Camry XLE Vs. Camry LEby Michele Jensen
Toyota's base model Camry costs less than $20,000 as of 2010. Toyota also creates upgraded models such as the LE and XLE, which offer otherwise optional features at packaged price rates.
Engine and Transmission
Both the Camry LE and XLE are available with either 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engines with six-speed automatic transmissions, or 3.5-liter, six-cylinder engines with six-speed automatic transmissions. The Camry LE is also available with a 2.5-liter, four--cylinder engine with manual transmission.
Both the LE and XLE share features such as color-keyed power outside mirrors. However, the XLE also has integrated front fog lamps, heated outside mirrors, a power tilt/slide moon roof, dual climate control, a six-disc in-dash CD changer and wood-grain style trim. Both the 3.5-liter LE and XLE as well as the 2.5-liter XLE have dual rear exhaust outlets and chrome-tipped exhausts. Instead of steel wheels like the LE, the XLE includes alloy wheels.
The manual transmission LE costs almost $1,500 more than the basic Camry while the LE with the largest engine costs an additional $3,700. Depending on the engine size, the XLE costs an additional $3,500 to $4,500 more than the LE.
Michele Jensen started writing professionally for businesses in 1999. Her writings include articles for eHow, Answerbag and COD, marketing materials and project-related documentation. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Houston and a Master of Science degree in international relations from Troy State University.