2012 Toyota Camry SE Review: Car Reviews

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Sporty for a Camry, but what that mean?


1. SE models get 17 or 18-inch wheels, a suspension, custom bodywork a rear spoiler, steering-wheel shifters, silver trim and a 3-spoke steering wheel audio and Bluetooth controls.

2. SE include a rear-view camera, seats, a power moonroof, as as leather and faux-suede seats.

3. The SE is available with a 178 hp 4-cylinder a class-leading 25/35 mpg or a 268 hp V6 with a mpg rating.

4. 4-cylinder Camry SE start from $23,000 the V6 at $26,640.

In contrast, despite its near-identical and similar styling, the 2012 is in fact, all new. You won’t a single body panel swaps over from to newer, and if you park the two side-by-side, the are more apparent. But that’s fine with Toyota – of its customers actually value the appliance’ tag enthusiasts generally on it. They don’t want to out. They don’t to be the loner. For them, the Camry suit their needs fine – much better the last generation, in fact.


So, surprise: Toyota’s efforts on the new SE go far beyond the usual wing-‘n-sticker We shouldn’t be so shocked. After this is the same company went above and beyond the SE version of the Sienna minivan, it into a genuinely enjoyable

The Camry SE follows the same the front strut suspension is and lowered slightly, while the gets a more thorough including a fractionally longer, stabilizer bar that replaces the pliant tube design. Toyota engineers removed of the fluid-filled bushings with ‘pillow-ball’ designs for greater The result is hardly razor and kidney-killing in its firmness, but compared to the isolation chamber Camry, the SE is a change.


Like the rest of the Camry the SE is available with either a four-cylinder that produces 178 and 170 lb-ft of torque or an optional V6 with 268 horses and a useful 248 of torque. Both engines use the six-speed automatic transmission drives the front wheels Mechanically, they’re identical than the V6 getting wider all-season tires on 18-inch – four-bangers get 215/55/17s on 17-inch of the same design – and dual exhaust tips instead of

Upgrading to the V6 only adds 180 lbs to the 2.5 SE, but the four-cylinder wins in fuel 25/35 mpg (city/hwy) compared to It is critically more efficient the Hyundai/Kia twins, but is down on – though doesn’t feel way in daily driving. The V6 has no such losing to the more potent and thirsty turbo-fours.

Toyota 2012

The four-cylinder version is quick for most situations – we’re 0-60 mph in the eights – and plays out as a momentum machine. The steering have a lot of feel to it thanks to the new power steering system, but the car is to drive, if still overly compared to its rivals. Braking is pretty good, with no active ABS getting involved in situations.

The V6 offers more to the driver since it has 90 more to play with and feels a rocketship in comparison. The larger help the car respond quicker, it does have that weight over the nose.

Ultimately, both cars probably never be driven near the limit intentionally, and if are, Toyota’s Catholic electronic safety suite severely rap your knuckles a ruler by cutting engine severely when activated. No fun for the but not surprising given the expected profiles.


SE-only include a convenience package a rear-view camera, heated and auto-dimming rearview mirrors, and faux-suede seating and a power


For the dozen or so customers out who are desperately looking for a ‘sporty’ this is the best yet. But to similarly equipped Optimas and the SE doesn’t hold up on the ‘sport front; Hyundai, and especially deliver more go and more for less dough.

Toyota 2012
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