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by Robert Smith

Updated: November 09, 2020

SE CVT vs. XSE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla sport edition and executive sport edition models comparision

SE CVT vs. XSE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Classic Silver Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT Exterior photo

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 CVT

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 CVT vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart exterior details, right: XSE 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

XSE

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

Outside mirrors SE CVT vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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

SE CVT vs. XSE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT 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

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

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

From behind the wheel, the 2020 Corolla sedan feels quite different than its predecessor. This major departure from a conventional square seatback design creates a sense of youthful, sporty appeal while improving comfort.

Front seats SE CVT vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other interior features difference

SE CVT

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

XSE

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. XSE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY MOONSTONE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Windshield

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Steering wheel

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

Climate

Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls

Power Sockets

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

Audio & Multimedia difference

SE CVT

Audio — includes 6 speakers, 8-in. touch-screen

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

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

Remote Connect Can lock and unlock doors, start the engine, locate the vehicle in a parking lot and monitor guest drivers. The 2020 Corolla sedan comes ready to pair with the driver’s digital life.

Audio & Multimedia SE CVT vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart audio & multimedia (a same feature from Hybrid LE model shown), right: XSE standart audio & multimedia

Instrument cluster difference

SE CVT

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. With the larger display, the driver can switch between analog and digital speedometer styles.

Instrument cluster SE CVT vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

SE CVT

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

XSE

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

Combine all that with Corolla sedan’s quieter powertrain, and it’s one tranquil ride..

SE CVT vs. XSE 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)

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. XSE 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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