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by Anna Gray

Updated: March 22, 2021

Hybrid LE vs. L - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla hybrid luxury edition and entry level models comparision

Hybrid LE vs. L exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE vs L exterior common features

Shared features in both models:

Headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Taillights

LED tail and stoplights

Front grill

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Headlights difference

Hybrid LE

High-grade LED headlights

L

LED headlights

The sporty SE and XSE grades use triple J-shaped clearance lamps with LED light guides along with LED turn signals, creating a unique design signature. The available Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) follows your front wheels when you turn for enhanced visibility at night.

Headlights Hybrid LE vs L  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart headlights, right: L standart headlights (a same feature from LE model shown)

Other exterior features difference

Hybrid LE

15-in. alloy wheels and P195/65R15 tires

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

L

15-in. styled steel wheels and P195/65R15 tires

Color-keyed power outside mirrors

The design team called its working concept “shooting robust,” because they were shooting for a robust, confidence-inspiring stance.

Hybrid LE vs. L interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Interior photo

Features difference

Hybrid LE

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

Premium fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket

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

Two front and two rear cup holders

L

Fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat

60/40 split fold-down rear seat

These descriptors, seemingly from the luxury car realm, inspired designers’ efforts when visualizing Corolla sedan’s cabin. The result is called “sensuous minimalism”.

Hybrid LE vs. L multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Steering wheel

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

Instrument cluster difference

Hybrid LE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display with hybrid system power meter

L

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

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. Large, colorful and, most importantly, practical, Corolla Hybrid's instrument cluster 7-in. MID screen brings safety alerts, vehicle health information and more into your line of sight while you drive.

Instrument cluster Hybrid LE vs L  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart instrument cluster, right: L standart instrument cluster (a same feature from LE model shown)

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

Hybrid LE

Audio — includes 6 speakers, 8-in. touch-screen

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, two-stage unlock, panic and trunk-release functions

Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

L

Audio — includes 6 speakers, 7-in. touch-screen

Intermittent windshield wipers

Air conditioning with dust and pollen filter

Front USB 2.0 port

Powertrain and road noise have been culled thanks to revised drivetrain efficiencies, plus the widespread implementation of sound-absorbing materials, including Thinsulate, sealants, foams, and silencers.

Hybrid LE vs. L safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Safety systems

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) with Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

Features difference

Hybrid LE

Normal, Power and ECO driving modes

Hybrid Power Mode

L

The 2020 Corolla sedan features eight standard airbags and Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology.

Hybrid LE vs. L tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Super White 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Exterior photo

Transmission difference

Hybrid LE

E-CVT

L

CVT

The Direct Shift CVT has simulated 10-speed Sequential Shiftmatic steps along with Sport Mode. The key to its distinct performance feel is a physical first gear used for start-off acceleration, before handing off to the CVT’s pulley system.

Transmission Hybrid LE vs L  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart transmission, right: L standart transmission (a same feature from LE model shown)

Other tech details features difference

Hybrid LE

1.8L / 121hp

California LEV 3

L

1.8L / 139hp

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Temporary tire

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