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Toyota Camry 2002 sedan
Trim Shown: Sedan
A 2002 redesign brought incremental improvements to the Camry line, among them easier access, a roomier rear seat, a more powerful base engine, and improved handling. The new 2.4-liter Four is smooth and responsive, if not as energetic as some competitive powerplants. Handling is predictable and secure, but middling tire grip limits the car's capability. Steering response has improved over the previous model but still feels a bit light. The V6-powered XLE model is fitted with wider, grippier tires that improve agility and adhesion. Its 3.0-liter V6 is smooth, quiet, and responsive. The Camry's cabin features logical controls and a multiplicity of storage options. The lack of a telescoping wheel makes finding a comfortable driving position difficult for some drivers. The front seats are comfortable but could benefit from additional contouring and thigh support. The optional stability-control and DVD navigation systems are usually fitted to XLE V6 models.

See Reliability page for the latest 2002 Toyota Camry recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2005. Side and head protection air bags available from 2001, standard from 2007. ESC available from 2002, standard from 2010. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2015, standard from 2018.

Road Test

The Camry is a comfortable, refined, and quiet sedan offering a pleasant driving experience. Access is easy and controls are intuitive. Its comfort, room, and quietness suggest a larger, more expensive car. The four-cylinder engine is particularly sm...


  • Ride, quietness, access, controls, accommodations, fuel economy.


  • Front-seat thigh support, tire grip, brake-pedal feel.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (155 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (192 hp)