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2018 Toyota Camry SE - Is the suspension different than the LE?

howardh3howardh3 Posts: 7
edited September 2017 in Toyota
I've narrowed my choices down to the Camry V4 LE and SE. I know the SE has different trim, a little nicer seats and a button you can press to put the transmission into "Sports" mode. But is there a Sports suspension in the SE that you can't toggle on/off? If there is one, what does it do to the ride? Is it bumpier where you feel the road more to put it into my layman' terms?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 131,011
    From Autoweek:

    And as long as we’re talking about the suspension, here's another big thing about the new Camry: It has two separate and distinct setups for the suspension. The L, LE and more loaded XLE are aimed at the traditional (i.e., older) Camry buyer. They’re softer, more luxurious, comfortable, quiet and coddling. The SE and XSE are aimed at the younger buyer, the one all the marketing and product planning people think will be attracted to this new Camry. It is “sporty.” The two setups have their own springs, dampers, antiroll bars and tires.
    Toyota Camry SE

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  • kyfdx said:

    From Autoweek:

    And as long as we’re talking about the suspension, here's another big thing about the new Camry: It has two separate and distinct setups for the suspension. The L, LE and more loaded XLE are aimed at the traditional (i.e., older) Camry buyer. They’re softer, more luxurious, comfortable, quiet and coddling. The SE and XSE are aimed at the younger buyer, the one all the marketing and product planning people think will be attracted to this new Camry. It is “sporty.” The two setups have their own springs, dampers, antiroll bars and tires.
    Toyota Camry SE

    Thank you for the reference. I assume from the article, that the SE model has a firmer ride. I was mainly interested in the SE for the trim and believe it or not, the seats. The front passenger seat bottom is very firm, bordering on hard in the LE. The SE is made from some softer material. I know it sounds dumb but my wife is very particular. Do you think there are some seat covers that are available that can cushion it a bit? I never looked into them. Thanks as always for your help.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 131,011
    Can't see how seat covers would help.

    No substitute for actually driving the cars.

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  • kyfdx said:

    Can't see how seat covers would help.

    No substitute for actually driving the cars.

    I guess I didn't mean covers. But isn't there some sort of accessory you can put on a seat to make it more comfortable? I think I saw them in the store but am not sure what they are called. They usually come folded and wrap around the back of the seat with a string or cloth.
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,117
    Choose a car that has comfortable seats. Trying to pad them after the fact will likely be disappointing and a potential regret.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 131,011

    Choose a car that has comfortable seats. Trying to pad them after the fact will likely be disappointing and a potential regret.

    I agree with this..

    And, when you get the SE, tell the wife it was because of the comfortable seats and ride. Can't hurt. ;)

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  • kyfdx said:

    Choose a car that has comfortable seats. Trying to pad them after the fact will likely be disappointing and a potential regret.

    I agree with this..

    And, when you get the SE, tell the wife it was because of the comfortable seats and ride. Can't hurt. ;)
    I would do this but as the article you referenced mentioned, I think I would prefer the LE's ride over the SE ride according to the description. My only other option is the XLE which is $4,000 over the price of the LE for the V4. I would love the XLE-V6 but that's a $36,000 car now. The prices keep going up and up. That's why I thought I could get away with the standard LE with a seat cushion or something of the like.
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