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by Paul Martin

Updated: August 09, 2021

SE CVT vs. LE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla sport edition and luxury edition models comparision

SE CVT vs. LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Classic Silver Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Headlights difference

SE CVT

High-grade LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

LE

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

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. Corolla's tech is more than just convenient, it is designed to keep you safe.

Headlights SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart headlights, right: LE standart headlights

Taillights difference

SE CVT

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

LE

LED tail and stoplights

All 2020 Corolla sedan models use LEDs, the type and style varying by model grade. The sporty grades feature smoked outer light lenses..

Taillights SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart taillights, right: LE standart taillights

Front grill difference

SE CVT

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 CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart front grill, right: LE standart front grill

Other exterior features difference

SE CVT

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

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

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

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

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

LE

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

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

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

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

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 CVT vs. LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY MOONSTONE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT 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 CVT

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 CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart front seats, right: LE standart front seats

Other interior features difference

SE CVT

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

LE

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

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 CVT vs. LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE 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

Car access & Remote Control

Multi-function in-key remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, panic and trunk-release functions and remote illuminated entry

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 CVT

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters

LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

Even your fingertips will feel the difference when you grab hold of Corolla's available leather-wrapped steering wheel. Corolla's available mounted paddle shifters let you shift gears without letting go of the wheel.

Steering wheel SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart steering wheel (a same feature from XSE model shown), right: LE standart steering wheel

Car access & Remote Control difference

SE CVT

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

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

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. 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 CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT 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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

SE CVT

Available: Audio Plus—includes 8-in. touch-screen, Sirius XM, HD Radio

Available: Audio Plus and JBL w/Clari-Fi—- includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen

LE

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 CVT vs. LE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Safety systems

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) with Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

Features difference

SE CVT

Normal and Sport driving modes

Sport Mode

LE

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

SE CVT vs. LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Classic Silver Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Transmission difference

SE CVT

CVT sport

LE

CVT

Like some premium sports cars, it features downshift rev-matching control, automatically detecting when the driver is shifting and quickly rev-matching to make any driver a stick-shift pro. Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed gives a linear acceleration feel.

Transmission SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart transmission, right: LE standart transmission

Other tech details features difference

SE CVT

2.0L / 169hp

LE

1.8L / 139hp

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