2012 Toyota Camry

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Updated on: June 2, 2021

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The Toyota Camry has remained a top-selling sedan in the midsize segment. Accordingly, Toyota has given its lineup of 2012 Camry a full redesign for its exterior and interior. But at first look, you might not even know it. However, nearly every piece of sheet metal, every element of the Camry's underbody structure, the suspension, and all the interior components is different in 2012.

Only the engines and transmissions have been carried over unchanged. So instead of trying to make the new Toyota Camry radically different, the carmaker essentially enhanced every component to make a better end result for core values like passenger comfort and safety. With this facelift, the 2012 Toyota Camry comes at a starting price of $22,055, which is $1,100 more than the outgoing model.

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Pros

Above-average comfort

High fuel efficiency

Excellent history of reliability and resale value

Choice of three powertrains: 4-cylinder, V6, or hybrid

Cons

No manual transmission offering

Not as sporty or athletic handling as some rivals

What's New?

Completely redesigned interior and exterior


2012 Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.8

based on 190 ratings


7.9/10 Features
7.9/10 Interiors
7.9/10 Design
8.0/10 Safety
8.1/10 Reliability
7.9/10 Deal Value

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2012 Toyota Camry Overall Reviews


LA

Leticia A. Arnold

2012 Toyota Camry

SE Limited Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 3, 2021

Got a bang onb deal

Pros - Interior quality and build, Refined performance, Enhanced Safety

Cons - I didn't find anything bad.

Everthing is nice - performance, interior, and safety I was set out to trade my 2007 Corolla for a 2012 Corolla, but found pretty interesting deals at the dealer. And here surprisingly came to my notice a worth grabbing deal of 2012 SE Camry Limited Edition in the end of winter sale. And I was like "Gosh!!!" I test drove it and found it to be much better than the Corolla in the performance aspects. The build quality and use of upscale interior materials make this one much better than Corolla. Plus the seating has good support and feel comfortable to be in. Moreover, the 10 airbags and plenty of safety features that came along make its value worth. Thus, I must say that I got a bang on deal. I spent a pleasant time here, and especially like the warm and wlecoming nature of folks. They are ready to help you out, and don't interrupt when you speak.

9/10
Features
10/10
Interior
9/10
Design
10/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

LA

Leticia A. Arnold

2012 Toyota Camry

SE Limited Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 3, 2021

Got a bang onb deal

Pros - Interior quality and build, Refined performance, Enhanced Safety

Cons - I didn't find anything bad.

Everthing is nice - performance, interior, and safety I was set out to trade my 2007 Corolla for a 2012 Corolla, but found pretty interesting deals at the dealer. And here surprisingly came to my notice a worth grabbing deal of 2012 SE Camry Limited Edition in the end of winter sale. And I was like "Gosh!!!" I test drove it and found it to be much better than the Corolla in the performance aspects. The build quality and use of upscale interior materials make this one much better than Corolla. Plus the seating has good support and feel comfortable to be in. Moreover, the 10 airbags and plenty of safety features that came along make its value worth. Thus, I must say that I got a bang on deal. I spent a pleasant time here, and especially like the warm and wlecoming nature of folks. They are ready to help you out, and don't interrupt when you speak.

9/10
Features
10/10
Interior
9/10
Design
10/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

KT

Kimberly B. Tsosie

2012 Toyota Camry

XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 30, 2021

Owning an eight-year old Camry!

Pros - Above average comfort. Reliable engine. Includes modern tech.

Cons - Plain styling. No manual gearbox. Not much fun to drive.

Reliability and comfort! I'm a second owner to this '12 Camry and have driven over 80k miles on the car. The car has been mostly reliable throughout the time I have owned (having sold recently). Apart from the routine maintenance, I had a radiator leak once and AC cooling problem which was solved quite quickly. Although my car sported a V6 under the hood, it wasn't as pleasant to drive as a V6 should be. I really liked the comfort the Camry had to offer which is uncommon in it's class. Also, it had modern tech back in 2012 like bluetooth and blindspot monitor! It has been one of the most well-packaged family sedan I have owned! Jeremiah and Danielle were really exceptional here. They helped me with a no-fuss, easy trade-in deal for my new car. I traded this '12 Camry for a new one!

7/10
Features
8/10
Interior
5/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22055

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

118 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

178 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

170 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

109.3 in.

length

189.2 in.

width

71.7 in.

height

57.9 in.

curb weight

3190 lbs.

ground clearance

6.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

102.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.4 cu ft.

payload capacity

925 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/30/35 mpg

highway range

595 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

L $22,055 onwards

178 hp @ 6000 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 16" Steel Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning

LE $22,600 onwards

178 hp @ 6000 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • Spoiler-mounted solar panel

SE $23,220 onwards

178 hp @ 6000 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • SofTex Cloth/Leatherette Seat Trim

XLE $24,775 onwards

178 hp @ 6000 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Parking Assist
  • Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof

SE Limited Edition $25,995 onwards

178 hp @ 6000 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 18" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • Navigation System
  • XM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

8.3

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

7.5

Safety

9.1

8.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.7

Overall Rating


"Toyota has renewed this car like clockwork every five years, and the Camry has achieved an enviable position as the default mainstream sedan of choice-quiet, smooth, comfortable, reliable, and affordably priced." -CarAndDriver.Com

With its new design, the Toyota Camry looks to pose an even bigger threat to the likes of 2012 Ford Fusion, 2012 Volkswagen Passat, and 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While all these other sedans do fairly well to satisfy their buyers, none are quite as affordable, spacious, refined, and reliable as the Toyota Camry. It is a mix of these qualities that make it an ideal choice for families looking for the most ideal daily driver.


