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by Paul Martin

Updated: November 09, 2020

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

Executive Sport Edition model review, pricing, mpg, specs & photo gallery

Celestite 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Exterior with 1K3 paint code on White Background

Pros & Cons

Should I Buy the Toyota Corolla XSE?

  • Pros

    Standart equipment:

    • - Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler
  • Cons

    Nothing :) It's a best car. Absolutely!

    Celestite 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Exterior photo

    Exterior

    2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Celestite 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Exterior photo

    Wheels

    For the first time, 18-inch wheels are on the menu, standard on the SE and XSE grades.

    Standart

    18-in. machined alloy wheels with dark gray-painted accents and P225/40R18 tires.

    18-in. machined alloy wheels with dark gray-painted accents and P225/40R18 tires 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Headlights

    Enhanced efficiency. Corolla's headlights feature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and its LED taillights light up with an iconic look.

    Standart

    High-grade LED headlights.

    LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting.

    Available

    Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS).

    High-grade LED headlights 2020 Toyota Corolla XSEAdaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Taillights

    The rear leaves a distinct lighting impression as well, with narrow combination lamps that wrap deeply into the fenders.

    Standart

    LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim.

    LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Exterior details

    With an available Dark Gray Metallic rear spoiler, diffuser and side rocker panels, you'll make a strong impression wherever you pull up.

    Standart

    Color-keyed outside door handles.

    Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler.

    Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna.

    Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Outside mirrors

    Standart

    Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators.

    Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Exhaust

    Standart

    Dual chrome-tipped exhaust.

    Dual chrome-tipped exhaust 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

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    Interior

    2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

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    Interior trims

    Corolla's premium and open interior isn't just nice to sink into.

    Standart

    Metallic interior trim with chrome interior door handles and color-keyed door panel piping.

    Available

    Ambient lighting.

    Metallic interior trim with chrome interior door handles and color-keyed door panel piping 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Moonroof. Panoramic roof

    Free your cabin with better airflow and more natural light from above with Corolla's available moonroof.

    Standart

    Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade.

    Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Front seats

    These changes, along with the reconfigured lower beltline, slimmer instrument panel, slimmer A-pillars, and repositioned side view mirrors, result in more expansive outward visibility.

    Standart

    SofTex-trimmed heated front sport seats with sport fabric inserts; 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support; and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat and seatback pocket.

    Heated driver's and front passenger seats.

    SofTex-trimmed heated front sport seats with sport fabric inserts; 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support; and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat and seatback pocket 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Rear seats

    The rear seat area retains excellent headroom, despite the lower roofline.

    Standart

    60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders.

    60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

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    Multimedia & Convinience

    2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

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    Audio & Multimedia

    At the center of the instrument panel, within easy view for the driver and front passenger, sits a high-resolution 8-inch multimedia touchscreen for the standard Entune 3.0 multimedia system on all grades except the L grade, which gets a 7-inch multimedia touchscreen.

    Standart

    Audio Plus—includes 8-in. touch-screen, USB media port, one USB charge port, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay & Amazon Alexa compatible, HD Radio, SiriusXM with 3-month All Access trial, Scout GPS Link compatible with up to 3-year trial. Connected Services — Safety Connect with 3-year trial, Service Connect with 3-year trial, Remote Connect with 6-month trial, Wi-Fi Connect Powered by Verizon with up to 2 GB within 6-month trial. See toyota.com/audio-multimedia for details..

    Available

    Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen.

    Audio Plus—includes 8-in. touch-screen, Sirius XM, HD Radio 2020 Toyota Corolla XSEPremium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Instrument cluster

    The Corolla sedan comes standard with a 4.2-inch thin film transistor (TFT) Multi-Information Display (MID), with an available 7-inch MID located between the high-grade tachometer and speedometer.

    Standart

    Premium instrumentation cluster with speedometer and tachometer, coolant temperature, 7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings, odometer, tripmeters, outside temperature, current/average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, elapsed time, shift-position indicator; TPMS, ECO Mode indicator, one-touch 3-blink lane change turn signal indicator, and warning messages.

    7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

    Steering wheel

    Even your fingertips will feel the difference when you grab hold of Corolla's available leather-wrapped steering wheel.

    Standart

    Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters and audio, Multi-Information Display, Bluetooth hands-free phone, voice-command, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA) controls.

    Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

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    Safety & Driving

    2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

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    Driving modes

    Press down on the available Sport button to enable Sport Mode.

    Standart

    Normal and Sport driving modes.

    Sport Mode.

    Normal and Sport driving modes 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

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    Tech details

    2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

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    Tech Specs

    Is the Toyota Corolla XSE a Good Car?

    • 2.0L / 169hp

      2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Valvematic technology; 169 hp @ 6600 rpm, 151 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

    • CVT sport

      Dynamic-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with physical First-launch gear

    • FWD

      Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)

    • 5.1

      Ground Clearance

    • 13.1

      Cargo volume (cu. ft.)

    • 13.2

      Fuel tank (gal.)

    Celestite 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Exterior photo

    Detailed Specs

    • 35.6

      Turning circle diameter, curb to curb (ft.)

    • 56.5

      Overall height

    • 70.1

      Overall width

    • 182.5

      Overall length

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