2014 Toyota Camry LE vs. SE: Guide for Texas Drivers

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Toyota Camry LE

You probably know that the 2014 Toyota Camry is ranked among the best selling vehicles in the great state of Texas and around the world. What you may not know is that the award winning Camry is offered in five distinctively different trim levels, two of which will be discussed here. While the LE and SE trim options are widely diverse on a number of levels, they both share the Toyota reputation of reliability, longevity, and efficiency. The Camry has held a position among industry leaders for well over a decade for customer loyalty, estimated resale value, and fuel economy.

The Toyota 2014 Camry is a mid-size sedan featuring a front engine, front-wheel drive powertrain configuration. All 2014 Toyota Camrys are sold with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Camry LE trim level is available with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 169-horsepower and 167 lb.-ft. of torque and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 8.4-seconds, which is considered average for a mid-size sedan. When it comes to fuel efficiency the Camry LE is anything but average, offering a class-leading EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway for a combined 28 mpg. The Camry SE is also available with the 2.5-liter engine, but is also available with the 268-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 which makes 248 lb.-ft. of torque and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6-seconds. The EPA estimated fuel economy rating for the V6 equipped SE model is as follows: 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway/ 25 mpg combined*.

The 2014 Toyota Camry received a top safety rating of five stars for overall crash protection in government testing. Both the Camry LE and SE come with driver and passenger side curtain and knee airbags, front and rear side airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, and electronic stability and traction control as standard safety equipment. The SE trim level adds available blind spot monitoring, which automatically detects a vehicle in the driver’s blind spot and relays a visual alert in the sideview mirror, and a cross traffic alert that sounds an audible alert if impending object interference is detected in the Camry’s projected vehicle trajectory.

Standard equipment for the Camry LE includes automatic headlights, air conditioning, power door locks with remote keyless entry, power windows and sideview mirrors, cruise control, tilting and telescoping steering column, 16-inch steel wheels, a trip computer, and split folding rear seats. The LE also offers a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen monitor, six-speaker audio system with a CD player, steering wheel mounted audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity, an iPod interface, and an outside temperature display. To that the Camry SE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport tuned suspension system, a leather wrapped steering wheel, fog lamps, heated sideview mirrors, and sport seating with a choice of interior and exterior styling elements. The Camry SE Sport, which comes exclusively with the 2.5-liter engine, offers a sunroof for looking up into that big Texas sky, and a power adjustable driver’s seat. The Camry SE V6 gets 18-inch wheels, with keyless ignition and entry, power adjustable driver’s seat, a navigation system, voice operated controls, and satellite radio.

Whether you decide on the economical 2014 Camry LE or sporty 2014 Toyota Camry SE, you won’t be disappointed. Visit Toyota of Boerne, in San Antonio, Texas or check us out on the web, today.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.