When people are in the market for a new Toyota Camry, how it looks on the inside is just as important as how it looks on the outside. Are leather seats something you want your new Toyota Camry to have? Are you tired of how dirty the inside of your car becomes?
Your standard Toyota Camry does not come with leather seats however, you have the option to pick from four trim options that come with leather seats. Those options are the XLE, XSE, XLE V6, and the XSE V6. When buying a Toyota Camry with leather seats, you want to keep those seats looking nice. There is a reason why people prefer leather interior as opposed to the cloth interior.
Before your purchase, it’s important to go over your research on options and out of pocket costs. A little research will go a long way when purchasing your new decked out vehicle. We will go over what to do with those leather seats and how you can keep them looking just like new. Again, it’s important to know what exactly these leather seats might cost you.
Hang on, and enjoy the ride. You may decide that a Toyota Camry may be in your views for a future purchase!
- 1 Should You Purchase A Toyota Camry with Leather Seats?
- 2 Trim Levels
- 3 Interior – Cloth Vs. Leather
- 4 How To Care For Your Camry’s Leather Seats
Should You Purchase A Toyota Camry with Leather Seats?
Did you know that the 2019 Toyota Camry was the most popular sedan and expected to out-sell others? The Toyota Camry has always been the most practical car, while also being a lot of fun too! In addition, it also has an improved fuel economy, which is another plus!
With the redesign of the Camry, there have been a few updates made. Some of the additions include Apple CarPlay, Amazon’s Alex, and also added features to their XLE and XSE models.
Dependable. If you’re looking for a car that will last you years, the Toyota Camry might be the perfect fit for you. Toyota makes great vehicles that are very reliable and durable. If your Toyota is serviced on a regular basis, it can last you a good 400,000 miles. Pretty good, right? This leads to resale value staying high, in addition to being a great vehicle for you and your family.
V6 Engine. The Toyota Camry has an outstanding V6 Engine. Even though they don’t benefit from a turbocharger, it always delivers a great performance. You can reach up to 60mph from a dead stop.
Style and Room. The Toyota Camry has amazing exterior styling. You can choose from a variety of paint colors including Red and Gray. The 2019 Toyota Camry also provides the largest of roomy interiors. It has padded seats, as well as extra cargo space. The trunk is equipped with a low lift-over height, so you can better store groceries and shopping bags.
Navigation App. On every new Camry, Toyota has included a navigation app. This bodes well for drivers who have planned traveling. Having a navigation app that gives you turn-by-turn navigation will help you get to your destination faster and safer, as opposed to using your phone. This standard navigation app can also help give you different routes if a traffic jam approaches.
Not Equipped With Manual Transmission. The 2019 model of the Toyota Camry did not come with a manual transmission sadly. Many drivers were hoping this was one of the additions they were going to make. If you were in the market for a manual transmission, your best option would be to look at the 2019 Honda Accord.
No AWD option. There are many vehicles out there that are starting to introduce the option for AWD. The Toyota Camry continues to only offer the FWD option. Even though the Camry has good performance in most weather climates, its traction in snowy climates is still poor. If you live in a place with harsh winters, you may want to continue to shop around.
Improvements On Safety Technology. The Toyota Camry still offers standard technology, but it needs improving. The Toyota Camry is a bit noisier, so if you’re looking for a much quieter cabin, you may want to check out the Toyota Avalon that has an extra-insulated interior.
The Toyota Camry comes with seven different trim levels and range through LE, SE, XLE, XSE, XLE V6, and XSE V6. For the L you are looking at a price of $23,945, with the most expensive trim costing you about $34, 700. Depending on what added interior features you include would of course increase your total price.
To ensure you are getting the features that you want, it’s important to check the trim levels of your Toyota Camry. Comparing trims will narrow down which trim is right for you. Here are some of the trim levels, which come with leather seats.
Toyota Camry XLE
With the Toyota Camry XLE option, you get the leather-trimmed heated seats with color options. You could try the SofTex Interior if the leather is an issue for you. Compared to the standard model, this trim costs $4,500 more. The SofTex interior is a couple thousand. In the end, you’ll have to decide which leather is right for you and at what cost.
The weight of it is half the weight of leather and the way it is designed means about 85% less CO2 emissions and 99% less violent compounds that get released into the air. This is compared to conventional synthetic leather. If you are opposed to leather, the conventional synthetic leather option is environmentally friendly.
Toyota Camry XSE
Just like the XLE, the XSE, XLE V6, and XSE V6 are the same. When considering trims that are more expensive, you’ll need to consider the other factors that play a part besides leather seating.
The SE is just the slightest of what is available now. Here is a gathered list of the important features and what you get with each trim.
L Trim Level
- 5- liter four-cylinder engine
- Eight-speed automatic transmission
- 16-inch wheels
- Manual air conditioning
- Back-up camera with the fixed backup lines
- Cloth seating
- Manual adjustable driver’s seat that is six-way
- Single USB port
- Touch screen with Google voice controls
LE trim level
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
- 60/40 split-folding backseat
- Overhead consoled with lighted maps and sunglass storage
- Anti-theft alarm.
