2012 Toyota Camry new car reviews

The new Camry's skin looks like it was simply stretched more tightly over the car's existing frame.
If it wasn't for the garage's green color, you wouldn't be able to tell that there is a new Camry in this photo.
The new taillights look edgy, maybe even hip?

Better than: The last Toyota Camry
But not as good as: Hyundai Sonata
GRM Bang For The Buck Index: 82.25

Toyota's newest Camry is slightly less bland than the last Camry—a shocking change in direction from Toyota. Among other things, this XLE model features somewhat unique body lines, an interior with more than one texture, a stereo that sounds more like the band you're listening to and less like a cheap stereo, and a very powerful engine that makes this car almost fun. Almost.

So, has Toyota finally made a Camry that's fun to drive?

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Other staff views

Jane Soliman Jane Soliman
Reader

A Camry is a Camry is a Camry. It's smooth. It's big. It's boring. It's a Toyota.

Tom Suddard Tom Suddard
Associate Editor

It was large and boring, but it had great power. Kind of like Jabba the Hut.

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Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
7/24/12 12:09 p.m.

Please post long jump results and crash footage.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

Toyota's newest Camry is slightly less bland than the last Camry—a shocking change in direction from Toyota. Among other things, this XLE model features somewhat unique body lines, an interior with more than one texture, a stereo that sounds more like the band you're listening to and less like a cheap stereo, and a very powerful engine that makes this car almost fun. Almost.

So, has Toyota finally made a Camry that's fun to drive?

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