2012 Toyota Camry SE: The Sales Crown
January 13, 2012
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.)
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:
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