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by Paul Martin

Updated: November 09, 2020

SE CVT vs. SE Nightshade Edition - [ 2020 A]

Toyota Corolla sport edition and sport edition with black color accents models comparision

SE CVT vs. SE Nightshade Edition exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT vs SE Nightshade Edition exterior features common features

Shared features in both models:

Headlights

High-grade LED headlights

Headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Taillights

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

Exhaust

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Wheels difference

SE CVT

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

SE Nightshade Edition

18-in. black-painted alloy wheels and P225/40R18 tires

The XLE grade gets new 16-inch alloy wheels with three-dimensional twisted spokes. The Corolla sedan transformation continues where the rubber meets the road.

Wheels SE CVT vs SE Nightshade Edition  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart wheels (a same feature from XSE model shown), right: SE Nightshade Edition standart wheels

Front grill difference

SE CVT

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

SE Nightshade Edition

Sport mesh black front grille with black bumper and surround

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 SE Nightshade Edition  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart front grill, right: SE Nightshade Edition standart front grill

Exterior details difference

SE CVT

Color-keyed outside door handles

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

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

SE Nightshade Edition

Black outside door handles

Black-painted sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler

Black roof-mounted shark-fin antenna and window trim

Blacked-out Corolla, SE and Toyota badging

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 CVT vs SE Nightshade Edition  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart exterior details, right: SE Nightshade Edition standart exterior details

Outside mirrors difference

SE CVT

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

SE Nightshade Edition

Black heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Outside mirrors SE CVT vs SE Nightshade Edition  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart outside mirrors (a same feature from XSE model shown), right: SE Nightshade Edition standart outside mirrors

The design team called its working concept “shooting robust,” because they were shooting for a robust, confidence-inspiring stance.

SE CVT vs. SE Nightshade Edition 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

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 Nightshade Edition

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 Nightshade Edition 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

Steering wheel

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

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

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

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 Nightshade Edition

The inner and outer dash silencers are thicker.

SE CVT vs. SE Nightshade Edition 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)

Driving modes

Normal and Sport driving modes

Driving modes

Sport Mode

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. SE Nightshade Edition 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

Transmission

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

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

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