2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan

MSRP $32,360

Ranked #20 in Midsize Sedan

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 8, 2021

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The Toyota Camry is an all-time iconic mid-size sedan that brought lots of glory to the brand. The Toyota Camry TRD, on the other hand, is the sporty and high-performance version of the Toyota Corolla with more athletic looks and a punchy V6 motor under the hood. There are not many sporty sedans that match the exterior looks and sprightly performance of the Toyota Camry TRD. The word TRD means Toyota Racing Development. Hence the name itself suggests what type of car it is. For 2022, it is expected to be a carryover version and it might mostly remain unchanged. The 2022 Toyota Corolla TRD uses the tried and tested formula but with more sportiness than its predecessor. Also, it is expected to be priced at $33,000 which is quite a bargain for a best-in-class sporty sedan.

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Pros

Mind-blowing performance

Highly practical and reliable than its competition

A plethora of standard safety features

Elegant exterior looks and design

Cons

There is no manual transmission option

There is no all-wheel drive as well

What's New?

It is expected to remain unchanged for the year 2022.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32360

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

211 cu.in.

horsepower

301 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

267 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Strut

suspension rear

Multi-Link

brake rotors (f/r)

12.9/11.1 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

111.2 in.

length

194.6 in.

width

73.1 in.

height

56.3 in.

curb weight

3575 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

100.4 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/22 mpg

highway range

489.8 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

base$32,360 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan in Midnight Black Metallic color
Midnight Black Metallic

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Looks are another prominent factor that grabs a lot of attention. Moreover, the option of an enthusiast-friendly V6 motor makes it a very compelling package as well. On the inside, Everything looks plush and feels rich and premium. It also offers great riding quality and soaks up bumps quite easier than you would think. Toyota is a renowned brand for Safety and this Camry definitively offers world-class safety features with a rigid and well-balanced chassis and body. It is certainly the perfect package you can find in this segment. Moreover, it has some strong rivals in the competition. Some other commendable cars in this segment are the Honda Accord, the Mazda 6, and the Nissan Altima.

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan Features

Unlike the regular Toyota Camry, this version comes in only one trim named TRD V6. What sets this trim apart from the regular versions is the V6 engine that offers lunatic performance. Apart from that, the TRD version gets some exterior tweaks such as distinctive 19-inch alloy wheels. It also gets an aerodynamic body trim that looks amazing and highly functional as well. The party trick of this Camry TRD is the special sport-tuned suspension that offers great driving dynamics and minimum body roll resulting in a thrilling and engaging driving experience. 

On the interior, it gets a special TRD-specific simulated leather upholstery and red seat belts that further bring in sportiness inside the cabin. The sport exhaust, on the other hand, offers a sweet exhaust note with the V6 grunt. Apart from that, it has other significant features like Black-painted outside mirrors and exterior trim, TRD Bumper, TRD LED Low Headlamp, TRD Rear Spoiler, Variable Intermittent Wipers, Light Tinted Glass, and Automatic Air Conditioning.

Trim

TRD V6

MSRP (FWD)

$33,385

Key Features

Full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control

 

7" touchscreen infotainment system

 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

 

SofTex trimmed seats

 

Aluminum sport pedals

 

7-speaker audio system

 

19-inch TRD alloy wheels

 

Catback Dual Exhaust

 

Single-zone automatic climate control with air filter

 

Integrated backup camera with projected path

 

4.2-in. TFT multi-information display

Which Trim Should You Buy?

 The availability of only trim makes everything easier when it comes to buying and we definitely recommend you to go for the TRD trim. If you are someone who loves the art of driving and performance, the TRD trim is definitely the one to go for rather than opting for regular versions. If efficiency is what you want in your mid-size sedan, then the hybrid version is a better option which you will see in a separate review. 

