In Nigeria, the Toyota Camry is still considered as a quintessential midsize vehicle in an ocean of car models on the market. It offers not only sedate yet distinctive styles but also excellent refined engines, great quality and bulletproof reliability. The car has been on most of the Nigerian roads and becomes a wonderful partner for all drivers.
Like many Nigerians, AUTOMILAS.COM also can’t help falling in love with this great car, which inspires us to write this article – the Toyota Camry 2005 review. We hope that this would be a present for all Camry fans in particular and all car lovers in general.
2. Toyota Camry 2005 model
The Toyota Camry 2005 model is available with a lengthy lineup that could make someone a bit confused. So now let us make it clear for you!
The sedan is offered in 4-cylinder and base engine form and 3 versions including the SE, LE and XLE running with 4 or 6-cylinder engine.
Meanwhile, the convertible is provided with only the V6 powertrain in SLE and SE version. And the coupe comes available with SE, SLE and SE Sport variant with either engine.
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3. Toyota Camry 2005 review: exterior
The Camry sedan gets a sleek design while the convertible and coupe come with a more curvaceous body, revealing a flexible approach of the Japanese car manufacturer. The cars do not follow the fashion trend but they still look smart and distinctive today and will continue to do so for many years to come.
The Camry sedan gets a sleek design
In 2005, the Camry received refreshment that unified revamped headlights, taillights and grille. The Camry ownership’s smart hierarchy is distinguished primarily by tire and wheel packages. In detail, the standard sedans come equipped with 15’’ tires and wheels, 16’’ unit are standard and optional on the mid-range models while 17’’ are offered as standard one on some coupes, SE sedan and convertibles.
The Camry ownership’s smart hierarchy is distinguished primarily by tire packages and wheel
4. Toyota Camry 2005 interior
Although the base version of the Camry has a quite boring interior, it can get high standard equipment if you are ready to invest. All models in the lineup are armed with good materials and details inside, though the interior design is not a strong point and the plastics are not as luxurious as those seen in the Subaru Legacy or the Honda Accord. When touched, all parts in the Toyota Camry 2005 interior, like the window lifts, radio controls and the column stalks, feels like those are made with great meticulousness and mindfulness.
The standard version is equipped with air-conditioning system and power windows and door locks while the XLE V-6 version gets power front seats, wood-grain interior trim, automatic climate control as standard features and leather seats, a power moonroof as optional features.
Although the base version of the Camry has a quite boring, it can get high standard equipment if you are ready to invest
The Japanese carmaker has devoted a great deal of its effort to enhance the appearance of the less modern Camry versions in the range. Accordingly, even the base 2005 variant is also decorated with gear-shifter base and chrome door handles.
Besides, there are also some high-end optional features including a JBL stereo with satellite radio capability and a navigation system.
Frankly speaking, the Camry is now a quite big car with an interior volume closing to the high end of the EPA’s midsize class. The convertible and the coupe even have adequate space for occupants at the front and rear.
The convertible and the coupe even have adequate space for occupants at the front and rear
Speaking of the car’s safety features, the basic set includes seatbelt pretensioners and airbags but you can upgrade the kit with plenty of options.
All Solara Coupes and Camry sedans offer optional front side and curtain airbags for the driver and passengers. Meanwhile, all variants have standard anti-lock brakes but traction and stability control are provided just on the XLE, SE and LE sedans, convertible and SLE coupe version.
5. Toyota Camry 2005 engines and performance
Basically, the Toyota Camry 2005 engines come available with 3 versions. The base engine is a 2.4 L 4-cylinder unit which runs smoothly with a capability of dishing out 160 hp and 221 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the Camry Solara coupe is powered by a slightly less powerful 4-cylinder powertrain with 157 hp and 220 Nm of torque.
Besides, there is a stronger V6 engine available with 2 versions. The first one is mated to the XLE and LE sedans – the 3.0 L unit which is capable of cranking out 210 hp and 298 Nm of torque. The second is a 3.3 L V6 engine which is used in the SE sedans, Solara coupe and the Solara convertible, with 225 hp and 325 Nm of torque.
All versions of the V6 engine works in a conjunction with a 5-speed automatic gearbox, along with the agile 5-speed manual limited to the 4-cylinder powertrain.
Basically, the Toyota Camry 2005 engines come available with 3 versions
All things considered, what the Toyota Camry 2005 offers are a pleasant and assured drive. Whether you pick a 4-cylinder or V-6 engine, or choose a coupe, convertible or sedan, you will feel a beautiful, quiet and elegant ride. Obviously, the 4-cylinder needs to be improved much more to gain a great performance like its brother V6. But it is not difficult because the 5-speed manual is so agile and the 5-speed automatic gearbox gets well-spaced ratios and hard to sense gearshifts.
The V-6 engine is also superbly engineered, and delivers remarkable performance, especially on the 3.3 L. Again, the automatic transmission is excellent.
However, the Camry can hardly excite thrill seekers. Although Toyota offers a slightly better tuning on the SE sedan, it’s still a bit dull at high speed.
What the Toyota Camry 2005 offers are a pleasant and assured drive
6. Toyota Camry 2005 specs
|Toyota Camry 2005 Specs|
|Engine||2.5L L4 DOHC 16-valve|
|Power||179 hp @ 6000 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode|
|Suspension and steering|
|Front Suspension||Front independent suspension|
|Rear Suspension||Independent rear suspension|
|Front Anti-Roll Bar||Front stabilizer bar|
|Power Steering||Power rack-and-pinion steering|
|Engine.Name||2.5L L4 DOHC 16-valve|
|Transmission||6-speed manual transmission|
|Transmission (option)||6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode|
|Cargo Capacity||425 L|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||70 L|
7. Toyota Camry 2005 price in Nigeria
Please consult the table below for the latest Toyota Camry 2005 price in Nigeria. We also include the prices of the Toyota Camry of other model years for your further information.
|Toyota Camry 2005 Price in Nigeria|
|1996 (Camry Orobo)||N750K – N900K|
|1997 – 2001||N1.1 million – N1.4 million|
|2002 – 2006||N1.5 million – N2.3 million|
|2007 – 2011 (Camry Muscle)||N2.7 million – N4 million|
A Camry is always a wise choice whether it is a sedan, coupe or convertible. With our in-depth Toyota Camry 2005 review, Naijauto.com believes that a Toyota Camry 2005 would be listed as one your favorite cars. And also, buying a used Toyota Camry 2005 is not a bad idea if you haven’t still accumulated enough money to drive home the newest Camry.