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by Elizabeth Frank

Updated: November 09, 2020

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XLE - [ 2020 B]

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XLE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition vs XLE 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

XLE

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

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

Wheels SE Nightshade Edition vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Taillights difference

SE Nightshade Edition

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

XLE

LED tail and stoplights

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

Taillights SE Nightshade Edition vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Front grill difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Sport mesh black front grille with black bumper and surround

XLE

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 XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart front grill, right: XLE standart front grill (a same feature from Hybrid LE 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

XLE

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 XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

XLE

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

Outside mirrors SE Nightshade Edition vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other exterior features difference

SE Nightshade Edition

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

XLE

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Toyota shook up the midsize sedan ranks with the new-generation Camry, and now the compact sedan segment is in for a jolt with the 2020 Corolla sedan.

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XLE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition vs XLE 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 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

XLE

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

This major departure from a conventional square seatback design creates a sense of youthful, sporty appeal while improving comfort. Seating materials include standard cloth or, in higher grades, SofTex.

Front seats SE Nightshade Edition vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

The cockpit provides an engaging interior space that surrounds the driver while offering a spacious environment for all passengers.

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XLE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

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

Audio & Multimedia difference

SE Nightshade Edition

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

XLE

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

Wi-Fi Connect – powered by Verizon Connects up to five devices using the in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Available with Entune 3.0 Premium Audio.

Audio & Multimedia SE Nightshade Edition vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart audio & multimedia (a same feature from Hybrid LE model shown), right: XLE available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen

Instrument cluster difference

SE Nightshade Edition

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

XLE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

With the larger display, the driver can switch between analog and digital speedometer styles. 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 XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Steering wheel difference

SE Nightshade Edition

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

XLE

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

Corolla's available mounted paddle shifters let you shift gears without letting go of the wheel. A light touch on either lever gives you lightning-fast gear changes for a more spirited drive.

Steering wheel SE Nightshade Edition vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Multi-function in-key remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, panic and trunk-release functions and remote illuminated entry

XLE

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

Powertrain and road noise have been culled thanks to revised drivetrain efficiencies, plus the widespread implementation of sound-absorbing materials, including Thinsulate, sealants, foams, and silencers.

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XLE 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

XLE

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. XLE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Super White 2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

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

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

XLE

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

Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S)

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