2012 Toyota Camry Long Term Road Test


2012 Toyota Camry SE: Clean Set of Gauges

January 03, 2012

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I'm not usually one to comment on something as simple as a gauges cluseer, but hey, my last post was about a slightly ill-fitting piece of trim on the dash so anything goes these days. This time I'm going to commend the Camry people for the simple, yet still classy looking set of gauges in our Camry SE.

All too often, the designers of otherwise nondescript sedans try to liven things up with overly busy gauges. Here, they added some nice textures but otherwise went with a fairly basic design. It looks good, it's easy to read everything at a glance and blends in well with the rest of the interior. At night, the needles get cool, blue backlighting that's much better on the eyes than the overly bright white lettering in our Kia Optima.

Overall, the Camry is a pleasing design that favors simplicity over flash. Nice.

Ed Hellwig, Editor

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