Apart from offering a sporty nature and a wide list of features, the Toyota also has got you covered with an extensive list of optional packages. The Driver assist package offers features like a 360-degree camera system, a Head-up display, and Ventilated front seats. The cold weather package offers heated front seats, heated mirrors, and a heated steering wheel. You can also opt for an integrated navigation system and a nine-speaker JBL sound system. Additionally, you get a panoramic sunroof and Performance tires which are available only for the TRD trim.

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Release date:

We don’t have an official release date for the 2022 Toyota Camry. However, we expect it to go on sale by late summer 2021.

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan Engine and Performance

The relentless V6 engine on offer stands out as another highlight of the Toyota Camry TRD version. It has a 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 up front which puts out 301 hp @6600 RPM and 267 lb-ft of torque @ 4700 rpm which has never been more potent. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission which is tuned on the sportier side as the engine and delivers seamless upshifts and downshifts and all the surge of power is channeled to only front wheels. Sadly, it doesn’t come with an all-wheel-drive option.

When it comes to performance, it decimated most of its competition and hit 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds which is quite astonishing for a mid-size sedan. Moreover, it does a quarter-mile run in just 14.4 seconds and maxes out at 135 mph. Moreover, the aerodynamic bodywork of the Toyota Camry TRD allows it to reach high speeds at an incredible pace. Moreover, the sport-tuned suspension minimizes the body roll considerably and offers composed handling in high-speed corners. In a nutshell, it is the perfect blend of performance and stellar driving dynamics.

Models

Toyota Camry TRD

Honda Accord

Mazda 6

Nissan Altima

MSRP

$33,385

$31,060

$32,300

$30,650

Engine

3.5L naturally aspirated V6

2.0L turbocharged inline-4

2.5L turbocharged inline-4

2.0L turbocharged inline-4

Transmission

8-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

CVT automatic

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Power

301 hp @ 6600 RPM

252 hp @ 6500 RPM

227 hp @ 5000 RPM

248 hp @ 5600 RPM

Torque

267 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM

0-60 MPH

5.8 secs

5.5 secs

8.4 secs

5.9 secs

Quarter Mile

14.4 secs

15.9 secs

N/A

16.0 secs

Top Speed

135 MPH

N/A

131 MPH

140 MPH

*2021 data used for reference

In comparison, the Toyota Camry TRD sticks to the naturally aspirated engine. While all the other cars in the competition have switched to twin-turbocharged engines. All the cars in the segment are equipped with a Front-wheel drive system. The closest rival to the Camry is the Nissan Altima. Albeit having an underpowered engine, it offers great acceleration and it takes only 5.9 seconds to hit 60 mph. It also completes the quarter-mile run in 16 seconds and hits the highest top speed of 140 mph. The Honda Accord, on the other hand, is the fastest accelerating car and hits 60 mph from a standstill in just 5.5 seconds. On the contrary, the Mazda 6 is the most sluggish car here with a 0-60 mph time of 8.4 seconds.

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan Fuel Economy

Usually, the Sporty sedans are not so good at delivering great fuel economy, instead, these cars are made for performance and engaging driving experience. Surprisingly, despite having the most powerful engine, it manages to stay on par with its rivals in terms of fuel economy. The 2021 Toyota Camry TRD offers 22 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway, and a combined 25 MPG which happens to be the least fuel-efficient car in its class. For a sedan that cranks out 301 hp, this kind of economy is really appreciable. Moreover, with a small 15.8-gallon fuel tank, it offers a driving range of 347.6 miles in the city, 498.8 miles on the highway, and 395 miles when combined.

Models

Toyota Camry TRD

Honda Accord

Mazda 6

Nissan Altima

MPGe (City)

22

22

23

25

MPGe (Highway)

31

32

31

34

XMPGe (Combined)

25

26

26

29

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.8

14.8

16.4

16.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

347.6/498.8/395.0

325.6/473.6/384.8

377.2/508.4/426.4

405.0/550.8/469.8

*2021 data used for reference

Comparing the competition, the Nissan Altima, with forced induction and the underpowered engine is the most efficient car of the bunch returning 25 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, and a combined 29 mpg followed by the Mazda 6 which returns 23 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg when combined. The Toyota Camry TRD loses out to all the other cars in the competition. But, with its 15.8-gallon fuel tank, the Toyota Camry manages to stay in the middle in terms of driving range. The Nissan again proves to be a worthy car by offering a driving range of 405 miles in the city, 550.8 miles on the highway, and a combined 469.8 miles.

