acceleration, actually, reaches well past the acceptable mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is nearly as quiet as the V-6. No wonder so many buyers are content with the four-cylinder models.

Little charge in flight comfort is evident in the flashy brand-new SE sedan, which assures a little tauter handling than other Camry trims. But differences are less than significant. Fans of manual transmissions will certainly be pleased to find out that the manual-transmission Camry executes admirably, its bar clicking crisply with the gears without a care on the planet.