2012 Toyota Camry SE: I Like Big Buttons and I Cannot Lie
December 13, 2011
Oh, my, gawd, Becky. Look at those buttons. They're so big. They look like one of those Fisher-Price toys.
What can I say? I'm a big-button type of guy.
Seriously, Toyota has the most legible buttons on the market, and that's a good thing. The buttons are so big, I'm pretty sure I could operate them with an oven mitt on. Maybe it's not the most attractive center stack out there, but in this regard, I would choose function over form any day.
The buttons on the steering wheel are also large, but perhaps not as ergonomic as they could be. The volume buttons are too far apart and I'm pretty sure no human thumb has that much range of motion to use them without shifting the hand position. I was also thinking that they could've eliminated the volume buttons altogether and used the vertical directional pad buttons for volume and horizontal for skip functions.
Just my $0.02.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor