The mid- and full-size sedans follow in the footsteps of the 86 TRD. Taking the boxer-engined sports car as our guiding light, the Camry TRD and Avalon TRD should feature exclusive badging inside and outside, black headliner, and body-hugging seats. A sports exhaust could also be included in the package, especially if both models will be propelled by a six-cylinder engine.
The range-topping V6 bears the codename 2GR-FKS, and for these applications, Toyota squeezed out 301 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 267 pound-feet at 4,700 rpm. The 3.5-liter V6 features D-4S dual injection with Dual VVT-i, combining efficiency with performance.
Even though the 2GR-FKS feels gutsy in the Camry and Avalon, more suck-squeeze-bang-blow would complement the TRD package like a hand in glove. Considering that the 86 TRD benefits from Sachs shock absorbers and thicker anti-roll bars, expect Toyota to work its magic on the two sedans as well.
Introduced for the 2018 model year, the eight-generation Camry retails at $23,845 for 2019. The Avalon has been redesigned from the ground up for the 2019 model year, with the suggested retail price kicking off at $35,500.
Both models are manufactured in the U.S. of A. at the Georgetown plant in Kentucky, and both come with tons of safety equipment as standard. Toyota Safety Sense P is the starting point, integrating features such as Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control.