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Camry SL hybrid 2019 vs SX V6

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Hi all, looking at either getting the SL hybrid or SX V6. Have previously had a Aurion so used to have a V6. The SL hybrid has a few extras like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and heads up display. Never had a hybrid before so a bit unsure about them. What’s everyone’s thoughts?

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Best advice for you - drive it. Ask for a loaner for a few hours at least, get a good feel for it as it's very different to a petrol car, especially the powerful V6 with almost instant acceleration. Really depends on your driving style & how you want to drive it. Almost impossible to accelerate anywhere quick these days without fear of losing your license so the Hybrid is great & it's an easy 5L or less/100kms with the new gen car.

ps: pitty Toyota don't offer the SX with the Hybrid option, would be my pick.

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Thanks ZZT86. I’ve driven them both and both feel really nice. Hybrid CVT is a bit different to get used to. Petrol 8 speed feels really nice. Would be good if the SX had all the safety features but I guess thats not a deal breaker. 

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SX V6 would be the most entertaining & smoothest but also easiest to lose your license on 😕

What extra safety features does the SL have over the SX? Would have thought exactly the same.

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The SL has blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and heads up display. Also has cooling front seats and front drivers seat memory - 2 memory settings. Think that is the main different, plus SL has moonroof. 

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That's dumb, all cars should have safety as standard esp blind spot monitoring. Heads up could also be considered a safety feature really, the ventilated seats with memory are a luxury.

I'll tell you what - I recently drove a Kia Cerato & all I can say is that I was pleasantly surprised just how good a car it is. Suspension is extremely well sorted - first class really, brakes were great, engine ability/smoothness & economy were good. Interior was average as it was a base model but hey - it's cheap plus that 7 year warranty. Well worth a look. Toyota is no longer alone, this from a life long Toyota fan & owner.

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I know, bit strange why they do that. I might even check out the new rav4.

I test drive a little cerato GT awhile ago and agree it felt good. But they put a fake engine noise in the cabin which wasn’t very pleasant. 

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