The Toyota Camry 2022 has 13 trim levels, but the TRD model stands out among the rest. Its dark wheels and low profile make the Camry TRD look like an exotic duck, which might make some wonder who would ever buy it. Although Toyota markets this car to everyone, there is only one type of person who is likely to be interested in it.
Who Buys Toyota Camry TRD 2022?
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According to YouTuber Sarah-n-Tuned, the 2022 Toyota Camry TRD is “a perfect car for dads in their late thirties who are drummer champions and moms who have more followers on Tik Tok than their teenage daughters.” This is a very funny perspective, but very accurate. Let’s face it, the Camry TRD is the mullet of the Camry lineup, but that’s not a bad thing.
I’ve driven a Toyota Camry TRD and am impressed with the road handling dynamics, responsive engine, and unique aesthetic. Yes, it has sidelights and a semi-flashy rear spoiler. But if you don’t take the car seriously, it is really fun to drive especially on twisty roads. I even remember receiving some “likes” from passengers in other cars.
What makes the Camry TRD different?
The 2022 Toyota Camry TRD is at the top end of the sedan trim level hierarchy. This means that it comes with a 301-hp 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine, unlike the smaller four-cylinder option. But what makes it so special are the 19-inch TRD wheels, side skirts, front diffuser, and rear diffuser. But of course, let’s not forget about the rear spoiler with a glossy black base.
but that is not all. Toyota also blessed the Camry TRD with a sports exhaust system – which is an option for other models – as well as a tuned suspension. Above all, larger front brakes and a Softex leather interior complement the race-ready look inside and out. Also, in case you were wondering, no manual transmission is offered in this trim level, only an eight-speed automatic.
Camry TRD doesn’t take itself too seriously, but you should
Just like the man with the mullet, the Camry TRD takes itself very seriously. I say this because its on-road manners feel as relaxed and calm as its non-TRD brethren, but with some extra stiffness. This means the Camry TRD won’t hit you when you’re rolling over bumps or other road imperfections. But it will hold the road when you throw it in some tight turns, which is the point of the car’s boosted suspension.
So, who is the Toyota Camry TRD really for? It’s for anyone who needs the space of a mid-size sedan but wants the feel of a smaller sports coupe. It’s also for anyone who wants all the comforts of a 2022 Camry, but with a slightly wild side. Party on the outside, work on the inside.
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