by Elizabeth Frank

Updated: November 09, 2020

L vs. XLE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla entry level and executive luxury edition models comparision

L vs. XLE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Barcelona Red Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:


LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)


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


LED headlights


High-grade LED headlights

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

Enhanced efficiency. The available Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) follows your front wheels when you turn for enhanced visibility at night. 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.

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


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

Color-keyed power outside mirrors


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

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

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

L vs. XLE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Interior photo

Features difference


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

60/40 split fold-down rear seat


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

Compared to the previous Corolla sedan, the instrument panel, cowl, hood and beltline height are all lowered to increase visibility and create the interior’s open feel..

L vs. XLE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Interior photo

Instrument cluster difference


4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display


7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

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


Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel


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


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

Intermittent windshield wipers

Air conditioning with dust and pollen filter

Front USB 2.0 port


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

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

L vs. XLE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

ALL BLACK FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) 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 Hybrid LE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:


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


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


Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)


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