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by Paul Martin

Updated: August 09, 2021

LE vs. XLE - [ 2020 A]

Toyota Corolla luxury edition and executive luxury edition models comparision

LE vs. XLE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla LE vs XLE exterior common features

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

Wheels difference

LE

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

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

XLE

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

The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers. The XLE grade gets new 16-inch alloy wheels with three-dimensional twisted spokes.

Wheels LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart wheels, right: XLE standart wheels

Headlights difference

LE

LED headlights

XLE

High-grade LED headlights

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

Distinctive lights. Enhanced efficiency. 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 XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart headlights, right: XLE standart headlights

Other exterior features difference

LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

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

XLE

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. XLE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla LE vs XLE interior common features

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

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

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. These changes, along with the reconfigured lower beltline, slimmer instrument panel, slimmer A-pillars, and repositioned side view mirrors, result in more expansive outward visibility.

Front seats LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart front seats, right: XLE standart front seats

Other interior features difference

LE

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

XLE

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

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

LE vs. XLE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

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

Audio & Multimedia difference

LE

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

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

Nine speakers. Destination Assist Connect Directions and destinations delivered by a real person with 24-hour, en-route navigation assistance. Cast onto a large 8-in. in-dash display and an available 800-watt JBL nine-speaker system, you'll find even more reasons to take the long way home.

Audio & Multimedia LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart audio & multimedia (a same feature from Hybrid LE model shown), right: XLE available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen

Instrument cluster difference

LE

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

XLE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Featuring rich graphics, the easy-to-read MID can be custom configured by the driver and offers intuitive operation to access information for the audio and multimedia systems, navigation system, vehicle information including fuel efficiency and tire pressure, the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and other important parameters and system settings. 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.

Instrument cluster LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart instrument cluster, right: XLE standart instrument cluster

Steering wheel difference

LE

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

Steering wheel LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart steering wheel, right: XLE standart steering wheel

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

XLE

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

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 XLE  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: XLE standart car access & remote control

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

LE vs. XLE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla 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.

LE vs. XLE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Barcelona Red Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Engine

1.8L / 139hp

Transmission

CVT

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

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