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Review of the Toyota Camry

Toyota has a number of small but effective to the redesigned 2012 Camry. The is that the Camry has moved up to be a top choice for a midsize sedan.

2012 Toyota Camry

What’s New for 2012

The 2012 Camry is fully redesigned.

The 2012 Toyota Camry has improved in almost every which is excellent news the previous model was disappointing in regards. On the whole, this may like the same package, but been massaged and redesigned to it up to the standards of usability, safety and construction set by the competition, and then and restyled to be a little more But as before, durability and reliability are the key attributes meant to set the 2012 Camry apart from its

You’ll notice that the new offers improved versions of year’s engines: a 178-horsepower four-cylinder and a 268-hp 3.5-liter V6. engines feature a six-speed transmission to deliver better economy. The four-cylinder returns an 35 highway mpg, while the V6 30 mpg on the highway. And yet, despite thriftiness, the Camry’s engines are eager to deliver swift when you need it. There’s a Camry Hybrid, covered in a review.

Within the cabin, the front have been redesigned to be supportive and repositioned to afford rear legroom. However, the difference inside can be seen in and quality. The old Camry suffered subpar interior materials and a uninspired design. The new Camry this downward trend, in the SE and XLE trims, with dramatically build quality and a pleasing of thoughtfully chosen trim textures and materials. Meanwhile, a well-designed touchscreen electronics and several high-tech features set it apart from the pack.

has also set out to address a long-running about the Camry being to drive. Suspension improvements been made to enliven the handling dynamics and make the more composed. It’s not effective — numb and a general disconnected feel the Camry a less desirable car to than most rivals. The to this is the SE, which isn’t so a sport model, but rather the one manages to bring the Camry’s dynamics up to par for the class.

In total, the Camry is once again one of the appealing midsize family Still, that class is than ever and we suggest out the competition thoroughly before on a Camry. The Honda Accord and 6 continue to set the standard for those who their car to feel responsive, the Hyundai Sonata offers style, comparable refinement and value. Meanwhile, the new Volkswagen is bigger and cheaper than while still maintaining its flavor. The Camry may have many of its predecessor’s faults, but its competition means choosing one isn’t the slam-dunk it once

Body Styles, Trim and Options

The 2012 Toyota is offered in L, LE, SE and XLE trim levels. The L 16-inch steel wheels, power windows and mirrors, control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering split-folding rear seats, and a six-speaker CD sound system auxiliary input and USB jacks.

The LE adds auto headlamps, locks with remote entry, Bluetooth streaming and a central touchscreen interface for phone and car information.

The SE includes a suspension, 17-inch alloy foglamps, heated exterior unique interior and exterior treatments, a leather-wrapped steering and sport seats. SE V6 models get wheels, keyless ignition/entry and an display interface that navigation, HD radio, satellite voice recognition and Entune and Web integration.

The luxurious XLE reverts to the LE’s suspension settings and adds exterior mirrors, foglamps, a dual-zone automatic climate an eight-way power driver and the upgraded display interface Entune. XLE V6 models add a rearview an auto-dimming rearview mirror, upholstery, a power front seat and heated front

Some of the extra features on the higher trims can be added as to the lower trim levels, availability can vary depending on region of the country you live in. A 10-speaker JBL audio system is for the SE and XLE. On the XLE V6, Toyota also a hard-drive-based navigation system a larger central display.

and Performance

Toyota 2012

Every 2012 Camry features front-wheel and a six-speed automatic transmission, but are two engine choices. Base are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder produces 178 hp and 170 pound-feet of torque. In performance testing, this brought the Camry from to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds, which makes it one of the four-cylinder midsize sedans. fuel economy is 25 mpg city/35 and 28 combined, which puts the among the class leaders.

Optional is a 3.5-liter V6 that 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. It hits 60 mph in 6.6 which is average for upgrade in this class. Its fuel is an impressive 21/30/25.

The 2012 Camry comes with a of standard safety features, antilock brakes with assist, stability control, and rear-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, and airbags for both driver and the latter new for 2012. A blind-spot system is also available.

In braking tests, both the LE and SE came to a stop from 60 mph in 120 feet, which is a bit better average for the class.

In government testing, the Camry received a top score for overall crash four stars for overall protection and five stars for side protection. The Insurance for Highway Safety gave the the best possible rating of in the frontal-offset, side and roof tests.

Interior Design and Features

The revised interior for the Camry feels slightly Thinner front pillars visibility and narrower door open up elbow room. panel controls also higher, allowing knees to more freely. The redesigned seats are not only more and supportive, but their thinner result in more rear legroom. This, in addition to a reclined seatback angle, the Camry match the Honda for the most comfortable backseat in the

But the most notable improvement has regarding interior design and The previous mismatch of poorly hard plastic has been with better construction and a pleasing array of textures, and subtle decorative stitching. The SE in particular has a certain hip vibe the Camry hasn’t possessed in, possibly ever.

The Camry’s new audio system also Entune, a suite of smartphone-connected that includes features the Bing search engine, streaming radio, real-time sports and stock information, and the to reserve movie tickets or a at a restaurant on the go. (Entune is optional the Display Audio package). especially fond of the Camry’s new interface and accompanying steering controls, which makes your myriad radio and player choices a snap.


In terms of power, both and V6 engines are pretty similar to year’s model. The 2012 Camry’s new electric-assisted steering limited to the hybrid) feels decent in the V6 and SE versions. But non-SE versions, which use an electric-assist system from a different feel vague and somewhat On the bright side, this new feels more alert, a more refined suspension feels less floaty and Still, we highly recommend the SE. not exactly what we’d sporty, but its dynamics do feel in line with the handling and of its best rivals.

Toyota 2012
Toyota 2012
Toyota 2012
Toyota 2012


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