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by Anna Gray

Updated: November 09, 2020

SE Nightshade Edition vs. SE (6MT) - [ 2020 A]

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. SE (6MT) exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Super White 2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition Exterior photo

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 Nightshade Edition

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

SE (6MT)

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

The available 18-in. machined alloy wheels, the largest ever offered for Corolla, add to its unapologetic profile. The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers.

Wheels SE Nightshade Edition vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart wheels, right: SE (6MT) standart wheels (a same feature from XSE model shown)

Front grill difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Sport mesh black front grille with black bumper and surround

SE (6MT)

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

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 SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart front grill, right: SE (6MT) standart front grill (a same feature from SE CVT model shown)

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

SE (6MT)

Color-keyed outside door handles

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

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 SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart exterior details, right: SE (6MT) standart exterior details (a same feature from SE CVT model shown)

Outside mirrors difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Black heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

SE (6MT)

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Outside mirrors SE Nightshade Edition vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart outside mirrors, right: SE (6MT) standart outside mirrors

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. SE (6MT) interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE 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

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. SE (6MT) multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE 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 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

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 Nightshade Edition vs. SE (6MT) safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Interior photo

Features difference

SE Nightshade Edition

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)

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. SE (6MT) tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Super White 2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition 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 Nightshade Edition

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

SE (6MT)

6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)

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. Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed gives a linear acceleration feel.

Transmission SE Nightshade Edition vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart transmission (a same feature from SE CVT model shown), right: SE (6MT) standart transmission

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