SE Trim Level
- Single-zone automatic climate control
- Sport SofTex-trimmed front seats (they have a faux leather/cloth combo)
- A leather-trimmed steering wheel that has paddle shifters
- 18-inch black alloy wheels
- Performance-tuned shock absorbers
- Performance-tuned stabilizer bars
- Rear spoiler
XLE Trim Level
- Standard Suspension
- Regular steering wheel without paddle shifters
- Dual-zone automatic climate control with backseat vents
- Blind-spot monitoring system
- 3 USB ports
- Backup camera with dynamic predictive backup lines
- 7-inch high-resolution gauge cluster display with vitals and options
- Leather-trimmed upholstery
- Eight-way power passenger seat
- Heated front seats
- Adaptive cruise control in every speed
- Eco, Normal, and Sport Modes
- Proximity keyless entry
- Home Link
XSE Trim Level
- 19-inch black alloy wheels
- Performance-tuned shock absorbers
- Performance-tuned springs
- Performance-tuned stabilizer bars
- Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters
- Smoked headlights and taillights
- Rear spoiler
- Dual-exiting exhaust with quad tips
You’ll also have the optional 301-hp V-6 engine on the XLE or the XSE adds that include:
- A panoramic glass roof with power tilt/slide moon roof
- Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging
- Head-up display
- Eight-inch touchscreen
- JBL Stereo
Interior – Cloth Vs. Leather
When purchasing a Toyota Camry, the interior says a lot about who you are. Are you the type of person who enjoys cloth or leather seating? It can be a pretty tough decision especially having color options available.
When leather seating comes to mind, you think of luxury and class. Leather trims for the Toyota Camry are available in four of its trims. Benefits of leather seating include not only having style, but comfort as well. Cleaning leather seating is easier, as it is resistant to stains and spills, but it’s also higher in costs, and also becomes hot in those dreadful summer months.
The Toyota Camry still offers standard cloth seating and is still the go-to option for most of its trims. Many drivers find that cloth is more comfortable, and could be a better option if you’re someone who travels a lot. An upside to cloth seating is that it will not get as hot in the summer months, and is not as expensive. The only downside is that they become dirty very fast and they’re harder to clean.
Toyota Camry Interior and Exterior Color Options
When purchasing the Toyota Camry you have an option of 14 options to choose from:
- Supersonic Red
- Ruby Flare
- Midnight Black Metallic
- Super White
- White Chill Pearl
- Celestial Silver Metallic
- Predawn Gray Mica
- Galactic Aqua Mica
- Blue Streak Metallic
- Blue Streak Metallic with Midnight Black Metallic
- Celestial Silver Metallic with Midnight Black Metallic
- Wind Chill Pearl with Midnight Black Metallic
- Supersonic Red with Midnight Black Metallic
How To Care For Your Camry’s Leather Seats
The leather interior is popular among drivers because of its easier maintenance. Having your leather properly taken care of can boost your car’s worth. Drivers with allergies would be better off with leather seating. Those who suffer from allergies would be better off with leather seating, as cloth seating can collect dander and dust build-up.
Even with easier maintenance, leather seating still requires special care to keep its fresh and luxurious look.
Vacuum Dirt and Dust
Dirt can sometimes get stuck in the crevices of leather seating. Using a vacuum can suction the dirt, as well as even loosening it up. When using a vacuum its important to make sure that your hose attached doesn’t touch the leather or else you may scratch it.
Gently Scrub Leather
To scrub leather without damaging it, you can gently use a microfiber cloth to clean grime off of your seats. A toothbrush that has soft bristles can also be used. To use a microfiber cloth or toothbrush, dampen, and gently scrub your seats. Do not spray your seats directly with any liquid cleaner.
When scrubbing perforated leather, you should take special care in doing so because the leather has tiny holes that can cause moisture attraction. Apply a small amount of liquid cleaner to your cloth when scrubbing. Using a heavy amount of cleaner can cause moisture to build-up, increasing your chances of mold.
Condition Your Leather
As time passes, leather can lose its natural oils, which can cause your seating to become dry or cracked. When you condition your seating regularly, this can prevent that from occurring. When conditioning your seats, choose a conditioner with natural ingredients.
When choosing ingredients it’s important to avoid silicones and waxes because they can cause build-up causing your seating to look dull. Apply your conditioner in small amounts only onto a clean microfiber cloth. Before having contact with the leather, leave your conditioner to soak for about an hour. During this process, make sure your car is in a shady place, and then use a clean cloth to buff your seats.
Your Toyota Camry’s leather seating should be conditioned one to two times a year.
Clean Your Seats Regularly
Having any type of dirt or grime build-up can damage the quality and look of your leather seats. The longer you go without cleaning it, the longer it will accumulate, and the harder it will be to remove. When cleaning your leather seats regularly, you can prevent nasty build-up and keep the appearance intact of your interior. It is recommended that you clean your leather seating at least once a month.
There are many reasons why purchasing a Toyota Camry with leather seating is great choice. When choosing leather seating, your interior will be intact much longer as opposed to cloth. They look nice and can give that luxury vibe that you may be looking for in a vehicle. Whatever seating you choose to go with, you’ll be driving around in your Camry with style!
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