2012 Toyota Camry

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$8,085–$16,045 Inventory Prices

Key Specs of the 2012 Toyota Camry

Camry base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    25-30 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    178-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

Our Take

The good

  • Attractive dashboard
  • Passing power
  • Better brakes
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Ride comfort, except in SE

The bad

  • Light styling changes
  • Low-grip tires, except in SE
  • Some features deleted
  • Choppy ride (SE)
  • Sport seats too flat (SE)

Notable Features of the 2012 Toyota Camry

  • Redesigned for 2012
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Standard automatic transmission
  • 2 mpg better gas mileage
  • Larger trunk

2012 Toyota Camry Road Test

BreAnn Ahara

I've met plenty of Toyota Camry owners. To date, zero have raved about their car, yet the Camry's sensible qualities attract shoppers in droves. Even in its final year, the outgoing Camry outsold all its competitors — and beat all but one of them in Cars.com's family sedan Shootout last year. Redesigned for 2012, the Camry and its winning formula continue.

While the 2012 Toyota Camry lacks the instant appeal of some competitors, a number of important, incremental improvements make it a worthy contender for any family-car shopper.

The five-seat sedan comes in L, LE, XLE and sport-tuned SE trims. A four-cylinder engine is standard, with a V-6 optional on the SE and XLE. I reviewed the much-improved Camry Hybrid separately. The new Camry won't go on sale until October, but I drove most variants at a media preview.

That Thing's New?
Toyota describes the Camry as all-new — seventh generation, redesigned from top to bottom — but the styling suggests a milder update. The car's length, width and wheelbase remain the same. The headlights look more reshaped than reimagined. The boomerang taillights add something fresh, but the side profile smacks of the old Camry.

The Camry SE has sporty body treatments and 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels, versus 16-inch steel wheels on the base model. Better integrated than the outgoing Camry SE — whose slapped-on extensions had all the makings of a discount nose job — it's the clearest redesign ... Read more

2012 Camry Video

Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2012 Toyota Camry. It competes with the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion.

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Latest Reviews


The radio will not disturb your driving

by unhappy on February 20, 2018

The car looks great drives well but if you have any issues with it the Toyota Corporation is dumbfounded by it. Radio quits for no reason. Other drivers experience same problem. It is news to Toyota t... Read full review


Awesome car

by AJ from Far Rockaway NY on February 11, 2018

The XLE V6 engine is an awesome car. Extremely smooth and powerful engine. Great car. It is extremely comfortable ride and easy to use dash. Read full review

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