The Camry is just one of many cars in the Toyota family
that is sold by the millions and praised by owners and independent
reviewers alike. It is attractively priced, guaranteed to
drive for years, comfortable and safe.
This year, Camry fans have even more reason to celebrate.
Increased V6 power to the family means a lineup of midsize
cars that take a more commanding position on the road.
Also offered with this year's Camry is a brand-new 5-speed
The 2004 Toyota Camry is offered in three models: LE, SE
The difference between LE and SE trims deals mainly with
available powertrains. Inside, they both possess standard
features like air conditioning, cruise control, cloth upholstery,
a handy split folding rear seat, power mirrors, windows
and door locks and an AM/FM/cassette/CD player.
And regardless of the trim, the body of the 2004 Toyota
Camry is the same. It is a four-door sedan with five-passenger
seating and up to 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
The XLE trim is up one big notch from the others in terms
of interior appointments. Heated power mirrors, automatic
climate control, a JBL stereo with an in-dash 6-disc CD
changer, a trip computer and a universal garage-door opener
are all standard.
All models have a standard rear defogger at the back for
safety and convenience purposes. Most have alloy wheels
Each Camry trim can be had with one of two engines. LE and
XLE models have the same choice, while the SE offers the
base package and the new V6.
The base configuration consists of a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder
engine. It can be mated to 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
transmission, and it produces 157 horsepower at 5600 rpm
and 162 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm.
The 2.4-liter I4 is available with this year's SE trim.
But why not opt for the new 3.3-liter V6 engine? It pumps
out 225 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 222 lb-ft of torque at
Along with their strong new engine, SE models also feature
a unique sport suspension. It does just as its name implies
Safety and Security
XLEs and V6 SE models include antilock 4-wheel disc brakes;
ABS is otherwise optional. Optional on all Camrys are front
side airbags and head-protecting curtain side airbags, which
can be combined with an optional antiskid system on V6 models.