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by Rine Geaz

Updated: November 09, 2020

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla sport edition with mechanic transmission and hybrid luxury edition models comparision

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blue Crush Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Headlights

High-grade LED headlights

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Wheels difference

SE (6MT)

18-in. machined alloy wheels with dark gray-painted accents and P225/40R18 tires

Hybrid LE

15-in. alloy wheels and P195/65R15 tires

The XLE grade gets new 16-inch alloy wheels with three-dimensional twisted spokes. These multi-spoke alloys get their great looks from a complex machining technique paired with deep surfacing and dark accents.

Wheels SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart wheels (a same feature from XSE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart wheels

Taillights difference

SE (6MT)

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

Hybrid LE

LED tail and stoplights

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

Taillights SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart taillights (a same feature from XSE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart taillights

Front grill difference

SE (6MT)

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

Hybrid LE

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

Highlighted by its honeycomb mesh grille, Corolla's lower, wider, more aggressive stance stands out for all the right reasons.

Front grill SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart front grill (a same feature from SE CVT model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart front grill

Outside mirrors difference

SE (6MT)

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Hybrid LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

Outside mirrors SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart outside mirrors, right: Hybrid LE standart outside mirrors

Other exterior features difference

SE (6MT)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and color-keyed rear spoiler

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Hybrid LE

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

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

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

ALL BLACK FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) 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

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

Hybrid LE

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

This major departure from a conventional square seatback design creates a sense of youthful, sporty appeal while improving comfort. The result not only improves comfort, but also helps to lower the vehicle’s center of gravity and improves front/rear weight distribution.

Front seats SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart front seats, right: Hybrid LE standart front seats

Other interior features difference

SE (6MT)

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

Hybrid LE

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..

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

ALL BLACK FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Audio & Multimedia

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

Windshield

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Car access & Remote Control

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

Climate

Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls

Power Sockets

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

Instrument cluster difference

SE (6MT)

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Hybrid LE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display with hybrid system power meter

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. With the larger display, the driver can switch between analog and digital speedometer styles.

Instrument cluster SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart instrument cluster (a same feature from LE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart instrument cluster

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

SE (6MT)

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

Hybrid LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

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

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Interior photo

Features difference

SE (6MT)

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

Hybrid LE

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..

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blue Crush Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) Exterior photo

Transmission difference

SE (6MT)

6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)

Hybrid LE

Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)

It also incorporates an intelligent rev-matching feature, helping reduce transmission shock when downshifting. For those who want to shift for themselves, the 2020 Corolla sedan offers an intriguing choice with the all-new 6-speed iMT (intelligent manual transmission.

Transmission SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart transmission, right: Hybrid LE standart transmission

Other tech details features difference

SE (6MT)

2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Valvematic technology; 169 hp @ 6600 rpm, 151 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Temporary tire

Hybrid LE

1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder Aluminum DOHC 16-Valve with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i); 121 hp @ 5200 rpm, 105 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

California LEV 3

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