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by Paul Martin

Updated: November 09, 2020

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

Toyota Corolla sport edition with mechanic transmission and entry level models comparision

SE (6MT) vs. L exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Shared features in both models:

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Features difference

SE (6MT)

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

High-grade LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

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

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

L

15-in. styled steel wheels and P195/65R15 tires

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

LED tail and stoplights

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

Color-keyed power outside mirrors

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

SE (6MT) vs. L interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Features difference

SE (6MT)

Metallic interior trim with chrome interior door handles and color-keyed door panel piping

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

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

60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders

Two front and two rear cup holders

L

Fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat

60/40 split fold-down rear seat

These descriptors, seemingly from the luxury car realm, inspired designers’ efforts when visualizing Corolla sedan’s cabin. The result is called “sensuous minimalism”.

SE (6MT) vs. L multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Shared features in both models:

Instrument cluster

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Features difference

SE (6MT)

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

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

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

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

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

L

Audio — includes 6 speakers, 7-in. touch-screen

Intermittent windshield wipers

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

Air conditioning with dust and pollen filter

Front USB 2.0 port

The inner and outer dash silencers are thicker.

SE (6MT) vs. L safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Interior photo

Features difference

SE (6MT)

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

L

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. L tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Transmission difference

SE (6MT)

6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)

L

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

Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed gives a linear acceleration feel. Increased use of micro polishing on gear teeth reduces cabin noise.

Transmission SE (6MT) vs L  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart transmission, right: L standart transmission (a same feature from LE model shown)

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

L

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

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