The Toyota Camry TRD V6 is a powerful sedan.

It comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a paddle shifter, which has 8-speed transmission. Its suspension is sports-tuned.

TRD stands for Toyota Racing Division. I had a chance to go over to Japan and see some of the fascinating TRD exhibits. With a body kit, a spoiler, and several aggressive visual cues, the TRD Camry is pleasing to look at. I also loved the sport seats and black cladding.

It was a thrilling and exciting week I spent driving around to the Washington DC area and even going on I-81 in Western Maryland. I also drove through Eastern Maryland and some parts of West Virginia. I like the touch screen audio.

I’ve been using Android Auto to play the song Paradise. I created this song with the students at Carnegie Mellon University last semester. It’s become a habit of mine to use those songs to benchmark the sound quality of vehicles that I test drive. Another feature I liked was the electronic auto brake.

With the Camry TRD you have three driving modes; eco, normal, or sport. Naturally, you’d find the sport mode a blast of an experience. The TRD Camry is also fuel-efficient. It gets an EPA-rated 31 miles per gallon on the highway. The base price on the TRD Camry is $31,040. It only had two different options that came on this vehicle.

There were the two-tone midnight black metallic roof and rear spoiler. There was also a special color red, so the delivered price came out to $32,920. For more information visit