Roomy, comfortable, quiet, plenty of safety and luxury features, high resale value, strong reputation for reliability.
Costs more than most competitors, base V6 isn't as powerful as others in the class.
In an effort to make Camry ownership more affordable, Toyota adds an entry-level Standard model to the lineup this year. All 2005 Toyota Camry models receive freshened exterior styling with a new grille, headlamps, taillamps and wheel designs. All Camrys now have antilock brakes as standard equipment, and the optional automatic transmission for all models is now a five-speed unit. Inside, all Camrys feature Optitron gauges, steering wheel audio controls, a rear center headrest and upgraded seat fabrics. The XLE V6 now includes standard leather seating.
It won't win any design awards or run circles around its competitors, but when it comes to practicality, value and refinement, few midsize sedans can top the 2005 Toyota Camry.
Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 2005 Toyota Camry Standard 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M) and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $3.56 per gallon for regular unleaded in Virginia.
I have owned my fair share of cars, and this is definitely my favorite to drive to work in every day. No, it's not exciting to drive, but it is very comfortable and has plenty of power for the average person. I have had zero issues with this car, just routine maintenance. Has a very good stock audio system in the car, I can't see myself selling this any time soon! I drive a lot of long … trips, this car just eats away the miles!
5 out of 5 stars
Good solid car
2005 Toyota Camry Standard 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
So i bought my 2005 Camry SE v6
I see complaints about handling but noticed all complaints are on the cheapest model camrys LE's base 4cyl
Mine handles like a champ (sway bars bigger rims/wider tires on the SE)
120,000 miles not a single issue other than my sunroof is touchy.
Gas milage is unbelievable for a good size sedan 34 hwy
I live in mohave county Az average temp in summer … near 120, paint is still nearly perfect no fade.
Trunk space would make al capone blush, I could hide 10 bodies in there.
225hp is just right, my altima SER was overboard and caused wheel spin 285hp,
Plus tires were a yearly issue on the altima.
Build quality... It ain't no BMW but its better than average.
Great car overall, not fancy but still classy.
5 out of 5 stars
320986 miles and still running like new
J. Didawick, 06/29/2019
2005 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I own a 2005 Toyota Camry 2.4 liter xle. It now has 320987 miles. ( Mileage Updated on July 2020) I have kept the maintenance up on her since I bought her and this past year I have done some upkeep on her. (New starter, new catalytic converter, new front end suspension, shocks/struts, new radiator cap, new radiator and replaced some hoses and changed all of the fluids. I have done oil … changes, oil filter, air filter, and cabin filter changes since day one every 3000 to 5000 miles. In fact, I just had the oil changed last night and my mechanic told me that the way "Graycee" runs, I should plan on another 50,000 to 100,000 miles. I never thought I would ever find another car that would compare or outdo my honda crx, but I have to admit, this Toyota Camry has been an awesome car. Other than a few minor paint chips and a couple of scratches, the car looks new (lots of baths and car waxes) lol. I have never been happier with any other car and don't plan on buying another one for a very long time. I will drive her until I have to bury her. One can't go wrong on an older model Toyota Camry. When I bought her, she had 91,000 miles and she has never let me down. I highly doubt if the newer ones will stand up against this one.
4.75 out of 5 stars
My newest Camry
2005 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I have owned 3 other used Camrys (1997, 1997 and 1999) and I wanted a newer model. Did some research and lots of test driving, and this 2005 is solid, sturdy and dependable. It is spacious and very user friendly, with all the push button controls. I really do love this car, and am happy every time I get inside to drive it.