Toyota Details Sporty-Looking Camry And Avalon TRD

Customers who feel as though the Toyota Camry and Avalon are the type of cars that simply “blend in” will be interested to know that Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has made them a bit more special.

The two models are based on the Camry SE and Avalon XSE, respectively, and feature a bunch of track-inspired upgrades along with new sets of wheels and sporty interior trim.

Both sedans are powered by the same 3.5-liter DOHC V6 that puts out 301 HP and is coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission with a Sport Mode and paddle shifters and has been fitted with a TRD-tuned cat-back dual exhaust system, resulting in a throatier idle and acceleration sound.

Toyota Camry TRD

The Camry TRD comes with matte black 19-inch alloy wheels that are a half-inch wider yet 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg) lighter than the ones on the XSE. TRD also added stiffer coil springs and front/rear sway bars for increased roll stiffness, as well as a new set of shock absorbers.

The exterior sports a gloss black front grille with sport mesh insert and black exterior badging. Customers can choose between three two-tone colors, named Supersonic Red, Windchill Pearl and Celestial Silver Metallic, and Midnight Black Metallic.

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Inside there are a lot of red accents to go with the Black Sport SofTex-trimmed front seats, red-stitched TRD embroidered headrests, leather-wrapped steering wheel and red seatbelts. Completing the visual makeover is the custom shift knob with an embossed TRD logo, the TRD floor and trunk mats and a TRD MID visual start-up.

The Camry TRD goes on sale this month with an MSRP of $31,040.

Toyota Avalon TRD

The TRD version of the Avalon is already on sale and can be purchased in either Supersonic Red, Windchill Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, or Midnight Black Metallic. It costs $42,300 and also features Black Sport SofTex-trimmed heated front seats with Ultra-suede inserts and red accents, TRD-embroidered headrests, red stitching on the steering wheel, red seatbelts, custom shift knob and floor/trunk mats.

Its exterior is distinguished by matte black 19-inch wheels, a stainless steel TRD exhaust tips and red pinstriping on the aero body elements.

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  • WalthamDan

    I’m sure they drive and handle better than any Camry/Avalon before them, but they are just grotesque to look at.

  • Ben

    It should be noted that the TRD Camry is the cheapest way to get into a V6 model (per TFL Car). One of the regrets would be no panoramic sunroof, but if you’re serious about a tight ride in the corners, apparently that’s the cost. I actually like the TRD Camry, but could do without that ridiculous spoiler on the rear.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    While this very well might be a better handler, I wouldn’t get it over an Accord Sport 2.0t.

    At least the Accord isn’t hideous, is faster in a straight line even though it has less power, and is available with a manual transmission.

    • Ben

      In your opinion, rate the new Jetta GLI, Camry TRD and Accord Sport. I’d give the space and design to the interior design to honda, easily. I’d give exterior(white w/blk roof) to the Camry and performance to the Jetta GLI (Mechanical LSD + Manual)

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        If I were buying and would have to own the vehicle for 5+ years and not lease, this would be my order.

        1. Accord

        2 & 3 are conditional for me

        2. GLI ONLY IF I can get the longer warranty that VW used to offer
        3. Camry – This would be #2 if I can’t get the longer VW warranty.

        I personally can’t stand the exterior of the Camry, and I just flat out don’t trust VW products long term due to personal experience. I don’t know if I’d own another honestly.

        • Ben

          The VW has a 6 year/ 72,000mi warranty, which is very impressive. I think out of all three, the Camry would last the longest and take the least amount of service. But day to day living, the Accord is hard to beat. So much space, great sight lines, good interior design, etc.

      • TheBelltower

        Tossup between the Accord and the Mazda 6. There is no instance where the Camry or Jetta would rank.

        • Ben

          What are the strong points of the Accord and 6 for you?

          • TheBelltower

            The 6 is sexy inside and out. The accord design is… “purposeful.” None of these cars are sporty. The Accord and Mazda 6 are cars that you can get into for around 25k, and you’d get a solid car that doesn’t make the owner look like they’re one paycheck away from the poorhouse. The Camry interior design is really unpleasant. In Toyota’s attempts to create more sportiness and “emotion,” the exterior is the kind of disjointed mess that Toyota has continued to struggle with. A car can be substantially good without being outright sporty. A F&F style Camry is unintentionally funny.

          • Ben

            I’m partial to the Camry. The exterior design is edgy, but I like it. The grille could have a redesign however. I don’t like all this needless turbocharging when a good NA engine can provide good pickup, reliability and sound. Mazda has made some strives with the six, especially in the interior materials, but I’d have the Honda before that.

  • TheBelltower

    This is a seriously dumb looking sedan. If it didn’t look like a teenaged girl that got into her mother’s makeup, it’d be a decent $31k midsizer.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    They both look like they have malignant sores all over them.

  • Kagan

    Jealous at civic.

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