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Old 01-12-2017, 10:21 PM
 
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Do you think it's worth it to pay $2K extra for an XLE over LE?
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:33 AM
 
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could be. If the difference is a candy bar, probably not. If you get a supercomputer and a highly invested 401k, I could see that worth it to people.


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Old 01-13-2017, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Do you think it's worth it to pay $2K extra for an XLE over LE?
Usually the XLE adds leather seats, moonroof, alloy wheels, and sometimes a V6. It just depends on if those things are important to you.

Personally, I'd rather have the SE than the LE or XLE.
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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worth it depends on the buyer & what is the buyer looking for. This is a strange question.
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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Do you think it's worth it to pay $2K extra for an XLE over LE?
What do you get for the $2K? What's the resale difference down the road between the 2 (assuming identical cars)?
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:45 AM
 
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Percentage wise as a ratio a loaded car resells for less. That ratio depends on the market at the time of sale. More dollars but less of a overall return.
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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What do you get for the $2K? What's the resale difference down the road between the 2 (assuming identical cars)?
Back when I was in the toyota dealership, XLE meant that you had heated leather, more directional power seats, dual zone climate control, I think the sunroof was standard, and now they likely come standard with the smartkey.

You will get it back on resale.
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Usually the XLE adds leather seats, moonroof, alloy wheels, and sometimes a V6. It just depends on if those things are important to you.

Personally, I'd rather have the SE than the LE or XLE.
I've been researching the Limited and XLE lines. It's about a $3k difference, situation similar in your question if the XLE is worth it over the LE.

What it really comes down to are the creature comforts for the most part and if the motor is a 4 versus 6 cylinder.

If you're just looking for transportation, it probably won't be worth it but if you're going to do things such as road trip or spent other significant amounts of time in the car (traveling salesman, drive a lot, etc.), it would definitely be worth it.
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:47 AM
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As others have said, only the buyer can determine if it is worth it. For example, I will never get another car again without heated seats. If that means I have to get a package that has that and a bunch of other cool stuff, fine. That's me. Others could care less.

I wouldn't focus on the resale value - I would focus on whether the XLE gives you features you would take advantage of and appreciate every day.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I was never a person who cared about heated seats and all that stuff.. even now with my camry XLE I often forget I have heated seats.. the leather just means I have to baby the car more and can't abuse it like I did my grand am... I got the XLE for the V6 engine. My father has a heated steering wheel in his new jeep.. as someone with cold hands I found that far more appealing than the seats. Part of me wishes I had just got a base level Impala for less money with the 3.0 liter flexfuel V6 but the base models don't have any sort of touchscreen entertainment system.. not that I really needed it... I could still plug in the USB dongle and play tunes. The included GPS navigation in the camry is fairly useless.. for 25 bucks more per car they should have teamed up with garmin to install useful software... but I suppose that's 25 bucks per car off their bottom line.

Has toyota upgraded their touchscreens since 2012? I'm assuming they're not the same low resolution screen... it would cost maybe 30 bucks to use something that's at least closing in on semi-HD resolution which would be expected in 2016... of course many automakers still don't include these on base models.
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