2005 Toyota Camry Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Indigo Ink Pearl
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,134 - $6,863
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
160-225
Seats
5

How 2005 Toyota Camry Ranks In Its Class

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#13
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Toyota Camry Models & Trims

chevronDown icon STD $4,134 - $6,251
Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.5 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon LE $4,604 - $6,777
Horsepower: 160 hp - 210 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
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chevronDown icon SE $4,630 - $6,863
Horsepower: 160 hp - 225 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 17 X 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon XLE $4,386 - $6,829
Horsepower: 160 hp - 210 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Owner Reviews

4.38
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It is reliable and affordable. You will not have to spend much on gas.

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My Camry has a great interior for being 13 years old. The leather is intact and there are nice wood accents. Also, you cannot go wrong with a sunroof. Gas mileage is also a huge plus. But, I have driven newer Camrys and the '05 has one of the worst turning radiuses. The wheel and brakes are touchy. It also seems as if my bottom end of my motor is getting slower and slower, so when I initially hit the gas it does not always register right away. I was stranded by my alternator once but other than that it has been completely reliable. Oh one more thing, it is impossible to roll down the drivers window to where you want because of the auto button.

Kiley D
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Can't go wrong buying a Toyota Camry.

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Drives smooth, it's quiet an. I have owned it for 10 years and put over 150, 000 miles on it. I have replace only a couple major parts like the water pump and the fuel pump. Had an oil leak and a water leak in a hose but easy fix. Totally reliable and trustworthy vehicle. It is a larger sedan so more than enough room on the inside for taller/plus size people. I had a blow out on the highway once and felt that the car handled it well without any added issues. Sunroof, powered windows and locks nothing has had been replaced and all still works fantastic. Almost 300, 000 miles and still going strong.

Deborah C
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Toyota Camry review, dependable, reliable and comfortable.

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My Toyota Camry is extremely comfortable and gives a great ride. I can always rely on it to take me wherever I need to go, even in a snowstorm. It is performance is better than any other mid-size sedan that I have ever owned the only thing that I ever do is have the oil changed regularly, and keep the tires in good shape and rotated. There is no rust on it, it is easy to handle when driving and easy to park in a parking lot. It is easy to get in and out of also, especially for the elderly. The cloth interior has held up extremely well, with no signs of wear and tear after all these years.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,134 - $6,251
$4,604 - $6,777

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 (hp)
160 - 210 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC SEFI VVTi 16
2.4L DOHC SEFI VVTi 16, 3.0L DOHC MPFI VVTi 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
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Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Not Available
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 (in.)
41.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.2 - 39.9 (in.)
39.2 - 39.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.8 (in.)
37.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 (in.)
38.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.1 (cu. ft.)
14.1 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum, Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/65R15
P205/65R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.1 (in.)
107.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 - 39.4 (ft.)
37.4 - 39.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
189.2 (in.)
189.2 (in.)

Width

Width
70.7 (in.)
70.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3108 - 3164 (.lbs)
3108 - 3340 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 (hp)
210 (hp)

Torque

Torque
163 (ft. lbs.)
220 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 (gal.)
18.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
29 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
24 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
34 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Front
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) *
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • 3-point front shoulder belts w/adjustable anchors, emergency locking retractors
  • 3-point rear shoulder belts w/emergency locking retractors, outboard comfort guides
  • Child seat restraint system lower anchors & top tether brackets (LATCH)
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Daytime running lamps *
  • Internal trunk release handle

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (4)

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Seat Belts > Front > Buckle Assembly Dec 13, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 13, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V595000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A FRONT PASSENGER POWER SEAT, WHEN INSTALLING CERTAIN REAR-FACING INFANT CHILD SEAT BASES ONTO THE SEAT WITH AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH SEATBELT TENSION, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO UNSEAT A COMPONENT CALLED THE BUCKLE STATUS SWITCH FROM THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE.
Consequence:
IF THE SWITCH BECOMES UNSEATED, THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MAY MISTAKE THE REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT FOR AN UNBELTED ADULT OCCUPANT, AND MAY NOT SUPPRESS THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT PASSENGER SEATBELT BUCKLE STATUS SWITCH. THIS SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (SSC 40M) BEGAN ON DECEMBER 20, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
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Seats Jun 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V396000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.
Consequence:
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.
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Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V035000
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

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