Toyota Camry Research Paper

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The Toyota Camry is one model that needs no introduction. As the perennial best selling car in America for most of this century, this five-passenger front-wheel drive design continues to deliver high marks for quality, reliability and durability. 2012 to Present The 2012 Toyota Camry started the seventh generation for this top selling midsize sedan. Early seventh-generation Camry sedans are marked by narrow upper and lower grille openings split by the front bumper. This model has wraparound headlamps and pockets housing the available fog lamps. A creased hood, upper profile character lines and body sculpting are present. At the rear, the Toyota Camry is marked by large wraparound combination lamps, a trunk lip spoiler, and up to two exhaust…show more content…
The Honda Accord is its top rival and remains the only one in this segment offering a coupe body style as well as a sedan. The Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, Mazda Mazda6, Volkswagen Passat, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, and the Subaru Legacy might also be considered. The Buick Regal might also be compared. Earlier Toyota Camry Models The Toyota Camry name can be traced to 1979 when it served as a trim level for the Toyota Celica. The Celica Camry remained through 1982 with the first-generation Toyota Camry debuting in 1983. Through all seven generations this model has maintained its front-engine, front-wheel drive layout with room for five. Some earlier generation Camrys included wagon and Solara coupe models. The fifth-generation Toyota Camry was introduced in 2002 and stayed in production for five years. Two engine choices were utilized initially: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder paired with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 3.0-liter, V-6 engine paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. In 2003, the V-6 received a new 5-speed automatic…show more content…
Displacing at 3.3 liters, this engine is paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission. In 2005, the four-cylinder engine received a new 5-speed automatic transmission. The sixth-generation Toyota Camry was introduced in 2007 and was produced for five years. Upon its introduction the Camry offered a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine making 158 horsepower and 161 foot-pounds of torque. This engine is paired with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission, and is EPA-rated at 21/31 mpg city/highway. Toyota also introduced a new 3.5-liter, V-6 engine and paired it with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine makes 268 horsepower and 248 foot-pounds of torque. It is EPA-rated at 19/28 mpg city/highway. In 2010, Toyota replaced the Camry’s base engine with a new one displacing at 2.5 liters. Paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, this engine makes 169 horsepower and 167 foot-pounds of torque. The EPA rates this model at 22/33 mpg city/highway. Toyota also introduced a Camry Hybrid variant in 2007, using the same technologies found in the Toyota Prius. The Camry Hybrid offers a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine and pairs that with a continuously variable transmission and an electric drivetrain. This model is EPA-rated at 33/34 mpg

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