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by Giuliana Claire

Updated: March 22, 2021

L vs. XSE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla entry level and executive sport edition models comparision

L vs. XSE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blue Crush Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Exterior details

Color-keyed outside door handles

Exterior details

Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Headlights difference

L

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

XSE

High-grade LED headlights

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Corolla's tech is more than just convenient, it is designed to keep you safe. Corolla's headlights feature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and its LED taillights light up with an iconic look.

Headlights L vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Taillights difference

L

LED tail and stoplights

XSE

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

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 L vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other exterior features difference

L

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

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

Color-keyed power outside mirrors

XSE

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

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

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

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

L vs. XSE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE 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

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

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

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

L vs. XSE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Interior photo

Instrument cluster difference

L

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

XSE

7-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. The Corolla sedan comes standard with a 4.2-inch thin film transistor (TFT) Multi-Information Display (MID), with an available 7-inch MID located between the high-grade tachometer and speedometer.

Instrument cluster L vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Steering wheel difference

L

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. A light touch on either lever gives you lightning-fast gear changes for a more spirited drive.

Steering wheel L vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

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

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

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

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

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

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. XSE 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)

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. XSE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blizzard Pearl 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Features difference

L

1.8L / 139hp

CVT

XSE

2.0L / 169hp

CVT sport

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