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by Rine Geaz

Updated: August 09, 2021

L vs. SE CVT - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla entry level and sport edition models comparision

L vs. SE CVT exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Classic Silver Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Headlights difference

L

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

SE CVT

High-grade LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

The sporty SE and XSE grades use triple J-shaped clearance lamps with LED light guides along with LED turn signals, creating a unique design signature. 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 L vs SE CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Taillights difference

L

LED tail and stoplights

SE CVT

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

All 2020 Corolla sedan models use LEDs, the type and style varying by model grade. The sporty grades feature smoked outer light lenses..

Taillights L vs SE CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: L standart taillights (a same feature from LE model shown), right: SE CVT standart taillights

Front grill difference

L

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

SE CVT

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

Highlighted by its honeycomb mesh grille, Corolla's lower, wider, more aggressive stance stands out for all the right reasons.

Front grill L vs SE CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: L standart front grill (a same feature from LE model shown), right: SE CVT standart front grill

Other exterior features difference

L

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

Color-keyed power outside mirrors

SE CVT

18-in. machined alloy wheels with dark gray-painted accents and P225/40R18 tires

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

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

That’s why people buy sedans, after all..

L vs. SE CVT interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE 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

SE CVT

Premium sport seats with sport fabric inserts with 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. SE CVT multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Instrument cluster

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Features difference

L

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

Intermittent windshield wipers

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

Air conditioning with dust and pollen filter

Front USB 2.0 port

SE CVT

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

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

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

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters

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

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

The TNGA structure utilizes additional seals in its body panel gaps to insulate noise penetration and enhance air-sealing performance.

L vs. SE CVT 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. SE CVT tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Black Sand Pearl 2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Transmission difference

L

CVT

SE CVT

CVT sport

It also incorporates an intelligent rev-matching feature, helping reduce transmission shock when downshifting. For those who want to shift for themselves, the 2020 Corolla sedan offers an intriguing choice with the all-new 6-speed iMT (intelligent manual transmission.

Transmission L vs SE CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other tech details features difference

L

1.8L / 139hp

SE CVT

2.0L / 169hp

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