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2003 Toyota Camry

2003 Toyota Camry
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The 2003 Toyota Camry has been redesigned in response to the attributes perceived as most valued by the sedan-buying public; room, comfort, performance, safety and quality. A larger version, with a two-inch longer wheelbase, wider body and taller passenger area than its predecessor and, the new Toyota Camry gives a sense of openness and has more interior space.

In combination with this, the 2003 Toyota Camry offers extensive interior amenity with rising luxury levels according to the model. For example, the SE and LE models now have a standard-equipped remote keyless entry system. A 6-CD-changer adds to the JBL 3-in-1 audio system on the XLE's standard equipment list.

Available Models
The 2003 Toyota Camry has three models that are available with either a 4-cylinder or V6 engine. The LE is the base model while the SE is a sport-oriented version and the XLE and luxury-oriented one.

Interior Features
The 2003 Toyota Camry has different selections of features depending on which model you have chosen, as is briefly touched upon above. What is standard throughout the line of cars is a high base standard of interior comfort. Highlights of the different models are as follows.

The base LE has a multi-information display, located just above the audio system, integrating a seatbelt warning light, clock and outside temperature gauge. The XLE takes this further with a steering-wheel-button-controlled display featuring current and average fuel economy, remaining driving range, average speed, elapsed trip time and driving time. The driver selects the display items with switches Controls on the steering wheel center pad.

An optional navigation system has mapping for the US and Canada on one DVD. Multi-language selection, route preview, simplified highway junction graphics, a dual-map screen mode and five second multi-route calculation add value to this powerful tool.

The Camry LE and SE grades come standard with a deluxe 3-in-1 AM/FM/cassette/CD audio system with six speakers is standard on all models but the XLE gets the previously mentioned JBL, an optional extra on LE and SE grades.

Exterior Features
This year sees a continuation of the classic styling of the 2003 Toyota Camry, albeit on a vehicle with slightly larger dimensions. Notably, the sport SE model has some rakish exterior styling that conveys a heightened sense of speed. It has its own black-out grill, black headlamp masking, integrated fog lamps, a rear spoiler and unique black pearl badging with chrome logos. The XLE also has the fog lamps this year and all models have alloy wheels.

A double overhead-cam 2.4-liter four-cylinder VVT-i engine powers the Camry. It generates 157 hp at 5,600 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The SE and LE grades come with a 5-speed manual transmission but a sophisticated electronic automatic with intelligence (4ECTi) transmission is available, and is standard equipment on the XLE. The "intelligence" is grade logic that selects the proper gear for ascending and descending inclines. They both get similar mileage ratings, with approx 23/32 mpg (city/hwy).

An optional 3.0-liter V6 is available for the Camry line. This powerplant produces 192 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 209 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,400 rpm and is compatible with the 4ECTi only. A V6 Camry gets 20/28 mpg.

Safety and Security
The Camry has advanced Toyota safety with an comprehensive restraint system, and on the V6 models, option vehicle skid control with brake assist. Standard on the XLE, optional on the other two models, a sophisticated four-sensor, four-channel anti-lock (ABS) four-wheel disc brakes and an electronic brake force distribution (EBD) feature is in place. This system optimizes braking pressure at each wheel to ensure stability under hard braking, especially while cornering.

2003 Toyota Camry Highlights

More Room and Comfort, Less Noise. The fifth-generation Camry rides on a two-inch longer wheelbase than the previous model, contributing to a 1.5-inch gain in rear seat legroom. The Camry is also wider and taller than before, resulting in larger interior packaging with a greater sense of openness. A super-low 0.28 coefficient of drag (Cd) translates into less wind noise than ever, and foam-packed A, B- and C-pillars also help reduce wind noise.
A multi-information display, located just above the audio system, integrates a seatbelt warning light, clock and outside temperature gauge on LE and SE grades. The XLE display features current and average fuel economy, remaining driving range, average speed, elapsed trip time and driving time. The driver selects the display items with switches on the steering wheel center pad.
The optional navigation system stores the mapping for the contiguous United States and major Canadian cities on one digital versatile disc (DVD). This system provides very fast route calculation (about five seconds) and includes multi-language selection. Major functions include multi-route calculation, route preview, simplified highway junction graphics and a dual-map screen mode.
New optional power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals (with automatic transmission only) that allow all drivers to more comfortably position their seats relative to the steering wheel.

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.4L 4-Cylinder
3.0L V6
157 @ 5,600
192 @ 5,300
4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
2.4L auto: 23/32
2.4L man.: 23/33
3.0L auto: 20/28

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