The 2001 Toyota Camry is almost synonymous with midsize sedans. This attractive car is a reliable, roomy sedan that is great for families or just people who want to drive a powerful, safe, reliable car that can get them from A to B with few problems. There’s a reason that it has been the best-selling car in the United States for 13 of the 14 years spanning from 1998 to 2012. Another nice thing about it is the wide array of choices consumers have. There are three basic trims: the CE, the LE, and the top-of-the-line XLE. It's a great family car and one that is free to deck out with some cool bells and whistles.
Body Styles: midsize sedan
Engines: 2.2-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Toyota Camry CE, Toyota Camry LE, Toyota Camry XLE
The 2001 Toyota Camry focuses on the Value Package, which allows you to enjoy options, such as power windows, locks, and mirrors on the CE, remote keyless entry on the LE or a power moonroof, and leather interior on the XLE. The 2001 also offers optional JBL audio on the LE with standard daytime running lights and anti-theft with engine immobilizer on the XLE V-6.
The 2001 Toyota Camry features 15-inch steel wheels with options, such as black mudguards, black pearl emblems, power moonroof, sunroof wind deflector, and a rear spoiler.
The 2001 Toyota Camry offers a cloth interior with plenty of head and leg room along with bucket front seats, a split-folding rear seatback with folding center armrest, and tilt adjustable steering wheel with cruise control. Consumers will also find front and rear cup holders, a front console with storage, and front door pockets. The JBL three-in-one premium stereo combo and CD six-disc auto changer are among the available options.
Performance & Handling
The 2001 Toyota Camry features a MacPherson strut front suspension and four-wheel independent suspension. It handles better than expected from a midsize sedan, especially if consumers order the Toyota Racing Development kit. Buyers have the 2.2-liter, four-cylinder engine or the option to upgrade to a 3.0-liter, 200-horsepower V-6 in the LE and XLE. Automatic transmission is standard, but they can order a manual transmission with the LE V-6.
Safety features offered on the 2001 Toyota Camry include ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes, front and rear adjustable headrests, electronic brake force distribution, emergency interior trunk release, front seatbelt pretensioners, child seat anchors, a rear center three-point belt, and rear door child safety locks.
EPA Fuel Economy
Camry Sedan SE: 21/30 mpg city/highway
Camry Sedan LE: 20/29 mpg city/highway
Camry Sedan XLE: 30/39 mpg city/highway
Camry Sedan XLE V-6:17/25 mpg city/highway
- Powerful V-6 option
- Toyota quality
- Camry reliability
You Won't Like
- Not the most stylish of cars
- Can get expensive, especially when well-equipped
A great, reliable family vehicle.
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