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by Paul Martin

Updated: November 09, 2020

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 features 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

Distinctive lights. Enhanced efficiency. The slim, J-shaped Bi-Beam LED headlamps wrap deeply into the front fenders and give the Corolla sedan a steely stare and a distinct nighttime signature.

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

From every angle, the new Corolla sedan looks lower and leaner, tauter and tighter.

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

Compared to the previous Corolla sedan, the instrument panel, cowl, hood and beltline height are all lowered to increase visibility and create the interior’s open feel..

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

With the larger display, the driver can switch between analog and digital speedometer styles. 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

What you don’t get in the 2020 Corolla sedan is noise.

Hybrid LE vs. L safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE 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

All Corolla sedan models come equipped with a standard backup camera..

Hybrid LE vs. L tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Super White 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Exterior photo

Transmission difference

Hybrid LE

Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)

L

Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S)

Increased use of micro polishing on gear teeth reduces cabin noise. High-speed, high-response gear-shifting technology, using a multiplate wet clutch, switches power from the gearset to the CVT’s belt and pulleys.

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

1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder Aluminum DOHC 16-Valve with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i); 121 hp @ 5200 rpm, 105 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

California LEV 3

L

1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i); 139 hp @ 6100 rpm; 126 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

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