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Updated: November 09, 2020

XSE vs. SE Nightshade Edition - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla executive sport edition and sport edition with black color accents models comparision

XSE vs. SE Nightshade Edition exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE vs SE Nightshade Edition exterior features common features

Shared features in both models:

Headlights

High-grade LED headlights

Headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Taillights

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

Exhaust

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Wheels difference

XSE

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

SE Nightshade Edition

18-in. black-painted alloy wheels and P225/40R18 tires

The XLE grade gets new 16-inch alloy wheels with three-dimensional twisted spokes. The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers.

Wheels XSE vs SE Nightshade Edition  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart wheels, right: SE Nightshade Edition standart wheels

Front grill difference

XSE

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

SE Nightshade Edition

Sport mesh black front grille with black bumper and surround

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

Front grill XSE vs SE Nightshade Edition  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Exterior details difference

XSE

Color-keyed outside door handles

Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

SE Nightshade Edition

Black outside door handles

Black-painted sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler

Black roof-mounted shark-fin antenna and window trim

Blacked-out Corolla, SE and Toyota badging

With an available Dark Gray Metallic rear spoiler, diffuser and side rocker panels, you'll make a strong impression wherever you pull up.

Exterior details XSE vs SE Nightshade Edition  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart exterior details, right: SE Nightshade Edition standart exterior details

Outside mirrors difference

XSE

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

SE Nightshade Edition

Black heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Outside mirrors XSE vs SE Nightshade Edition  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart outside mirrors, right: SE Nightshade Edition standart outside mirrors

Other exterior features difference

XSE

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

SE Nightshade Edition

Powerful fender flares and generously curved fender top surfaces accent its sculpted, athletic core.

XSE vs. SE Nightshade Edition interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE vs SE Nightshade Edition 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

SE Nightshade Edition

Premium sport seats with sport fabric inserts with 6-way adjustable driver's seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket

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. Seating materials include standard cloth or, in higher grades, SofTex.

Front seats XSE vs SE Nightshade Edition  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart front seats, right: SE Nightshade Edition standart front seats (a same feature from SE (6MT) model shown)

Other interior features difference

XSE

Available: Ambient lighting

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

SE Nightshade Edition

Compared to the previous Corolla sedan, the instrument panel, cowl, hood and beltline height are all lowered to increase visibility and create the interior’s open feel..

XSE vs. SE Nightshade Edition 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

Steering wheel

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

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

SE Nightshade Edition

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

Service Connect Provides updates on everything from fuel level and mileage to maintenance alerts and more via email or the mobile app. Other connected services available on the Corolla include airbag-linked Automatic Emergency Notification, Manual Emergency Notification (SOS button) and Stolen Vehicle Locator.

Audio & Multimedia XSE vs SE Nightshade Edition  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: SE Nightshade Edition standart audio & multimedia (a same feature from Hybrid LE model shown)

Instrument cluster difference

XSE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

SE Nightshade Edition

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

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

Instrument cluster XSE vs SE Nightshade Edition  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart instrument cluster, right: SE Nightshade Edition standart instrument cluster (a same feature from LE model shown)

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

XSE

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

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

SE Nightshade Edition

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

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.

XSE vs. SE Nightshade Edition 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

Normal and Sport driving modes

Driving modes

Sport Mode

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

XSE vs. SE Nightshade Edition tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Celestite 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Engine

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

Transmission

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

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

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