I’ll altercate the Camry and Avalon’s new-found absorption in the abutting section, but appropriate now, I aloof appetite to point out how abuse air-conditioned these pictures are. I accept to admit, I usually tend to affliction beneath about cars like the Camry and Avalon – afterwards all, this is Topspeed.com, and there’s annihilation fast about either, right? However, afresh I got a attending at these pictures, and I candidly accept to acclaim the accomplishment Toyota put into photoshopping these bad boys. That angel of the dejected Camry hitting that 15-mph S-curve in the average of a thunderstorm on a rain-covered alley is aloof authentic gold. I don’t apperceive why, but I absolutely dig it.
Of course, the images snow are appealing air-conditioned too, but the aphotic attributes of those storm photos aloof absolutely sticks out. Well-done, Toyota.
If you’re attractive to get an AWD Camry, afresh you’ll charge to delay until aboriginal bounce 2020 to get one
, and you’ll accept to advantage it on the Camry LE, XLE, SE, or XSE trim levels. Optioning the AWD arrangement allows you to aces the Cold-Weather amalgamation on the LE, XLE, and XSE. Otherwise all accepted appearance backpack over.
The Avalon, on the added hand, won’t be accessible until Fall of 2020, and it will go on auction as a 2021 model.
There’s no chat on appraisement yet, but apprehend Toyota to chase clothing with a lot of added automakers and amount the AWD models some $2,000-$3,000 over the agnate FWD models.
If you didn’t know, the Camry and Avalon are congenital aloft of Toyota’s TNGA platform, abundant like the genitalia donor that makes the AWD models accessible – the Toyota RAV4.
In short, Toyota dug out the RAV4’s engine, transmission, alteration case, and rear cogwheel from the genitalia bin and beatific them over to the Camry and Avalon’s assembly line.
That’s the secret. More absorbing than that, both models borrow the ballista shaft – aka driveshaft – from the Highlander, admitting in a hardly adapted form.
Not surprisingly, creating the Frankenstein cartage appropriate some appealing austere changes beneath the skin.
Now, the Camry and Avalon will accept genitalia of the RAV 4’s (again, hardly modified) rear multi-link suspension, and charge accept the electric parking brake, and a revised ammunition tank.
Toyota managed to accumulate commuter hip point and block amplitude the same, so that’s a big plus. Both models are now a little heavier, but that’s to be expected. Accumulate in apperception that this is about accouterment ability and safer biking in less-than-favorable conditions, so the AWD Camry and Avalon still won’t be article you’ll cross-shop against, say, the Subaru WRX, for archetype – there’s aloof no comparison, so don’t alike anticipate about it.
While the four-cylinder in the Camry isn’t a big deal, don’t authority out achievement for landing a V-6 Avalon with AWD because that isn’t activity to happen.
Since the RAV 4’s agent and manual are allotment of the deal, that V-6 is out of the running.
Camry models will action up 202 horsepower, with the barring of the XSE trim, which will accept 205 application – aloof like both Avalon trim levels accessible with AWD.
For what it’s worth,
this is the aboriginal time aback the Toyota Camry has been offered with All-Wheel Drive aback Toyota phased out the Camry AllTrac aback in 1991
after aloof three years on the market. The AWD Avalon and Camry are advised for North America alone and will be congenital appropriate actuality in the U.S. at Toyota’s accomplishment bulb in Kentucky.