2012 Toyota Camry XLE at a glance

2012 Toyota Camry XLE

Base price: $22,755 (including destination charge)

Price, as tested (estimated): $29,380

Powertrain: 2.5-liter four-cylinder with dual intelligent variable valve timing; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting and sport mode


Horsepower: 178 at 6,000 rpm

Torque: 170 pound-feet at 4,100 rpm

0-60: 8.8 seconds*

Curb weight: 3,245 pounds

Wheelbase: 109.3 inches

Overall length: 189.2 inches

EPA fuel economy: 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway

Final thoughts: Enough to keep the sale crown, but its reign is slipping.

*Estimate by Car and Driver magazine