In the 23 years since it was introduced as a 1983 model, Camry has evolved to the quintessential American family sedan with iconic status.
The Toyota Camry, the best-selling car in America four years running and eight of the past nine years, is completely new for 2007 as Toyota engineers and designers follow a strategy that refuses to take continued success for granted. Toyota set out to redefine the new Camry. To accomplish this, Toyota chose to expand the very definition of Camry and in the process create a new benchmark for sedans. Designers rethought every aspect of the Camry, from its chassis to its body, interior, accessories and drivetrain. The result is a world-class sedan that not only redefines global standards for comfort, performance and intelligent design, but also is available, for the first time, with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive.
“With the new 2007 Camry, Toyota once again raised the bar with the family sedan,” said Don Esmond, senior vice president, automotive operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “Camry’s reputation as the gold standard was developed over more than 20 years of refining this excellent package and this new Camry continues that reputation.”
As designers and engineers refined their goals, they focused on trading what some ownersfelt was a conservative image for a more stylish, athletic, modern image. At the same time, they sought new standards of performance for both standard and hybrid models.
The challenge was to accomplish a thorough redesign without sacrificing traditional Camry qualities, including roomy interior, comfortable ride, low noise levels, and class-leading value. Toyota designers accomplished those goals by rethinking every aspect of the Camry, with special attention paid to improving driving dynamics, comfort, low noise and reduced vibration.
As interested as drivers will be in Camry’s enhanced performance, refinement, value and style, they’ll also be interested in its fuel-economy numbers. The standard four-cylinder CE model has EPA-estimated city/highway fuel economy ratings of 24/34. Camrys equipped with V6 engines have EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway, while the Camry hybrid has fuel economy ratings of 43 mpg city/37 mpg highway.