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Updated: November 09, 2020

Hybrid LE vs. XLE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla hybrid luxury edition and executive luxury edition models comparision

Hybrid LE vs. XLE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE vs XLE exterior features common features

Shared features in both models:

Headlights

High-grade LED headlights

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

Wheels difference

Hybrid LE

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

XLE

16-in. alloy wheels and P205/55R16 tires

These multi-spoke alloys get their great looks from a complex machining technique paired with deep surfacing and dark accents. The XLE grade gets new 16-inch alloy wheels with three-dimensional twisted spokes.

Wheels Hybrid LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart wheels, right: XLE standart wheels

Outside mirrors difference

Hybrid LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

XLE

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

Outside mirrors Hybrid LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart outside mirrors, right: XLE standart outside mirrors (a same feature from XSE model shown)

Powerful fender flares and generously curved fender top surfaces accent its sculpted, athletic core.

Hybrid LE vs. XLE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE vs XLE interior features common features

Shared features in both models:

Interior trims

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

Rear seats

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

Storage

Two front and two rear cup holders

Front seats difference

Hybrid LE

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

XLE

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

Redesigned top to bottom, the mixed-media sport seats with SofTex bolsters and premium fabric inserts work together to make you feel comfortable and in control behind the wheel. The result not only improves comfort, but also helps to lower the vehicle’s center of gravity and improves front/rear weight distribution.

Front seats Hybrid LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart front seats, right: XLE standart front seats

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. XLE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE vs XLE multimedia & convinience common features

Shared features in both models:

Windshield

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Car access & Remote Control

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

Climate

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

Power Sockets

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

Audio & Multimedia difference

Hybrid LE

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

XLE

Audio Plus—includes 8-in. touch-screen, Sirius XM, HD Radio

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

Cast onto an available large 8-in. in-dash display and available 800-watt JBL nine-speaker system and you'll find even more reasons to take the long way home. Cast onto a large 8-in. in-dash display and an available 800-watt JBL nine-speaker system, you'll find even more reasons to take the long way home.

Audio & Multimedia Hybrid LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart audio & multimedia, right: XLE available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen

Instrument cluster difference

Hybrid LE

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

XLE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Featuring rich graphics, the easy-to-read MID can be custom configured by the driver and offers intuitive operation to access information for the audio and multimedia systems, navigation system, vehicle information including fuel efficiency and tire pressure, the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and other important parameters and system settings. A neat instrument panel lends an open, harmonious feeling thanks to its slimmer upper surface, with character lines that interlock with the door trim to convey an airy atmosphere.

Instrument cluster Hybrid LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart instrument cluster, right: XLE standart instrument cluster

Steering wheel difference

Hybrid LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

XLE

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

A light touch on either lever gives you lightning-fast gear changes for a more spirited drive. Corolla's available mounted paddle shifters let you shift gears without letting go of the wheel.

Steering wheel Hybrid LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart steering wheel (a same feature from LE model shown), right: XLE standart steering wheel

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

Hybrid LE vs. XLE 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

XLE

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. XLE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blue Crush Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Exterior photo

Transmission difference

Hybrid LE

Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)

XLE

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

Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed gives a linear acceleration feel. The new Dynamic-Shift CVT (continuously variable transmission) combines the smooth, fuel-efficient performance of a CVT with a more direct driving feel of a traditional geared automatic.

Transmission Hybrid LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart transmission, right: XLE 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

XLE

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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