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by Elizabeth Frank

Updated: August 09, 2021

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 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

The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers. These multi-spoke alloys get their great looks from a complex machining technique paired with deep surfacing and dark accents.

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)

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

Hybrid LE vs. XLE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE vs XLE interior 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

This major departure from a conventional square seatback design creates a sense of youthful, sporty appeal while improving comfort. 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

It’s equal parts sporty and elegant, and, as always, Corolla-comfortable and durable.

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

Available with Entune 3.0 Premium Audio. The standard Entune 3.0 Audio includes an available 8-in. touchscreen display; six speakers; Apple CarPlay compatibility; Amazon Alexa; Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect; Safety Connect; Wi-Fi Connect; Scout GPS Link Compatible; Siri Eyes Free; auxiliary audio jack and USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control; AM/FM; MP3/WMA playback capability; hands-free phone capability; voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth; customizable home screen; and weather/traffic info via Entune 3.0 App Suite.

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

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

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

Corolla's available mounted paddle shifters let you shift gears without letting go of the wheel. Even your fingertips will feel the difference when you grab hold of Corolla's available leather-wrapped steering 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

E-CVT

XLE

CVT

Standard Hill-start Assist Control (also on the CVT models), helps prevent the dreaded roll-back when starting off on an incline Corolla's available 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) features close-ratio gears down low for spirited acceleration and taller gears up top for optimized fuel economy while cruising. Like some premium sports cars, it features downshift rev-matching control, automatically detecting when the driver is shifting and quickly rev-matching to make any driver a stick-shift pro.

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

1.8L / 121hp

California LEV 3

XLE

1.8L / 139hp

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

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