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by Robert Smith

Updated: November 09, 2020

SE CVT vs. SE (6MT) - [ 2020 B]

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

SE CVT vs. SE (6MT) exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT vs SE (6MT) 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

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

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Outside mirrors

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Exhaust

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Features difference

SE CVT

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

SE (6MT)

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. SE (6MT) interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT vs SE (6MT) 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

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

Rear seats

60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders

Storage

Two front and two rear cup holders

Features difference

SE CVT

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

SE (6MT)

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 CVT vs. SE (6MT) multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY MOONSTONE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT 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

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

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

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

SE (6MT)

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

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

As one example, the floor silencer pad is now one large piece, instead of many smaller elements.

SE CVT vs. SE (6MT) safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Interior photo

Features difference

SE CVT

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

Normal and Sport driving modes

Sport Mode

SE (6MT)

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

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

SE CVT vs. SE (6MT) tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Classic Silver Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT 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 CVT

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

SE (6MT)

6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)

Increased use of micro polishing on gear teeth reduces cabin noise. 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 CVT vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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