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan Interior

There is nothing to complain about the cabin of the Toyota Camry TRD. To start with, it is the most appealing-looking interior in its class. The dashboard is gracefully dealt with and looks simply superb. The TRD trim also offers TRD-specific simulated leather upholstery and red seat belts which enriches the look and aura of the cabin. You also can have a panoramic sunroof which further amplifies the driving experience. The seat on offer is an 8-way power-adjustable seat with power lumbar support for the driver and a 6-way adjustable seat for the front passenger. The tilt/ telescopic leather steering wheel also looks and feels amazing to hold and it is integrated with audio and call controls. 

The red stitching on the seat and the dashboard is another highlight of the cabin. Moving on to the dimensions part, the Toyota Camry offers a decent-sized cabin with the highest headroom of 38.3 inches in the front and 57.7 inches in the rear. However, the front and rear legroom seem to be a bit cramped measuring 42.1 inches in the front and 38 inches in the rear. On the whole, the size of the cabin is similar to all the other cars in the competition and provides seating for 5 people. The cargo capacity on offer is mediocre as well measuring 15.1 cubic feet. 

Models

Toyota Camry TRD

Honda Accord

Mazda 6

Nissan Altima

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/57.7/42.1

37.5/58.3/42.3

37.4/55.9/42.2

38.0/58.2/43.8

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.0/55.7/38.0

37.2/56.5/40.4

37.1/55.1/38.7

36.7/57.1/35.2

Cargo Volume (cubic feet)

15.1

16.7

14.7

15.4

*2021 data used for reference

Although the cabin of the Toyota Camry TRD looks sporty and comfortable but falls back in terms of dimensions. The Nissan Altima, on the other hand, has a front headroom of 38 inches, a shoulder room of 58.2 inches, and a legroom of 43.8 inches. However, the Honda Accord offers more shoulder room than the Altima and measures 58.3 inches. Nevertheless, The interior dimensions and of all the cars are similar. When it comes to cargo space, the Honda Accord is the clear winner and offers a cargo space of 16.7 cubic feet. Some other standout interior features you can find inside the Toyota Camry are as follows:

  • Urethane Gear Shifter Material
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • TRD red stitching and TRD logo on the headrest
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2022 Toyota Camry TRD continues to get the same 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with red graphics in the background and better looking than the one you see in a regular Camry. There are modern features like Bluetooth, navigation Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa compatible, a 6 speaker audio system. The interface feels nice to use but a bit laggy at times, and almost all the controls can be accessed through the touch screen. Additionally, it has some features which are listed below:

  • Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control
  • Wi-Fi Connect w/up to 2 GB within 3-month trial
  • Advanced voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology
  • AM/FM Audio System
  • Upgraded driver information display
  • Three USB port

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan Exterior

The folks in Toyota have done a nearly perfect looking design for a sports car and its design does the talking. Starting from the front fascia to the rear end. They have designed it in a way it is more streamlined and aerodynamic than ever before. The exterior looks are another important aspect that makes it an interesting car in its class. As far as the front profile goes, it gets amazing and sharp wrap-around headlights integrated with LED lights. 

The headlights play a major part in the side profile design. Coming to the rear, it gets striking and has a long taillight that wraps the fender as well. However, the rear spoiler takes the rear end to a whole new level. The sharp and blade-like spoiler is functional and creates more downforce in the rear to keep the car glued to the ground. The rear dual sports exhaust pipes also boast that it’s a sports car made for performance. 

