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Updated: March 22, 2021

LE vs. XLE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla luxury edition and executive luxury edition models comparision

LE vs. XLE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla LE vs XLE 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

Wheels difference

LE

16-in. wide-vent steel wheels and P205/55R16 tires

Available: 16-in. alloy wheels and P205/55R16 tires

XLE

16-in. alloy wheels and P205/55R16 tires

For the first time, 18-inch wheels are on the menu, standard on the SE and XSE grades. These multi-spoke alloys get their great looks from a complex machining technique paired with deep surfacing and dark accents.

Wheels LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart wheels, right: XLE standart wheels

Headlights difference

LE

LED headlights

XLE

High-grade LED headlights

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

The available Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) follows your front wheels when you turn for enhanced visibility at night. Corolla's tech is more than just convenient, it is designed to keep you safe.

Headlights LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart headlights, right: XLE standart headlights

Other exterior features difference

LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

Available: Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with blind spot warning indicators

XLE

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

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

LE vs. XLE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla LE vs XLE interior 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

LE

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

XLE

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

Positioning the driver’s hip point 0.98-in. lower and 1.57-in. further rearward yields an optimized driving position. The front seats of the XSE and SE grades debut a new design featuring a unique shape with a headrest that nestles into the shoulder area, while the XLE and LE grades offer a seatback with a new U-shaped pattern.

Front seats LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart front seats, right: XLE standart front seats

Other interior features difference

LE

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

XLE

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

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..

LE vs. XLE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Windshield

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

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

LE

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

XLE

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

Service Connect Provides updates on everything from fuel level and mileage to maintenance alerts and more via email or the mobile app. JBL Audio system highlights include: - JBL is available in the Corolla for the first time in over 10 years - Next-Generation HID8 amplifier creates 800-watts of total power - Free-standing horn tweeters located in the A-pillar at ear level for optimal high-frequency performance - 6.7-inch door subwoofers for powerful deep-bass response - Sealed inner door panels promote cleaner, more powerful bass - Midrange speakers provide full-range sound for rear passengers - Clari-Fi technology analyzes, rebuilds, and restores audio signals that were lost in the digital compression process Featured apps for Entune systems include: - Safety Connect® In the event of an accident or other emergency, assistance can be dispatched directly to the vehicle’s GPS location.

Audio & Multimedia LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart audio & multimedia (a same feature from Hybrid LE model shown), right: XLE available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen

Instrument cluster difference

LE

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

XLE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

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 LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart instrument cluster, right: XLE standart instrument cluster

Steering wheel difference

LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

XLE

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

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 LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE standart steering wheel, right: XLE standart steering wheel

Car access & Remote Control difference

LE

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

Available: 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

XLE

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

Remotely locate your Corolla in a crowded lot, start the engine and more with the available Remote Connect app that works with your Apple Watch and other smart devices. Apple Watch shown. When your key fob is in your pocket or bag, the available Smart Key System lets you unlock the doors and trunk, plus start the engine with the push of a button.

Car access & Remote Control LE vs XLE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: LE available 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, right: XLE standart car access & remote control

Combine all that with Corolla sedan’s quieter powertrain, and it’s one tranquil ride..

LE vs. XLE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla LE 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.

LE vs. XLE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Barcelona Red Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla LE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Engine

1.8L / 139hp

Transmission

CVT

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

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