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Comparing Refreshed 2021 Toyota Camry SE and LE: New Pricing, Features, Safety and New Color Choice

Pictures and an included video review show differences between 2021 Camry SE and LE. Learn what has changed this year too.

Toyota Camry is a very popular vehicle. In fact, Camry is the best-selling midsize sedan in the country. For the last 18 straight years. Quite a remarkable feat considering there is plenty of competition in this segment.

Camry also keeps winning awards. The 2020 Camry was named Best Midsize Car for the Money and Best Midsize Car for Families by U.S. News & World Report.

But what has changed for 2021 Toyota Camry? This was a refresh year, with important updates and upgrades leading the way to help with improved safety and convenience.

Time to focus on two of the most popular trim levels: 2021 Camry SE and 2021 Camry LE.

2021 Toyota Camry Safety

First things first. Blueprint has been added to the Camry lineup for 2021. You may have seen this brilliant color on other popular models like RAV4, Corolla and Highlander.

RELATED VIDEO: Compare Camry LE vs SE in my video review.

I recently wrote a Torque News story about the addition of Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ to 2021 Camry. Look for important new updates including intersection (left turn) support, dynamic radar cruise control smooth overtaking support and evasive steering support.

This is standard safety equipment across the board on all 2021 Camry models. Also look for 2.5+ on 2021 Highlander and 2021 C-HR.

2021 Camry front end

Both Camry LE and Camry SE have refreshed front ends and front grille designs for 2021.

Camry SE front end
2021 Toyota Camry SE Blueprint front end front grille

SE Camry features an even sportier, more modern grille design utilizing honeycomb patterns for the upper grille, lower grille and side vents. Curved front bumper accents bring Camry up to 2021 speed.

Camry LE front end
2021 Toyota Camry LE Blueprint front end front grille

The Camry LE continues its luxury-inspired horizonal grille accents but widens the grille which extends into the side vent area. Metallic grille and bumper accents complete the 2021 model year look.

Multimedia for 2021 Toyota Camry

Camry 2021 utilizes a raised, floating multimedia system like other popular Toyota models.

Camry LE interior
2021 Toyota Camry LE interior multimedia macadamia

Standard multimedia displays for both Camry LE and SE are 7-inch touch screens but can be upgraded optionally to 9-inch screens.

Camry SE interior
2021 Toyota Camry SE interior multimedia

Personally, I find the new raised display screens look natural in the Camry interior cabin and can cut down on distractions. You do not have to look down as far and away from the road as much. It is now closer to eye level.

2021 Toyota Camry seats

I thought it would be beneficial to show the seat materials for LE and SE. This philosophical difference between trim levels might help you decide the best one for you and your family.

Camry LE front seats
2021 Toyota Camry LE interior front seats macadamia fabric

Camry LE features a durable fabric seating while Camry SE has SofTex seats with sport fabric inserts.

Camry SE front seats
2021 Toyota Camry SE interior front seats ash Softex

What style do you prefer?

2021 Camry Wheels

2021 Toyota Camry LE Blueprint wheels 2021 Toyota Camry SE Blueprint wheels

Take a look at both wheel styles and you will see a clear difference of opinion, so to speak. Camry LE features 17-inch alloy wheels and Camry SE comes with 18-inch black, machined-finish alloy wheels.

Time for your thoughts on 2021 Toyota Camry

Factory MSRP for 2021 Toyota Camry LE is $24,970 compared to $26,485 for 2021 Camry SE.

Is the 2021 Camry LE the best fit for you or would you rather drive Camry SE? What features do you like about each one?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I highlight a new color for 2021 Toyota Sienna. It is shocking.

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