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by Anna Gray

Updated: March 22, 2021

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 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 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)

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

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 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. This major departure from a conventional square seatback design creates a sense of youthful, sporty appeal while improving comfort.

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

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. 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

Corolla's available mounted paddle shifters let you shift gears without letting go of the wheel. 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

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 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

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.

SE (6MT) vs. LE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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

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)

iMT

LE

CVT

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

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)

2.0L / 169hp

LE

1.8L / 139hp

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