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by Paul Martin

Updated: November 09, 2020

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

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

SE (6MT) vs. LE 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

Wheels difference

SE (6MT)

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

LE

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

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

The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers. These multi-spoke alloys get their great looks from a complex machining technique paired with deep surfacing and dark accents.

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

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

Headlights difference

SE (6MT)

High-grade LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

LE

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

The slim, J-shaped Bi-Beam LED headlamps wrap deeply into the front fenders and give the Corolla sedan a steely stare and a distinct nighttime signature. The available Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) follows your front wheels when you turn for enhanced visibility at night.

Headlights SE (6MT) vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Taillights difference

SE (6MT)

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

LE

LED tail and stoplights

The rear leaves a distinct lighting impression as well, with narrow combination lamps that wrap deeply into the fenders. The sporty grades feature smoked outer light lenses..

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

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

Front grill difference

SE (6MT)

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

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 LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Outside mirrors difference

SE (6MT)

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

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

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

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

Other exterior features difference

SE (6MT)

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

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

LE

From every angle, the new Corolla sedan looks lower and leaner, tauter and tighter.

SE (6MT) vs. 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

LE

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

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. 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 SE (6MT) vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other interior features difference

SE (6MT)

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

LE

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

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

SE (6MT) vs. 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

Instrument cluster

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

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

Steering wheel difference

SE (6MT)

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

A light touch on either lever gives you lightning-fast gear changes for a more spirited drive. Even your fingertips will feel the difference when you grab hold of Corolla's available leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Steering wheel SE (6MT) vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart steering wheel (a same feature from XLE model shown), right: LE standart steering wheel

Car access & Remote Control difference

SE (6MT)

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

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

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. Apple Watch shown. 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 SE (6MT) vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart car access & remote control (a same feature from XLE model shown), right: 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

What you don’t get in the 2020 Corolla sedan is noise.

SE (6MT) vs. 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)

LE

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.

SE (6MT) vs. LE 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)

LE

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

New control logic improves acceleration feel when starting off, and improved shift feel makes this a stick shift you want to use. The new Dynamic-Shift CVT (continuously variable transmission) combines the smooth, fuel-efficient performance of a CVT with a more direct driving feel of a traditional geared automatic.

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

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

LE

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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