Inside and out, the all-new 2007 Toyota Camry has new energy and style. More powerful and livelier engines, new transmissions. Yet another version of Toyota's hybrid technology. A thoroughly remodeled interior. People expecting another Japanese-brand Buick are in for a major surprise.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Tom Lankard filed this report from Ojai, California.
Model Line Overview
Toyota Camry CE ($19,520); LE ($19,925); SE ($21,140); XLE ($24,900); Hybrid ($25,900)
twin, dual-stage front airbags; front seat-mounted side airbags; side-curtain airbags; driver knee airbag; ABS with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution; tire pressure monitoring system
Safety equipment (optional):
electronic stability control with traction control
3 years/36,000 miles
Georgetown, Kentucky (Hybrid: Tsutsumi, Japan, until fall, then Georgetown)
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Toyota Camry LE ($20,975)
air conditioning with pollen filter; power windows, door locks and outside mirrors; cruise control; AM/FM/CD/MP3, 6-speaker, 160-watt stereo; remote keyless entry; tilt steering wheel; 8-way power driver seat
Options as tested (MSRP):
vehicle stability control with traction control ($650); 16-inch alloy wheels ($410)
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
158 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
161 @ 4000
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
15.0 cu. ft.
independent MacPherson strut, coil spring, gas-pressurized shock, stabilizer bar
independent, dual-link, coil spring, gas-pressurized shock, stabilizer bar
vented disc/solid disc with ABS, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of January 08, 2007.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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