For the first time, Toyota has added optional all-wheel-drive to the Camry sedan. This late addition to the 2020 Camry lineup now has a price, which is simply a $1,400 increase over the front-wheel-drive version.
Buyers will be able to add all-wheel-drive to any Camry trim level when equipped with Toyota’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This means buyers can get an all-wheel-drive Camry in LE, SE, XLE, XSE, and Nightshade flavors. Regardless of said flavor, it’s an extra $1,400 to drive all four wheels.
This pricing strategy means the cheapest Camry AWD will be the Camry LE at $27,325, including destination. Putting that into perspective, the 2020 Nissan Altima AWD starts at $26,375, so Toyota is slightly more aggressive with the Camry’s price-point. Since we still don’t have all-wheel-drive on the Mazda6, the Altima is really the primary competitor when it comes to all-wheel-drive midsizers.
Those wanting a fancier AWD Camry will have to fork over $28,525 for the SE, $31,810 for the XLE, an XSE for $32,360, or Nightshade for $29,225.
Toyota added all-wheel-drive to the Camry largely driven by consumer demand for it in North America. Based on the TNGA architecture, the Camry’s bones allow the company to make region-specific changes based on demand.