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Toyota Camry Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 192 hp @ 5300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Toyota Camry

  • The 2003 Toyota Camry is nearly everything a family sedan for America should be.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy, comfortable, plenty of safety and luxury features, high resale value, reputation for reliability.

  • Cons

    Premium optional features are pricey, V6 isn't as powerful as others in the class.

  • What's New for 2003

    Other than the added availability of power-adjustable pedals, the 2003 Toyota Camry is unchanged.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Toyota's buick

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Nice, soft riding and soft handling car that is very reliable, very dull. Good space for family; seats are not as comfortable as they should be.




211000 miles and going strong

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

At 211000 miles I am thinking of selling. AC compressor went out, at 140000, and timing belts at recommended intervals, other than that mechanically perfect except for the radio. It has never died anywhere, the V6 still runs as if it was new, though it has developed a front end rattle over bumps. The turning radius is amazingly good, and with the ABS it has saved me a few times in snow and wet weather. Gets about 25 mpg on the highway, which is tolerable with reg. gas. This is my 4th Camry V6, starting in 1986, and its the best of the lot, though the 93 is still going strong with my son in law at 275,000 miles. Why would I switch? To buy a new one, though this still looks great.




100k and still going.

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

We bought this car because of its reliability reputation. We bought it new. We just turned 100K miles and have had no major problems. New battery at 3 yrs. New brakes and tires at about 86K miles. Thats it. We still get just over 30 mpg on the highway with one passenger, full trunk and A/C on. The front seats could be more comfortable and we really don't like the throttle-by-wire system. The excessive lag can be dangerous if you are not planning for it. Also, the five speed trans sometimes hunts between 1-2-3 resulting in a sudden downshift with a clunk or an up shift and surge. The readouts for the radio and temp controls are hard to read in sunlight.




Great alternative to an expensive

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

When I purchased this car back in 2006, I was looking at the Lexus ES300/ES330. I ran across my '03 XLE V6 with every option but nav and it included 4 addtional airbags! The V6 has decent power but the throttle response is my only real complaint. The throttle by wire system is severely lacking when it comes to reponding to my needs. If you can drive around the 2 second lag, you can plan to be a happy, comfortable owner. The interior is quiet and well designed. I thought it was quiet until I added new Micehlin Primacy tires and it is so quiet now that the loudest thing in the cabin is the V6 singing away under acceleration. I love my Camry, styling and comfort of an ES, sans $$$.




Excellent value for the money!

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I have owned this vehicle for 1.5 years and I love it. It is quiet, comfortable and very relaxing to drive in the urban, traffic snarl. I barely notice the other vehicles, even ones with sirens. I replaced the stock Michelins MXV4s with the new Michelin Primacy and the car is quieter than I ever imagined. These tires really seem to work with this car. The ride is supple, comfortable but you can tell what the wheels are doing. Mine is 2003.5 model which is the 3.0 VVt-i motor and 5 speed tranny and I love it!




Better than avalon or lexus

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Even at 60,000 it still runs and looks great-no wear at all on leather interior. Get about 29 miles per gallon mixed city and highway. The V^ delivers what I want, when I want it without delays. When I think about trading, I get in it and end up asking myself "are you crazy?" I have looked at 2007 Lexus, Camry XLE and Avalon, but not any better in reality. Also, not nearly as well designed inside, especialy the dash and consoles. Super low cost to maintain-change oil & filter and go for the most part. Paint is in excellent condition. Seats are exceptionally comfortable and rides like a dream.



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Full 2003 Toyota Camry Review

What's New for 2003

Other than the added availability of power-adjustable pedals, the 2003 Toyota Camry is unchanged.

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Talk About The 2003 Camry

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johntutty
johntutty
08-28-2014
I've been offered a 2003 Toyota Camry LE with 29k miles and only one owner. I'll be going to look at the car tomorrow, and the dealer will be sending me the Carfax report....


questionner
questionner
06-23-2014
This should be an easy one. My wife is looking to replace her 2003 Camry with a 2014 Camry Hybrid. She is a short person, and bought her 2003 Camry with an optional pedal adjuster. At the touch of a s...


camrysev6owner
camrysev6owner
04-24-2004
I've dented my 03 Camry after putting a bike rack on it. I have one of those trunk bike racks. The upper bar rests on the trunk's surface and the lower bar has to rest just below the license plate. ...



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