Pros : Good looks, spaciousness, and brand name Cons : Disappointing mileage, power output is low as compared to its competitors
This is my first Toyota car, and I must say that it fared quite well with me and my family. It may not be the best in the sedan segment, but its price does render it at least one of the best sedans on offer. Though it isn't the best looking car, it sports far better looks than its predecessor, and is not inflicted with the bulb-like front end. Talking about the interiors of the 2012 Toyota Camry, the higlights will be the air-conditioning, the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system that includes a USB port. But the disappointing thing about the msuic system is the fact that the basic functions are buried behind an array of menus, which complicates even the most basic tasks. Moving on to the comfort factor, Camry scores an A for it provides excellent visibility for the driver, and a comfortable and supportive rear seat arrangement. The roofline also scores well because it provides an easy entry and exit. And it also features ten airbags, including front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags, and two knee airbags. This assures me that I am quite safe in the car, a good thing, right?
Though the company claims that the 2012 Camry's 2.5-litre petrol engine can deliver 178bhp of power, it doesn't really feel like that. Infact, it is kind of disappointing. The steering is quite light, and the six-speed automatic transmission is quite smooth. The suspension and braking quality does well. Unlike the official claims, the car is not really that powerful, but it is luxurious, spacious and comfortable. All in all, the 2012 Toyota Camry does not live up to the expectations associated with the brand name, but is still purchase worthy.