2002 Toyota Camry Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2002 Toyota Camry - Road Test Specs

2002 Toyota Camry Sedan

(2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2002
StyleSE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$24,155
As-tested MSRP$26,359


Drive typeFWD
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)192
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)209
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Suspension, frontIndependant MacPherson strut/stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependant dual link with stabilizer bar
Steering typePower rack and pinion
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelTuranza
Tire size, frontP215/60R16
Tire size, rearP215/60R16
Brakes, frontPower 4-wheel discs with ABS and Brake Assist

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.0
0-60 mph (sec.)7.9
0-75 mph (sec.)12.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.1@85.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)120
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)57.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)36.7
@ Full throttle (dB)71
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)72

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAcceleration for the Camry is unremarkable and midpack for this type of car. We found that there is little to be gained by trying to shift manually. Just putting it in "drive" and stomping the throttle has equal results.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsToyota really has its braking components down pat. Like other Toyota products we've tested, the Camry produced impressively short distances. The brake pedal is firm and ABS activation is noticeable but not intrusive. In our runs, we did not detect any brake fade.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsKeep in mind that our comments relate only to the SE trim level. Thanks to the sport-tuned suspension, the Camry was stable through the slalom. Body roll isn't excessive, and the V-rated Bridgestone Turanza tires on our car gripped effectively. We did notice that the rear end of the car could get light during the slalom test. Only by adding additional throttle and having weight transfer to the rear were we able to balance the car. Our test car had VDC and traction control. VDC cannot be turned off. Quicker times through the slalom could definitely be attained if VDC could be turned off, but certainly most drivers will appreciate that VDC is always at the ready. — Brent Romans/Ed Hellwig

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)N/A
Wind (mph, direction)N/A

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 20/28 Manual /
Edmunds observed (mpg)20
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3351
Length (in.)189.2
Width (in.)70.7
Height (in.)58.3
Wheelbase (in.)107.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.6
Legroom, rear (in.)37.8
Headroom, front (in.)39.2
Headroom, rear (in.)38.3
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/unlimited miles
Roadside assistanceOptional
Free scheduled maintenanceOptional


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsOptional
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlOptional
Stability controlOptional
Rollover protectionN/A
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverN/A
NHTSA crash test, passengerN/A
NHTSA crash test, side frontN/A
NHTSA crash test, side rearN/A
NHTSA rollover resistanceN/A

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