The Camry is among the best-selling sedans manufactured by Toyota. That’s why when they released the 2014 Camry, it didn’t take long for fans of the sedan to get curious about the differences the new year would bring.
Available in five trim levels (L, LE, SE, SE Sport, and XLE), the Camry is a competitive midsize sedan. If you’re interested in getting a 2014 Toyota Camry, the LE or SE models may have something to suit your needs. Read on for our short analysis of the two trims and what makes them different from one another.
The LE is one step up from the base model L and comes similarly equipped, but with extra features. The LE trim comes with 16-inch steel wheel, power windows and mirrors, power door locks with remote keyless entry, air conditioning, split-folding rear seats, audio mounted controls on its tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, trip computer, automatic headlamps, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, outside temperature display, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen display with a six-speaker sound system, CD player, USB/iPod interface, and auxiliary audio jack.
Meanwhile, the SE trim adds to or replaces the features on the LE, with 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, heated mirrors, foglights, sport seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, as well as a unique interior and exterior styling treatment. SE trims equipped with the available V6 engine include 18-inch wheels, navigation, voice controls, power driver seat, keyless ignition/entry, satellite and HD radio, as well as Entune smartphone and web integration system.
Every 2014 Toyota Camry features a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drivetrain. While base trim models (including the LE and SE trim) are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 178 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, there is an option for a more powerful engine. The SE is available with a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of producing 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. As for the EPA estimate for fuel economy, the four-cylinder engine has a rating of 25/35 mpg city/highway, while the V6 engine comes with a rating of 21/31 mpg city/highway.*
The safety features on board the two trims are basically the same. The Camry LE and SE both include stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags, knee airbags, and front and rear seat side airbags. The SE trim, along with the XLE, comes with a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alert.
The price difference between the 2014 Toyota Camry LE and SE is not too much, with the starting MSRP for the LE trim at $23,680 and $24,550 for the SE trim. Depending on your preference, you may opt for either of the two trims or any of the other options on the 2014 Toyota Camry lineup.
*2014 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary based on personal driving habits as well as vehicle maintenance.
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