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by Robert Smith

Updated: November 09, 2020

SE Nightshade Edition vs. LE - [ 2020 B]

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Black Sand Pearl 2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition Exterior photo

Wheels difference

SE Nightshade Edition

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

LE

16-in. wide-vent steel wheels and P205/55R16 tires

Available: 16-in. alloy wheels and P205/55R16 tires

These multi-spoke alloys get their great looks from a complex machining technique paired with deep surfacing and dark accents. The XLE grade gets new 16-inch alloy wheels with three-dimensional twisted spokes.

Wheels SE Nightshade Edition vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Headlights difference

SE Nightshade Edition

High-grade LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

LE

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

The available Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) follows your front wheels when you turn for enhanced visibility at night. The slim, J-shaped Bi-Beam LED headlamps wrap deeply into the front fenders and give the Corolla sedan a steely stare and a distinct nighttime signature.

Headlights SE Nightshade Edition vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart headlights, right: LE standart headlights

Taillights difference

SE Nightshade Edition

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

LE

LED tail and stoplights

The rear leaves a distinct lighting impression as well, with narrow combination lamps that wrap deeply into the fenders. The sporty grades feature smoked outer light lenses..

Taillights SE Nightshade Edition vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Front grill difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Sport mesh black front grille with black bumper and surround

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 LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart front grill, right: 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

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 LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Outside mirrors difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Black heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

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

Outside mirrors SE Nightshade Edition vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other exterior features difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

LE

That’s why people buy sedans, after all..

SE Nightshade Edition vs. LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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. Positioning the driver’s hip point 0.98-in. lower and 1.57-in. further rearward yields an optimized driving position.

Front seats SE Nightshade Edition vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

These descriptors, seemingly from the luxury car realm, inspired designers’ efforts when visualizing Corolla sedan’s cabin. The result is called “sensuous minimalism”.

SE Nightshade Edition 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 Nightshade Edition

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 Nightshade Edition vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

The TNGA structure utilizes additional seals in its body panel gaps to insulate noise penetration and enhance air-sealing performance.

SE Nightshade Edition vs. 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)

Features difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Normal and Sport driving modes

Sport Mode

LE

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Black Sand Pearl 2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Transmission difference

SE Nightshade Edition

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. 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 LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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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