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Adrenaline Enthusiasts Cannot Wait for 2020 Toyota Camry TRD

The Camry is about to turn more heads. This fall with the introduction of 2020 Camry TRD, people will be lining up to go really fast. Let’s see what makes it so special.


This is an exciting time to be a Toyota car, truck and SUV shopper. The brand that has practically forever been known for its long-term quality and reliability now mashes up with superior technology, safety and performance. Camry has a new entry to its impressive lineup that checks all these boxes and more. Meet 2020 Toyota Camry TRD.

To say the Toyota Camry is America’s best-selling sedan might be an understatement. In fact, I just undersold it bigtime. The Camry has been America’s most popular sedan in the country for the last 16 straight years. And it did it without a lot of flash and flair and pizazz. It is just plain old common knowledge that this car will go and go and go for hundreds of thousands of miles, and you can depend on it like your most trusted family member. Camry will not let you down.

I happen to be a huge fan of mashups. What if you take the most dependable midsize sedan in the world, and you mix it with The Fast and the Furious? Open your eyes and you have 2020 Camry TRD.

Impressive performance with 2020 Camry TRD

The 2020 Camry TRD is a new trim that combines the Camry SE with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that will produce 301 horsepower. Move over XLE V6 and XSE V6. You have a new V6 brother or sister in the family.

Also, plan for impressive looks and performance improvements with 19-inch matte black alloy wheels and Bridgestone Potenza P235/40R19 summer tires. This wheel/tire combo, combined with larger brakes featuring 12.9-inch front rotors and sporty red calipers, will help increase stopping power, vehicle stability, better grip with the road, and of course, in the looks department.

Toyota Racing Development has given Camry TRD some TRD-tuned front and rear shocks which will improve ride quality and will also aid in improved vehicle body control and agility.

I must also mention the dual 4-inch cat-back exhaust system. Never before have high-performance sounds been matched with similar high-performance looks in a Camry.

Yes, but what will Camry TRD look like?

After making one complete walk around the car, you will realize immediately you have a head turner on your hands. Be prepared to have strangers walk up to you in parking lots asking what the heck kind of car you are driving. They will want to buy one too.

The challenge in making 2020 Camry TRD sportier is that the Camry is already a very sleek, sporty, aerodynamic car. However, gloss black accents such as its signature pedestal wing set it on a new level all by itself.

Look for blacked-out side mirror caps, roof, headlight housings and Toyota logo and Camry badging. Oh yeah, and the prominent red TRD logo on the back immediately brings you joy and makes you proud you own one of these rare prizes.

2020 Toyota Camry TRD back endAnd the Camry TRD interior

Our theme here is red. Well, black and red. Red stitching will accent the entire dash and black SofTex seats. Did I mention those eye-catching red seatbelts yet? Multi-information displays and multimedia touch screen information will also be in red. You will certainly never forget you are in a TRD sedan, as TRD is displayed prominently in the headrests, floor mats and shift knob. This interior cabin screams sportiness, and I for one cannot wait to see it in person.

I’d like “Camry TRD Color Choices” for $4 please Alex

Raise your hand if you thought I had a misprint there. Yes, I know Jeopardy works in hundreds and not single digit category amounts. However, this time $4 is more than appropriate. You see, 2020 Toyota Camry TRD will be available in 4 color options.

All color choices will feature a Midnight Black Metallic roof (think RAV4 XSE Hybrid). Now your choice will be between Wind Chill Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic and Supersonic Red.

I think I have my choice narrowed down to Supersonic Red or Wind Chill Pearl. How about you?

And what do car enthusiasts think about Camry TRD?

There is a lot of hype about the release of this new 2020 Camry TRD hotrod. Every model year people get excited about the next model year or the next generation of a vehicle. This is certainly no exception, as you can see from comments posted on a Toyota USA promo video for the Camry TRD.

