When I think of my “dream” vehicle… the words that come to mind are: Fuel Efficient, Reliable, Long Lasting, Safe, Roomy, and Modern. The 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is ALL of that and more.
Yup, that was the Camry. Let me tell you, the day I had to give it back I was one sad mama. The Camry was INCREDIBLE. Traveling about 800 miles or so, I only had to fill the tank once ($38) and I still had half a tank left when I gave it back. That is some value. In these tough economic times, it’s nice to know that no matter what, my car’s gas tank will go a long way on a tight budget.
The other thing I noticed right away? The comfort and roominess of it. My daughter, her car seat and my mom had plenty of room in the back seat for my mom’s purse, some bags, and a bunch of toys. The trunk held a huge suitcase and some bags plus more!
But this isn’t just a “mom” car. Oh no. You can’t drive a mommy car to a week in Vegas! This car drove like a dream and it looked like one too. Just check out this dashboard:
It is sleek and modern, equipped with technology to make your drive feel like the most fun thing ever. Toyota has equipped the 2012 Camry with Entune, a dashboard which tunes into your phone and not only can you make hands free calls, but you can listen to internet radio, among other apps. My hours driving in the desert felt like mere minutes because I didn’t have to scuffle about to listen to something or even worse, hit a dead zone for signal.
At many points I turned on the Satellite radio the Camry came with or tuned into Pandora or IHeartRadio. When it’s app system came really in handy was after a LONG day, and a networking event with no real food, at 1am I was starving. I utilized Entune’s OpenTable app to find a well rated restaurant, on my budget, open at 1am on a Weds night.
It also has a built in GPS which came in handy a couple times.
Plus, and I have to mention this because well it’s important too! Once cold evening, we got into the car and we were freezing. My friend, desperate to warm up, fiddled with some buttons just under the dash and discovered…. SEAT WARMERS! Yes, in less than a minute our bottoms and the rest of us, felt warm and ready to brave the desert coolness for a drive down the Vegas strip.
This is my first month with TWIN, and thus far it has been amazing! I cannot wait to tell you more about Toyota and all we are doing in the Toyota Women’s Influencer Network.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am a member of the Toyota Women’s Influencer Network (TWIN) and was given a chance to test drive a vehicle to my conference. All opinions are 100% my own.