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by Rine Geaz

Updated: November 09, 2020

XLE vs. L - [ 2020 A]

Toyota Corolla executive luxury edition and entry level models comparision

XLE vs. L exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blueprint 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

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

Headlights difference

XLE

High-grade LED headlights

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

L

LED headlights

The available Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) provides a wider field of light and steers the low beam in the direction of the turn, based on steering angle and vehicle speed. Corolla's tech is more than just convenient, it is designed to keep you safe.

Headlights XLE vs L  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart headlights, right: L standart headlights (a same feature from LE model shown)

Other exterior features difference

XLE

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

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

L

15-in. styled steel wheels and P195/65R15 tires

Color-keyed power outside mirrors

The design team called its working concept “shooting robust,” because they were shooting for a robust, confidence-inspiring stance.

XLE vs. L interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Interior photo

Features difference

XLE

Metallic interior trim with chrome interior door handles and color-keyed door panel piping

Available: Ambient lighting

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

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

60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders

Two front and two rear cup holders

L

Fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat

60/40 split fold-down rear seat

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

XLE vs. L multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Interior photo

Instrument cluster difference

XLE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

L

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Featuring rich graphics, the easy-to-read MID can be custom configured by the driver and offers intuitive operation to access information for the audio and multimedia systems, navigation system, vehicle information including fuel efficiency and tire pressure, the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and other important parameters and system settings. 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 XLE vs L  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Steering wheel difference

XLE

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

L

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 XLE vs L  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other multimedia & convinience features 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

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

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

Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

L

Audio — includes 6 speakers, 7-in. touch-screen

Intermittent windshield wipers

Air conditioning with dust and pollen filter

Front USB 2.0 port

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

XLE vs. L 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)

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.

XLE vs. L tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blueprint 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Engine

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

Transmission

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

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

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