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by Piter Bent

Updated: March 22, 2021

Hybrid LE vs. SE (6MT) - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla hybrid luxury edition and sport edition with mechanic transmission models comparision

Hybrid LE vs. SE (6MT) exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Super White 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Exterior photo

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

Hybrid LE

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

SE (6MT)

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

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

Wheels Hybrid LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart wheels, right: SE (6MT) standart wheels (a same feature from XSE model shown)

Taillights difference

Hybrid LE

LED tail and stoplights

SE (6MT)

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

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

Taillights Hybrid LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart taillights, right: SE (6MT) standart taillights (a same feature from XSE model shown)

Front grill difference

Hybrid LE

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

SE (6MT)

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

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

Front grill Hybrid LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart front grill, right: SE (6MT) standart front grill (a same feature from SE CVT model shown)

Outside mirrors difference

Hybrid LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

SE (6MT)

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Outside mirrors Hybrid LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart outside mirrors, right: SE (6MT) standart outside mirrors

Other exterior features difference

Hybrid LE

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

SE (6MT)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

That’s why people buy sedans, after all..

Hybrid LE vs. SE (6MT) interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Interior photo

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

Hybrid LE

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

SE (6MT)

Premium sport seats with sport fabric inserts with 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. The result not only improves comfort, but also helps to lower the vehicle’s center of gravity and improves front/rear weight distribution.

Front seats Hybrid LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart front seats, right: SE (6MT) standart front seats

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..

Hybrid LE vs. SE (6MT) multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Audio & Multimedia

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

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

Instrument cluster difference

Hybrid LE

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

SE (6MT)

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. 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 Hybrid LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart instrument cluster, right: SE (6MT) standart instrument cluster (a same feature from LE model shown)

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

Hybrid LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

SE (6MT)

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

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.

Hybrid LE vs. SE (6MT) safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Interior photo

Features difference

Hybrid LE

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) with Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

Normal, Power and ECO driving modes

Hybrid Power Mode

SE (6MT)

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

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

Hybrid LE vs. SE (6MT) tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Super White 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Exterior photo

Transmission difference

Hybrid LE

E-CVT

SE (6MT)

iMT

The key to its distinct performance feel is a physical first gear used for start-off acceleration, before handing off to the CVT’s pulley system. Sedan buyer trends are shifting, and the 2020 Corolla sedan is right there with them.

Transmission Hybrid LE vs SE (6MT)  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: Hybrid LE standart transmission, right: SE (6MT) standart transmission

Other tech details features difference

Hybrid LE

1.8L / 121hp

California LEV 3

SE (6MT)

2.0L / 169hp

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

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