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2012 Toyota Camry Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry SE: Radio Days

February 04, 2012

2012 Toyota Camry SE

Initially, our 2012 Toyota Camry SE comes across as inhospitable for AM/FM radio listeners. After all, it has the same ridiculously long reach to the tuning knob as our Sienna did. If I need to tune a new public radio station while driving (weaker stations don't always come up in seek/scan), I have to lean way forward in my seat to work the knob. It's uncomfortable and annoying.

However, the Camry's radio has one feature I really like.

2012 Toyota Camry SE

And that is the ability to disable the HD feature for FM radio by simply hitting a button on the touchscreen.

Why bother with this? Well, because I've found that when driving in far-flung suburbs of L.A. (Orange County, Inland Empire), HD coverage is spotty, so it will go in and out -- and when it does this, it's hard to hear newscasts and music because the volume and sound quality fluctuate so wildly. Disabling HD radio is a beautiful thing in these situations.

2012 Toyota Camry SE

Erin Riches, Senior Editor


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