Camry XV20 2000 model year - an updated version of the fifth generation model - was introduced in August 1999. Restyling completely changed the front of the sedan: a chrome radiator grille of a new design, a new bumper and foglights. Blokfary now double-lamp (separately dipped and main beam). The taillights have been updated - they have become larger and expand to the license plate. Small changes have occurred in the vehicle equipment, safety has improved (Camry V6 is equipped with side airbags and traction control as standard). For the Russian market, the Camry XV20 1999-2002 sedan was equipped with 2.2 L (131 hp) and 3.0 L V6 (190 hp) modernized gasoline engines that now meet Euro-3 requirements.
The interior of the fifth-generation Toyota Camry (XV20) is not far from its predecessors: it looks rustic, even the wood-like inserts and the location of the buttons on the panel look somewhat archaic; all the same abundance of plastic, but here it is of impeccable quality, the panels are perfectly fitted, it does not cause complaints and the level of sound insulation. It is convenient to get behind the wheel (the column is adjustable, there is an adjustment of the lumbar support), there is enough space for the rear passengers. Already in the initial configuration with a 2.2-liter engine, Toyota Camry will offer front foglights, electric mirrors, heated front seats, remote control with a central lock, power windows, a folding rear seat (60/40), climate control. Options Camry V6 includes a leather interior and a steering wheel in leather braid, electric front seats, sunroof, CD player and CD changer, 6 speakers and other equipment.
The base 4-cylinder 16-valve petrol engine 5S-FE delivers a maximum power of 131 hp (at 5200 rpm), the torque reaches a peak of 196 Nm (at 4200 rpm). Gasoline consumption (AI-92) with a 5-speed manual gearbox was declared by the manufacturer to be 6.9 liters on the highway and 12.2 liters in the city cycle; with automatic 4-band transmission - 7.4 and 13.5 liters. The 5S-FE motor has a simple and reliable design, like all units in the S series. The 3.0-liter V6 1MZ-FE engine was installed on the Camry XV20 as the top engine. Its maximum power is 190 hp. (at 5300 rpm), torque - 273 Nm (at 4300 rpm), the engine is connected to an automatic 4-band gearbox, gasoline consumption (AI-95) is 8.3 / 15 l per 100 km (highway / city). This engine is considered reliable, but it works in intense thermal conditions and is very demanding on the state of the cooling system. The Camry XV20 suspension is completely independent - it retained the design scheme from previous Camry generations: front and rear suspension struts of the MacPherson type. The suspension is simple, maintainable and gives the car quite high driving characteristics. The sedan is equipped with power steering. Front ventilated disc brakes, rear disc brakes. The car was equipped with tires 205/65 R15. If we talk about the dimensions of the model, then they are 4765 x 1785 x 1430 mm (L x W x H). Wheelbase - 2670 mm. The turning radius is 5.6 m. The mass of the car is 1385-1445 kg, the maximum carrying capacity is 475 kg. The luggage compartment has a volume of 520 liters, and the backs of the rear sofa are folded in parts to transport long items.
In the list of Toyota Camry XV20 1999-2002 safety systems, there are standard two airbags (driver and front passenger), and for an extra charge two side airbags were offered (standard for Camry V6). The car has safety belts with load limiters, active head restraints, an anti-lock braking system and an optional anti-slip system. Confirming the overall high level of safety, the Camry XV20 sedan received good marks in the NHTSA and IIHS crash tests.
Toyota Camry is one of the best representatives of the business class (or large family cars, as you like) with an excellent price / quality ratio. Perhaps this sedan is inferior in charisma to eminent European brothers and is not so sporty, but the high reliability allowed Toyota Camry to earn a reputation as an almost problem-free car, which is very important for used cars. It is worth noting the high liquidity in the sale.