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by Paul Martin

Updated: November 09, 2020

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 features 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)

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. Corolla's headlights feature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and its LED taillights light up with an iconic look.

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

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

LE vs. XLE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla LE vs XLE interior features 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

Redesigned top to bottom, the mixed-media sport seats with SofTex bolsters and premium fabric inserts work together to make you feel comfortable and in control behind the wheel. 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 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

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. 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

Dynamic Navigation Provides the most up-to-date map data, routes and POI on its embedded system. Also available on the SE CVT is Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with JBL.

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

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. 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.

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

A light touch on either lever gives you lightning-fast gear changes for a more spirited drive. Corolla's available mounted paddle shifters let you shift gears without letting go of the wheel.

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

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 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

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. 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

1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i); 139 hp @ 6100 rpm; 126 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

Transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S)

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

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