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by Lilly Steffen

Updated: March 22, 2021

L vs. Hybrid LE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla entry level and hybrid luxury edition models comparision

L vs. Hybrid LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla L vs Hybrid LE exterior common features

Shared features in both models:

Headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Taillights

LED tail and stoplights

Front grill

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Headlights difference

L

LED headlights

Hybrid LE

High-grade LED headlights

The available Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) provides a wider field of light and steers the low beam in the direction of the turn, based on steering angle and vehicle speed. The slim, J-shaped Bi-Beam LED headlamps wrap deeply into the front fenders and give the Corolla sedan a steely stare and a distinct nighttime signature.

Headlights L vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: L standart headlights (a same feature from LE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart headlights

Other exterior features difference

L

15-in. styled steel wheels and P195/65R15 tires

Color-keyed power outside mirrors

Hybrid LE

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

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

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

L vs. Hybrid LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Interior photo

Features difference

L

Fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat

60/40 split fold-down rear seat

Hybrid LE

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

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

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

L vs. Hybrid LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Steering wheel

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

Instrument cluster difference

L

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Hybrid LE

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

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. Large, colorful and, most importantly, practical, Corolla Hybrid's instrument cluster 7-in. MID screen brings safety alerts, vehicle health information and more into your line of sight while you drive.

Instrument cluster L vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

L

Audio — includes 6 speakers, 7-in. touch-screen

Intermittent windshield wipers

Air conditioning with dust and pollen filter

Front USB 2.0 port

Hybrid LE

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

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

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.

L vs. Hybrid LE 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.

L vs. Hybrid LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blueprint 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Exterior photo

Transmission difference

L

CVT

Hybrid LE

E-CVT

Sedan buyer trends are shifting, and the 2020 Corolla sedan is right there with them. 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.

Transmission L vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other tech details features difference

L

1.8L / 139hp

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Temporary tire

Hybrid LE

1.8L / 121hp

California LEV 3

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