Kelley Blue Book ® - 2002 Toyota Camry Overview

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KBB.com 2002 Toyota Camry Overview

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Toyota Camry: The Best Gets Better

How do you improve on the best-selling sedan in America? If you're Toyota chief-engineer Yosaku Yamada, you throw out the entire platform and start from scratch. The new Camry is bigger, stronger and more powerful than the model it replaces. It has more back seat legroom, more hip room and a much quieter cabin—all surrounded by a distinctive new silhouette. There is also a new trim level which brings out the Camry's racier side.

The base CE has been dropped, leaving the high-volume LE as the entry-level Camry. The sporty new SE and top-of-the-line XLE fill out the model line. All Camrys come standard with air conditioning, power windows and door locks, tilt-steering wheel, power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with cassette and CD, cruise control, rear-window defroster, outside-temperature gauge and a full-sized spare tire. The SE package adds 16-inch wheels, rear spoiler, white-faced gauges, brushed-chrome interior trim, fog lights, a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, blacked-out sport grille, and a stiffer sport suspension. The XLE adds power driver and passenger seats, automatic temperature control, heated outside mirrors, auto-dimming mirror with compass and lighted vanity mirrors. If you want even more goodies, Toyota offers an optional electric glass moonroof, upgraded JBL audio system and on SE and XLE models, a DVD navigation system and heated front seats.

The 2002 Camry will be powered by an all-new 16-valve 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 157-horsepower. The 3.0-liter V6 remains an option on SE and XLE models. An all-new 4-speed automatic that learns and then adjusts to the driver's driving habits is standard with the V6 models and optional with the four. For those that prefer to shift their own gears, a 5-speed manual is available on the four-cylinder SE and LE models.

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