Completely redesigned for 2012, the Toyota Camry is a FWD mid-size sedan with seating for five. Engines choices include a standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, and optional 3.5-liter V6 engine that yields 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist solely of a 6-speed automatic. Fuel mileage is improved, thanks to a reduced curbside weight, to an EPA estimated 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, for a combined average of 28 mpg. Features include integrated front fog lamps, 8-speaker sound system, voice-activated touchscreen navigation, heated outside mirrors, sport leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats and push button start. Safety is comprised of vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock braking, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, smart stop technology, driver and front passenger advanced airbag system, seat-mounted side airbags, front/rear side-curtain airbags and direct tire pressure monitoring. The Camry is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The 2012 Camry has been redesigned both inside and out. Although it rides on the same platform as 2011 models, it's been given all new bold-looking sheetmetal with a more aerodynamic style. The trunk is now larger, offering more storage space and all models feature 60/40 split folding rear seats, providing the ability to transport longer items. The Hybrid model features an updated 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine and electric motor combination, which provides a total of 200 horsepower, up from last year's 188. The interior features increased headroom as well as hip and legroom, and the seats have been redesigned to be more comfortable.
V6 and hybrid versions available, impressive interior space; ride quality
The Toyota Camry has been America's top selling passenger car for the past nine years, and for good reason, as it's known for providing its owners with comfort, economy and long service. But in 2012, the sensible Camry gets some styling updates to make it even more appealing to buyers and the Hybrid model gains a significant amount of horsepower as well. It's well-suited against midsize segment rivals thanks to a reputation for quality and value per dollar.