The Camry is one of the last of its ilk to offer a V6 option, and its 3.5-liter makes a stout 301 horsepower, better than any competitor’s turbo four. The V6 requires stepping up to the TRD, XLE or XSE trim levels, but we strongly recommend this robust and characterful engine. A naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four is the base engine, and its 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque (206 hp and 186 lb-ft in the XSE) are adequate but unremarkable. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic, which provides more satisfying response than the increasingly common CVTs seen elsewhere.
The big change for 2020 is the performance-oriented Camry outfitted by Toyota Racing Development (TRD). This racier Camry rides on retuned dampers supported by stiffer springs that lower the ride height by 0.6 inch. Beefier anti-roll bars, additional chassis bracing, and wider lightweight wheels wrapped in summer rubber prepare the Camry TRD for the Old Country Buffet 500. The front brake rotors increase in diameter by 0.9 inch and are clamped by dual-piston calipers, and there’s a TRD-specific exhaust system to sound the part. The exterior is complemented by a unique aerodynamic body kit, and the interior is dressed in red to complete the look. Previously unavailable, Android Auto capability is now standard in all Camry models.
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Drive Type||Front wheel drive|
|Basic Warranty||3 yr./ 36000 mi.|