Toyota Camry 2007

Toyota Camry 2007: A new 2007 Camry has begun to arrive at car dealerships with revamped exterior styling, upgraded drivetrains and various other refinements. The trim degrees, in ascending worth, are CE, LE, sporty SE and also premium XLE. About three months from currently, a crossbreed version constructed right here in the United States will certainly strike the streets.

Regrettably, the Camry Crossbreed follows the typical formula: It's a crossbreed matching of the Camry's top, XLE, trim level. So first you need to pony up the cash for the most expensive Camry version, then pay whatever costs is on top of that for the crossbreed facet. Someday hybrid technology will certainly be a drivetrain alternative on any type of trim degree, however not till prices boil down significantly.

Toyota Camry 2007


When Toyota revamped the existing Camry midsize car for the 2002 design year, its TELEVISION commercials took an oooooh, aaaaaah, styling-that-moves-you technique. After a while they quit that. It ended up UNITED STATE customers weren't especially moved by the designing. It was different, yes, but still traditional-- some would claim boring, boring. This really did not stop the Camry from being the very successful vehicle in the nation for the intervening years. But there's tough competitors in the field, and it's currently clear that vibrant styling sells. Bland could currently be riskier compared to gambling on a solid design statement. Ultimately, Toyota has listened to the call.

The Camry redesign isn't really a full, bumper-to-bumper reengineering task, yet it's considerable. The wheelbase has actually gotten around 2 inches, though Toyota claims the turning size is now 36.1 feet-- a decline from 36.7 feet in V-6 designs but a rise from the earlier four-cylinder's 34.8 feet. The car's nose is blunter as well as sportier, as well as it trades the 2006 design's organic forms for more sculpted, angular forms. The tail remembers the Avalon full-size car, as well as the fenders have shoulders that offer the trunk cover a bulge-- a design introduced on recent BMWs but taken as well as carried out much better by other manufacturers, including Lexus on the GS 300/430 sedan.

Standard wheels now measure 16 instead of 15 inches, as well as the Camry SE has 17-inch aluminum wheels, a special black honeycomb grille, ground results and also colored headlight lenses.

Trip & Handling

Suspension changes abound in the 2007 version, especially in the SE, which in the past has ridden firmer than the other trims yet has not been a lot of an entertainer. On the street or even on a racetrack, I discovered the SE to be much more poised compared to the previous version, with better body roll control. The car takes care of with even more poise when strained, however I cannot associate all this to the suspension. My test SE was equipped with summer season performance tires: Toyo Proxes J33 models rated P215/55R17. Unless you live in a region with mild winters-- or you don't mind acquiring an extra set of tires-- go with the all-season tires, a no-cost option.

Behind the change are stronger springtimes, shock absorbers, stabilizer bars and also bushings. To my calibrated buttocks, the SE still trips more conveniently than the Honda Accord. Toyota states the various other Camry trim levels additionally flaunt revised suspension adjusting, but they're still more certified than that of the SE.

Going & Preventing

Compared with the 2006, the 2007 design's base, four-cylinder engine coincides size at 2.4 litres. Toyota claims it is substantially improved, though it's not apparent in terms of the result specs. A five-speed-manual transmission is common and a five-speed automated is optional. The optional 3.5-liter V-6, currently in service in the Avalon, is an upsized version of the 2006 Camry's 3.3-liter. Paired with a brand-new six-speed-automatic transmission, it's claimed to provide a 40 percent boost in velocity over the 2006 Camry V6. The transmission has a gear train with a Ravigneaux-type substance worldly equipment for minimized dimension, weight and also friction. Exactly what does that indicate? I have no suggestion, but exactly how could a car with this be tiring? Both automatics currently include a clutchless-manual setting.

The news below is that the Camry V6 is now more powerful as well as quicker without injuring the gas mileage. The cars and truck speeds up with authority and also with the level of smoothness of the previous V-6. I drove just V-6 as well as crossbreed variations.

