Summary, Prices, Specs

By June 11, 2007

Summary

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
Model lineup:Toyota Camry CE ($19,520); LE ($19,925); SE ($21,140); XLE ($24,900); Hybrid ($25,900)
Engines:158-hp, 2.4-liter, inline four; 268-hp, 3.5-liter V6; 147-hp, 2.4-liter, inline four/45-hp permanent magnet synchronous motor hybrid
Transmissions:5-speed manual; 5-speed automatic; 6-speed automatic with sequential-shift; continuously variable (CVT)
Safety equipment (standard):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
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Georgetown, Kentucky (Hybrid: Tsutsumi, Japan, until fall, then Georgetown)
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Toyota Camry LE ($20,975)
Standard equipment: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 (MSPR):vehicle stability control with traction control ($650); 16-inch alloy wheels ($410)
Destination charge:$620
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$22655
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):158 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):161 @ 4000
Transmission:5-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:24/33 mpg
Wheelbase:109.3 in.
Length/width/height:189.2/71.7/57.5 in.
Track, f/r:62/61.6 in.
Turning circle:36.1 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.8/54.6/41.6 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:37.8/53.9/38.3 in.
Cargo volume:15.0 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:1000 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent MacPherson strut, coil spring, gas-pressurized shock, stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:independent, dual-link, coil spring, gas-pressurized shock, stabilizer bar
Ground clearance:5.9 in.
Curb weigth:3285 lbs.
Tires:P215/60R16
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/solid disc with ABS, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Fuel capacity:18.5 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of June 11, 2007.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-468-6968 - www.toyota.com