The Toyota Camry is a mid-size sedan that has been around, in one form or another, for more than thirty years. As is Toyota's tradition, the Camry takes its name from a Japanese derivative of the English word Crown.
Now in its ninth version, the 2012 Toyota Camry Sedan retains its status as the most popular car in North America, having been a best seller there for the last eight years, and since 1999 almost continuously, as a result of its pleasant lines, reliability, luxurious finish and tremendous value for money.
The 2012 Toyota Camry Sedan is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine providing between 169 horsepower to 179 horsepower depending on the model that can be paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Certain top of the range 2012 Camry Sedans come with a Toyota V6 3.5-liter engine paired by a six-speed automatic with manual shift feature gearbox.
Road holding in the Camry Sedan earns rave reviews with special mention going to Toyota's Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) traction control feature, which comes as standard, and whose role it is to maintain control on slippery surfaces as well as improved weight distribution between the vehicle's front and rear. The Camry's suspension continues to please, handling challenging turns with relative ease.
The 2012 Toyota Camry Sedan comes with a whole new body shape, futuristic aerodynamic lines being very much in evidence. The Camry's front end can certainly be described as the most dramatic, with the hood dipping down at a dramatic angle towards the grille, dominated by a larger than life Toyota emblem, sitting on a set of horizontal slats.
The Camry's side view is more understated, with a contrast of squarish looking doors and windows on a bulky looking setting while the car's rear end is a cross between the two, with a set of tail lamps that exactly complement the front headlights in design.
As a medium sized sedan, the Toyota Camry provides all the space required and more for five adult passengers, with plenty of head and leg room as well as a 60/40 split-folding rear seat
Trunk space on the Toyota Camry Sedan at fifteen cubic is adequate for luggage storage although those who opt for the XLE version with its reclining back seats will pay a minor price as far as storage capacity.