The 2020 Toyota Camry gains a blacked-out Nightshade Edition appearance package and a new performance-oriented model with parts from Toyota’s TRD arm. The Camry TRD gets a retuned suspension, lightweight wheels, summer tires, larger brakes, a TRD exhaust system, and unique interior appointments.
Beyond the Camry TRD, the rest of the lineup gets Android Auto capability as standard – a welcome addition, as the majority of the sedan's competitors have had the smartphone integration for years.
Choosing Your Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry is offered in six trims: L, LE, SE, XLE, XSE, and TRD. Pricing starts at $25,250 including destination for the L and climbs to $31,995 for the TRD.
There are two available engines for the Camry. The L, LE, SE, XLE, and XSE come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. A 3.5-liter V6 is standard on the TRD and available for an extra $5,125 on the XLE and XSE.
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Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and come with front-wheel drive.
While the four-cylinder engine is the clear choice for its fuel economy (the Camry is one of the more efficient models in its class), the V6 is the gem of the lineup. V6 engines are rare for mid-size sedans, and the Camry’s is silky smooth and plenty potent.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
All Toyota Camry models have seating for up to five. Cargo capacity checks in at 15.1 cubic feet, although the base L trim only has 14.1 cubic feet.
The Toyota Safety Sense P suite of active safety features is standard on every Camry. It includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams.
Full-speed adaptive cruise control is standard on the XLE and higher, while the XLE and XSE also get blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Those last two are available on the LE and SE through extra-cost packages.
The Camry has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.
The Toyota Camry comes with a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, one USB port, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and wi-fi hot spot capability. The LE and higher get three USB ports, and the XLE and XSE trims add an 8-inch touchscreen and wireless charging. The larger touchscreen is available on LE and SE models, while navigation is only an option on the XLE and XSE.
The base Camry L trim comes with bi-LED automatic headlights, LED combination taillights, 16-inch steel wheels, fabric upholstery, six-way manually adjustable front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, remote keyless entry, and a 4.2-inch driver information display.
The LE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, two back-seat cup holders, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, and the two extra USB ports.
Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener are bundled together for $1,315. You can get the same bundle with a moonroof for $2,215, or with the 8-inch touchscreen, moonroof, wireless charging, and dual-zone automatic climate control for $3,180.
Standard features on the Camry SE include 18-inch wheels, a black grille with a sport mesh insert, a rear spoiler, Sport SofTex-trimmed seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Buyers can black out their SE trim with the Nightshade Edition that costs $700. It adds black to the 18-inch wheels, rear spoiler, shark-fin antenna, Toyota emblem, SE badging, outside door handles, side mirrors, and window trim. The Nightshade Edition is only available in three exterior colors: Celestial Silver Metallic, Super White, and Midnight Black Metallic.
The XLE adds some luxury elements like leather upholstery, heated front seats, the 8-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, ambient interior lighting, and push button start. Dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch driver information display, heated side mirrors, and full LED headlights and taillights are also standard.
Equip your Camry XLE with navigation and a nine-speaker JBL audio system for $1,810, or add a moonroof to that mix for $2,870. The moonroof, navigation, and JBL audio system are also available with a 10-inch head-up display, ventilated front seats, a surround-view camera system, and rear automatic emergency braking for $5,245.
The XLE is available with the V6 engine for a $5,125 premium. The XLE V6 also adds the moonroof, 10-inch head-up display, and nine-speaker JBL audio system to the list of standard equipment. Navigation is only available in a $2,790 bundle that also includes the ventilated front seats, surround-view camera, and rear automatic emergency braking.
The Camry XSE builds on the XLE and adds 19-inch black wheels, a body-color rear spoiler, and dual exhaust with quad chrome tips. Even on this range-topping trim, the navigation system, moonroof, 10-inch head-up display, and surround-view camera are only available through package bundles.
The XSE is also available with the V6 engine, and opting for the XSE V6 once again brings the moonroof, 10-inch head-up display, and nine-speaker JBL audio system.
The TRD trim is the only trim to come standard with the V6 engine. It also gets a TRD-tuned suspension, high-performance brakes, 19-inch matte black alloy wheels, a gloss-black rear spoiler, TRD badging, aluminum sport pedals, and red stitching across the interior.
Keep in mind that the TRD builds off of the SE, so it reverts back to having the 7-inch touchscreen, 4.2-inch driver information display, single-zone climate control, and Sport SofTex upholstery.
All-season tires are a no-cost option.
If you can stand the way the new 2020 Toyota Camry TRD trim looks, it’s the cheapest way to get into a V6-powered Camry by a wide margin. If a 301-hp V6 sounds like overkill, the SE trim is handsomely equipped and well priced.