2012 Toyota Camry Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry SE: The Sales Crown

January 13, 2012

2012 Toyota Camry SE

What's that? You don't care for our long-term 2012 Toyota Camry SE? Well, there are many people that do like -- and even buy -- the Camry.

The name "Camry" is an Anglicized phonetic transcription of the Japanese word kanmuri (冠, かんむり), meaning "crown" (Wikipedia). How appropriate.

The Camry was not only the best-selling mid-sized car of 2011, it was the best-selling car of 2011 with over 300K units sold. (The 2011 figure includes 2010-2012 MY with 2012MY starting in Sep.)

2012 Toyota Camry SE

But that's not all.

Not only did the Camry outsell its mid-sized sedan rivals, the Camry outsold Subaru, Benz, Mazda, BMW, Lexus, Cadillac, etc...

Yes, that's right. Camry by itself outsold the entire model lines of those brands.

Here's the list:

2012 Toyota Camry SE

Yup. The Camry is a great mid-sized sedan, but it may not be the best choice for you and me.

However, it seems that more than a few people like it.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ ~2,600 miles

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

$138 per month*
* Explanation