Long-term update: 2012 Toyota Camry meets Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Long-term update: 2012 Toyota Camry meets Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The Toyota Camry is back this year in an all-new aggressive skin, complete with an angry chin and rear lip spoiler. These are clear signs that the Camry SE is vying to be something more than just a commuter car. With more power under the hood and revised suspension for tighter handling, the Camry SE Plus is a much better drive than before. But is it good enough to hang with sportier cars? Can it take on something like the Hyundai Genesis Coupe? Will this be an epic battle, Hindi movie-style, where the quiet office-worker suddenly transforms into a martial-arts fighter, a gun in each hand, killing snooty little sports cars one-by-one to avenge the family name? Is the Toyota Camry a sports sedan?

In a word, no.

But it makes for some pretty pictures.

Original Mileage When Borrowed: 5,883 km
Latest Mileage To Date: 8,200 km
Latest Average Fuel Economy: 11.3 litres/100 km
Cost of Latest Problems: Dhs 0
Cost of Latest Maintenance: Dhs 0

Total Non-Fuel Running Cost Since Borrowed: Dhs 0

Read all 2012 Toyota Camry long-term updates

What do you think?



  1. The Ugly Betty and the Beast! 🙂 Camry is still quite boring to look at.. previous one IMO was slightly more appealing, now the refreshed version appears to be like a Corola only slightly bigger.

  2. Hi MASH,

    If you think to compare it with Sonata, than i can bring one (MID option) which I have with122km done for comparison with Camry.


  3. So… can we do a comparo with the older gencoupe?

  4. Shouldn’t the Camry go up against the Genesis sedan 3.0? Sedan vs Sedan would better that sedan vs coupe..

  5. How is the owner of that Genesis Coupe not ashamed his car being compared to a Camry? 🙂

  6. I think camry has a very good pulling, for the last 12 years I am using toyota’s cars and it has all the trouble free vehicles and the one word amazingggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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