What?! Toyota Thinks It Can Join The Turbo Game This Late

Least Boring Family Cars

Finally the Camry is a bit more exciting.

We should probably start calling this the turbocharging age in the auto industry. Everything from pickup trucks to supercars have received a smaller displacement engine with a turbo strapped on. Toyota isn’t a rookie when it comes to forced injection as we saw from the wildly successful Supra. Since Toyota is more of a reliable family car company and not a sporty one, we haven’t seen much use of a performance turbo since the Supra. Surprisingly however, Toyota's ultra-popular Camry is about to get one.

The Camry’s top engine is currently a 3.5 liter V6 producing 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. These are decent numbers, but it doesn’t excel in fuel efficiency with 21 mpg city. Apparently a turbo four-cylinder will replace the V6 to up the mpg. Lexus, Toyota’s premium brand, already has a few turbo-fours, so we expect to see something similar to those. The NX 200t engine produces 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque—a very worthy replacement to the 3.5-liter V6. Whether the Camry gets a similar engine as the Lexus or not, we think a punchy turbo would make this boring sedan a whole lot more fun.

You Might Also Like
The Thirstiest Cars On Sale Today
The Thirstiest Cars On Sale Today
The Greatest Turbocharged Cars Of All Time
The Greatest Turbocharged Cars Of All Time

Gallery

7
PHOTOS