2012 Toyota Camry User Reviews

2012 Toyota Camry Review Ratings

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"ride" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews

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Camryman writes:
2012 Toyota Camry SE Review
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5

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Reliable
Comfortable
Sports Pkg (rims, Spoiler, fog lamps, Softex w/ cloth insert seats, paddle shifters)
Fuel economy

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Could use more steering feel

Camryman
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Review Title: 3rd Time Around — Recently I purchased a 2012 Toyota Camry SE. So far I am very happy with the decision. This is my 3rd Camry (previously owned a 2002, and 2005). Both LE. This time I went with the SE as I didn't care for the front end styling on the LE on the new generation (too plain IMHO, even the Chrome bars fail to add any interest), also the light colored cloth seats seemed too hard to keep clean. The SE however while admittedly not as much a stand out visually as a fusion or 6 is clean, understated but classy. I love the fog lights, 17" alloys, and spoiler. Performance is decent. My SE is the 2.5L 4 cylinder. Off the line it's peppy enough. On the highway passing and merging is not a problem. A quick down shift on the paddle shifter makes these things fun(did I just say Fun when talking about Camry). I find the paddle shifters very responsive. The brakes are firm and not mushy. Finally Toyota got the brakes right. The steering and cornering is Camry like, though much improved over past Camrys I've owned or rented. The steering is light and offers very little feedback. If you want sports car agility and feel; try Mazda 6, or Honda Accord. If you want a comfortable, quiet composed ride with reliability to boot. You'll find it here. My SE is very comfortable capable highway cruiser. Gas mileage is great. I can get the advertised 35mpg highway if I am easy on the throttle and stay off those paddle shifters. Otherwise I average around 31-33 highway. Not bad. Definitely a improvement over my 2005. The interior. I like it. Though many car reviews I read slammed it. I think while the interior materials are not as quality as they were in the past, it is certainly better than the misaligned plasticky interiors of the last generation (2007-2011). The front touch areas are soft to the touch. The faux chrome pieces on the SE aren't fooling anyone but, they are tasteful and inoffensive. There is some hard plastic to be found on lower parts of the door sides and the upper part of the dash. Overall the SE's dark interior works for me. I think it will hold up well. I especially like the seats, black Softex (faux leather with dark cloth insets). Definitely classes up the interior. Real leather seats with suede insets are available should you so desire it. The interior is quiet with minimal road noise. I haven't experienced popping noises other report. I do notice a little wind noise. The cars tech is nice. The Bluetooth and iPod, iPhone, jump drive connections are awesome. Pairing my phone was very easy to do. I like the radio and phone controls on the steering wheel. The radio(mine is the standard non-entune, no navi) has a decent interface. It wasn't too hard to figure out. iPod connected no problem. The sound of the stereo is decent. It has tire pressure monitor that will give you the psi for each tire. There is a mpg interface as well. While my car is not perfect (what car is?) overall I love my Camry and I am very happy with my purchase.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jblurch writes:
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE Review
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5

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Outstanding gas mileage. Easy to maintain & superb acceleration. Great connectivity with cell phone and media players.

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A bit crampt for larger framed humans. Will fit two large folks and three teenagers

jblurch
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Incredibly Well Thought Out Car For Today's Commuter. — This car is incredible. 43 mpg, Hands free connectivity with phones and media players, Voice activated navigation and low maintenance costs. The engineers got this one right. Technology updates via cell phone data plan. Very easy to drive. Extremely agile and great acelleration when you need it. Some days, I get in the high 60 mpg on a drive into work.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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bbrownauditor writes:
2012 Toyota Camry SE V6 Review
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Beautiful, eye catching car, with all the modern amenities, such as navigation, back up camera, blue tooth.   Extremely roomy and comfortable.

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A little to sporty- prefer a luxury vehicle

bbrownauditor
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Exceptional Overall — Overall a top quality car for the money. Great amenities for the price. A perfect combination of sportiness and family sedan with plenty of room. Super pick up with a super fast V6 engine while maintaining excellent gas mileage of up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robin_R writes:
2012 Toyota Camry SE V6 Review
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This car never has a problem with the "get up and go"!  It's a lot of fun to drive.  Never any problems at all.

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None

Robin_R
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Sporty And Fun Family Car — I love the power this car has. Never a problem passing anyone on the highway. When you hit the pedal, it goes. That's my favorite thing about this car! I also love the sporty look of this camry. Lots of trunk space too. The only con, I wish these came in a convertible. :) Nothing else to complain about.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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DasGood writes:
2012 Toyota Camry LE Review
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This was not my first Camry and it held up and surpassed my expectations.  more power from a big four than one could imagine.  Also larger than it's predecessor;  to be considered full size.

