Some competitors — the Suzuki Kizashi in particular — find better ground between ride and handling. If you sit in a traffic jam several times a day, then it does apply. Camry in the Market Toyota went for short completions with the new Camry: Eke out another 2 mpg, refine the steering and handling, improve the brakes. If it is damaged, you have to replace it with new or used in good condition. The quality goes beyond sight alone — the climate controls feel weightier and the gearshift crisper moving from Park to Drive.
This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Camry. The cylinder block is not rebuildable. Without issues listed at the top, the engine is quite reliable and can run up to 180-200k miles. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Camry. Here is a guide to help make the right decision. In 2008 the engine was redeveloped. But in the most important aspects, the Camry Hybrid leaps past its predecessor.
Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Camry for potential trouble spots. Toyota says the base trim will comprise less than 5 percent of all sales — mostly to commercial fleets, not consumers. On the flip side, if you are always up on your maintenance and are always changing your oil at the recommended intervals or before, synthetic may not make any sense for you to use. If trunk space is high on your list, check out the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion. I only wish Toyota had worked similar magic with the suspension.
Emissions Coverage Coverages vary under Federal and California regulations. This engine consumes oil in significant capacity due to wrong piston rings design for North America Toyota models. When the electric motor and engine work in tandem, the 200-horsepower Camry Hybrid scoots more quickly than its Ford and Hyundai competitors — not exactly slowpokes themselves — despite all three having similar power. This could be a situation like on a job site, delivery service or taxi driver. The following review focuses on the hybrid. Prod the accelerator, and the front wheels spin away. To read my review of the non-hybrid Camry, click.
There are no hydraulic lifters. At 28 mpg with the four-cylinder and 25 mpg with the six, the Camry leads all competitors but the Sonata. For these drivers, synthetic is better because it can withstand these unique environments better than regular motor oil. They, too, lack much grip. The issue usually starts after 45-50k miles. There are 10 standard airbags. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Camry and that the filter is being changed too.
All information contained herein applies to vehicles registered in the 48 U. I reviewed the much-improved Camry Hybrid. You can do this by being lazy and skipping an oil change or stretching out your oil changes. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2012 Toyota Camry. Hybrid Elements For a detailed overview of the styling and interior, see my Camry review. Some buyers may wish the carmaker had opted to throw a styling long ball, as Kia and Hyundai did.
Refrigerant and oil capacity guides are based on data provided by sources such as AllData and Mitchell. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. You should take care to read and understand this choice prior to opting for it. Also, it has better properties at high temperatures, slightly better viscosity and it is overall more resistant to breakdown than other motor oils. The boomerang taillights add something fresh, but the side profile smacks of the old Camry. On the whole, though, cabin quality feels competitive, if short of the Kia Optima and Passat. Run-of-the-mill Toyota Camry trims ride a touch firmer than before, but overall comfort still impresses.
The interior is a few flubs short of family-car excellence, and the skateboard tires mar an otherwise refined driving experience. The adjustment of valve clearance is required every 60,000 miles 100,000 km. Synthetic Blends, Buyer Beware There are a few different varieties of oil out there and one of them is a synthetic blend. Pretty much, any time your vehicle is going to be used in a situation different than normal driving stop and go, highway , you should consider synthetic. Redesigned for 2012, the Camry and its winning formula continue. The Gripe is Grip The prior generation Toyota Camry was quick: capable with the 178- four-cylinder, muscular with the 268-hp V-6. There is also a theory that short driving trips are better with synthetic.
Living in a desert or at high altitude 10k feet will cause your engine to always run hotter. Toyota gets my nod for best regenerative brakes, too. Driving The Camry Hybrid can drive on electric power alone at low speeds, before the drivetrain transitions seamlessly to engine power. Those standard tires might help with mileage — Toyota cites a 10 percent overall reduction in rolling resistance with them — but the traction tradeoff concerns me. If though, you regularly tow a bobcat to the job site, this applies to you. When the electric motor and engine work in tandem, the 200-horsepower Camry Hybrid scoots more quickly than its Ford and Hyundai competitors — not exactly slowpokes themselves — despite all three having similar power. As required of all 2012 models, an electronic stability system and antilock brakes are standard.