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by Paul Martin

Updated: March 22, 2021

L vs. XLE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla entry level and executive luxury edition models comparision

L vs. XLE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blue Crush Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Exterior photo

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

XLE

High-grade LED headlights

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

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. Corolla's tech is more than just convenient, it is designed to keep you safe.

Headlights L vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other exterior features difference

L

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

Color-keyed power outside mirrors

XLE

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

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

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

L vs. XLE 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

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

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. XLE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Interior photo

Instrument cluster difference

L

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

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. 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 XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Steering wheel difference

L

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. Even your fingertips will feel the difference when you grab hold of Corolla's available leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Steering wheel L vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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

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

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

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

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

Powertrain and road noise have been culled thanks to revised drivetrain efficiencies, plus the widespread implementation of sound-absorbing materials, including Thinsulate, sealants, foams, and silencers.

L 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)

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.

L vs. XLE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Super White 2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Engine

1.8L / 139hp

Transmission

CVT

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

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