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Though considered by most an attractive feature, the front bumper "air-damn" will catch a curb if your not careful, it sets low and forward.  The fuel it will save may not pay for the damage - it didn't mine.

DasGood
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Best Buy — A lotta car for the money; in this category the over all cost when resell is taken into consideration will be hard to beat. Though not near the league of the luxury brands in comfort features, quiet ride or feel; at half the price it felt like twice my moneys worth. And the dependability in my experience was above par.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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beersbm2 writes:
2012 Toyota Camry SE Review
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Great ride, sharp styling

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Warranty is too short

beersbm2
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Great For The Price — This is probably the nicest vehicle you can own for ~$330/mo. The SE version is very sporty, especially in the bright red that we have. Car rides well, is very reliable, and is good on gas. I am pretty displeased with the length of the warranty, however.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mmkillough writes:
2012 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Review
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Very fuel efficient and quick
Reliable
Amazing interior
Easy to drive

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Mushy handling

Mmkillough
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Fantastic — I love the reliability and cleanness of this car. Absolutely an all around great ride with an easy to use navigation. This car will run for forever and look beautiful while doing it. Will always be one of my favorite cars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dcothern writes:
2012 Toyota Camry XLE Review
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safe, reliable, airbags everywhere

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4 cyl engine lacks highway pep.  gotta floor it to get any action.

dcothern
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Safe, Relaible — I bought it as a work car to put about 200k on it before I give it to my daughter. the main reason I bought it was thinking of her safety when she gets it. this car has air bags on its airbags. It is relatively loaded, leather seats, back up camera, navigation (rather useless), and a decent stereo, satellite. I spend a lot of time driving, so it needs to be comfortable, reliable, and creature comforts. This is not my first Camry, and I do not like the location and operation of the cruise control. I had a 1990s camry, and it was in the same place and operated the same. Another thing I don't like is that the power ports do not stay hot when the car is off. at least 1 should. The

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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car4Matt writes:
2012 Toyota Camry SE Review
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I like the look of the car and it drives very good, low in gas.

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I would like more space in the glove compartment, it's not good for when you have small kids.

car4Matt
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Drives Great, Looks Good! — What I like about the Camry is that you feel control of the car when you are driving it, it's very stable and the brakes are awesome. Fuel costs are low. I love the touchscreen, navigation system, but most of all, is that I can give commands to call one of my contacts or I can just say the phone number and it will dial it for me without me holding the phone. You can also save some addresses on the navigation system that way you don't have to enter them over and over. There are a lot of other features that I never got to use but that are available in this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lewloc5150 writes:
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Good gas mileage, roomy, handles well, brakes quickly, lots of bells and whistles, good interior and exterior styling and craftsmanship.

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No major complaints.

lewloc5150
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Reliable And Cheap To Maintain And Operate — This car has been extremely dependable. No problems in snow, sleet, or rain. Enough power to get up and go whenever needed. Quiet ride, lots of storage space, comfortable for longer rides with multiple adults, stereo sounds great, never had any issues with navigation. Push button start and the stitching in the interior were nice touches that added class to the car.

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2013 Toyota Camry Reviews

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Love It By djpenny

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2011 Toyota Camry Reviews

As Dependable As They Come. By Moorebros1

This car does what I need it to. Gets me from point A to point B. Haven't had any issues and is always reliable. Will own this car till it can't go anymore. I have always liked the Toyota brand an... Read More

Great Car! By melissasautos

Very comfortable and good looking car. Runs great, never had any issues with it. The gas mileage was incredible. Definitely a family friendly car and convenient for everyday use. Good traction, even i... Read More

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2010 Toyota Camry Reviews

Its An Awesome Car By talinutz

i like everything on this car. its a toyota, last forever. maintenance is cheep. really big sedan, 40 mpg, it has brake mode next to drive mode really helpful in winter time. over all its a big family... Read More

Excellent Family Car. By pjshaw

Good features, great gas mileage, very reliable, good looking car. Got the car undercoated and it hasn't had any rust whatsoever. Does very good in snow with all kinds of antiskid and traction contro... Read More

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2009 Toyota Camry Reviews

Excellent Family Car By tantrick

I like the solid reputation of this car, it has a history of safety and reliability and continues to be the number one selling automobile in America. The ride is very comfortable and quiet. It is also... Read More

A Nice Car To Own And Drive By brookline

Toyota delivered the goods when they made this model of Camry. Rides smooth, quick brakes, No worries, when you travel in this car. Fuel saver. Good value for the money spent to purchase this auto. I... Read More

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