04 toyota Camry

04 Toyota Camry: Toyota completely revamped its midsize front-wheel-drive Camry sedan for the 2002 model year. The Japanese automaker hoped that the fifth-generation Camry would certainly broaden the firm's photo and also appeal beyond the "large middle" of the car-buying populace.

A 157-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is mounted in the majority of Camrys, as well as a brand-new 225-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 is offered in the SE sedan for 2004. A five-speed-automatic transmission is now provided. A new Restricted Edition Camry showcases crystal white paint, champagne-colored badging, a special grille and also fawn interior fabric. Versions include the common LE, upscale XLE and also sporty SE, which has various suspension tuning and 16-inch sporting activity tires.


04 Toyota Camry


Outside

Toyota asserts that the current-generation Camry has crisper, bolder, extra upscale styling than its predecessor. With a 107.1-inch wheelbase and also gauging 189.2 inches long on the whole, the Camry is about the same size as the Honda Accord. The stylish SE car features haze lights, a rear looter and a black grille with chrome trim.

Although Honda uses its Accord in both coupe as well as car kinds, the Camry comes only in a four-door body design. Toyota's Camry Solara coupe, which was upgraded for 2004, has various styling as well as is treated as a separate version.

Inside

The Camry's interior area is adequate for four grownups as well as acceptable for 5. The chauffeur's seat has sufficient fore and aft travel to fit high as well as short individuals. Typical 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the load volume of the trunk, which holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.

Added equipment on the XLE model consists of power pole positions, warmed mirrors, automatic environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm, keyless entrance and a back sunshade. The sportier SE car obtains one-of-a-kind sport fabric furniture, brushed-chrome interior trim, a leather-wrapped wheel and gearshift bar, and sport evaluates. Designs including the automatic transmission may be geared up with optional power-adjustable pedals. Toyota's navigating system is supplied as an alternative.

Under the Hood

Toyota's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine creates 157 hp and groups with a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The 210-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 comes just with a five-speed automatic. A new 225-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 is available for the SE.

Safety and security

Side-impact air bags for the pole positions and also side curtain-type airbags are typical in the XLE and also optional in the other trim levels. The driver-side front airbag deploys in three stages. Anti-skid brakes are conventional on the XLE and also on models geared up with the V-6 engine and also are used as optional equipment on four-cylinder LE and also SE cars.

Driving Impacts

If the Camry has been slammed for anything, it's been for bland designing. Most Camry customers aren't seeking showy appearances but instead Toyota's credibility for integrity, premium quality and also exceptional resale value.

All of the desirable Camry attributes are here, and they're probably better now compared to before. Owners obtain a pleasantly comfortable ride, sufficient indoor room, joyous quietness and also fairly energetic efficiency. Acceleration reaches well past the appropriate mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is about as peaceful as versions powered by the V-6.

Only a little fine in ride comfort is evident in the sporty SE, which assures rather tauter handling than various other Camry models; however the differences are less than dramatic. The manual transmission in the Camry executes very well, and its bar clicks crisply through the equipments.