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by Paul Martin

Updated: November 09, 2020

SE Nightshade Edition vs. Hybrid LE - [ 2020 A]

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. Hybrid LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition vs Hybrid LE exterior features common features

Shared features in both models:

Headlights

High-grade LED headlights

Wheels difference

SE Nightshade Edition

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

Hybrid LE

15-in. alloy wheels and P195/65R15 tires

The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers. The Corolla sedan transformation continues where the rubber meets the road.

Wheels SE Nightshade Edition vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart wheels, right: Hybrid LE standart wheels

Taillights difference

SE Nightshade Edition

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

Hybrid LE

LED tail and stoplights

All 2020 Corolla sedan models use LEDs, the type and style varying by model grade. The rear leaves a distinct lighting impression as well, with narrow combination lamps that wrap deeply into the fenders.

Taillights SE Nightshade Edition vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart taillights (a same feature from XSE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart taillights

Front grill difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Sport mesh black front grille with black bumper and surround

Hybrid 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 Nightshade Edition vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart front grill, right: Hybrid LE standart front grill

Exterior details difference

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

Hybrid LE

Color-keyed outside door handles

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

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 Nightshade Edition vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart exterior details, right: Hybrid LE standart exterior details (a same feature from LE model shown)

Outside mirrors difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Black heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Hybrid LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

Outside mirrors SE Nightshade Edition vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart outside mirrors, right: Hybrid LE standart outside mirrors

Other exterior features difference

SE Nightshade Edition

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Hybrid LE

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. Hybrid LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE 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 Nightshade Edition

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

Hybrid LE

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

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. This major departure from a conventional square seatback design creates a sense of youthful, sporty appeal while improving comfort.

Front seats SE Nightshade Edition vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart front seats (a same feature from SE (6MT) model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart front seats

It’s equal parts sporty and elegant, and, as always, Corolla-comfortable and durable.

SE Nightshade Edition vs. Hybrid LE 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

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

Instrument cluster difference

SE Nightshade Edition

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Hybrid LE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display with hybrid system power meter

The Corolla sedan comes standard with a 4.2-inch thin film transistor (TFT) Multi-Information Display (MID), with an available 7-inch MID located between the high-grade tachometer and speedometer. 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.

Instrument cluster SE Nightshade Edition vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart instrument cluster (a same feature from LE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart instrument cluster

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

SE Nightshade Edition

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

Hybrid LE

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

What you don’t get in the 2020 Corolla sedan is noise.

SE Nightshade Edition vs. Hybrid 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)

Driving modes difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Normal and Sport driving modes

Sport Mode

Hybrid LE

Normal, Power and ECO driving modes

Hybrid Power Mode

Press down on the available Sport button to enable Sport Mode. Then the engine control unit and simulated shift points are adjusted for more fun behind the wheel.

Driving modes SE Nightshade Edition vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart driving modes (a same feature from XSE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart driving modes

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 Nightshade Edition vs. Hybrid LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Super White 2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition Exterior photo

Transmission difference

SE Nightshade Edition

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

Hybrid LE

Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)

Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed gives a linear acceleration feel. 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 Nightshade Edition vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart transmission (a same feature from SE CVT model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart transmission

Other tech details features difference

SE Nightshade Edition

2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Valvematic technology; 169 hp @ 6600 rpm, 151 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Temporary tire

Hybrid LE

1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder Aluminum DOHC 16-Valve with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i); 121 hp @ 5200 rpm, 105 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

California LEV 3

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