The 2007 Toyota Camry is a big, opulent car with a bevy of technology goodies, such as a Bluetooth interface and an elite music system, as well as an effective hybrid powertrain system. The optional GPS navigation system for the Camry has trouble understanding voice commands and can get lost when driving outside of town. A choppy ride could result from switching between power sources.
The 2007 Toyota Camry is a perfect front-runner in the current generation of hybrid sedans since it is easy on the eyes and the wallet, user-friendly, and eco-friendly.
The 2007 Toyota Camry, on the other hand, has a ton of interior goodies, the majority of which are standard factory installations. These include the unusual Plasma Cluster Ionizer (more in Comfort), Bluetooth-enabled hands-free calling, a JBL sound system with MP3 playback (both CDs and portable devices through an auxiliary input), and Bluetooth-enabled stereo.
XM Satellite Radio and voice-activated GPS navigation are additional standard features on the Camry Hybrid. To control this plethora of technology, Toyota outfits the Camry with a well-appointed cabin; our test model included heated leather seats, dual-zone climate control, and a swanky, digital instrument panel.
2007 Toyota Camry: Review
The typical criteria for family sedan purchasers include a wide, comfortable interior. A smooth ride and a track record of dependability are also included. Although the majority of contemporary sedans meet these requirements, just two have stood out during the past ten years. Those sedan cars are Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
The 2007 Toyota Camry has dominated the American sedan market for much of that time. It has sold more units than any other model for eight of the past nine years.
Toyota completely overhauled the Camry in 2007, and we have no doubt that it will continue to appeal to a wide range of purchasers.
Toyota has enhanced the Camry’s size and power for 2007, as it has with every previous version. The interior space and rear seat legroom benefit from a 2.2-inch larger wheelbase and 1.2-inch wider front and rear tracks.
A dual-link independent rear suspension and the well-known MacPherson struts up front can be found beneath the new vehicle. To give the car a sharper feel without sacrificing ride quality, spring rates, and suspension geometry were totally altered.
The standard model’s wheels have increased in size from 15 to 16 inches. Also, the sportier SE trim receives a unique set of 17-inch aluminum wheels.
The automobile gets a complete exterior style update. The redesigned Camry is described by Toyota as “athletic and elegant”. It was”styled in a way that is certain to elicit a positive emotional response.” We’re not so sure, though.
With its bulbous snout, the front end appears a little hefty to us. The slightly drooping headlights and taillights are just strange.
The powertrain options for the Camry also underwent revisions this year. The Camry Sport sedan has a new 268-horsepower V6 engine for those who like more power.
Even the entry-level 2007 Camry is well-equipped in terms of equipment, with power windows, cruise control, and a CD player all coming as standard.
Additionally, a tire-pressure monitoring system is included on all trims. If you go all the way up the Camry range, you’ll find luxurious interior furnishings a la Lexus, and high-end luxury options like Bluetooth and a navigation system.
The 2007 Toyota Camry has become a very desirable option as a result of all these evolutionary modifications. Of course, not everyone needs a family automobile. The Hyundai Sonata has a better warranty and is hundreds of dollars less expensive.
A more prestigious vehicle to own is the Volkswagen Passat. An impressive V8 powers the Chrysler 300C. When it comes out, the 2007 Nissan Altima will probably have better handling capabilities.
Features of the 2007 Toyota Camry
MPG and performance
A 2.4-liter inline four with 158 horsepower and 161 pound-feet of torque is standard on all trim levels. It can be combined with a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. On the LE, SE, and XLE grades, a strong 3.5-liter V6 (268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft) is coupled to a new six-speed automated transmission (with manual-shift capability). The Camry can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds with the V6.
The 2007 Toyota Camry includes antilock brakes with brake assist (BA) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), a tire pressure monitor, and seven airbags (dual-stage front airbags, front-seat side, full-length side curtain airbags, and a driver knee airbag). Across the board, traction control and stability control are options.