The Camry Hybrid's variation of Toyota's Crossbreed Synergy Drive resembles that of the more inexpensive Prius hybrid in that it makes use of a four-cylinder, not a V-6, along with an electric motor. Toyota claims the car speeds up to 60 miles per hour in less than 9 secs. I assume they're offering it short by a minimum of a full secondly. Electric motors have great deals of torque beginning with 0 rpm, so in real use, the Camry Crossbreed leaves little to be preferred where you use it most-- at reduced rates and in stop-and-go driving. The only facet I wish to see boosted coincides I have actually discovered on all various other crossbreeds with Toyota's kind of drivetrain, which includes all Toyota, Lexus, Ford and Mercury hybrids: The auto reacts sensibly promptly to the accelerator pedal, but it frequently takes longer compared to a traditional transmission to build up rate. This is a feature of the "power-split tool," which is what the drivetrain makes use of in place of a conventional transmission or CVT.

As opposed to make the Camry Hybrid quicker at the expenditure of gas mileage, Toyota has picked a middle ground. The Honda Accord Crossbreed confirms that a hybrid can be quick-- compared to the Accord's V-6 version-- however the resulting gas economic situation gains are moderate at finest.

The Camry Hybrid features an added eight-year/100,000- mile guarantee that covers all hybrid components, including the high-voltage battery. There's still much problem concerning the longevity of crossbreed systems and their batteries. Doomsayers abound. For what it deserves, we've been waiting on the other shoe to drop for many years currently, as well as there's still no shoe.


All trim levels have four-wheel disc brakes with ABDOMINAL MUSCLE, brake help as well as electronic brake-force circulation. Criterion air bags include dual-stage frontal bags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, side curtain-type air bags as well as a vehicle driver's knee airbag, the last planned to keep the owner from sliding down as well as onward (submarining) in an accident. The seats are developed to reduce whiplash injuries. Traction control and also an electronic stability system are a single choice. That it's offered on any kind of trim degree is a plus. That the Hyundai Sonata as well as Volkswagen Passat include it conventional is a minus for the Camry and other midsize sedans.

The 2006 Camry furnished with side-impact air bags scored Excellent in the Insurance Institute for Freeway Safety's frontal as well as side-impact crash examinations. The 2007 version also rates Great in the frontal accident however hasn't already been evaluated for side effect as of this writing.

Freight & Towing

By the numbers, freight and towing are just what took a hit in the 2007 redesign. The trunk volume has lowered from 16.7 cubic feet to a maximum of 15 cubic feet in the CE and also LE. The greater trim levels measure 14.5 cubic feet. Inevitably, customers must make their own decisions, but I think it's a significant step backward to change folding backseats in the SE and XLE with little pass-thru openings. Though it's also reasonably tiny, the Hybrid's pass-thru defeats the Accord Hybrid, which supplies none in any way.

The Camry's pulling ability, which was 2,000 extra pounds in the previous generation, is now 1,000 pounds across the board. Provided the popularity of pulling with midsize cars, this sacrifice appears minor as compared to the modifications in freight accommodations.

Camry in the marketplace

There have actually been designs whose success or failure has frustrated me; I can not assert proficiency of the American consumer's short lived needs. I've learned that the marketplace sometimes does lie-- yet it never ever exists for long. When a model remains a leading seller time after time, it deserves it. When a name lasts 23 years, it's due to the fact that it represents something continually good. Almost from the start, the Camry name has meant top quality, integrity, improvement, gas economic situation, crashworthiness as well as resale worth. A strong showing in each of these qualities is just what makes the Camry a regular Best Bet.

The Achilles heel of the Camry - as well as the Honda Accord and also lots of other designs from both Japanese automakers-- has been exterior styling. Considering their items' various other strengths, I've long claimed that if these two business ever before learnt how to make truly sharp-looking lorries, the competitors might just go residence. The 2007 Camry isn't really a jaw-dropper, yet it's a step forward.