Coming to the exterior dimensions, the Corolla is the longest car in its segment measuring 194.6 inches. It has a better width than some cars measuring 73.1 inches and has a low stance which makes it a better sports car in its division. Moreover, it sports a ground clearance of 5.7 inches and a height of 56.9 inches. Also, it comes with a shorter wheelbase. In a nutshell, the whole design of the car is to keep it sporty not only in looks but also in performance.

Models

Toyota Camry TRD

Honda Accord

Mazda 6

Nissan Altima

Curb Weight(lbs)

3,572

3,298

3,582

3,418

Length(in)

194.6

192.2

192.7

192.9

Width(in)

73.1

73.3

72.4

72.9

Height(in)

56.9

57.1

57.1

57.4

Ground clearance(in)

5.7

5.5

6.5

6.5

Wheelbase(in)

111.2

111.4

111.4

111.2

*2021 data used for reference

In terms of overall dimensions, the Mazda 6 is as compact as the Honda Accord. With a sporty design, the Toyota Camry TRD is bigger than all of its rivals followed by the Mazda 6 which measures a length of 192.7 inches, a width of 72.4 inches, and a height of 57.1 inches. Also, the Toyota Camry dominates the competition in terms of weight and the lightest car turns out to be the Honda Accord which gives it a good power to weight ratio.Some of the notable and optional exterior features you can find in the Toyota Camry include:

  • TRD spoiler
  • Black-painted outside mirrors and exterior trim
  • Unique 19-inch wheels
  • Aerodynamic body trim
  • Sport exhaust
  • LED Brakelights
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • TRD LED Low Headlamp
  • TRD Bumper
  • TRD Luggage Door
  • Automatic Highbeams Headlights
  • Black Grille

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan Safety

Toyota has always been a company that retains a strong reputation for making safe cars. The 2022 Toyota Camry TRD definitely lives up to its name. However, it has not been rated by the NHTSA or IIHS. On the upside, the regular 2021 Toyota Camry earned a 5-star rating from the NHTSA and received an overall good rating from the IIHS, and also has been honored with the 2021 Top Safety Pick+. Apart from having a rigid chassis and structure. It also offers a suite of advanced and sophisticated safety working all the time to keep you safe inside the car. Some of the safety features are listed below

  • Full-speed adaptive cruise control 
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Head-up display
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist Lane Departure Warning
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Front Collision Mitigation
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Driver Monitoring-Alert
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan Competition

2022 Toyota Camry TRD vs 2022 Honda Accord:

 The Honda Accord is a strong statement in this segment. It is Honda what Corolla is to Toyota. It is certainly one of the highest-selling cars from Honda and has a long-lasting history. The new Honda Accord offers better acceleration off the line but the Toyota has a more strong engine and it performs better after a certain speed. Apart from that, the Honda Accord loses out to the Camry in every aspect. As a sports car, the Camry checks all the boxes and is quite a valuable pick for its money.

2022 Toyota Camry TRD vs 2022 Mazda 6:

 The Toyota Camry TRD destroys the Mazda 6 in terms of performance. As you can see. Mazda 6 is not a car-focused for track performance, instead, it is a car made to satisfy the family needs, it does that job really well. On the upside, it offers decent fuel efficiency and linear engine performance that could make a perfect car for daily driving. However, Other than that, the Toyota Camry is better in every way.

2022 Toyota Camry TRD vs 2022 Nissan Altima:

The 2022 Nissan Altima is Nissan’s offering to fill the sporty sedan segment. For starters, it has an amazing-looking interior with a turbocharged engine but it is not as powerful as the Toyota Camry Hybrid and it is the closest car to the Camry in terms of performance. On the downside, the Cabin is not as spacious as the Camry. The Camry is again the better option here.

2022 Toyota Camry TRD Sedan Final Verdict

The Toyota Camry TRD is the right balance of comfort and sportiness in a single package. It offers everything you want in your sports. Right from incredible power to lively driving experience, it comes with all the essential things that would make a good sports car. It has some cons such as poor fuel economy and small cargo space. Nonetheless, as a sports car, it ticks all the boxes and turns out to be the best option in this segment.

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