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by Paul Martin

Updated: November 09, 2020

L vs. Hybrid LE - [ 2020 A]

Toyota Corolla entry level and hybrid luxury edition models comparision

L vs. Hybrid LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla L vs Hybrid LE 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

L

LED headlights

Hybrid LE

High-grade LED headlights

The available Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) provides a wider field of light and steers the low beam in the direction of the turn, based on steering angle and vehicle speed. Corolla's tech is more than just convenient, it is designed to keep you safe.

Headlights L vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other exterior features difference

L

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

Color-keyed power outside mirrors

Hybrid LE

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

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

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

L vs. Hybrid LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Interior photo

Features difference

L

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

60/40 split fold-down rear seat

Hybrid LE

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

The cockpit provides an engaging interior space that surrounds the driver while offering a spacious environment for all passengers.

L vs. Hybrid LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Steering wheel

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

Instrument cluster difference

L

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Hybrid LE

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

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. 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.

Instrument cluster L vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

L

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

Intermittent windshield wipers

Air conditioning with dust and pollen filter

Front USB 2.0 port

Hybrid LE

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

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

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

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

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

L vs. Hybrid LE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE 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)

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

L vs. Hybrid LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blizzard Pearl 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Exterior photo

Transmission difference

L

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

Hybrid LE

Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)

High-speed, high-response gear-shifting technology, using a multiplate wet clutch, switches power from the gearset to the CVT’s belt and pulleys. 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 L vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other tech details features difference

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)

Temporary tire

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

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