2012 Toyota Camry LE review notes — Autoweek

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2012 Toyota Camry LE notes

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ROAD TEST JONATHAN WONG: It’s interesting getting into a car such as this 2012 Camry LE. The LE represents the midrange the four-cylinder engine, steel with hubcaps and cloth probably is similar to how the majority of the that drive off dealer are equipped.

The 2012 model marks the debut of the seventh-generation of the popular midsize sedan. The four-cylinder saw a 9-hp power and increased fuel efficiency for an EPA rating of 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway the six-speed automatic transmission. In the four-cylinder was rated at 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the with that automatic.

the rounded exterior lines are with ones that are defined. It’s most at the rear with the squared-off On the inside, there were improvements to the materials, and the stitching the top of the dash is a nice touch. on the lower plastic trim on the side of the center stack is simulated stitching molded in, I think is a little tacky. The are perfect for the target customers, some side bolster, and are comfy enough.

There’s enough kick the four-cylinder to blend in with traffic, with the transmission off quick downshifts when you lay the throttle hard. Steering is weighted with slightly response, and the ride is cushy, on everyday comfort, which is ideal to appeal to the general

I guess the best compliment I can the Camry is that it’s at being unremarkable. There’s that it does really but it does everything fine. enough power, a comfortable a large trunk and good economy, it delivers everything your typical Camry looks for. Now when owners are looking to replace older models, they walk into a showroom and see the new car and will sign on the dotted without hesitation.

That’s not to say that the competition is with some very entries. I personally like the Kia a whole lot, and there is a new Fusion coming soon,

ASSOCIATE EDITOR JAKE I took the Camry LE home for a on what might have the hottest day of the summer so far. The thing I did was crank up the air conditioning, and it was cold.

The interior is typical style, with nothing exciting or detracting about it. The were comfortable, and that’s this car is really about, I a nice, comfortable, drama-free

I was also pleasantly surprised by the The big, four-hole 2.5-liter the hood moves the 3,190-pound car nicely. For a moment I thought it be the V6.

The steering is soft and easy, not as soft and easy as that in the Camry that I drove. But it didn’t have a lot of feel, and the suspension didn’t help an enthusiast’s point of view.

But not what the Camry is about; a car for the 90 percent who are not enthusiasts. And the price is fair for the average driver. For purposes, it’s really I can see why Toyota sells a ton of these

COPY CHIEF CYNTHIA L. It seems that others’ echo my general feeling this Camry: It is very The sheetmetal styling—which I liked than the previously rounded fine, there’s good from the four underhood, the is reasonably comfortable and there’s of space for people and cargo. I that’s what many shoppers are looking for, so easy to see why this is a top seller for If you’re looking for sporty or or luxury, look elsewhere.

That’s not to say that this a good car, because it is. It its job of basic transportation very Speed was good off the line and on the And the brakes were solid. brakes certainly instill

But, here’s my one big nit: Why can not make seat backs adjust fully upright? I do not to feel reclined while I am the wheel, and, being I felt that I had to hold the steering wheel to sit upright. I to putting a small pillow me and the seat to drive comfortably.

One was the fuel economy. On my fill-up, I got 34 mpg in mixed driving. Not too shabby. But you can get numbers in more stylish, more fun-to-drive packages for money.

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR BOB This is a perfectly acceptable sedan, adequate in most way, which is exactly why it a top seller in the marketplace. Nothing will surprise you much—unless a leatherette dashboard in a car with seats raises an eyebrow. is buttoned-down and normal, with enough power from the to get rolling and just enough in the suspension to keep out the harshness. lacking is a good on-center feel and steadiness in the suspension. The car feels as if it is rocking on its springs to find the right balance, so it somewhat imbalanced all the time. And the noise level can be a little to handle—when it requires turning up the significantly, there may be a need for a more insulation.

The car’s best attribute are the brakes. The slightest touch instant response that the little sedan to a stop in a

2012 Toyota Camry LE

Base Price: $23,260

Price: $23,700

Drivetrain: I4; FWD, six-speed automatic

178 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 170 lb-ft @ rpm

Curb Weight: 3,190 lb

Economy (EPA/ AW ): 28/33.7 mpg

Eight-way power adjustable seat ($440)

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