2012 Toyota Camry XLE Review
2012 Toyota Camry XLE Review – Toyota made some changes to the Camry 2012, most people would be hard pressed to pick them out when he saw the car driving on the road. Camry has been a huge sales success for Toyota, and I am not surprised to see the company stick to this winning formula.
But the new Camry has one feature that shoots to the cutting edge. Entune give Camry and connectivity applications, technological innovation is rare from most conservative Toyota. Entune in the Camry is kind of like if Betty White appeared wearing a nose ring. There is nothing wrong with Betty White to try something different, but her long career made it unnecessary.
Camry’s success may be confusing for fans of sports cars, which considers everyone likes adrenalin cornering grip at the edges. But output in 2012 is proving why the Camry has become so popular. Five-passenger sedan with a spacious cabin and luggage space.
This attribute makes use of multi-perfect vehicle for most Americans driving needs. Of course, Toyota is not going to want to rest too much on winning, which explains the inclusion of Entune, along with several other improvements to the Camry. Toyota Camry US review of the Camry car is the most expensive available, XLE trim with the V-6 engine. As the high-trim models, it has a few luxury interior appointments, such as skin stitched over the dashboard. But Toyota has been making efforts to improve the quality of interior in all trims Camry, that I’ve seen in the lower SE models.
2012 Toyota Camry XLE Review
2012 Toyota Camry better overall, Camry ride and drive in a more subtle, ways that are responsive, and additional features much better exceeds the expectations of buyers. The base four-cylinder Camry to do better than before, while the V6 fills a niche for those who want a very strong, smooth (but still budget-priced) sedan.
I have the top line XLE sedan family version 7 generations. Exterior changes are not what I would call “thats not bad ” but you look more masculine lines of the car and you immediately know there is something different.
My test car has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that puts out 178-horses surprising. There is also a 3.5-liter V6, but after driving the smaller engine, I do not think V6 that will be a big seller. The power and acceleration of a smaller engine is more than enough. 2012 Camry has a few tweaks to the suspension, but honestly I do not know the big difference from the last generation model.
Toyota has refocused Hybrid models, making it a more important part of in both of LE and XLE models. Just like the previous generation, Camry is better performing and more efficient this year, by getting a lot of improvement nickel-metal hydride batteries and (HSD) Hybrid Synergy Drive Prius got last year. Hybrid version was about as fast as the basis of four might be a little more so that when you enter the full electric-motor boost.
Then there’s the old nagging suspicion that the interior will be a longer XLE Toyota disastrous faux-wood that often makes us wonder if some designers they have ever been in the presence of an actual tree. SE models unique metallic effect trim, a sports design steering wheel, special sports seats trimmed and shaped and all exterior styling changes were made to the Camry that we actually could see ourselves have a prior claim Social Security benefits us.
2012 Toyota Camry XLE Review Interior
This is where our Camry XLE tester shows that the 2012 Camry is a true quantum leap forward from its predecessor. Although the interior we have the whole interior hue of gray which in the past have come from as drab in most Toyota, Camry recently used contrasting colors and wood finish trim experts to actually make a high-class feel of the interior. Seats were also treated to a light brown skin contrasting lines that warms the entire appearance of the cabin and bring to mind the little tricks Audi used in the interior for their grade up a notch.
There are a lot of interior space for five adults with rear leg room proved more than enough, if not a little short of ridiculous amounts offered in 2012 VW Passat. Also more generous trunk with 15.4 cubic feet of space available. 17 gallon fuel tank also ensures more than enough distance cruising even with the V6 version we were averaging 19 miles per gallon during the week with us.
2012 Toyota Camry XLE Review Exterior
The back of the sedan incorporates a new rear lights which withdrew from heavy design chrome-and-clear from a 2011 model to a more mature look. Lamps boast an integrated aerodynamic fin, like the side-view mirror, and L, LE and XLE vehicle wear chrome accents on the entire range of luggage. Meanwhile, the SE models are equipped with monochrome accents and a little more aggressive dual chrome exhaust tips and the trunk-lid spoiler lip.
Despite the fact that the exterior shell has not grown in all directions, Toyota XLE is working to give the cabin a more open appearance thanks to the adjustment headliner, A- and B-pillar caps, center console and door control panel. Even the shape of the front seatbacks have been reworked to a little more knee room. Unfortunately, very few changes that we would have trouble seeing without any prior knowledge. There is no missing the new vehicle dashboard, however.
Plots bland 2011 model of the plastic has been replaced by a pinch on both sculpted sculpted of soft-touch plastic, and stitched with contrasting thread line for a bit of color. Toyota has worked with distinguished interior accent trim to a certain extent, with L and LE models receive aluminum-look plastic while SE guise burdened with satin version of the same tooth. Top-of-the-line Hybrid XLE trims are still loaded with some of the worst looking simulated wood we’ve ever seen, however. Center stack extends from the windshield to shift console with a pair of vents positioned high and screen navigation and entertainment located just below. The whole kit is trimmed in matte black plastic with no interior color choices.
2012 Toyota Camry XLE Review Engine Performance
2012 Toyota Camry comes with several drivetrain options familiar, although the company’s engineers have drawn some tricks to improve fuel economy at every level. Every new Camry comes standard with electronic power steering column-mounted system and low-rolling resistance tires. Laudably, total vehicle weight has been trimmed as much as £ 150 in the four-cylinder configuration.
Talking about powerngine, the base model is equipped with the same power 2.5-liter inline with 4 cylinder engine in the 2011 trims with 178 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 170 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rateperminute, the engine provide a smooth acceleration without undue sound or vibration. The vehicle can return 25 miles/gallon, 35 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined. That’s an increase of three mpg in the city and two mpg bump in highway and combined on old vehicles.
If that is not enough power for you, Toyota XLE will continue to offer V6 engine found in the outgoing model is the same 3.5-liter. With 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm, this engine is expected to deliver 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined after the Environmental Protection Agency wrapped up testing. It was partly thanks to specification-low viscosity 0W-20 oil and automatic transmission fluid warmer recently. Toyota says that the gain of fluid with the right temperature sooner rather than later to help improve the efficiency of power transfer, although it is not the only change in the gearbox department.
For 2012, the Camry is equipped with transmission all-new six-speed automatic, and the ratio of high-end drive 3,634 in four-cylinder models and 3.458 on V6 vehicle to improve fuel economy. In addition, the gearbox features a flexible logic to the torque converter lock-up that could enable converters to provide some slip to not slip at all, depending on the situation. The driver can manipulate the gear selection via the shifter bump on the console or, on the SE model, with wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Check out the Short Cut below to see shifter in action.
2012 Toyota Camry XLE Review Price
Travel and excellent dynamics impetus in the new Camry and you see the difference in new power steering system they use. Camry handles bumps and dips are very good, and overall it is a fun car to drive.
Toyota is not too risky to change in 2012. Some people have criticized them for it, but for me it is a smart move to make the changes they are making and, at the same time, lowering the price of $ 300 or so. It was an unusual step for a car, and it clearly intends to keep Toyota Camry # 1 seller in America.
Value is the key word here, be sure to pay attention to the window sticker price below. Remember also, this is a large sedan that will fit five full-size adults that I get 36-miles per gallon in highway.
What I most like: Value and interior. What I would change: As usual, gives the option of larger wheels.
MSRP: $ 30,417.