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by Anna Gray

Updated: November 09, 2020

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 sporty SE and XSE grades use triple J-shaped clearance lamps with LED light guides along with LED turn signals, creating a unique design signature. 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

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

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

Powerful fender flares and generously curved fender top surfaces accent its sculpted, athletic core.

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

This major departure from a conventional square seatback design creates a sense of youthful, sporty appeal while improving comfort. Seating materials include standard cloth or, in higher grades, SofTex.

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

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

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

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 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

The inner and outer dash silencers are thicker.

SE CVT vs. LE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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 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

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

LE

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

It also incorporates an intelligent rev-matching feature, helping reduce transmission shock when downshifting. Standard Hill-start Assist Control (also on the CVT models), helps prevent the dreaded roll-back when starting off on an incline Corolla's available 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) features close-ratio gears down low for spirited acceleration and taller gears up top for optimized fuel economy while cruising.

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

2.0-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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