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Any XSE or premimum xle hybrid owners ....Can you tell me if the ride is so harsh that it's uncomfortable going over small bumps. I know the xse has a sports tuned suspension. I test drove an xle hybrid and it felt like it had a soft suspension and it absorb bumps pretty good. I have a deposit down on an SE, but wondering if I should go with the xle or xle premium..

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I rented a couple XLE Premiums before buying my XSE and really didn't notice a ride difference. In fact my XSE's ride doesn't seem any stiffer than my wife's 17' CR-V Touring.
 

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I test drove a pre-owned 2020 XSE Hybrid before I bought my 2022 XLE Premium Hybrid.
I found that the XSE most definitely has a stiffer, tighter suspension compared to the XLE Premium. Given the Pennsylvania roads I drive on every day, there was no way I was going to buy a Rav4 with a sporty suspension.
 

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Hi guys! how is the ride quality with xse? Does it displace your bladder driving around 70 mph on interstate highway bridges? My rav4 le does
I have an XSE and aside from a few short test drives in othe models, LE and XLE but I'd be guessing I can't compare.

If a person feels the XSE suspension is too stiff that person needs to be shopping for a Cadillac.
I've heard others with the XLE or Limited discuss it being quite soft.

In my opinion, if the suspension was any softer than the XSE then it would be a ruined ride. I think the car is too soft for soft suspension. The every so slightly stiffer suspension is VERY helpful for cornering. While driving down the highway for a long road trip, it feels the roead very nicely.

It's very very subjective but like I said, if a person finds the XSE too stiff, they are buying the wrong car and should be looking at a luxury car instead.

If you think the LE is too stiff I think you'll find the XSE a horrible truck and you may equate it to driving a heavy duty work truck.

What is the tire pressure you keep in your tires?
 
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