2012 Toyota Camry SE: The Three-Box Design
April 20, 2012
In my "Hard Time Choosing" post last Friday, brendan_m made a comment that caught my eye. He wrote: "I'd take the Camry over just about any other car in the midsize segment. (Passat and Accord are too big for my tastes.) It's the closest to the traditional three-box sedan shape. Larger greenhouse, better visibility."
I find that interesting because, if you look at the cars in that photo collage, the Camry does have one of the most traditional designs (three box refering to "boxes" for the engine area, the passenger compartment, and the trunk area). A lot of other automakers are going with a more coupe-like sloping roofline for their new sedans.
The Camry's more upright rear glass does make a difference. There's better rearward visibility than the norm, for sure. Entry and exit from the rear seat is probably a little easier, too.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor