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Updated: March 22, 2021

LE vs. SE (6MT) - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla luxury edition and sport edition with mechanic transmission models comparision

LE vs. SE (6MT) exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Barcelona Red Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Wheels difference

LE

16-in. wide-vent steel wheels and P205/55R16 tires

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

SE (6MT)

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

The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers. The Corolla sedan transformation continues where the rubber meets the road.

Wheels LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart wheels, right: SE (6MT) standart wheels (a same feature from XSE model shown)

Headlights difference

LE

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

SE (6MT)

High-grade LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Corolla's headlights feature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and its LED taillights light up with an iconic look. Corolla's tech is more than just convenient, it is designed to keep you safe.

Headlights LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart headlights, right: SE (6MT) standart headlights (a same feature from Hybrid LE model shown)

Taillights difference

LE

LED tail and stoplights

SE (6MT)

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

The sporty grades feature smoked outer light lenses.. The rear leaves a distinct lighting impression as well, with narrow combination lamps that wrap deeply into the fenders.

Taillights LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart taillights, right: SE (6MT) standart taillights (a same feature from SE CVT model shown)

Front grill difference

LE

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

SE (6MT)

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 LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart front grill, right: SE (6MT) standart front grill (a same feature from SE CVT model shown)

Outside mirrors difference

LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

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

SE (6MT)

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Outside mirrors LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart outside mirrors (a same feature from Hybrid LE model shown), right: SE (6MT) standart outside mirrors

Yet, they had to maintain ample space for practical, real-world use.

LE vs. SE (6MT) interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Interior trims

Metallic interior trim with chrome interior door handles and color-keyed door panel piping

Rear seats

60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders

Storage

Two front and two rear cup holders

Front seats difference

LE

Premium fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket

SE (6MT)

Premium sport seats with sport fabric inserts with 6-way adjustable driver's seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket

The result not only improves comfort, but also helps to lower the vehicle’s center of gravity and improves front/rear weight distribution. The front seats of the XSE and SE grades debut a new design featuring a unique shape with a headrest that nestles into the shoulder area, while the XLE and LE grades offer a seatback with a new U-shaped pattern.

Front seats LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart front seats, right: SE (6MT) standart front seats

Other interior features difference

LE

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

SE (6MT)

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

The cockpit provides an engaging interior space that surrounds the driver while offering a spacious environment for all passengers.

LE vs. SE (6MT) multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Audio & Multimedia

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

Instrument cluster

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Windshield

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Climate

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

Power Sockets

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

Steering wheel difference

LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

SE (6MT)

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. A light touch on either lever gives you lightning-fast gear changes for a more spirited drive.

Steering wheel LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart steering wheel, right: SE (6MT) standart steering wheel (a same feature from XLE model shown)

Car access & Remote Control difference

LE

Multi-function in-key remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, panic and trunk-release functions and remote illuminated entry

Available: Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, two-stage unlock, panic and trunk-release functions

SE (6MT)

Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, two-stage unlock, panic and trunk-release functions

Remotely locate your Corolla in a crowded lot, start the engine and more with the available Remote Connect app that works with your Apple Watch and other smart devices. When your key fob is in your pocket or bag, the available Smart Key System lets you unlock the doors and trunk, plus start the engine with the push of a button.

Car access & Remote Control LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE available Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, two-stage unlock, panic and trunk-release functions, right: SE (6MT) standart car access & remote control (a same feature from XLE model shown)

Combine all that with Corolla sedan’s quieter powertrain, and it’s one tranquil ride..

LE vs. SE (6MT) safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Interior photo

Features difference

LE

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) with Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

SE (6MT)

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

All Corolla sedan models come equipped with a standard backup camera..

LE vs. SE (6MT) tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Barcelona Red Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Transmission difference

LE

CVT

SE (6MT)

iMT

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 LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart transmission, right: SE (6MT) standart transmission

Other tech details features difference

LE

1.8L / 139hp

SE (6MT)

2.0L / 169hp

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