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$20,181
BASE MSRP
$22,055
On Features
Even base 2012 Toyota Camry models come well-stocked, while the feature list in upper trims like the XLE and SE would match that of some luxury cars.
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The 2012 Camry's ultimate fully loaded price will doubtless range higher than today owing to newly offered extras
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we found the screen tilted at such an angle as to be in near constant glare
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Entune doesn't give you as much voice control as Sync does.
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Overall, the 2012 Toyota Camry has all the features you'd expect to find in an affordable mid-size sedan, along with a few added delights—like standard Bluetooth connectivity. As before, there are four different trim levels offered: value-priced CE, mainstream LE, sporty SE, and luxurious XLE. There's also a limited-availability, base L model that will probably be aimed at fleets.

For the first time, Camry Hybrid models come in more than a single trim: Hybrid shoppers have a choice of 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE models, which include dual-zone climate control, a Smart Key system, and Optitron meters, while the new Hybrid XLE comes with all the goodies that the V-6 XLE includes. SE models also also get sport seats, 17-inch (four-cylinder) or 18-inch (V-6) alloy wheels, a special three-spoke leather-trimmed steering wheel and, perhaps most importantly, a Sport mode with downshift rev-matching for the transmission, along with steering-wheel paddle shifters.

Each of the models get different upholstery and trim combinations; L and LE models come with Silver trim and fabric seats; SE models get silver-grain trim and synthetic leather; XLE models come with faux-woodgrain and leather, and Hybrids come with Metallic Tech grain and in XLE Hybrid (or available on the SE) a leather-trimmed ultrasuede.

Most 2012 Camrys will come with a new Display Audio system—adding a large display screen, Bluetooth audio streaming, and a iPod connectivity—but even the base audio system includes USB connectivity, an aux-input jack, and a CD player. A high-end JBL sound system, with HD Radio and satellite radio, is also available, as is a navigationi system and voice recognition.

Toyota says that the Bluetooth interface has been dramatically improved; however the combination of fringe cellphone reception at a remote first-drive location, combined with several pre-production bugs, kept us from putting it through the paces. Toyota's advanced Entune system is also available, bringing a suite of connected services, including access to Pandora streaming audio, for example. On both of these, we'll have to update you with later driving impressions. 

Conclusion

Even base 2012 Toyota Camry models come well-stocked, while the feature list in upper trims like the XLE and SE would match that of some luxury cars.

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