9.0/10
Pricing and Features

8.3/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.2/10
Interior

7.5/10
Exterior

9.1/10
Safety


2012 Toyota Camry Pricing and Features

9.0/10

The five-seater midsize Camry sedan comes in budget-friendly L and LE, sport-tuned SE, and luxury-focused XLE trims. A four-cylinder engine is standard on all while a V-6 is optional exclusively on the SE and XLE. However, some of the other extra features found on the higher trims can be added as options to the lower trim levels as well.

TRIM

L

LE

SE

XLE

SE Sport Limited Edition

MSRP (FWD/I4)

$22,055

$22,600

$23,220

$24,775

$25,995

MSRP (FWD/V6) - - $26,910 $30,115 -

Features

Cruise Control

Vinyl Seats

Leather Steering Wheel

Premium Sound System

Steering Wheel Audio Controls

 

Power Mirror(s)

Remote Trunk Release

Smart Device Integration

Navigation System

Remote Trunk Release

 

A/C

Sun/Moonroof

Satellite Radio

Heated Front Seat(s)

Sun/Moonroof

 

Auxiliary Audio Input

Keyless Entry

Power Passenger Seat

Power Driver Seat

 
 

Premium Synthetic Seats

Steering Wheel Audio Controls

 

Climate Control

 

A premium 10-speaker JBL audio system is optional for the SE and XLE. On the XLE V6, Toyota also offers a hard-drive-based navigation system with a larger central display. Although, the availability of features can vary depending on which region of the country you live in.

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2012 Toyota Camry Buying Advice

The redesigned Toyota Camry's great reliability rating, comfortable ride, and roomy interior contribute to its high position in our midsize car rankings. Its classmates are still much sportier, but it has a much nicer interior than ever before and so is a well-recommended family car.

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2012 Toyota Camry Engine and Performance

8.3/10

"With its stable handling and accurate steering, the front-wheel-drive 2012 Toyota Camry is a great midsize sedan for shoppers interested in a comfortable daily driver." -Cars.USNews.Com

The 2012 Toyota Camry features front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission, but there are two engine choices. Base Camrys are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 178 hp and 170 pound-feet of torque. This engine brought it from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, which makes it one of the quickest four-cylinder midsize sedans.

Optional is a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. It hits 60 mph from 0 in 6.6 seconds, which is average for upgrade engines in this class. This engine comes with Dual VVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing-intelligent) technology, which controls valve timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts for optimal performance and efficiency at all engine speeds.

Models

2012 Toyota Camry

2012 Ford Fusion

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Hyundai Sonata

MSRP

$22,055

$20,705

$20,590

$19,795

Engine

2.5 L Inline-4

2.5 L Inline-4

2.5 L Inline-5

2.4 L Inline-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

Power

178 hp @ 6000 RPM

175 hp @ 6000 RPM

170 hp @ 5700 RPM

200 hp @ 6300 RPM

Torque

170 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm

172 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM

177 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM

186 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM

0-60 mph

(sec)

7.8 

8.9

9.0

7.9

Quarter-Mile 

(sec)

15.9

16.3 

16.8

14.3

Top Speed

(mph)

118

112 

118

148

But the Camry's strongest suit lies in the way it drives. It is easily one of the most refined cars one can find in the market today. The steering is precise and the car remains composed at all times. Even the cabin remains free of most vibrations and noises, and bumps are soaked up quite well. The improved quality of interior materials on the 2012 Camry should only add to the driver's experience behind the wheels.


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2012 Toyota Camry Fuel Economy

9.0/10

Toyota has increased the torque-converter lockup range for the automatic transmission to help keep revs down. That, combined with a tremendous weight savings of 150 pounds or more across the model line, has added at least 1 mpg to every model. Four-cylinder models are now up to 25/35 mpg city/highway respectively, while mileage ratings for the Camry V-6 have increased mpg to 21/30 mpg, in that order.

Models

2012 Toyota Camry

2012 Ford Fusion

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Hyundai Sonata

MPG

(City)

25

23

22

24

MPG

(Highway)

35

33

31

35

MPG
(Combined)

28

26

25

28

Fuel Tank Capacity

(gallon)

17.0 

17.5

18.5

18.5 

Range 

(City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

425/595/476

403/578/455

407/574/463

444/648/518

The 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers a total of 268 HP at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,700 rpm. It has a fuel economy of 21 mpg city 30 mpg highway, which is the best fuel economy for any current V6 midsize sedan. The 2012 Toyota Camry has a 17-gallon fuel tank, with which the sedan cruises for 425 miles on city roads to 595 miles on highways.


