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by Paul Martin

Updated: August 09, 2021

LE vs. XSE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla luxury edition and executive sport edition models comparision

LE vs. XSE 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

XSE

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 XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart wheels, right: XSE standart wheels

Headlights difference

LE

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

XSE

High-grade LED headlights

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

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

Headlights LE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart headlights, right: XSE standart headlights

Taillights difference

LE

LED tail and stoplights

XSE

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 XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart taillights, right: XSE standart taillights

Front grill difference

LE

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

XSE

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 XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart front grill, right: XSE 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

XSE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators

Outside mirrors LE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

That’s why people buy sedans, after all..

LE vs. XSE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla LE vs XSE 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

XSE

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

Seating materials include standard cloth or, in higher grades, SofTex. 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 XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other interior features difference

LE

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

XSE

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. XSE 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

XSE

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

The 2020 Corolla sedan comes ready to pair with the driver’s digital life. The center stack screen provides access to vehicle settings, audio controls, navigation, and Entune 3.0 apps.

Audio & Multimedia LE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart audio & multimedia (a same feature from Hybrid LE model shown), right: XSE 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

XSE

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. A neat instrument panel lends an open, harmonious feeling thanks to its slimmer upper surface, with character lines that interlock with the door trim to convey an airy atmosphere.

Instrument cluster LE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Steering wheel difference

LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

XSE

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

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 XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart steering wheel, right: XSE 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

XSE

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 XSE  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: XSE (a same feature from model shown)

The inner and outer dash silencers are thicker.

LE vs. XSE 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)

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

LE vs. XSE 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

XSE

CVT sport

Because the launch gear is handling the higher input load at launch, the size of the CVT’s belt and pulley components could be reduced, yielding shifting speeds that are 20 percent faster than in a conventional CVT. Sedan buyer trends are shifting, and the 2020 Corolla sedan is right there with them.

Transmission LE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other tech details features difference

LE

1.8L / 139hp

XSE

2.0L / 169hp

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