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by Elizabeth Frank

Updated: August 09, 2021

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 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

For the first time, 18-inch wheels are on the menu, standard on the SE and XSE grades. The available 18-in. machined alloy wheels, the largest ever offered for Corolla, add to its unapologetic profile.

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

The rear leaves a distinct lighting impression as well, with narrow combination lamps that wrap deeply into the fenders. 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

Yet, they had to maintain ample space for practical, real-world use.

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

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. 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

JBL Audio system highlights include: - JBL is available in the Corolla for the first time in over 10 years - Next-Generation HID8 amplifier creates 800-watts of total power - Free-standing horn tweeters located in the A-pillar at ear level for optimal high-frequency performance - 6.7-inch door subwoofers for powerful deep-bass response - Sealed inner door panels promote cleaner, more powerful bass - Midrange speakers provide full-range sound for rear passengers - Clari-Fi technology analyzes, rebuilds, and restores audio signals that were lost in the digital compression process Featured apps for Entune systems include: - Safety Connect® In the event of an accident or other emergency, assistance can be dispatched directly to the vehicle’s GPS location. Also available on the SE CVT is Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with JBL.

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

Even your fingertips will feel the difference when you grab hold of Corolla's available leather-wrapped steering wheel. Corolla's available mounted paddle shifters let you shift gears without letting go of the wheel.

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

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

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)

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

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

1.8L / 139hp

CVT

XSE

2.0L / 169hp

CVT sport

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