Even in its final year, the outgoing Camry outsold all its competitors — and beat all but one of them in Cars. The styling was trimmer than before, though still conservative. The headlights look more reshaped than reimagined. I reviewed the much-improved Camry Hybrid. Some competitors — the Suzuki Kizashi in particular — find better ground between ride and handling.
The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2007 model year to keep pace with rivals like the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. A hybrid model joined the Camry lineup for the first time as a 2007 model. On the interstate the Camry was much quieter. I even fit my sons bmx bike in the trunk! I didn't like the previous model enough to buy one. A design update in 2015 brought more aggressive styling, while updates like available wireless smartphone charging helped the Camry stay competitive in a crowded class.
I am 50 and have not enjoyed driving a car this much in a long time. I still can't believe how quiet the car is on the highway - very little road noise. Trust me, drive a Camry and you will be sold. I test-drove a Honda Accord and liked it, except for the uncomfortable driver seat and the high interior noise level. The only improvements I can observe so far are the cheap looking simulated brushed aluminum interior trim pieces. If trunk space is high on your list, check out the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion. It could be the Goodyear tires on the Accord, but there was too much road noise for me.
At the time the interior was nice but compared to the 12's not a chance. The 08 had 62k on it and not one problem ever! I drove the two generations back-to-back, and the new one leans more but handles better — sharper balance, graceful drifting, better steering feedback. Then my wife convinces me to check out Toyota, I go to the Toyota dealer and examine a Camry L on sale which did not sway me over the beautiful Optima. I only wish Toyota had worked similar magic with the suspension. While the 2012 Toyota Camry lacks the instant appeal of some competitors, a number of important, incremental improvements make it a ratings-worthy contender for any family-car shopper. While the 2012 Toyota Camry lacks the instant appeal of some competitors, a number of important, incremental improvements make it a ratings-worthy contender for any family-car shopper. I like the firm suspension, but feel that the steering could use a bit more feedback.
Of these three vehicles, the Camry is the best car for the dollar, considering interior and trunk space, features, handling and fuel economy. Redesigned for 2012, the Camry and its winning formula continue. Mainline Camry trims add steering-wheel audio controls, remote keyless entry and a touch-screen stereo with Bluetooth audio streaming. My wife has an audi A4 it is in the shop once every 3 months. Revamped Interior The overhauled cabin feels richer, if less consistent, than before. Perhaps it's the tire and steel wheel combo, but some road surfaces emit a bit of road noise.
Toyota describes the Camry as all-new — seventh generation, redesigned from top to bottom — but the styling suggests a milder update. The Camry handles very well since it does have sport suspension. Redesigned for 2012, the Camry and its winning formula continue. By far the best camry i have owned. First let me say I am a returning camry owner,08.
While the 2012 Toyota Camry lacks the instant appeal of some competitors, a number of important, incremental improvements make it a ratings-worthy contender for any family-car shopper. Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. From bad breaks to leaking head gaskets. After driving this one it is hard to go back. Credit Toyota for slimming most versions down more than 100 pounds, tweaking the , adding fuel-saving electric power steering and outfitting the Camry with lower-rolling-resistance tires.
The base engine was a 158-hp, 2. The interior is a few flubs short of family-car excellence, and the skateboard tires mar an otherwise refined driving experience. Prod the accelerator, and the front wheels spin away. Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, power accessories, Bluetooth and an iPod-compatible stereo. Even in its final year, the outgoing Camry outsold all its competitors — and beat all but one of them in Cars.
It is quiet, smooth and has a nice sleek look from the front. I was so pleased with my 08 that I had to buy another. On a blustery winter day, I fear the Energy Savers would fare even worse. Add into the equation Toyota's reliability and excellent resale and this car is a no brainer. The boomerang taillights add something fresh, but the side profile smacks of the old Camry.
That was a concern until I test drove this car. Dressed with stitched faux leather and a chrome-flanked, raised center panel, the dash has lots of upscale eye candy. Rivals like the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Kia Optima and Chevrolet Malibu were all moving the bar on interior amenities, overall refinement and performance. This car is so much better and I even like its looks inside and out. Both had adequate power and smooth transmissions. Camry in the Market Toyota went for short completions with the new Camry: Eke out another 2 mpg, refine the steering and handling, improve the brakes. Some buyers may wish the carmaker had opted to throw a styling long ball, as Kia and Hyundai did.