- sedan 106,014
- 7,995 high price
- Manchester, MO
- 2 months
2007 toyota camry review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. America's best-selling car is all-new. introductiontoyota is introducing an all-new camry for 2007. Gone is the camry criticized as stodgy and plain. The new one features aerodynamic new styling that shows more vigor and life than we've come to expect from a car many have labeled, and not kindly, japan's buick. the 2007 toyota camry is thoroughly revamped, re-worked and upgraded from the tires to the roof, from the front bumper to the back, from the dashboard to the trunk. Inside is a new, airy interior. The engines are more powerful, the transmissions more diverse. And across the line, the new models are more fuel efficient. models range from the surprisingly well-equipped ce to the near-luxury xle. In between are the le, a modest step up from the base ce, and the se, decked out with suspension, tires and trim to please the sporty crowd. Also new for 2007 is the toyota camry hybrid with a combination electric motor/gasoline engine fitted with a new, super-efficient, continuously variable transmission. S. 23 years ago as a 1983 model, the camry has been a quality car, a solid design, well built and with almost unmatched durability. For eight of the past nine years, the camry has been the best selling car in america. A 268-hp 3. 5-liter v6 is available for the le 23,540), se 24,815), and xle 28,020). Then there's the hybrid 25,900). the entry-level camry is the ce, but it comes standard with air conditioning with pollen filter, cruise control, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, six-way adjustable driver's seat, the usual array of power accessories, a multi-function driver information display, a 160-watt am/fm/cd/mp3 stereo with six speakers and p215/60r16 tires on steel wheels. The ce comes standard with the five-speed automatic. the le adds an eight-way power driver's seat, remote keyless entry and, when the v6 is ordered, chrome tips on the dual exhaust. Options include a jbl sound system with a six-disc, in-dash cd changer, eight speakers and bluetooth capability; power tilt/slide moonroof; alloy wheels; and electro-chromatic rearview mirror with compass. Also optional are the programmable remote opener system, heated front seats (only with leather), the navigation system and, exclusive to the xle with the v6, the smart entry system with keyless entry and push-button start. Other than the power moonroof, the navigation system, the leather interior and the heated front seats (available with the leather trim), the hybrid comes fully loaded. It's fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels. The moonroof, navigation system, leather seats and heated front seats are optional. safety features on all models include the required frontal airbags, upper body-protecting side-impact airbags for the front seats, head-protecting side air curtains for front and rear seats, and a driver's knee airbag, which better positions the driver for controlling the car and for avoiding injury from the steering column. A tire pressure monitoring system comes standard. Also standard are antilock brakes (abs), which aid steering control during a panic stop, brake assist, which applies the brakes more quickly and consistently when it senses the onset of a panic stop, and electronic brake-force distribution (ebd), which balances brake application front and rear for optimal stopping distance. vehicle stability control with traction control is an optional active safety feature for the ce, le, se and xle, and we recommend getting it. walkaroundboring and bland are out. Flash and dash are in. Well, maybe not quite, but the 2007 toyota camry design is more laid back, less boxy. the front end is fresh, with sharp points, curving cut-lines and entertaining surface planes. The hood dips broadly across the middle, pushing visual heft out over the bold front fenders. The grille wears a toyota emblem prominently above softly slanted, horizontal slats. The one-piece fascia blends all the diverse elements into a smooth aero-look that's several steps away from the pro forma, overly inoffensive, just-another-midsize-car-from-japan look. the side aspect is less fashionable, somewhat bulky looking with a high beltline, symmetrical windows and square doors, graced with a barely discernible character line running through flush-mounted door handles. The wheel openings are circular, which on a car with a lower profile might suggest sporty intentions, but on the camry draws attention to the vast expanse of sheet metal between them and instead whispers, 'sedate.' an odd, but increasingly popular, miniaturized rip on the bmw 7 series squared-off trunk lid finishes the side profile. that bustle-like hump gives the trunk's trailing edge a minimalist aero-lip that invites the inference it's there to reduce rear lift at high speeds. The se boosts this inference with an honest spoiler. An oversize toyota emblem perches atop the license plate recess. Proud taillight lenses mirror the headlights' outline, angling down and inward across the trunk lid seam to end in sharp points that stylistically mesh with the curved lower lip of the license plate indent, again closely tracing the pattern set by the headlights and grille. The bumper wraps around the back end, seamlessly capping the corners beneath the taillights and sweeping over and under to a soft, horizontal indentation that, on the v6-equipped models, finishes in cutouts on each end for the chrome-tipped, dual exhausts. interiorwhile the outside of the 2007 camry has been touched with a splash of pizzazz, the inside has been brushed with shades of elegance. The treatment is not quite up to, say, lexus-level luxury, but especially in the top-of-the-line xle, the new camry definitely raises the bar on mid-price, midsize sedan interior polish. everything about the new camry's interior speaks refined function. Speedometer and tachometer are large and circular, easy to scan, save for brief periods at dusk and under certain types of street lighting, when the luminescent instruments on all but the se can wash out to the point they're almost unreadable. Those in the se, which are black on white, avoid this eye-straining fade. controls for audio and air conditioning are easy to control, clearly labeled and logically positioned in the center stack, with audio above and climate below. A large glove box spans the lower dash between the center stack and passenger door. Only the front doors get map pockets, which are fixed, hard plastic. A similar material forms the magazine pouches on the backside of the front seatbacks. A covered storage bin in the fold-down center armrest in the rear seat doubles as cup holders; on the se and xle, it conceals a pass-through to the trunk. Despite a fully finished trunk, there are no pull downs inside to spare fingers the grime and grit that can accumulate on auto bodies in winter. the cabin is trimmed in a brushed metallic finish in the ce, le, se and hybrid. Real-looking wood grain is used inside the xle, including surrounds for the inside door latches. The fabric upholstery combines breathable, waffle-texture insets with smooth bolsters and backing. The leather upgrade isn't quite kid glove, but it does feel expensive. Seat bottoms are markedly short on thigh support, however. And the mouse fur-grade headliner disappoints. much of the two inches added to the wheelbase of the 2007 camry over the '06's has been translated into more room for people, although not necessarily in quantifiable, industry-standard measures.
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