The Toyota Camry is America’s best selling mid-sized sedan, and just keeps getting better. Redesigned in 2015 to give it a bolder appearance and a nicer interior, the 2016 model year improved the suspension, giving the 2016 Camry a little bit more of a performance feel on the road, as well as several other minor improvements on the smash-hit 2015 lineup. There are a lot of options available that can be mixed and matched to make the Camry fit your driving style, which is another reason the Camry has been so successful. The Camry also delves into the hybrid world, and a hybrid version is available with all trim levels. There are four trims available to choose from - the LE, SE, XLE and XSE. Keep reading to learn more about the different trim levels, so you can choose the Camry that’s right for you!
2016 Toyota Camry: Comparing Trim Levels
The LE is the starter package, and replaces the L trim of earlier years. It has the 2.5 liter four cylinder engine connected to a six speed automatic transmission. It has good fuel economy at 25-35 miles per gallon. It still has some pep with 178 horsepower. Even the base level has an on board computer with a display screen. Bluetooth hands-free accessories are standard, as well as a backup camera and a six speaker sound system. The hybrid version uses the same engine, with electric power added. The hybrid has 200 horsepower and is rated at 39-43 miles per gallon.
- 2.5 liter four cylinder engine
- Fuel economy 25/35 mpg
- Hybrid version available
The SE has the same four-cylinder engine with 178 horsepower. Additions include a rear spoiler, alloy wheels and automatic headlights. A CD player and USB input is also available on the SE. There is the option of a leather steering wheel, and overall the SE is a little more luxurious than the lower trim level. The SE adds good visibility, some luxury and some sports trim to improve on appearance. Exclusive to this trim package is smoked taillights, a sporty looking instrument cluster inside and blue interior accents.
- Alloy wheels
- CD player and USB ports
- Leather steering wheel
The XSE has the four cylinder engine, with a 3.6 liter V6 as an option. Both are paired with a six speed automatic transmission. The V6 has 268 horsepower to give you some extra power. Satellite radio is available as well as the On-Star emergency system. The XSE has a rear spoiler, front wheel drive, and a six speaker sound system. There are options for a load-restraint system. An outside temperature gauge is also standard. This trim level is also available in a Hybrid version, with similar mileage ratings. Heated front seats are optional, as well as power adjustable seating. A sunroof and alloy chrome wheels are also options available.
- V6 engine available
- Six speaker sound system
- Optional heated front seats
The XLE has only slight differences from the XSE. It could be said the XSE is a little more sporty and the XLE is a little more luxurious. The same engine and transmission options are available as those on the XSE. This version has separate driver and front passenger climate controls and front bucket seats as standard. The XLE has a heated exterior mirror, heated front seats and leather seats are optional. The hybrid version is also available, and offers the option of the V6 with 268 horsepower.
- Leather seats optional
- V6 Hybrid option available
- Driver and passenger climate control
The Camry is the best selling car in America for a good reason, offers a lot of great features at a reasonable price, as well has having a good reputation for performance. There are safety features available at all trim levels, such as enhanced stability control, airbags and a tire pressure monitor. All the trim levels also have the option of pre-collision warning, dynamic cruise control, lane departure warning and an anti-theft system. All of the trim levels have a 6.1-inch touch screen display for your entertainment options, as well as key information about the vehicle’s performance.