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Yes, it is true. "The new trim adds a "sports tuned suspension", 18-inch wheels, mesh grille, LED exterior lights, SofTex seats, black headliner, and paddle shifters."
 

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Found my next Toyota vehicle...a Back to the Future Tacoma! :wink
 

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The added 2016 SE features appear to be mostly cosmetic. No higher performance engine specified in the sales pitch, only a vague reference to an "athletic powertrain." Supposed sport tuned suspension and maybe paddle wheel shifters - perhaps I have eyesight problems, but I did not see such shifters in the pic of the interior. From the advert it appears that they are steering people towards the RAV hybrid, with allegedly more power. etc.
 

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I'm curious about the "athletic powertrain" in the se, and that the hybrid is the most powerful rav to date considering how powerful the v6 was.
 

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The paddle shifters would not be visible from the angle of the interior photo.
Heck... they're barely visible over the top of the wheel when you're driving it!

I do spy the Corolla SE type cluster. Test drove an SE today and the cluster is very nice.

Edit: Oh, the interior photo is the hybrid.
 

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I do like having a leather steering wheel. Don't care if the seats are leather or not but once I had a leather steering wheel I don't think I could go back to a car without one. Call me spoiled. :)
 

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I do like having a leather steering wheel. Don't care if the seats are leather or not but once I had a leather steering wheel I don't think I could go back to a car without one. Call me spoiled. :)
Are the leather steering wheels on the RAV4 heated? I dislike the fact the leather is hot during the summer and too damn cold in the winter but then again, I have not come across a fabric wrapped steering wheel so it may be the same for the regular non-leather steering wheels. :)
 

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Are the leather steering wheels on the RAV4 heated? I dislike the fact the leather is hot during the summer and too damn cold in the winter but then again, I have not come across a fabric wrapped steering wheel so it may be the same for the regular non-leather steering wheels. :)
Not heated, and non-leather is even worse.

Wow paddle shifters, I bet that will make it go alot faster. I know it will, it will. Zoom Zoom.
The Corolla cracks me up... Paddle shifters... on a CVT!
 

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LOL yes and on any brand model for that matter if its a economy class car.
Well.. the paddle shifters are on the Sport trim levels....
But on a CVT?

Not only that, but a CVT where Toyota programmed "fake" shift points so it would feel like a normal trans and not a CVT... since everyone seems to hate the Honda CVT.
 

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I believe cvt's are here to stay. most professional reviewers give the honda cvt a very good rating compare to nissan and others. just saying.
 
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