Like The Transmission - 2012 Toyota Camry Long-Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry SE: Like The Transmission

April 12, 2012

 2012 Toyota Camry SE

One of the more appealing aspects to our Camry, at least in my mind, is the shift programming for the six-speed automatic transmission. So many automakers these days seem to have implemented a dull throttle response and delayed automatic transmission downshifts in the hopes of eking out better mpg. It can be annoying or even aggravating.

The Camry, however, is prompt in its responses to your extra inputs and snaps off quick one-gear downshifts. The sport mode works well, too.

Maybe some people would say this means the Camry is just shifting too much, but I like it this way. The shifts are inperceptible, and overall the Camry feels alert and makes the most of its four-cylinder's power.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

The result is annoying (or even aggravatingly slow responses to your throttle inputs.

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