• August 10, 2012

2012 Toyota Camry VS 2012 Ford Focus

Toyota has been considered as world leader among auto brands. Founded in 1937 it soon became the love of those who were passionate about cars. Kiichiro Toyoda, its founder; never knew that this company would excel so much that its cars would be demanded and hailed all over the world.

Henry Ford of America, who had started the Ford auto company much earlier in 1903 was already producing some quality vehicles when Toyota was founded . Both the companies are now world class auto brands and are most favorite among auto lovers. The new 2012 Toyota Camry and 2012 Ford Focus are the two best cars of the companies. Let’s see how they compete each other in outlook, power and performance.


Toyota Camry

Ford Focus


Three engine choices

  • DOHC 16-valve 2.5-liter inline-4
  • DOHC 16-valve 2.5-liter inline-4
  • DOHC 24-valve 3.5-liter V-6

DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection 



  • 178 hp
  • 156 hp
  • 268 hp


160 hp


6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode, continuously variable automatic


5-speed manual, 6-speed dual-clutch automatic 



Top Speed

112–143 mph

112 mph 

Acceleration (0-60mph)

6.9–8.8 sec 

7.8–8.9 sec 

Fuel Economy



Highway: 35 mpg



Highway: 37mpg

Vehicle Type

Front-engine, front-wheel-drive,  4-door sedan

Front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 4-door sedan or 5-door wagon 

Curb Weight

3200–3450 lb

3000–3100 lb 




Estimated Price






  • The 2012 Toyota Camry runs on  a 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT-I and can generate an output power of  178 hp. . An impressive EPA rating of 25 mpg is achieved in the city and 35 mpg on highway. The 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic overdrive transmission with intelligence can give you fast acceleration and the front-wheel drive gives you efficiency.
  • However, the 2012 Ford Focus is powered by a 2.0L Ti-VCT I4  engine that gives an outstanding output power. The dual-clutch six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission gives more power and performance. An impressive EPA rating of 28mpg is achieved in the city while on the highway it gives 38 mpg.


The exterior of the Camry is best in class and features Projector-beam halogen headlamps, 16-in. steel wheels with wheel covers and High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass. While the new Focus has a muscular build with an ultra high strength boron steel. A Z-shaped pattern and a new set of wheels give it a more spectacular look.


  • The interior of new Camry is lavish and comfortable. The fabric-trimmed front seats with seatback pockets, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat lets you relax in the car. The air conditioning keeps the car cooler. The 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and cup holders give you more room for your important stuff.
  • While, Ford Focus exhibits a luxurious interior with driver and passenger comfortable seats and dual zone climate control.


  • Safety of 2012 Camry is enhanced  by standard ten airbags, 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions and Blind Spot Monitor.
  • While if you are riding in Focus, the dual-stage driver and front seat passenger airbags, standard front seat-mounted side airbags as well as front and rear side curtain airbags provides protection.


  • Both the the cars compete in technology features. Camry features Entune-enabled apps that can give you access to  16 million points of interest with Bing, allows you to listen to over 750 radio stations nationwide via iHeartRadio, buy tickets with MovieTickets.com and much more. You can also listen customized playlists with Pandora and get information about stocks, sports, traffic, weather and fuel consumption.
  • While the availability of MyFord Touch technology on the Focus is innovative. An intuitive touch screen, steering wheel mounted controls with a display in the cluster right  let you enjoy all the latest innovations. Intelligent access system with push-button start, voice-activated Navigation System with integrated SIRIUS Traffic and SIRIUS Travel Link with  3D mapping, MyKey technology, HD Radio and class-exclusive Parking Technology Package are some of its versatile features.

So, get the car which you like the most and enjoy the best cruising experience.

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