2012 Toyota Camry  -  $22,850


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,850
Base Invoice: $20,976
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn I4 Auto L (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: 25 | Hwy: 35
Body Style: 4dr Sdn I4 Auto L (Natl)
Transmission: 6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC VVT-i 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

V6 and hybrid versions available, impressive interior space; ride quality


Model Highlights

Toyota's Camry has been given a redesign for 2012, but Toyota didn't mess with success when it came to the fundamentals. It's still offered in both gas and hybrid versions and while styling changes have been made, it's still unmistakably Camry throughout. Buyers still have their choice of the base L, LE, sporty SE and top-level XLE models. Hybrid buyers can now choose between LE or XLE trims.

Engines receive few changes for the new model year. Base-level Camrys come equipped with a 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine that makes 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque--an improvement of 9 horsepower and 3 pound-feet of torque over the 2011 model. The SE and XLE models can be fitted with a 268-horsepower 3.5L V6. Both of these engines are paired to a 6-speed automatic as the only transmission choice.

The Hybrid has been given two available trim levels for 2012: LE and XLE. Both come with a 2.5L 4-cylinder mated to an electric motor for a combined 200 horsepower. The car can run on either powerplant individually, or it can pair them together, depending on conditions. A button on the dash allows the driver to select an EV only mode, which can be used up to 25 mph, depending on the battery charge. A CVT transmission is standard.

Interior space has been enhanced thanks to the redesign, which slightly reshaped the body to allow more usable room for rear seat passengers. Improved sound deadening has been added as well, helping to limit road noise. Safety features include front-side airbags, curtain-side airbags, driver and passenger front knee airbags, an antiskid system, traction control and anti-lock brakes.

Standard features on all Camrys include cruise control, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, air conditioning, Bluetooth, USB/iPod interface and outside temperature gauge. Six-speaker stereos are also standard, however, the LE and 4-cylinder-equipped SE and XLE models get Toyota's Display Audio system, complete with 6.1-inch touchscreen. Six-cylinder models get a slightly better version of the Display Audio system, which adds navigation, HD and satellite radio. Toyota's new Entunes system is also part of the package, pairing with a smartphone to facilitate the use of popular mobile apps like Pandora, and allowing voice control of many of the car's functions. The upgraded system is optional on 4-cylinder SE and XLE models. A top-level version, with a 7-inch screen, is available on V6 XLE models.

A multitude of options are available, depending on the trim. A Convenience Package with a proximity unlock system and pushbutton ignition is available and a backup camera can be ordered on SE and 4-cylinder XLE models, but it's standard on the V6-equipped XLE. Leather seats are optional on 4-cylinder XLE models and standard on the V6 XLE. Other options include a wireless cell phone link, heated seats and a blind spot detection system.


Model News

The 2012 Camry has been redesigned both inside and out. Although it rides on the same platform as 2011 models, it's been given all new bold-looking sheetmetal with a more aerodynamic style. The trunk is now larger, offering more storage space and all models feature 60/40 split folding rear seats, providing the ability to transport longer items. The Hybrid model features an updated 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine and electric motor combination, which provides a total of 200 horsepower, up from last year's 188. The interior features increased headroom as well as hip and legroom, and the seats have been redesigned to be more comfortable.


Value Writeup

The Toyota Camry has been America's top selling passenger car for the past nine years, and for good reason, as it's known for providing its owners with comfort, economy and long service. But in 2012, the sensible Camry gets some styling updates to make it even more appealing to buyers and the Hybrid model gains a significant amount of horsepower as well. It's well-suited against midsize segment rivals thanks to a reputation for quality and value per dollar.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7

EPA Classification
Midsize Car

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG

Cruising Range - City
425.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
595.00 mi

Engine Order Code
2AR

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/152

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4100

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63

Total Cooling System Capacity
4.7 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102.7 ft³

Front Head Room
38.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.0 in

Front Hip Room
54.5 in

Second Head Room
38.1 in

Second Leg Room
38.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.6 in

Second Hip Room
54.5 in

Wheelbase
109.3 in

Length, Overall
189.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in

Height, Overall
57.9 in

Track Width, Front
62.4 in

Track Width, Rear
62.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in

Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3190 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.95 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.63 in

Front Tire Size
P205/65R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
25,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V442000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 17, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
802,769

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry, and Camry HV vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing. The accumulated water may then leak through a seam in the housing onto the air bag control module potentially resulting in a short circuit of the module.

Consequence
A short circuit may cause the air bags to become disabled or inadvertently deploy. An inadvertent airbag deployment can increase the risk of injury or the possibility of a crash. An inoperative airbag can increase the risk of injury in a severe crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort and can increase the risk of a crash at low speeds.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.1%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.5L DOHC VVT-i 16-valve I4 engine

6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission w/OD -inc: sequential shift

Front wheel drive

Battery saver feature

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: gas shocks

Independent dual-link rear suspension -inc: gas shocks

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes -inc: brake assist

16" x 6.5" steel wheels -inc: full wheel covers

P205/65R16 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

Projector beam halogen headlamps

High solar energy-absorbing glass

Color-keyed manual folding pwr mirrors

Washer-linked intermittent windshield wipers

AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, aux audio jack, USB input w/iPod connectivity & control, auto sound leveling, (6) speakers, BLU Logic hands-free phone system

Front bucket seats -inc: driver height adjuster

6-way manual driver seat

4-way adjustable front passenger seat

60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: fixed rear center headrest

Fabric seat trim

Adjustable front & rear headrests

Covered center console w/storage & dual cup holders

Front sliding center armrest

Fold-down rear center armrest w/dual cup holders

Door sill scuff plates

Tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Multi-information display -inc: twin tripmeters, outside temp display

Pwr windows -inc: driver auto up/down, retained pwr, pinch protection

Pwr auto door locks w/anti-lockout feature

Cruise control

Engine immobilizer

Air conditioning -inc: dust & pollen filter

Rear window defogger w/timer

Lockable illuminated glove box

(1) 12V aux pwr outlet

Dual visor vanity mirrors

Illuminated entry

Overhead console -inc: front map lights, sunglass holder

Front seatback pockets

Front & rear map pockets

(6) bottle holders

4-wheel anti-lock brake system -inc: electronic brake-force distribution

Smart stop technology

Vehicle stability control

Traction control

Side-impact door beams

Front & rear energy-absorbing crumple zones

Daytime running lamps -inc: on/off feature

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: occupant sensor

Front & rear seat-mounted side airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Driver & front passenger knee airbags

3-point seat belts -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger seats, front adjustable shoulder anchors

LATCH child restraint system *Outboard rear seat positions only*

Tire pressure monitor system

Internal trunk release handle

Child-protector rear door locks

Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column

Whiplash-lessening front seats

 
50 STATE ULEV2 EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA PZEV EMISSIONS
$0

 
SUPER WHITE
$0

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
COSMIC GRAY MICA
$0

 
ATTITUDE BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
BARCELONA RED METALLIC
$0

 
SANDY BEACH METALLIC
$0

 
CYPRESS PEARL
$0

 
CLEARWATER BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
IVORY, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL POST PRODUCTION OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA **
$0

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MAT SET
$100

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
ASHTRAY KIT
$26

 
BODY-SIDE MOLDINGS
$209

 
CARPETED FLOOR & TRUNK MAT SET
$225

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$109

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$69

 
DOOR SILL ENHANCEMENTS
$199

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILL ENHANCEMENTS
$299

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
PROTECTION PKG
$403

 
REAR SPOILER
$159

 
VIP RS3200 SECURITY SYSTEM
$359

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$303


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