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by Elizabeth Frank

Updated: March 22, 2021

XLE vs. Hybrid LE - [ 2020 A]

Toyota Corolla executive luxury edition and hybrid luxury edition models comparision

XLE vs. Hybrid LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XLE vs Hybrid LE exterior common features

Shared features in both models:

Headlights

High-grade LED headlights

Headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Taillights

LED tail and stoplights

Front grill

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Wheels difference

XLE

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

Hybrid LE

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

For the first time, 18-inch wheels are on the menu, standard on the SE and XSE grades. These multi-spoke alloys get their great looks from a complex machining technique paired with deep surfacing and dark accents.

Wheels XLE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart wheels, right: Hybrid LE standart wheels

Outside mirrors difference

XLE

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

Hybrid LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

Outside mirrors XLE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart outside mirrors (a same feature from XSE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart outside mirrors

Other exterior features difference

XLE

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

Hybrid LE

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

XLE vs. Hybrid LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XLE vs Hybrid LE interior 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

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

Hybrid LE

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

Seating materials include standard cloth or, in higher grades, SofTex. These changes, along with the reconfigured lower beltline, slimmer instrument panel, slimmer A-pillars, and repositioned side view mirrors, result in more expansive outward visibility.

Front seats XLE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart front seats, right: Hybrid LE standart front seats

Other interior features difference

XLE

Available: Ambient lighting

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

Hybrid LE

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

XLE vs. Hybrid LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XLE vs Hybrid LE multimedia & convinience common features

Shared features in both models:

Windshield

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Car access & Remote Control

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

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

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

Hybrid LE

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

The package includes a JBL nine-speaker, 800-watt system with Clari-Fi; Dynamic Voice Recognition; Dynamic Navigation; Dynamic Points of Interest Search; and Destination Assist Connect. The 2020 Corolla sedan comes ready to pair with the driver’s digital life.

Audio & Multimedia XLE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen, right: Hybrid LE standart audio & multimedia

Instrument cluster difference

XLE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Hybrid LE

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

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. 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.

Instrument cluster XLE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart instrument cluster, right: Hybrid LE standart instrument cluster

Steering wheel difference

XLE

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

Hybrid LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

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

Steering wheel XLE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart steering wheel, right: Hybrid LE standart steering wheel (a same feature from LE model shown)

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

XLE

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

Hybrid LE

Combine all that with Corolla sedan’s quieter powertrain, and it’s one tranquil ride..

XLE 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)

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

XLE vs. Hybrid LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blueprint 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Exterior photo

Transmission difference

XLE

CVT

Hybrid LE

E-CVT

Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed gives a linear acceleration feel. New control logic improves acceleration feel when starting off, and improved shift feel makes this a stick shift you want to use.

Transmission XLE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart transmission (a same feature from LE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart transmission

Other tech details features difference

XLE

1.8L / 139hp

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Temporary tire

Hybrid LE

1.8L / 121hp

California LEV 3

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