Toyota has created a lot of great sports cars, SUVs, and trucks with the TRD nameplate. However some cars we never thought would carry the TRD logo on it would be the Camry and Avalon.
However that said, here we are. The Avalon and Camry now have a TRD variant. I have to admit though, if I was in a market for a 4 door sedan, I would be hard pressed to not have this on my shortlist of sedans.
What is included on the Camry and Avalon TRD
- Chassis Upgrades that are track-tuned
- An Aggressive Cat-Back Dual Exhaust
- Matte-Black 19″ Alloy Wheels
- Calty-Designed Aero body kit
- TRD Interior Trim unique to these vehicles
- Only a limited amount are made
So let’s be completely honest, anyone who is buying these vehicles isn’t exactly thinking they are going to get this vehicle on the track. So the features most people will be excited about are the aesthetics.
With the alloy wheels and the aero kit, these cars look great. Now even though you need to drive a sedan, you can still look kinda like the last generation Celica (a bit over styled, but still really cool).
For those who are interested in the performance side of the TRD. See how these have been enhanced below!
- Engine: 3.5 Liter V6 with 301 horsepower
- Exhaust: specially-tuned cat-back dual exhaust that gives it better sound, and allows it to breathe easier.
- Frame: Thicker underbody braces
- Coil Springs: Unique springs that lower the vehicle 0.6″ for better center of gravity
- Brakes: Front brakes are 12.9″ (Normally 12″) diameter rotors and dual-piston calipers (Normally single piston)
Was it really necessary to give the Camry and Avalon a TRD package? Probably not.
Am I glad they did? Yeah, of course I am. However, I would probably rather get a Toyota 86 in the end.
I have always been a fan of Toyota, and not so secretly wish they would bring back the Celica. However in the meantime, I’ll have to be happy with these cars, and maybe the Supra.