“This Camry is the best gen ever and the TRD Package makes it even better. An awesome family car for those who love the track.”

“I can’t wait until they release them. I’m going to buy two.”

“Toyota is doing a great marketing move by adding a TRD trim to all of their models.”

Toyota has built a formidable TRD lineup throughout its entire fleet of vehicles. Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is Toyota’s performance division and works hard to ensure customers are thrilled with performance in every aspect. This can be achieved through off-road superiority with Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro.

Even more TRD news is on the horizon. Camry is not the only popular Toyota model with a new TRD merit badge in its future. Look for 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro and 2020 Avalon TRD hitting dealerships this fall as well.

What do you think of the upcoming 2020 Toyota Camry TRD? Do you plan on being in the market within the next year for a new vehicle, and could this new model be on your short list?

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Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story where I am discussing how to get your 2020 Toyota Supra sooner as dealership distribution details are revealed.

Jeff Teague is a Toyota news reporter at Torque News. You can reach Jeff on Facebook and Instagram. Twitter @toyotajeff1 and tweet him tips for new stories. Jeff also shares Toyota news videos on his Youtube Channel at ToyotaJeff1.


Rick Livings (not verified)    July 5, 2019 - 10:00PM

Count me in. It's time to trade my Lexus with 230,000 miles on it. The TRD was made for me, ha, ha.

Vishal (not verified)    July 8, 2019 - 11:51PM

Ashame no horsepower upgrades since 2018 no turbo charging available either. TRD is just a marketing gimmick. Could have been so much more

DeanMcManis (not verified)    July 9, 2019 - 1:43AM

300HP will definitely make this a quick sedan in this class. The Accord has 252HP, the Maxima also has 300HP, and the Buick Regal GS has 310HP, but Toyota's high resale value and good record for reliability will keep it a top seller. Plus the styling of even the regular Camry is sporty. When the new design came out I saw one on the road and thought that it looked good even before I saw who made it. I was pleased that Toyota kept the styling current without being weird. I actually like the new Accord's and Maxima's styling a shade better, but the new Camry has a fresh look, and the TRD model is not too boy-racer looking. I hate to sound like a 10 year old, but TRD always reminds me of TuRD. You would think that American focus groups would have pointed that issue out to Toyota, before it got out to the public. I own an older Corolla as a backup commuter car, but I can't say that I would be looking at getting a new Camry if I were looking for a sporty sedan. Still, you can say that the new TRD model appears better in every way than the older Camrys were, and they will no doubt sell well.

vbondjr (not verified)    July 15, 2019 - 12:37AM

This is nice and all, but they could have done something to bump the power up a bit. Hopefully TRD will offer performance upgrades such as a supercharger, high flow exhaust manifolds, and a few other things like another spoiler option (like the older duckbill TRD spoiler). Overall, the car is decent looking, but it needs more power. Oh yeah, a set of TRD coil overs, TRD sway bars, TRD brakes (like the GS F-Sport equipment) and things like that. At that point, the TRD Camry will be an option.

Detharal (not verified)    August 2, 2019 - 1:20PM

I love Toyotas, but was disappointed when they stopped putting superchargers on from dealer. This TRD Camry could have really been something, instead of a Camry in a Boss Suit.
Too bad the performance numbers will not come close to a Accord 2.0 Touring.
IMHO Toyota really fumbled this.

Stu K (not verified)    August 6, 2019 - 10:07PM

I have the 2016 XSE and I have loved the ride. I am a Toyota Man working on my 7th Toyota. If you include other family members ( kid and mom whom I have picked out cars for) that is 11 in a row. Question is, does the TRD include some XSE extras. I love the dual looking sun roof in the new XSEs and I don’t know if that will be something available for the TRD. I hope so. The all red leather seats was a cool XSE addition but the TRD is cool as well. Only thing I can’t see from picture is that I hope they have increased the display size since my XSE. It works and is cool but it seems like they have space to easily up the screen size a bit