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2009 Toyota Camry Sedan - Overview

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Overall Dependability 4.0

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2009 Toyota Camry Sedan

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Overview

What Changed for 2009:

  • Camry Solara coupe and convertible discontinued
  • Camry sedan LE model gets new optional wheel
Overview
The Camry is Toyota's midsize and extremely popular sedan. The Camry entered its sixth generation for the 2007 model year, underwent only a few updates for 2008, and is virtually unchanged for 2009. A cosmetic freshening is expected for 2010 with the car entering its seventh generation in 2012.

While the 4-door version of the Camry is unchanged, the 2-door version-available as either a fixed-roof coupe or as a convertible-has been dropped from the Toyota lineup for the 2009 model year. In addition to four trim levels of the gasoline-powered car, a Camry Hybrid sedan is now available. Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive, similar to the system used in the Prius and Highlander, has been adapted for use in the Camry sedan. It is mated to a special version of the Camry's 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, and the battery, inverter and other components have been modified for minimal impact on passenger and cargo space. EPA mileage estimates are 33 mpg city/34 mpg highway.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Toyota Camry is available in five trim levels, one of them drawing power from Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system, which combines a gasoline engine with an array of batteries to enhance fuel efficiency. The five Camry trim levels are: CE, LE, XLE, SE and Hybrid. The CE comes with power windows and locks, cruise control, air conditioning, tilt and telescoping steering column, 4-wheel disc brakes, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3 connection, and a 60/40-split and folding rear seat. The LE adds an 8-way power driver's seat and remote keyless entry. The SE gets larger 17-inch wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, blue-light gauges, black "sport" grille, sport-tuned suspension, and a fixed rear seatback. The XLE gets a 440-watt JBL audio system, driver-information display, dual-zone climate controls, woodgrain interior trim, power moonroof, 8-way power driver's and 4-way power front passenger's seats, rear-window sunshade, and a 40/20/40-split rear seat that reclines 8 degrees and includes reading lights. The Hybrid has a Smart Entry system with a push-button start, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power locks and windows, cruise control, 8-way power driver's and 4-way power passenger' s seats, 60/40-split rear seat, dual-zone climate controls, and an overhead storage console. Options include a navigation system, vehicle stability control, 6-disc audio system with Bluetooth, heated mirrors, leather seating, and more.

Powertrain
The 2009 Toyota Camry's base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine provides 158 hp and is linked to either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. The engine earns Ultra Low Emission Vehicle-II (ULEV-II) certification for the Camry and is rated at 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway with either transmission. Also available in the LE, SE and XLE models is a 3.5-liter ULEV-II-certified V-6 engine that pumps out 268 hp through a 6-speed automatic transmission. It is rated at 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway by the EPA.

The Camry Hybrid uses a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine (mated to a continuously variable transmission) that produces 147 hp and links that engine to an electric motor for a total of 187 hp. The hybrid powertrain is certified as a Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle (PZEV) and is rated at 33 mpg city/34 mpg highway.

Safety
All 2009 Toyota Camry models come with front, side and curtain air bags as well as an air bag designed to protect the driver's knees in a frontal collision. Anti-lock brakes are standard. Vehicle Stability Control technology is an option.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2009 Toyota Camry receives 5 stars (the agency's highest rating) in frontal crash testing for both driver and front passenger and gets the same 5-star side-impact scores for both front- and rear-seat occupants. It receives 4 stars for rollover resistance. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Camry a "Good" rating, the Institute's highest.

Technology
The Camry Hybrid uses a continuously variable transmission that does not have traditional gears but constantly changes its gearing to balance driver demands and powertrain efficiency, Toyota says. In addition to Toyota's 3-year/36,000-mile comprehensive warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, the Toyota Camry Hybrid has an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty on hybrid-related components that is extended to 15 years and 150,000 miles in the states of California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island-except for the battery pack, which is warranted for 10 years or 150,000 miles in those states.

Available Trims for the 2009 Toyota Camry Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Base (Retail Orders Only) (M5) 5 speed manual $19,145 158-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl 21/31
LE (M5) 5 speed manual $20,600 158-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl 21/31
SE (M5) 5 speed manual $21,815 158-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl 21/31
LE V6 (A6) 6 speed automatic $24,215 268-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 19/28
SE V6 (A6) 6 speed automatic $25,490 268-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 19/28
XLE (A5) 5 speed automatic $25,575 158-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl 21/31
XLE V6 (A6) 6 speed automatic $28,695 268-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 19/28

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