The new 2012 Toyota Camry is the seventh generation version, and recent reviews suggest that although there are no real surprises, this will not be enough to put drivers off. In fact there is more than enough design tweaks to keep rivals at bay. However, we do not care much for all that, what we want to know is what the price will be for the different models ahead of the release date.
For some of the models the pricing will be pretty much the same as the current version, while some of the other trim levels have actually fallen — something that we do not hear that often. There are four trim levels for the standard gasoline version, the L, LE, XLE and SE. Then there are two for the Hybrid version, the LE and the XLE. So what about the actual pricing we hear you ask?
The base L model of the 2012 Camry will cost $21,995, with the LE costing just $22,500; Autoblog points out that the price is $200 less than the 2011 LE model. Next in the range is the SE, which will cost you $23,000 that’s almost $100 cheaper than the current version. For $24,725 you could be driving away with the XLE model. However, you will have to pay a little more for the V6 version.
If you want to get the hybrid version, then you already know that you will have to pay a premium for the privilege. The 2012 Toyota LE Hybrid will cost you $25,900, while the base price for the XLE model starts at $27,400. The former is $1,150 cheaper than the 2011 model and the latter is $800 cheaper.
We are still surprised how Toyota has managed to keep prices down — maybe this is all part of their strategy to sell more units, as this has worked out brilliantly for Sony and their PS3 console.