2007 Toyota Camry: Driving
The 2007 Toyota Camry still has a quiet, comfortable ride, but this year’s updates make the handling dynamics feel a little livelier. Still, in contrast to more athletic rivals like the Mazda 6 and Nissan Altima, the overall sensation is one of refinement and a feeling of being somewhat cut off from the road.
The refined and very capable 2007 Camry should once again prove to be a hit with them because Toyota is aware that the bulk of purchasers in this market group are more interested in pleasant, stress-free travel than ripping through corners.
The 2007 Toyota Camry provides additional features that improve interior comfort in addition to a larger passenger room. XLEs with cloth upholstery feature a special treatment that coats the fabric with silkworm cocoon extract, making it incredibly soft to the touch. Rear-seat XLE passengers can also recline their seatbacks. A trip computer, larger gauges than before, and a dual-tiered dash that gives the impression of greater space are standard on all Camry models. CDs, cell phones, and garage cards can all be stored in the numerous cubbies and compartments. The trunk of the Camry has a 15-cubic-foot cargo capacity.
The Toyota Camry redesign is significant even if it isn’t a total bumper-to-bumper reengineering project. Although the turning circle has decreased from the older four-cylinders 34.8 feet to 36.1 feet, Toyota claims that the wheelbase has increased by around 2 inches.
This is in contrast to the V-6 models’ 36.7 feet. The car’s nose is blunter and sportier, trading the organic contours of the 2006 model for more sculpted, angular features.
The tail is reminiscent of the Avalon full-size sedan, and the fenders have shoulders that give the trunk lid a hump. This design was first used by BMW in more recent models, but other automakers, particularly Lexus on the GS 300/430 sedan, better accomplished it.
The 2007 Toyota Camry SE includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, a distinctive black honeycomb grille, ground effects, and tinted headlamp lenses in addition to the 16-inch standard wheels that were previously 15 inches in diameter.
Riding and Handling
The 2007 model features numerous suspension improvements, especially in the SE, which has historically rode stiffer than the other trims but hasn’t had great performance. The 2007 Toyota Camry’s steering wheel is more stable than the model before it and has superior body roll control. When pushed to its absolute limits, the automobile drives more gracefully.
Moving and Stopped
The base four-cylinder engine of the 2007 model is the same size as the one in the 2006 model, measuring 2.4 liters. Toyota claims that it has substantially improved, although the output parameters don’t reflect this.
Both a five-speed automatic and a five-speed manual transmission are available. A larger version of the 3.3-liter V-6 engine seen in the 2006 Toyota Camry is the optional 3.5-liter V-6, which is already in use in the Avalon.
It is asserted to offer a 40% boost in acceleration over the 2006 Camry V6 when coupled with a new six-speed automated transmission.
A compound planetary gear of the Ravigneaux type is used in the transmission’s gear train to reduce size, weight, and friction.
Models of 2007 Toyota Camry
There are five model options available for the midsize four-door Toyota Camry in 2007. The base CE includes a six-speaker audio system with a CD player and auxiliary input jack as standard equipment, as well as 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, cruise control, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and air conditioning. Keyless entry and an eight-way power driver seat are new features added to the Camry LE.
The SE model has these features along with 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and unique interior and exterior aesthetic elements.
The opulent XLE pampers its passengers with a sunroof, a 440-watt JBL sound system with Bluetooth integration, wood-tone accents, reclining rear seats, an automatic dual-zone temperature control system with a high-tech air filter, and, on the V6 variant, leather seating. However, a few important extras are available, like stability control and, on the XLE trim, a navigation system and heated seats, which should satisfy the needs of the majority of customers.
With the introduction of its next hybrid vehicle, Toyota had high expectations after the Prius’s resounding success, and the 2007 Toyota Camry doesn’t fall short.
The Camry uses a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and its 105 kW battery to propel the driver and passengers around using the same Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) technology as its egg-shaped smaller brother.