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by Paul Martin

Updated: August 09, 2021

L vs. XLE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla entry level and executive luxury edition models comparision

L vs. XLE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Classic Silver Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT 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 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. Distinctive lights. The available Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) follows your front wheels when you turn for enhanced visibility at night.

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

Toyota shook up the midsize sedan ranks with the new-generation Camry, and now the compact sedan segment is in for a jolt with the 2020 Corolla sedan.

L vs. XLE 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

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 SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Interior photo

Instrument cluster difference

L

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

XLE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

The Corolla sedan comes standard with a 4.2-inch thin film transistor (TFT) Multi-Information Display (MID), with an available 7-inch MID located between the high-grade tachometer and speedometer. 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

Even your fingertips will feel the difference when you grab hold of Corolla's available leather-wrapped steering wheel. Corolla's available mounted paddle shifters let you shift gears without letting go of the 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

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

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

Blue Crush Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Engine

1.8L / 139hp

Transmission

CVT

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

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