Saturday, February 12, 2011
2012 Toyota Camry Solara Review
You'll appreciate Solara's precise handling and effortless ride. And with the 2012 Toyota Camry Solara convertible, you'll look great doing it, wherever you go. Both the Solara and the Solara convertible are available in SE and SLE V-6 models, making the combinations virtually limitless.
The 2012 Toyota Camry Solara is available as a midsize coupe that seats 5 or convertible that seats 4. Both Solara styles are available in three models, SE, Sport and SLE. The fuel economy ratings of the Toyota Solara model powered by a four cylinder engine are 21 miles per gallon on city streets and 31 miles per gallon highway, while that of the V6 engine powered model are 18 miles per gallon on city streets and 26 miles per gallon highway for the coupe and 18 miles per gallon on city streets and 27 miles per gallon for the convertible highway.
All 2012 Solara models are equipped with air conditioning, powered windows/locks/mirrors, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 music system, leather seats, 17 inch tires, a cruise control system and a sun roof.
The 2012 "Toyota Camry" is the best car for you if you want the all-new version of a family-car icon.
The 2012 Toyota Camry will be the first fully redesigned Camry since model-year 2007. The redesigned 2012 model kicks off the seventh design generation of the Camry, a car that’s parlayed deceptively ordinary design into extraordinarily wide appeal.
Should you wait for the 2012 Toyota Camry or buy a 2011 Toyota Camry? Waiting for the 2012 Camry means your car’s styling will look current for several years, and it’ll be worth more at resale than the outgoing 2011 Camry. The 2011 Camry still is an outstanding family sedan. : For a preview of the 2012 Toyota Camry styling, look to themes evident on the Toyota Venza and the re-engineered 2011 Toyota Avalon. Venza is Toyota’s new-age crossover wagon. Avalon is essentially a stretched version of the Camry sedan. Both have design roots in Toyota’s midsize-car architecture. Look for the 2012 Camry to get some trendy “light-pipe” detail illumination front and rear. The "2012 Camry" probably will be slightly wider than the outgoing model. Toyota is, however, apt to stretch the 2012 Camry’s wheelbase. Camry is honed to achieve an impressive level of refinement. The 2012 Camry will retain front-wheel drive, which concentrates the mass of the engine and transmission in the nose of the car.
Front-wheel drive seldom matches the handling balance of rear-wheel drive. But Camry’s aim is a predictable, easy-to-drive nature. Under the hood, expect Toyota to replace the outgoing Camry’s 169-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder with the notably stronger 2.7-liter four already available in the Venza; there, it’s rated at 182 horsepower. The possibility of a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is an open question. All 2012 Camrys will come equipped with Toyota’s latest safety features. Also in place for the 2012 Camry will be Toyota’s new Star Safety System. Features: Expect the 2012 Toyota Camry to continue with the sort of model range that’s so effectively penetrated most every layer of the midsize-car firmament. It should again begin with an equivalent of the 2011 Camry’s CE model, which Toyota occasionally refers to as the “Standard” or “base” Camry.
Standard features on every" 2012 Toyota Camry" will include air conditioning, height-adjustable driver’s seat, tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. That sort of connectivity is increasingly standard in Camry’s competitive set and has been available but not standard on all Camry models.
2012 Toyota Camry Prices
Pricing for the 2012 Toyota Camry won’t be announced until shortly before the car goes on sale, but a base price range of around $20,300-$29,900 is almost guaranteed. For 2011 Toyota cars, that fee is $750. In general, the 2012 Camry CE model should start around $21,400 with automatic transmission. Estimated base price for the 2012 Toyota Camry LE with the four-cylinder engine is around $22,000 with manual transmission, around $23,000 with automatic. The 2012 Camry LE with the V-6 engine would likely be priced from around $25,700 and come only with automatic transmission.
Toyota has wisely enabled buyers to purchase the top-line Camry model with the four-cylinder engine. That ought to continue, with the 2012 Camry XLE starting around $27,000. Leather upholstery as a standard features has been exclusive to the XLE V-6 Camry. If a gas-electric model is again part of the lineup, look for 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid prices to start around $27,500.
The 2011 Camry with both the 169- and 179-horsepower versions of the four-cylinder engine was among the highest-mileage midsize cars, with EPA ratings of 22/33 mpg (city/highway) for manual transmission, 22/32 with the automatic.
Even if Toyota gives the 2012 Camry the 2.7-liter four-cylinder, these ratings should hold or even climb by a mile-per-gallon or two. In turn, expect the 2012 Toyota Camry with the 3.5-liter V-6 to benefit from similar upgrades given the latest versions of this engine. Toyota continues to use the 2011 Camry Hybrid’s powertrain in the $35,000 Lexus HS250h, which was introduced for model-year 2010 and is advertised as America’s first hybrid-only luxury car. If a 2012 Camry Hybrid returns with a similar setup, look for EPA ratings of at least 33/34 mpg.