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2013 Toyota Camry: Trim Level Comparison
The newly redesigned 2013 Toyota Camry offers several engines and trim levels. We understand that can be daunting to shoppers -- especially those who aren't quite sure which models include which features. To help shoppers navigate the Camry's trim levels, we've listed each one, along with an explanation of what they include.
The Camry L is the sedan's base-level trim. Prices start around $23,000 with destination, and no options are available. A 178-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder is standard, as is a 6-speed automatic. Standard equipment includes cruise control, air conditioning, Bluetooth with audio and a CD player with a USB port and auxiliary jack. The Camry L includes steering wheel audio controls and power windows, as well as 16-inch wheels with hubcaps. For safety, the Camry L includes anti-lock brakes, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, traction control and stability control.
The mid-level Camry LE adds $450 to the L model's base price for a starting price of around $23,500 with shipping. Although it doesn't add a long list of new features, it does include a 6.1-inch center-mounted touchscreen and remote keyless entry. More important, the Camry LE opens up the availability of two options: an 8-way power driver's seat and a power sunroof.
Camry LE Hybrid
The Camry LE Hybrid offers many of the LE's standard and optional features, but it includes a 156-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine. That model, which uses a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) automatic, returns 43 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. Pricing for the Camry Hybrid is around $3,500 more than a gas-powered Camry LE. That means the Hybrid model starts at just under $27,000 with shipping.
The sporty Camry SE starts around $750 above the Camry LE. Included in that figure are several items to woo shoppers interested in a more exciting drive than the normal Camry provides. Those features include a rear spoiler and fog lights. The Camry SE also adds sport suspension for improved handling and steering-wheel paddle shifters for more control. Rounding out the upgrades are 17-in alloy wheels.
The Camry SE is also available with Toyota's powerful 268-hp 3.5-liter V6. Choosing that engine adds around $4,000 to the base price, though it also includes 18-in alloy wheels, Toyota's Entune infotainment system, a power driver's seat and keyless access with push-button starting.
Options for the Camry SE include leather and suede upholstery, a navigation system, heated seats, a lane departure warning system, a power sunroof and a blind-spot alert system. Many of the SE V6's standard features are also optional on the 4-cylinder model.
The top-level Camry trim level is the luxurious XLE. Camry XLE models add about $1,500 to the base price of a Camry SE, starting at around $25,700. The Camry XLE adds wood interior trim, a power driver's seat, a power sunroof and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Like the Camry SE, the Camry XLE is also offered with a 268-hp V6. That model adds Toyota's Entune infotainment system. Options for both XLE models include leather upholstery and a navigation system.
Camry XLE Hybrid
The Camry XLE Hybrid offers many of the XLE's standard features, plus a hybrid drivetrain. That engine, which makes 156 hp and returns more than 40 mpg in city driving, comes standard with a CVT automatic. Choosing a Camry XLE Hybrid adds about $2,815 to the Camry XLE's base price. That makes the 2013 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid the most expensive model in the sedan's lineup, with a starting price of around $28,500 with shipping.