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by Rine Geaz

Updated: August 09, 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 available 18-in. machined alloy wheels, the largest ever offered for Corolla, add to its unapologetic profile. For the first time, 18-inch wheels are on the menu, standard on the SE and XSE grades.

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

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

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

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.

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

From behind the wheel, the 2020 Corolla sedan feels quite different than its predecessor. 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

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..

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. Corolla's available mounted paddle shifters let you shift gears without letting go of the wheel.

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. Apple Watch shown. 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)

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.

LE vs. SE (6MT) safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE 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)

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.

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

The new Dynamic-Shift CVT (continuously variable transmission) combines the smooth, fuel-efficient performance of a CVT with a more direct driving feel of a traditional geared automatic. Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed gives a linear acceleration feel.

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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