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by Robert Smith

Updated: November 09, 2020

XLE vs. XSE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla executive luxury edition and executive sport edition models comparision

XLE vs. XSE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XLE vs XSE exterior features common features

Shared features in both models:

Headlights

High-grade LED headlights

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Outside mirrors

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

Wheels difference

XLE

16-in. alloy wheels and P205/55R16 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. The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers.

Wheels XLE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart wheels, right: XSE standart wheels

Taillights difference

XLE

LED tail and stoplights

XSE

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

All 2020 Corolla sedan models use LEDs, the type and style varying by model grade. The sporty grades feature smoked outer light lenses..

Taillights XLE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart taillights, right: XSE standart taillights

Other exterior features difference

XLE

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

XSE

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

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

XLE vs. XSE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Interior trims

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

Moonroof. Panoramic roof

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

Rear seats

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

Storage

Two front and two rear cup holders

Features difference

XLE

Available: Ambient lighting

XSE

Available: Ambient lighting

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

XLE vs. XSE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XLE vs XSE multimedia & convinience common features

Shared features in both models:

Audio & Multimedia

Audio Plus—includes 8-in. touch-screen, Sirius XM, HD Radio

Instrument cluster

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

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

Available: Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen

XSE

Available: Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen

Remote Connect Can lock and unlock doors, start the engine, locate the vehicle in a parking lot and monitor guest drivers. Apple CarPlay works with your iPhone so you can get directions, send messages or make calls with your voice through Siri Eyes Free, and listen to music all while staying focused on your drive.

Audio & Multimedia XLE vs XSE  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: XSE available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen

Steering wheel difference

XLE

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

XSE

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

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 XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

XLE

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

XSE

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

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

XLE vs. XSE 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. XSE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blueprint 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Features difference

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)

XSE

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

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