2012 Toyota Camry Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry: Need More in Your Back-up Display?

April 30, 2012

2012 Toyota Camry

After experiencing all the different types of backup cameras in various long-termers, one can't help but get used to certain features and miss them when they're not available in other cars. Like for our 2012 Toyota Camry's view via the back-up camera. It's a clean, straightforward display of guidelines. The thin, red horizontal line shows how close is too close, while the blue vertical lines shows where you are in relation to the space you're backing into.

But what the guidelines don't do is react when you turn the wheel (like in the BMW 528i), which, even though I don't really need it, I still find helpful when parallel parking. Nor does the Camry display have the helpful green, yellow and red zones you find in a Ford Mustang, Nissan Juke or Kia Optima (when it works). But that's me, what say you? Do you prefer simpler?

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 7,848 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Toyota Camry in VA is:

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