Tall drivers certainly need to carefully check out car interior dimensions to derive pleasure from driving a 2012 Toyota Camry, as lack of head room leads to unnatural positioning in the seat. The all-new rear underbody and rear subframe increase lateral force control and torsional rigidity. And we like the chunky, multi-function controllers on either side of the steering wheel, positioned right where your thumbs can be. Not as obvious are the many areas where Toyota Camry designers reshaped interior trim to increase the feeling of spaciousness, including the A- and B-pillars, headliner over the rear seat and door trim. Inside, the cabin has been completely redesigned and materials have been upgraded.
Switching to electric drive for the air-conditioning compressor and engine-coolant pump eliminated all accessory drive belts. The recall began on February 5, 2014. Introduced in 1983, the Toyota Camry would later establish the template for the modern midsize sedan, setting benchmarks for Quality, Dependability and Reliability, along with a comfortable, quiet ride. The Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata hybrids fall way behind, turning in 60-mph acceleration runs in the mid-nine-second range and a quarter-mile elapsed time slower by more than a second. Not too different from the Camry. Those standard tires might help with mileage — Toyota cites a 10 percent overall reduction in rolling resistance with them — but the traction tradeoff concerns me.
Shorter wheelbase delivers a greater maneuverability which is handy while drifting around the city with its curvy and narrow streets. The front seats have longer bottom cushions and taller backrests but not enough lateral stiffness to keep front occupants in place during hard cornering. The redesigned center console and front edge of the rear-seat cushion increase rear middle seat legroom by two inches. Otherwise, the midsizer standings are similar to those from last month expect for the Kia Optima and Chevy Malibu swapping places. The electric part of it is real quiet.
It should get better gas mileage. The GreenEdge speakers produce a higher output of sound with the same power or less consumption of conventional models. Those standard tires might help with mileage — Toyota cites a 10 percent overall reduction in rolling resistance with them — but the traction tradeoff concerns me. The blend of friction and electrical braking is smooth enough that you seldom detect queasiness or nonlinearity in the pedal. Exclusive exterior and interior design touches and badging differentiate the 2012 Camry Hybrid from other Camry models. There are 10 standard airbags. Toyota moved the battery pack forward 5.
The recall began on February 5, 2014. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the 2012 Camry, like the 2011 model, still doesn't feel much like a performance car. There are 10 standard airbags. The annoying acceleration drone that comes standard with continuously variable transmissions has been reduced with revised engine controls and a heavy blanket of underhood sound deadening. It's both better-performing and more frugal this year, gaining many of the improvements to the nickel-metal-hydride battery pack and Hybrid Synergy Drive that the Prius got last year. Silencer panels installed in the rear-wheel housings, and new sound-absorbing materials added to the trunk's interior side trim further reduce road noise from the tires and wheel housings. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing.
Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. Prod the accelerator midway down, and the front wheels spin away, reined in only when the standard electronic stability system intervenes. Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. Especially compared to the more cockpit-like layouts among mid-size sedans, like the Kia Optima, the Camry feels downright airy from the front seats. Enough shoulder room keeps the driver and his passenger from elbowing each other. Also, I'm spoiled by the gas mileage.
The proven nickel-metal-hydride battery, located in the luggage compartment behind the rear seats, now features enhanced air-cooling. The entire battery assembly is considerably smaller, and 150 pounds lighter, and it's been moved forward about 5. The accumulated water may then leak through a seam in the housing onto the air bag control module potentially resulting in a short circuit of the module. Driving The Camry Hybrid can drive on electric power alone at low speeds, before the drivetrain transitions seamlessly to engine power. It is quite comfortable, quiet, reliable other than voice command for gps and has more than adequate acceleration. Add to that a slick 0. To help owners achieve phenomenal efficiency, there are two new driving modes.
The car comes with front-wheel drive and an automatic transmission. The recall began on March 21, 2013. Structurally, Toyota has redone many of the components underneath, with the aim of increasing rigidity and safety. The addition of brushed aluminum accents, an elegantly stitched dash topper, and more-contemporary grain patterns should help stem the tide of customers fleeing toward Hyundai. In vehicles equipped with one of the display audio systems and backup camera, when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse, the audio display will show the image of what the camera captures, along with an overlay of positioning lines representing the parking space and distance to obstacles. This doesn't cost anything additional. A blind-spot monitoring system will also be available, as will a rearview camera--but only on some models.
This system offers a new split-screen feature that allows for simultaneously displaying navigation and audio information. I am an auto broker and I love cars, especially sports cars, such as Porsches and Ferraris , so my Camry would certainly not be my first choice in a daily driver, however I am pleased with my car. The dashboard structure and assembly, one of the most complex areas in modern cars, was thoroughly optimized to prevent noise intrusion. It'd be a nice feature to have the parking assist, but the Blind. On both of these, we'll have to update you with later driving impressions. By cooling and controlling exhaust gas injected into each cylinder, the system eliminates the need to richen the air-fuel mixture to control cylinder temperatures.