2020 Toyota Camry TRD First Test
Each time I see the letters TRD stuck onto the side of a Tacoma, Tundra, or 4Runner, I recoil a bit. Not on the grounds that they’re terrible vehicles—the exact inverse is valid—but since TRD represents Toyota Racing Development. None of those rough terrain warriors strike me as especially suggestive (except if you live in Baja). So with an end goal to extend the TRD brand to the road, TRD as of late set to chip away at Toyota’s perpetual midsizer with the expectation of transforming the Camry into something truly amusing to drive.
The outcome is the Camry TRD. At $32,125, it’s the least expensive approach to get into a Camry with a V-6. So, the explanation the TRD is apparently so cheap is on the grounds that it depends on the Camry SE. That implies highlights, for example, vulnerable side observing, an updated infotainment show, and premium sound aren’t simply let well enough alone for the standard hardware list however lamentably aren’t accessible in any way. On the off chance that it’s a TRD you need, it’s a TRD you will get—and that’s it.
What you do get over a SE, however, is an entire host of skeleton overhauls. Extraordinary dampers with TRD-explicit valving, stiffer enemy of move bars, new wheels that are both more extensive and lighter than the standard ones, greater brakes, two-cylinder calipers to do the halting, a feline back fumes, and a scandalous body pack represent a $5,755 value climb over a base SE.
Inside, the main obvious sign that separates the TRD from an ordinary Camry is red sewing. Be that as it may, during a virus start, the Camry yowls into life. Under even light throttle stacks, the bark from that feline back fumes encompasses the driver. It’s an update that you’re not driving an ordinary Camry, and it’s the most fulfilling change Toyota made to the TRD. You won’t locate that sweet fumes note anyplace else in the moderate size class.
The standard Camry comforts despite everything exist, as well. The storage compartment is enormous and simple to utilize, the lodge is extensive, and the vehicle is anything but difficult to move. I missed vulnerable side observing during my long drives, however, and wish it was at any rate a choice here. That, however the Tokyo Drift body pack attracted in excess of a couple of suspicious gazes my time with the vehicle. I adored it. Allow them to look. That is what it’s there for.
Base price: $32,125
Price as tested: $33,050