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by Paul Martin

Updated: November 09, 2020

XLE vs. LE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla executive luxury edition and luxury edition models comparision

XLE vs. LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XLE vs LE exterior features common features

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

Wheels difference

XLE

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

LE

16-in. wide-vent steel wheels and P205/55R16 tires

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

The XLE grade gets new 16-inch alloy wheels with three-dimensional twisted spokes. These multi-spoke alloys get their great looks from a complex machining technique paired with deep surfacing and dark accents.

Wheels XLE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart wheels, right: LE standart wheels

Headlights difference

XLE

High-grade LED headlights

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

LE

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. Enhanced efficiency. The slim, J-shaped Bi-Beam LED headlamps wrap deeply into the front fenders and give the Corolla sedan a steely stare and a distinct nighttime signature.

Headlights XLE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart headlights, right: LE standart headlights

Other exterior features difference

XLE

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

LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

Available: Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with blind spot warning indicators

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.

XLE vs. LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XLE vs LE 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

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

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. The SE and XSE grades’ front seats offer thin, yet broad shoulder supports, evocative of a competition bucket seat, which overlap solid and thick side bolsters to achieve enhanced holding performance.

Front seats XLE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other interior features difference

XLE

Available: Ambient lighting

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

LE

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

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

XLE vs. LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE 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

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

LE

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

The center stack screen provides access to vehicle settings, audio controls, navigation, and Entune 3.0 apps. Also available on the SE CVT is Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with JBL.

Audio & Multimedia XLE vs 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: LE standart audio & multimedia (a same feature from Hybrid LE model shown)

Instrument cluster difference

XLE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

LE

4.2-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. 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.

Instrument cluster XLE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Steering wheel difference

XLE

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

A light touch on either lever gives you lightning-fast gear changes for a more spirited drive. Even your fingertips will feel the difference when you grab hold of Corolla's available leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Steering wheel XLE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart steering wheel, right: LE standart steering wheel

Car access & Remote Control difference

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

LE

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

Available: 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

Remotely locate your Corolla in a crowded lot, start the engine and more with the available Remote Connect app that works with your Apple Watch and other smart devices. When your key fob is in your pocket or bag, the available Smart Key System lets you unlock the doors and trunk, plus start the engine with the push of a button.

Car access & Remote Control XLE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart car access & remote control, right: LE available 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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

XLE

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

LE

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.

XLE vs. 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)

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. LE 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

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