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If you can afford the extra $8,000 (actually, more like $6,500 because you'll feel forced to buy the VSP warranty), can deal with the ~4 MPG decrease in overall fuel economy and are good with all the extra features that come with an XLE or XSE, go with the V6. The problems with the CAFE standard, potential TC shudder issues and the I4s aren't worth the hassle/risk. And don't think the other car makers are having an easy time... certain Honda CR-V and Ford Focus seem to have the TC shudder issues as well.
I bought a new 2017 Camry SE with the I4 hoping they totally fixed the issues after 9 years of various models (Tundra, RAV4 and Camry) having TC shudder/transmission problems. My SE bogs down big time when I'm driving ~40 mph on a flat road because it up-shifts into 5th gear and the rpms drop down to ~1,350-1,400 rpms. My actual MPG with the I4 is ~26.2 mpg with a light foot with 50% suburbs (average ~22 mph) and 50% highway (at ~72 mph).
With my SE, I don't feel the TC shudder issue yet (I have experienced it test driving 2 used RAV4s, a 2013 and a 2016), but I can hear/feel the low frequency rumble in my 2017 Camry SE due to the stress put on the TC/transmission/engine and I feel forced to drive the SE like a manual stick shift using sequential shifting because I know it's hard on the entire drive train for it to be bogging down the way it does. In S3, flex lockup is disengaged and in S4 the engine is turning ~1,700 rpms at ~40-42 mph and there's no low frequency rumble coming from the drive-train.
Driving in S5 on secondary roads will decrease my MPG, but makes the feel/sound of the SE more "normal" and I know it's not as hard on the drive-train.
I also noticed my SE (with 4 miles on it when I test drove it for the 1st time) came with ~38-39 PSI in all 4 tires...another technique to meet CAFE standards.
After cutting the tire pressure to 35-36 psi, my Camry SE rides less stiff.
My 2 cents worth.