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How does the Camry TRD set itself apart from the rest of the lineup?

What is the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD?

The Camry has been an American automotive staple for decades with the first American model debuting in 1982. TRD, another Toyota nameplate, has been around for even longer with its name first coming on the scene in 1979. It was only a matter of time before these two popular nameplates met head-on. What is the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD? We have some answers for you!

What is Toyota TRD?

TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development. Though this nameplate was commonly associated with trucks such as the Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner, you could find its label on performance parts for many Toyota models, even including the Camry. However, Toyota is pushing the performance aspects of its vehicles. Because of this new initiative many models, including the Camry, are getting the full TRD treatment.

2020 Toyota Camry TRD white back view with spoilerPerformance features of the 2020 Camry TRD

Right away you will notice some styling differences with the Camry TRD. These are not just for aesthetics. They are for performance. You have the TRD-tuned body kit along with a dynamic pedestal rear spoiler. The stance has also been tuned to provide superior handling with a lower center of gravity.

Even the rims have been swapped with black alloy wheels that are lighter for improved performance. You may have also noticed the bright red calipers behind those wheels. That’s not just for show. The dual-piston front calipers are mounted to 12.9-inch rotors to give you superior stopping power.

2020 Toyota Camry TRD exhaust system with techs looking onEngine specs of the 2020 Camry TRD

The Camry TRD is getting the V6 engine that you can find on other high-end Camry models. This 3.5-liter power plant can output up to 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. For an improvement in efficiency and power, this engine features a cat-back dual exhaust which was designed to reduce backpressure.

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2020 Toyota Camry TRD embroidered headrestsOther TRD styling cues on the Camry TRD

Of course, you will find TRD badging throughout the car almost exclusively in the signature TRD red. Even the SofTex-trimmed seats feature TRD embroidery up front on the headrests. Toyota tops all this off with TRD exhaust tips that not only accentuate the style but provide a powerful exhaust note.

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