I favor the Touring aesthetically because the chrome strip downplays the over sized cladding, which for me, detracts from the clean lines of the new redesigned body. I can live without the additional gadgetry of the Touring, so would I really pay $2k for a chrome strip? At this point, I don't know. The added insulation for the Touring has been debunked--that would have helped. Which leads me to the question what is the 20 lb difference in curb weight between EX-L and Touring. I'm assuming it's the nav unit, the subwoofer, roof rails, and the chrome exhausts--does that make sense?