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by Rine Geaz

Updated: April 09, 2021

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 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

Corolla's headlights feature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and its LED taillights light up with an iconic look. Enhanced efficiency. Distinctive lights.

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

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

L vs. Hybrid LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE 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

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

L vs. Hybrid LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla LE 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

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. 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 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

As one example, the floor silencer pad is now one large piece, instead of many smaller elements.

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

Blue Crush Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Exterior photo

Transmission difference

L

CVT

Hybrid LE

E-CVT

High-speed, high-response gear-shifting technology, using a multiplate wet clutch, switches power from the gearset to the CVT’s belt and pulleys. Because the launch gear is handling the higher input load at launch, the size of the CVT’s belt and pulley components could be reduced, yielding shifting speeds that are 20 percent faster than in a conventional CVT.

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

1.8L / 139hp

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Temporary tire

Hybrid LE

1.8L / 121hp

California LEV 3

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