What is the 2005 Toyota Camry’s life expectancy?

My last car expectedly gave out on me, and all I can afford at this point is a used car. I want to make sure it lasts me longer than my previous car, though! What is the life expectancy of a 2005 Toyota Camry?

Mariza Morin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
So sorry to hear about your other car! A 2005
Toyota Camry
has a life expectancy between 15 and 20 years—depending on how well the previous owner cared for it. That means this sedan could possibly last you between 200,000 and 300,000 miles!
The 2005 Toyota Camry comes with two engine options:
  • A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 160 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque
  • A 3.0-liter V6 engine with 210 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque
If you’re looking for the best fuel economy with the 2005 Camry, opt for the four-cylinder engine paired with the five-speed automatic transmission to receive an EPA rating of 21/31/25 mpg for city/highway/combined driving with regular gasoline. But if you have your heart set on a five-speed manual transmission, your mileage will go down oh-so-slightly at 21/30/24 mpg.
In addition, make sure to keep up with a regular
car maintenance schedule
, which should include checking the belts, brakes, and fluids on your sedan. If you’re looking to
save on car expenses
, you can easily perform certain maintenance tasks at home—like changing your Camry’s oil and filter. Try using synthetic oil as it usually lasts longer, meaning you’ll only need to change your oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles.
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