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2009 Toyota Camry

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2009 Toyota Camry

In short: A versatile and reliable five-passenger sedan.

While it doesn’t have the pizzazz of a Jaguar or Porsche, the solidly built and well-rounded Toyota Camry has good reason for being one of the best selling vehicles in the United States. This family-friendly five-passenger sedan offers a smooth ride and a comfortably spacious interior. Along with its mild manners, the Camry gets an impressive 31 mpg with highway diving and contains numerous safety features.

Read a review of the 2007 Toyota Camry LE 4-Cylinder

Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; five-year/unlimited-mile rust-through warranty.

Base Price: $18,920

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT-i
Horsepower: 158 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 161 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual overdrive

Curb weight: 3,263 lbs
Wheelbase: 109.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 189.2/71.7/57.9 in
Turning circle: 36.1 ft

Brakes: power-assisted ventilated disc in front; power-assisted solid disc in rear; 4-channel, 3-sensor ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist
MacPherson strut in front; dual-link independent MacPherson strut in rear; gas-filled shock absorbers and stabilizer bar in front and rear
vehicle stability control with traction control

0-60 mph: n/a
Top Speed: n/a

EPA City: 21 mpg
EPA Highway: 31 mpg

Safety: unitized body with front and rear vibration-dampening sub-frames; advanced airbag system for front seats; front seat-mounted side airbags with front and rear side curtain airbags for driver and front passenger; driver's knee airbag; front and rear crumple zones; side-impact door beams; tire pressure monitoring system; energy-absorbing steering column; daytime running lights

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