2012 Toyota Camry Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry SE: 5,000 Miles and Then Some

March 16, 2012

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Our long-term 2012 Toyota Camry passed the 5,000-mile mark this week, and we barely noticed as it happened in the midst of a five-car comparison test that saw us rack up hundreds of miles. The Camry SE is one of the five.

I drove our long-termer last night, and as in the past, it's the Camry's total package that impresses me -- the engine is, well, rather stellar among the four-cylinders this class (now that the Passat has lost the 2.0T motor).

In addition, the automatic transmission is well programmed (i.e., shifts quickly enough and smoothly enough to keep me happy), the seats are comfortable, the controls are simple... but you know, I'm not sure I'd get an SE if it was my decision. I don't care for the SE styling flourishes, and the combination of the suspension calibration and the tires makes for a busy ride on I-10 and California 60 -- the two freeways I use the most.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 5,539 miles

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

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