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by Rine Geaz

Updated: November 09, 2020

XSE vs. Hybrid LE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla executive sport edition and hybrid luxury edition models comparision

XSE vs. Hybrid LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE vs Hybrid LE 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

Wheels difference

XSE

18-in. machined alloy wheels with dark gray-painted accents and P225/40R18 tires

Hybrid LE

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

The available 18-in. machined alloy wheels, the largest ever offered for Corolla, add to its unapologetic profile. The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers.

Wheels XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Taillights difference

XSE

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

Hybrid LE

LED tail and stoplights

The sporty grades feature smoked outer light lenses.. The rear leaves a distinct lighting impression as well, with narrow combination lamps that wrap deeply into the fenders.

Taillights XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart taillights, right: Hybrid LE standart taillights

Front grill difference

XSE

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

Hybrid LE

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

Highlighted by its honeycomb mesh grille, Corolla's lower, wider, more aggressive stance stands out for all the right reasons.

Front grill XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart front grill (a same feature from SE CVT model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart front grill

Outside mirrors difference

XSE

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

Hybrid LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

Outside mirrors XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart outside mirrors, right: Hybrid LE standart outside mirrors

Other exterior features difference

XSE

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Hybrid LE

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

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

XSE vs. Hybrid LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE vs Hybrid 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

XSE

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

Redesigned top to bottom, the mixed-media sport seats with SofTex bolsters and premium fabric inserts work together to make you feel comfortable and in control behind the wheel. 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 XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other interior features difference

XSE

Available: Ambient lighting

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

Hybrid LE

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

XSE vs. Hybrid LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Interior photo

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

XSE

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

Whether you're listening to your favorite playlist or podcast, Corolla's available 800-watt JBL with Clari-Fi speaker system delivers outstanding sound quality to amplify every drive. Also available on the SE CVT is Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with JBL.

Audio & Multimedia XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE 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

XSE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Hybrid LE

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

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. With the larger display, the driver can switch between analog and digital speedometer styles.

Instrument cluster XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Steering wheel difference

XSE

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

Hybrid LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

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

Steering wheel XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

XSE

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

Hybrid LE

As one example, the floor silencer pad is now one large piece, instead of many smaller elements.

XSE vs. Hybrid LE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE 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)

Driving modes difference

XSE

Normal and Sport driving modes

Sport Mode

Hybrid LE

Normal, Power and ECO driving modes

Hybrid Power Mode

Press down on the available Sport button to enable Sport Mode. Then the engine control unit and simulated shift points are adjusted for more fun behind the wheel.

Driving modes XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart driving modes, right: Hybrid LE standart driving modes

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.

XSE vs. Hybrid LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Black Sand Pearl 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Exterior photo

Transmission difference

XSE

Dynamic-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with physical First-launch gear

Hybrid LE

Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)

The new Dynamic-Shift CVT (continuously variable transmission) combines the smooth, fuel-efficient performance of a CVT with a more direct driving feel of a traditional geared automatic. New control logic improves acceleration feel when starting off, and improved shift feel makes this a stick shift you want to use.

Transmission XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other tech details features difference

XSE

2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Valvematic technology; 169 hp @ 6600 rpm, 151 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Temporary tire

Hybrid LE

1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder Aluminum DOHC 16-Valve with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i); 121 hp @ 5200 rpm, 105 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

California LEV 3

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