in 2012 Affordable Midsize Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $15,489 - $21,914
Original MSRP: $22,055 - $30,115
MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy
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Used Car: 2012 Toyota Camry Review

Review Last Updated: 8/28/14

Though critics said the redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry isn’t the most exciting car in the class, it gets great fuel economy and reviewers liked its high-quality interior and smooth ride.

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Reviewers agreed that the standard four-cylinder engine in the 2012 Toyota Camry delivers respectable acceleration around town and on the highway. A more powerful V6 is available, but critics said the four-cylinder provides plenty of power for most buyers. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models. The four-cylinder Toyota Camry gets an EPA-estimated 25/35 mpg city/highway, which is excellent for a 2012 midsize car. The V6 model gets 21/30 mpg city/highway, which is also good for the class. Test drivers said the Camry has a comfortable ride, and they noted that its handling is composed, but falls short of sporty.

The Toyota Camry was completely redesigned for the 2012 model year, and automotive journalists said its upscale interior design is a major improvement over the 2011 model. They wrote that high-quality interior materials, like the soft-touch dashboard, help the 2012 Camry stand out in the class. Reviewers agreed that both the front and rear seats are spacious enough for most adults, even very tall ones. The Camry has 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which is on par for the class. Some of the 2012 Camry’s new features appealed to reviewers when it was new, like the available Entune multimedia system, which allows you to control apps, like Pandora Internet radio, on your smartphone. Standard features in the 2012 Camry include Bluetooth phone connectivity, a USB port and a six-speaker audio system. Available features include a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a backup camera, Bluetooth music streaming, satellite radio, HD Radio, navigation and a blind spot monitoring system.

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Reviewers said the 2012 Honda Accord is fun to drive thanks to its agile handling and quick, communicative steering system. The Accord’s interior is large for a midsize car, and critics agreed that it offers plenty of room in the front and rear seats. It also has one of the highest safety scores in the class.

The 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid’s gas mileage is significantly better than the gas-only Camry’s, and critics said the Camry hybrid has strong acceleration and smooth brakes. The Camry Hybrid also has the same upscale interior design as the gas-only Camry.

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