The 2012 Toyota Camry was completely redesigned and still maintains its comfortable ride, alongside strong reliability. The roomy interior contributes to why it would be at the top list of any car ratings. The 2012 model has slightly better fuel economy and boasts of better interior materials. The front seats have also been improved to be more spacious and have better legroom. The major differences inside this model can be seen in the quality of materials and design.
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2012 Toyota Camry Trims
The 2012 Toyota Camry is a mid-size four-door sedan model that comes in four trim levels which are the L, the LE, the SE, and the XLE. The 2012 LE Toyota Camry trim only adds few extra features and is not worth the expenses. The 2012 SE trim is a better option in terms of upgraded interior and exterior styling and a sporty look. The 2012 XLE Toyota Camry trim is more expensive but it is worth it because it has the most technology, comfort, and convenience features.
2012 Toyota Camry Engine
All 2012 Toyota Camry trims have a standard front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. The base Camrys are equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. During its performance testing, the engine went from 0 mph to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds. Optional is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. During its performance testing, it went to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds.
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2012 Toyota Camry Features
The standard features of the 2012 L Toyota Camry include;
- A six-speaker CD audio system with an auxiliary input jack and USB jacks.
- Power windows and mirrors.
- Split-folding rear seats.
- 16-inch steel wheels.
- Cruise control.
- A tilt and telescoping steering wheel.
The standard features of the 2012 LE Toyota Camry include the features of the L but additional features are;
- Power locks with remote keyless entry.
- A central touchscreen interface for audio, phone and car information.
- Auto headlamps.
- Bluetooth streaming audio.
The standard features of the 2012 SE Toyota Camry include;
- Sport-tuned suspension.
- Special interior and exterior styling details.
- 17-inch alloy wheels.
- Heated exterior mirrors.
- Leather wrapped steering wheel and sport seats.
The 2012 SE V6 model Toyota Camry features include;
- 18-inch wheels.
- HD radio.
- Keyless ignition and entry.
- Upgraded interface which includes a navigation system.
The XLE has the same features as the LE’s softer suspension settings and adds more features which include;
- Fog lamps.
- Heated exterior mirrors.
- A sunroof.
- An eight-way power driver seat.
- Satellite radio.
- Automatic dual-zone climate control.
- A power passenger seat.
- An auto-dimming rearview mirror.
2012 Toyota Camry Fuel Economy
The estimated fuel economy of the 2012 Toyota Camry is said to be 25 mpg city-run and 35 mpg highway run and 28 mpg combined. During its performance testing, the Camry went from 0 mph to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds which makes it the fastest four-cylinder mid-size sedan. The optional 3.5-liter V6 engine hit 60 mph in 6.6 seconds and its fuel economy is an impressive 21/30/25.
2012 Toyota Camry Interior Features
The interior of the redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry feels slightly roomier with thinner front pillars that increase the visibility and narrows the door panel to open up more elbow. The door panel controls can also move higher, allowing the knees to move very freely. The front seats have been redesigned and are not only comfortable and supportive but have thinner backs that give the rear seats more legroom.
The most notable improvement is in regard to interior design and materials. The previous models have a mismatch of poorly fitted hard plastic which has been replaced with better construction and a more pleasing array of textures. The SE trim in particular has a type of hip video that the Toyota Camry has never possessed in forever.
2012 Toyota Camry Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota Camry exterior includes a LED daytime running lights with on and off features, LED combination taillights with black accents, and color-keyed power outside mirrors. Its exterior colours include; Super white, Sandy beach metallic, Cypress Pearl, Cosmic grey mica, Magnetic grey metallic, Clearwater blue metallic, Attitude black metallic, Classic silver metallic, and Barcelona red metallic.
2012 Toyota Camry Safety Features
All the 2012 Toyota Camry trims come with the same safety features which include;
- Full-length side curtain airbags.
- Driver and passenger knee airbags.
- Front and rear seat side airbags.
- Antilock brakes with brake assist.
- Stability control.
- A blind-spot monitoring system.
2012 Toyota Camry Buying Guide
The 2012 Toyota Camry still remains one of the best cars anyone can buy. It is also quite affordable. If a potential buyer is looking to buy the 2012 Toyota Camry, the following guide will be useful;
Features – The L, LE, and SE trim do not have a lot of features. So if you prefer a 2012 Toyota Camry model that comes with lots of standard features and less stress, the XLE trim would be the best option. If you are the type that does not mind going through all that stress, the L, LE, and SE would be the best option.
Consider your budget – As known, comfort comes with an expensive price. The 2012 Toyota Camry is quite affordable, although one’s budget should still be checked before heading to the car shop to buy the car.
2012 Toyota Camry Price
|Brand New 2012 Toyota Camry||₦7.2 Million|
|Nigerian used 2012 Toyota Camry||₦3.9 Million|
|Foreign used 2012 Toyota Camry||₦5.5 Million|
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