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by Elizabeth Frank

Updated: November 09, 2020

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

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

SE (6MT) vs. XSE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) vs XSE exterior features common features

Shared features in both models:

Wheels

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

Headlights

High-grade LED headlights

Headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Taillights

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

Front grill

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Exhaust

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Exterior details difference

SE (6MT)

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

XSE

Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler

With an available Dark Gray Metallic rear spoiler, diffuser and side rocker panels, you'll make a strong impression wherever you pull up.

Exterior details SE (6MT) vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart exterior details (a same feature from SE CVT model shown), right: XSE standart exterior details

Outside mirrors difference

SE (6MT)

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

XSE

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

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

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

Toyota shook up the midsize sedan ranks with the new-generation Camry, and now the compact sedan segment is in for a jolt with the 2020 Corolla sedan.

SE (6MT) vs. XSE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) vs XSE interior features common features

Shared features in both models:

Interior trims

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

Moonroof. Panoramic roof

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

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

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

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. Seating materials include standard cloth or, in higher grades, SofTex.

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

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

The cockpit provides an engaging interior space that surrounds the driver while offering a spacious environment for all passengers.

SE (6MT) vs. XSE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Shared features in both models:

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

XSE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

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. The Corolla sedan comes standard with a 4.2-inch thin film transistor (TFT) Multi-Information Display (MID), with an available 7-inch MID located between the high-grade tachometer and speedometer.

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

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

Steering wheel difference

SE (6MT)

Leather-trimmed 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 SE (6MT) vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

SE (6MT)

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

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. XSE 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)

XSE

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. XSE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Shared features in both models:

Engine

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

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Transmission difference

SE (6MT)

6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)

XSE

Dynamic-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with physical First-launch gear

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. 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 XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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