The L and LE models of the 2020 Toyota Camry weigh 3241 pounds. Afterward, the Camry XLE weighs either 3351 pounds or 3530 pounds, with the AWD engine weighing a little bit more. The XLE V6 version of the Camry is 3549 pounds heavy. Depending on the trim level chosen, the SE weights 3340 or 3530 pounds.
A Toyota Camry from 1994 has rear-wheel drive.
Naturally, some would claim that it screams, “Hey, Honda, why don’t you have a V-6 in your Accord coupe?
Toyota needs to steal… er, borrow the starter shutoff feature from Cadillac’s Northstar V-8 engine, which prevents the starter from re-engaging once the engine is running. With the starter shutoff, if you accidently turn the key again during the engine’s extremely low decibel idle, the starter disengages so you don’t have to endure the indignity of listening to metal scrape aglow.
The 1994 Camry coupe is available in three trim levels: DX, LE, and SE. We evaluated the midlevel LE coupe with a V-6, which has a 2.2-liter, 130-horsepower, 16-valve engine as standard and a 3-liter, 188-horsepower, 24-valve engine, with a four-speed automatic transmission, as an option.
Some automobiles are silent when you turn the key, but once you press the accelerator, they become comatose; other cars are silent when you turn the key, but when you ask them to do something, they moan, growl, or groan.
Even when the 3-liter, 188-horsepower, 24-valve V-6 is put to the test, the Camry coupe starts quietly and maintains that quietness, earning a very respectable 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway economy figure.
You feel as though you’re driving a $50,000 LS400 from Toyota’s Lexus luxury division with the smooth and quiet engine/transmission, lithe yet flexible suspension, and precise power steering that enables you change course with the least amount of effort.
A pachyderm can do figure 8s on ice skates more gracefully than a human can pack himself or herself into the back seat of the Camry coupe. The two-door coupe has almost the same dimensions as the four-door Camry sedan. Rear seat room isn’t bad, but getting past the front seats into the rear still brings about the same hazards as any coupe.
To keep the base price low at a time when the growing value of the yen is driving the Japanese to write window stickers in chalk rather than indelible ink, four-wheel anti-lock brakes are optional. Dual air bags are included to protect front-seat occupants.
After adding $950 for ABS and another $950 for a motorized glass sunroof, you may want to wait until May to check out the $27,000 Buick Riviera coupe with a supercharged V-6, dual air bags, standard anti-lock brakes, and traction control. The base price of the Camry LE coupe is $21,218.
Four-wheel independent suspension, 15-inch all-season radial tires, dual body-colored power mirrors, body-colored bumpers with front air dam, chlorofluorocarbon-free air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, AM-FM stereo with cassette player and power antenna, rear window defogger, fold-down rear seatbacks, cruise control, and a tilt wheel are all included as standard in the front-wheel-drive LE coupe.
The $23,000 price tag is significant, especially for a coupe competing in a sedan market.
The Camry, Accord, Taurus, Cutlass, and Grand Prix sedans are doing fine, thank you, but the Thunderbird, Cutlass, and Grand Prix coupes are accumulating dust. And a Chevrolet Monte Carlo coupe enters the lineup in a few months. This brings us to Camry’s other flaw: two doors.
Since the industry thinned out and dechromed or blacked out the sedan’s center roof pillars and replaced the big bulky chrome door handles with body-colored flush handles, sedans have attracted coupe fanciers, and peppy engines complete the package, there is a demand for sedans, which today offer above-average performance as well as above-average styling compared with most coupes.
Some claim that Toyota released the Camry coupe just because Honda released the Accord coupe and not because customers demanded a coupe from either company.
Toyota defends the vehicle by claiming that it will only produce 20,000 units annually at its Georgetown, Kentucky, plant, part of which will be sent to Japan because it realizes the small market potential.
A 1991 Toyota Camry has front-wheel drive, right?
Today, your only options for a popular mid-sized sedan with all-wheel drive are made by Subaru, Chrysler, or Ford. a decade ago? Subaru, Ford/Mercury, and Suzuki, a specialist manufacturer. Observing a pattern here? For whatever reason, automakers, including Toyota, don’t seem to be concerned with this market. Except that they did offer the Camry All-Trac from 1988 to 1991.
Toyota offered All-Trac versions of the Camry, Corolla, Celica, and Previa in the North American market at the time, which suggested that the company was somewhat on an AWD binge. These All-Trac versions gradually disappeared over the 1990s.
The lineup of the second-generation front-wheel-drive Camry was significantly expanded. None of these features were available on the arch-rival Honda Accord, although there was a new wagon, a V6 engine, and available all-wheel drive.
Contrary to the shift-on-the-fly system used in the comparable-sized Ford Tempo, the All-Trac Camry had a full-time all-wheel-drive system. Similar to the Tempo, the Camry All-Trac differed from FWD variants solely in terms of badges and a slight (1mm) increase in ride height.
Overall, the Camry seemed more sophisticated, which was appropriate given that it cost about $4k more than the Tempo. A 2.0 fuel-injected, double overhead cam four-cylinder engine with 115 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 124 ft-lbs of torque at 4400 rpm was the only power source for the All-Trac. The AWD system and several internal changes (including two strengthening crossmembers) added 353 pounds, thus it had to tow roughly 3086 pounds of Camry. The All-Trac was available with either a manual (5-speed) or automatic (4-speed) transmission, unlike the Tempo. The differential ratio was altered to account for the additional weight, but the All-Trac didn’t feel any slower as a result. There were also added four-wheel disc brakes.
For whatever reason, Toyota decided to only provide all-wheel drive on the sedan version of the Camry. It was an odd choice given that Subaru had seized the mainstream AWD wagon market, and Toyota had known from the beginning that the All-Trac car would only account for a pitiful 5% of Camry sales. However, the Camry All-Trac was a highly alluring package with good handling, a well-packaged and high-quality interior, and unobtrusive design for those who didn’t mind the reduced utility of a sedan. The All-Trac models, however, cost nearly $2,000 more than their FWD equivalents. Given that FWD cars can typically handle cold weather, it might be obvious why the Camry All-Trac didn’t sell well and was discontinued after just one generation.