Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has a history of introducing iconic performance variants of Toyota cars. With the introduction of the Toyota Camry TRD, they did exactly that! The current generation of Toyota Camry goes by the codename of XV70. The car received its first TRD trim in 2020 for the model year 2021. All Toyota Camry models that succeeded in this variant came with a TRD trim. Want to know more about the new Toyota Camry TRD? Continue reading to find out all the information you will ever need to know about the 2024 Toyota Camry TRD edition.
What’s New in the 2024 Toyota Camry TRD?
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The Toyota Camry TRD is not just any Camry! Wondering why? Well, it could be because the car comes with a big V6 engine and lots of other upgrades! The stock Toyota Camry comes with a 2.5L V4 engine. However, the TRD Camry gets a 3.5L V6 24-valve DOHC engine that produces 301 hp. The TRD trim of the Camry also comes with a Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2024 Toyota Camry TRD also comes with front-wheel drive (FWD) as standard.
There are also lots of cosmetic changes with 19-inch TRD matte-black alloy wheels, gloss-black front splitter, and side aero skirts. Other highlights include a black pedestal rear spoiler, cat-back dual exhaust, and track-tuned front and rear coil springs. The suspension setup comes with TRD tuning, with the car completing its sporty look with a gloss-black pedestal rear spoiler.
The new Toyota Camry TRD is available in just three colors – Midnight Black Metallic, Wind Chill Pear with Midnight Black Roof, and Underground with Midnight Black Metallic Roof. There are also front seats with red seatbelts, stitching, and a red-stitched TRD headrest logo. The 2024 Toyota Camry TRD starts at a base MSRP of $33,485.
What Is Special About Toyota Camry TRD?
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The Toyota Camry is your typical midsize family sedan. So, what happens when you get the brains and hands behind the Toyota Racing Division (TRD) work on a family sedan? The all-new Toyota Camry TRD is a faster, more aggressive, and sportier Camry. But it’s not just the looks that are different, as these are changes that reflect in performance as well. The difference in terms of pure performance is very evident. Let’s take a closer look at some of the changes in performance between the standard Camry and the 2024 Toyota Camry TRD:
- The Toyota Camry TRD is faster than the standard Camry by one second! While the standard Camry goes from 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds, the TRD Camry does the same in 5.6 seconds.
- Toyota Camry’s standard edition comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and 215/55R17 tires. The Toyota Camry TRD gets 19-inch alloy wheels and 235/40R19 tires.
- The Camry TRD comes with a stiffer suspension setup and more aggressive styling. This is a significant upgrade in terms of handling and performance for the Camry.
Why Is the Toyota Camry So Popular?
The Toyota Camry made its global debut in the year 1982. It would take another year before it would reach the shores of the United States, where it has remained to date. The Toyota Camry has been so popular in the US that it has been the best-selling midsize sedan in the country. This is an achievement that the Toyota Camry has held consistently for the last 20 years. In 2020 alone, Toyota sold more than 295,200 Camrys in the country on their way to this incredible achievement.
One of the key factors for the impressive popularity of the Toyota Camry is the combination of fuel efficiency, low maintenance, and safety the car has on offer. With the Toyota Camry TRD, you also get access to more power through the V6 engine. This makes it an ideal value proposition for a midsize sedan that can be a daily drive and family car with performance on offer. Here is a detailed breakdown of statistics that make the Toyota Camry TRD a great choice in the US:
The Toyota Camry gets an average miles per gallon (mpg) of 28 in the city. The fuel efficiency can go up to 39 mpg on the highway for the standard variant. Even the more powerful Toyota Camry TRD variant returns an average of 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. A 3.5L V6 engine that produces 301 hp with a high mpg fuel efficiency makes the Toyota Camry TRD a great choice.
Toyota Camry TRD comes packed with peak performance metrics and a build quality that goes with the same. On top of having the highest quality construction, the Camry also makes use of good quality and durable products in their cars. They also have two motorsports and performance divisions – TRD and GAZOO Racing, which use Toyota cars for competitive racing. All this has made Toyota cars like the TRD Camry stand out for their reliability.
The all-new Toyota Camry TRD comes with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+. The upgrade makes it one of the safest Toyota cars you can own today. With the addition of Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, you will get access to advanced safety features like a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD). Dynamic radar cruise control, automatic high beam, and lane departure alert with steering assist are some of the other safety features you get with the Toyota Camry TRD. The car also has a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
What Are the Different Trims of the 2024 Toyota Camry?
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Even though the Toyota Camry TRD is the performance variant, it is not exactly the top-of-the-line variant. In fact, it is safe to assume that the all-new Camry is more of an intermediate-tier car in the current Toyota line-up. Here are all the other trims of the 2024 Toyota Camry:
Toyota Camry LE is the entry-level variant of the 2024 Camry. The car comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 203 hp. The LE variant gets dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen, 17-inch alloy wheels, and auto on/off headlights, among others. You can also upgrade to an all-wheel drive (AWD) in the LE variant.
Mechanically, the SE Camry is very similar to the LE variant. However, cosmetically, the two cars are very different. The SE variant gets 18-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels, a black front grille with sport mesh inserts, sport-tuned suspension, and the option for all-wheel drive (AWD). Front seats get Sport Softex trimmed treatment.
The wheels get even better with the 19-inch TRD matte bronze finished alloy on the SE Nightshade Camry. Other highlights include but are not limited to, a black front grille with sport mesh insert, black mirror caps, window trim, and badging. Features like the 7-inch touchscreen with six speakers and dual-zone automatic climate control get carried over.
Camry XLE is the entry-level model to higher variants of the Toyota Camry 2024. The car comes with leather-trimmed multi-stage heated front seats, a smart key system with a push button start, a blind-spot monitor, and 18-inch dark gray machined-finish alloy wheels. Optional upgrades include multi-stage ventilated front seats and an all-wheel drive (AWD) system.
The 2024 Toyota Camry XSE is one of the top trims for the new Camry and comes loaded with features. 19-inch gloss black wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and dual exhaust with quad chrome finished tips are some of the highlight features. Optional upgrades include but are not limited to multi-stage ventilated front seats and a two-tone midnight black metallic roof shade with a rear spoiler.
XLE and XSE V6
Both the XLE and XSE get a twin variant in the Toyota Camry XLE and XSE V6 models. The car gets the same 3.5L V6 24-valve DOHC engine you get on the Toyota Camry TRD. A panoramic glass roof, a 10-inch head-up display, and 18-inch wheels are some of the highlight features of this car. You can also switch between the Eco, Normal, and Sport modes in these top-of-the-line Toyota Camry trims. However, just like the Toyota Camry TRD, these V6 variants also come with front-wheel drive (FWD) only.
The Toyota Camry TRD is a family sedan that’s perfect for all occasions. You can drive this car to work as a daily driver or flip the switch to extract the maximum performance. With a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 301 hp, you are never short of power and precision dynamics with the Toyota Camry TRD. The car also looks the part, with a sporty and aggressive design, a sporty spoiler, and a lower stance. The Camry is also a safe car with a big reputation in motorsports like NASCAR. With a proven track record of extracting maximum performance, TRD has yet again delivered a car that’s almost perfect!
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Ralph Robert has been writing about his passion, cars, for over 7 years. When he is not busy writing about what’s hot in the world of cars, you can find him next to his Evo VIII MR Edition. Ralph is always available for a coffee on the call and loves to talk for hours about anime, modified cars, and all things JDM! What’s left in his spare time is spent on workouts and shopping for car parts.