When you survey the vehicles on our used car lot at Pollard Used Cars, there will be more to keep track of than year, make, and model. You will also want to take note of the trim level on a specific model.
What is a trim level? In essence, trim levels are a further way that automakers classify a specific model. For example, the 2015 ToyotaCamry is available in its base trim, but also in other trim levels; each trim level has distinct features that separate the different versions of the Camry from one another such as in 2015, when the Camry was offered in the following trims: LE, SE, XLE, XSE, XLE V6, and XSE V6.
Typically, as you move up the ladder of trim levels, the price will increase, but that price increase will be matched with added content. You’ll get everything featured on the trim level below it, plus additional features. In some cases, a feature on a higher trim level may replace a feature on a lower trim level, like a continuously variable transmission replacing a manual transmission.
Each OEM has a structure to its trim levels that helps you navigate the system. Using the Toyota example, you can see that LE is consistently below SE. LE comes first, then SE, and then when you throw the X in front, XLE is slotted below XSE. Our sales staff will be able to give you the particulars of the trim levels for your favorite brand.
Trims are often confused with options and packages. Trims refer to what is offered standard on a specific model; options are, well, optional. An option on a specific trim might be heated seats, but you pay extra to get those heated seats. Packages are groups of options that you can pay extra for as well.
At Pollard Used Cars, you don’t have to worry about deciphering specific options or trims — what we have on the lot is what we have available.
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