Toyota Avalon And Camry TRD Pack 301HP And A Track-Tuned Suspension

Doris Richards
November 18, 2018

Both the full-sized Avalon and the midsized Camry already saw some sport-themed changes with their XSE and SE variants. The 12.9-inch rotor front brakes are nearly an inch larger than the standard brakes on the regular XSE grade cars, and double up to dual-piston calipers. Supersonic Red, Windchill Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, and Midnight Black Metallic are your available color choices.

From there, the changes are model specific as the Camry TRD sports new 19-inch wheels with Bridgestone Potenza summer tires. The Avalon seems to be trying for a bit of a more mature look than the Camry TRD, as the bigger sedan's small decklid spoiler is far more tasteful than the Camry's wild rear wing.

The Camry also has a more aggressive suspension which features stiffer coil springs and sway bars. The wheels have a matte black finish and each one weighs 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg) less than the standard 19-inch wheels found on the Camry XSE. Overall, there's a 44-percent increase in front roll stiffness, and a 67-percent increase at the rear.

Inside, black sport SofTex front seats get ultra-suede inserts, red accents, and heating.

Both TRD vehicles receive a familiar 3.6-liter V-6 engine making 301 hp.

On the inside, the Camry TRD gains contrast red trim along with Black Sport SofTex-trimmed front seats with fabric inserts, red accents, red TRD embroidered headrests and seatbelts, leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, gear knob with embossed TRD logo and TRD floor and trunk mats. The expertise is now brought into the sedan lineup as the regular Camry and Avalon are tuned to have greater agility, precision and body control with captivating design and everyday use. The TRD sedans also come with a suite of standard Toyota Safety Sense-P including pre-collision Braking. Toyota says both TRD cars will be limited in number, too, though hasn't detailed exactly how many there'll be.

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