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by Rine Geaz

Updated: August 09, 2021

LE vs. SE CVT - [ 2020 A]

Toyota Corolla luxury edition and sport edition models comparision

LE vs. SE CVT 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 CVT

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. The Corolla sedan transformation continues where the rubber meets the road.

Wheels LE vs SE CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Headlights difference

LE

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

SE CVT

High-grade LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

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

Headlights LE vs SE CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart headlights, right: SE CVT standart headlights

Taillights difference

LE

LED tail and stoplights

SE CVT

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

All 2020 Corolla sedan models use LEDs, the type and style varying by model grade. The rear leaves a distinct lighting impression as well, with narrow combination lamps that wrap deeply into the fenders.

Taillights LE vs SE CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart taillights, right: SE CVT standart taillights

Front grill difference

LE

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

SE CVT

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 CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart front grill, right: SE CVT standart front grill

Other exterior features difference

LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

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

SE CVT

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Available: 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.

LE vs. SE CVT 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 CVT

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

Positioning the driver’s hip point 0.98-in. lower and 1.57-in. further rearward yields an optimized driving position. The SE and XSE grades’ front seats offer thin, yet broad shoulder supports, evocative of a competition bucket seat, which overlap solid and thick side bolsters to achieve enhanced holding performance.

Front seats LE vs SE CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart front seats, right: SE CVT standart front seats

Other interior features difference

LE

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

SE CVT

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

It’s equal parts sporty and elegant, and, as always, Corolla-comfortable and durable.

LE vs. SE CVT 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

Car access & Remote Control

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

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 CVT

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters

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 LE vs SE CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart steering wheel, right: SE CVT standart steering wheel (a same feature from XSE model shown)

Car access & Remote Control difference

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

SE CVT

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

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. 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.

Car access & Remote Control LE vs SE CVT  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 CVT standart car access & remote control (a same feature from XLE model shown)

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

LE vs. SE CVT safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE 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)

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

LE vs. SE CVT 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 CVT

CVT sport

Like some premium sports cars, it features downshift rev-matching control, automatically detecting when the driver is shifting and quickly rev-matching to make any driver a stick-shift pro. Standard Hill-start Assist Control (also on the CVT models), helps prevent the dreaded roll-back when starting off on an incline Corolla's available 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) features close-ratio gears down low for spirited acceleration and taller gears up top for optimized fuel economy while cruising.

Transmission LE vs SE CVT  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart transmission, right: SE CVT standart transmission

Other tech details features difference

LE

1.8L / 139hp

SE CVT

2.0L / 169hp

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