Trunk Features - 2012 Toyota Camry Long-Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry SE: Trunk Features

January 11, 2012

2012 Toyota Camry SE

I've been enjoying driving our Toyota Camry SE for a few days in a row. It's always nice to get into a car long enough to span weekdays and a weekend, so I get to live with it as a commuter and a weekend errand-runner. I find it to be comfortable and have a good driving position for a shorty like me. It also has toasty seat heaters, a decent-sounding audio system and a roomy trunk.

With 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in place, the trunk is spacious and right in the middle of its class. The Honda Accord and Chevrolet Malibu have slightly less space; the Kia Optima offers the same; the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion have more.

The removable stretchy mesh cargo net (pictured above) hooks in two places on each side. When you don't need it, you can lay it flat on the floor or fold it up and keep if off to the side.

There are two levers at the mouth of the trunk opening. When pulled, they release the seats. I was expecting them to drop down but they do not. The trunk is too deep for me to push them down from the back, so I walked around and pulled them flat from the back seat. I asked Dan if I was doing something wrong, that perhaps they weren't latched properly in the first place and that's why they didn't spring down. He said no, that's the way they work and it's not an uncommon design. He can't reach the seats to push them down from the back either.

Here's a video of me opening the trunk.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 2,563 miles

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