The LE, the volume model in the Camry line, comes only with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The sportier SE comes with the four-cylinder or an optional 3.5-liter V-6, plus it has a firmer suspension, larger wheels and tires (17- or -18-inchers instead of the LE’s 16-inchers), subtle front and rear spoilers, rocker moldings, halogen headlamps, fog lights, a mesh grille and heated mirrors.


Among interior differences for the SE are sport seats and paddle shifters for the automatic transmission. V-6 versions get an upgraded stereo with a navigation system, a 6.1-inch touch-screen, satellite radio capability and Toyota’s Entune multimedia system. (The same unit is optional on the four-cylinder SE).

All that stuff boosts the base price of the four-cylinder SE to $23,000, or $500 more than the LE, but the V-6 version of the SE takes a much bigger price jump to $26,640 (plus $760 for destination in all cases).

You will find more information on the 2012 Camry line in the Research section.

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Answered by Rick Popely on May 8, 2012 in Toyota , Toyota Camry , What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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