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2012 Toyota Camry Interior

8.2/10

"The previous mismatch of poorly fitted hard plastic has been replaced with better construction and a more pleasing array of textures, trim and subtle decorative stitching." -Edmunds.Com

The overhauled cabin feels richer, if less consistent, than before. Dressed with stitched faux leather and a chrome-flanked, raised center panel, the dash has lots of upscale eye candy. The quality goes beyond sight alone the climate controls feel weightier and the gearshift crisper moving from Park to Drive. The Camry XLE loses its reclining backseat, but all trims gain a 60/40-split folding backseat. The redesign has also made the front A-pillars narrower for better visibility and the roofline has been tucked up and back just a tad for rear headroom.

Models

2012 Toyota Camry

2012 Ford Fusion

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Hyundai Sonata

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row

(Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom)

(in.)

38.8/58.0/41.6

38.7/57.4/42.3

38.3/56.9/42.4

40.0/57.9/45.5

Rear Row

(Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom)

(in.)

38.1/56.6/38.9

37.8/56.5/37.1

37.8/57.0/39.1

37.8/56.7/34.6

Cargo Volume

(cu-ft.)

15.4

16.5

15.9

16.4

The new model has received a new dashboard design, modified seat locations, redesigned seats, and "lean" door, pillar, and headliner trim too. Though the backseat is not as cavernous as Volkswagen Passat or Hyundai Sonata, it fits adults fine, with good headroom and a hump-free floor. Trunk volume measures 15.4 cubic feet, up from last year’s 15.0 cubic feet. If trunk space is high on your list, check out the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion, as both cars offer north of 16 cubic feet.

Major interior features of the 2012 Toyota Camry are-

  • Cushy seat
  • Door panel controls
  • Crispy gear shifting
  • Premium Synthetic Seats

The new Camry's upgraded audio system also includes Entune, a suite of smartphone-connected services that includes features like the Bing search engine, Pandora streaming radio, real-time traffic, sports and stock information, and the ability to reserve movie tickets or a table at a restaurant on the go. We're especially fond of the Camry's new touchscreen interface and accompanying steering wheel controls, which makes operating your myriad radio and media player choices a snap.

Few key infotainment features of the 2012 Toyota Camry include-

  • Pandora streaming radio
  • New touchscreen interface
  • JBL sound system
  • HD Radio and satellite radio
  • Navigation system

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2012 Toyota Camry Exterior

7.5/10

"Aesthetic changes include a less ostentatious nose bump and a lower fascia made busy with more vents." -CNet.Com

The exterior expresses an "architectural statement through crisp, precise character lines, while a more strongly curved door cross-section and more defined rocker panel molding give the Camry a more expressive appearance." Upfront, anyone can easily spot the new headlamps with a more dynamic shape and a pronounced curvature of the main-beam unit merging into the bumper cover.

Models

2012 Toyota Camry

2012 Ford Fusion

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Hyundai Sonata

Curb Weight
(lbs)

3190

3342 

3221

3316

Length

(in.)

189.2

190.6

191.6

189.8

Width
(in.)

71.7

72.2

72.2

72.2

Height
(in.)

57.9 

56.9

58.5

57.9

Ground Clearance
(in.)

6.1

N/A

5.4

N/A

Wheelbase
(in.)

109.3

107.4

110.4

110.0

The rear lamp clusters wrap tightly into the body sides with their top sections extending into the trunk panel. The LE and XLE trims will be distinguished by additional exterior chrome trim, while the SE version will receive a three-part lower grille section housing fog lamps, along with black sport trim headlamp bezels, more prominent rocker panel moldings, and a trunk lid with an integrated spoiler.

Major exterior highlights of the 2012 Toyota Camry are-

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Foglamps
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Auto headlamps
  • Black sport trim headlamp bezels

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2012 Toyota Camry Safety

9.1/10

The 2012 Toyota Camry comes with a battery of standard safety features including anti-lock brakes with brake assist, stability control, front- and rear-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and knee airbags for both driver and passenger, the latter new for 2012. A blind-spot monitoring system is also available.

Few salient safety features available with the 2012 Toyota Camry are-

  • Airbags
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Stability control
  • Brake assist
  • ABS and EBD

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2012 Toyota Camry Final Verdict

The 2012 Toyota Camry lacks the instant appeal of some competitors. But a number of important, incremental improvements make it a ratings-worthy contender for any family-car shopper. Overall, the Camry rides and drives in a more refined, responsive way, and the package and features have been much improved.

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Top User Reviews

9

User Overall Rating

Got a bang onb deal

Everthing is nice - performance, interior, and safety

by Leticia A. Arnold

9

User Overall Rating

Got a bang onb deal

Everthing is nice - performance, interior, and safety

by Leticia A. Arnold

7

User Overall Rating

Owning an eight-year old Camry!

Reliability and comfort!

by Kimberly B. Tsosie

7

User Overall Rating

Widebody is bossy

Strong and luxury

by Elizabeth T. Galarza

10

User Overall Rating

Reliable, Sturdy and Best Car I've Ever Had

As long as the owner before took care of the car and tuned up when necessary this car will go for 300k+ miles

by Loren Blocher II

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