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by Paul Martin

Updated: November 09, 2020

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XSE - [ 2020 A]

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XSE 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

XSE

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

The Corolla sedan transformation continues where the rubber meets the road. For the first time, 18-inch wheels are on the menu, standard on the SE and XSE grades.

Wheels SE Nightshade Edition vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Front grill difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Sport mesh black front grille with black bumper and surround

XSE

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 XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart front grill, right: XSE 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

XSE

Color-keyed outside door handles

Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and 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 XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Outside mirrors difference

SE Nightshade Edition

Black heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

XSE

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

Outside mirrors SE Nightshade Edition vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE Nightshade Edition standart outside mirrors, right: XSE standart outside mirrors

From every angle, the new Corolla sedan looks lower and leaner, tauter and tighter.

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XSE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition 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 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

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 Nightshade Edition vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XSE 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

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 Nightshade Edition

Audio — includes 6 speakers, 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

The 2020 Corolla sedan comes ready to pair with the driver’s digital life. Service Connect Provides updates on everything from fuel level and mileage to maintenance alerts and more via email or the mobile app.

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

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

XSE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Large, colorful and, most importantly, practical, Corolla Hybrid's instrument cluster 7-in. MID screen brings safety alerts, vehicle health information and more into your line of sight while you drive. 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 XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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

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

The inner and outer dash silencers are thicker.

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XSE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla LE 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

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

SE Nightshade Edition vs. XSE 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

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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