2007 Toyota Camry – Test drive and new car review – 2007 Toyota Camry

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Evolution, Revolution

When announce the redesign of the best-selling car in it’s big news. The 2007 Camry is the sixth generation of cars. Over 10 million have been sold since the first model off the line in 1983; over were sold in the US alone in The 2007 Toyota Camry is in five grades: CE, LE.

XLE. SE and with prices ranging $18,270 to $27,520. Some of the are evolutionary; some are revolutionary.

Glance: Young conservatives

has always been a conservatively-styled and that’s not changing for 2007. The new is fresher and younger than the generation, with a higher and smaller windows. Bucking the trend, the 2007 Camry is the length as the previous generation and only 1 wider (71.7), so it still fit in your garage.

Curb weight is about the as last year, between and 3,495 lbs depending on trim and engine selection. Front and fender wells sport a muscular bulge. Headlights and have gone horizontal housings wrapping the respective of the car.

Overall, Camry’s good #150; not quite the magnet Toyota’s hoping but a definite improvement over the generation.

The five Camry are distinguished by slight differences in styling and badging. CE, the value is the least-adorned. LE and XLE add some chrome and, with the optional V6 dual exhausts.

The sporty SE sits 0.4 lower than the grades and features a honeycomb in front, a small spoiler on the deck lid, 17 wheels, effects bodywork and an underbody package.

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In the Seat: More space, comfort

Clean and easy to

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interior has been redesigned as If the new interior looks at all familiar, because it’s very to the one in the 2006 Camry Solara. The of the windshield has been kicked a bit, and the dash sits away from the driver and giving more of a sense of

Dash materials are first and the freshened design is sharp and Round gauges sit above the wheel under an eyebrow. The stack holds the air and heat audio, and has space for an optional system (SE, XLE and Hybrid

Toyota has smartly included CD MP3 capability and a mini jack for audio input on all models a very forward-looking move.

Camry’s rear foot have grown, and rear has increased by 0.5 to 38.3. The CE, LE and Hybrid get a 60/40 split folding seat. Because of body to increase rigidity, the SE and XLE get fixed seats with a pass-through.

XLE get a deluxe 40/20/40 reclining seat, but pay a penalty in the trunk the XLE’s trunk capacity is cubic feet, while models can fit 15.0 cubes.

Camry is roomier and more than ever before, is saying something.

On the Road: fun?

Under the hood is it gets really interesting. is available with a choice of different engines: a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder which cranks out 158 hp and 161 lb ft of a 3.5 liter V6 that produces 268 hp and 248 lb ft of and a hybrid gas-electric power that makes 147 hp and 137 lb ft of torque its gas engine, and 45 hp and 203 lb ft of torque from its motor. Fuel economy range from 25 city/34 for the 4 cylinder to 22 city/31 highway for the V6 to 43 highway/40 combined for the Hybrid.

All Camrys get independent suspension all with MacPherson struts up and dual-link struts out back, 11.65 discs in front and 11.06 discs in the rear. The SE suspension components with sportier values than the grades.

As a result of these the V6-equipped Camrys actually a level of fun driving that has lacked for years. The 4-cylinder is competent and capable, but no thrill on the The Hybrid is an experience all its own, between the two conventional motors but capable of a spirited romp.

The Camry is still no sports but it delivers a very satisfying ride.

Journey’s End: luck to the competition – going to need it

Toyota : Bigger and better

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So, does the 2007 Toyota have what it takes to America’s best selling Time will tell, but I the signs are good for the 6th generation In making evolutionary steps the cosmetics and some revolutionary with the mechanical elements, has maintained the Camry lineage raising the bar.

The Hybrid doubtlessly be a big hit, and is a great to the lineup. The CE is a very nicely entry-level Camry. The LE will hit a spot of economy and luxury. A XLE will reach a level of sophistication and comfort that merit consideration along premium brands #150; but a lower price tag.

The SE will finally deliver that can honestly be called and may attract some new drivers who stayed away previously out of

Toyota’s hoping to hold on to Camry owners and looking to up a new, younger crop as There are several challengers on the #150; the Ford Five the Nissan Maxima, the Honda the Chevrolet Malibu, the Mazda6 and the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima who would love to give the new a run for the best-seller crown. I wish all luck, and a good running

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