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by Piter Bent

Updated: March 22, 2021

SE CVT vs. LE - [ 2020 A]

Toyota Corolla sport edition and luxury edition models comparision

SE CVT vs. LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Classic Silver Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT 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

SE CVT

High-grade LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

LE

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

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. Enhanced efficiency. Distinctive lights.

Headlights SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart headlights, right: LE standart headlights

Taillights difference

SE CVT

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

LE

LED tail and stoplights

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 SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart taillights, right: LE standart taillights

Front grill difference

SE CVT

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

LE

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

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

Front grill SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart front grill, right: LE standart front grill

Other exterior features difference

SE CVT

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

Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and color-keyed rear spoiler

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

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

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

LE

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

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

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

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

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

SE CVT vs. LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY MOONSTONE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT 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

SE CVT

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

LE

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

The result not only improves comfort, but also helps to lower the vehicle’s center of gravity and improves front/rear weight distribution. Positioning the driver’s hip point 0.98-in. lower and 1.57-in. further rearward yields an optimized driving position.

Front seats SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart front seats, right: LE standart front seats

Other interior features difference

SE CVT

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

LE

Available: Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

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

SE CVT vs. LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY MOONSTONE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Audio & Multimedia

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

Instrument cluster

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Windshield

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Car access & Remote Control

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

Climate

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

Power Sockets

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

Steering wheel difference

SE CVT

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

LE

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 SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Car access & Remote Control difference

SE CVT

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

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

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 SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart car access & remote control (a same feature from XLE model shown), right: 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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

SE CVT

Available: Audio Plus—includes 8-in. touch-screen, Sirius XM, HD Radio

Available: Audio Plus and JBL w/Clari-Fi—- includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen

LE

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.

SE CVT vs. LE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

LIGHT GRAY MOONSTONE FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT 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)

Features difference

SE CVT

Normal and Sport driving modes

Sport Mode

LE

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.

SE CVT vs. LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Classic Silver Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Transmission difference

SE CVT

CVT sport

LE

CVT

Sedan buyer trends are shifting, and the 2020 Corolla sedan is right there with them. It also incorporates an intelligent rev-matching feature, helping reduce transmission shock when downshifting.

Transmission SE CVT vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE CVT standart transmission, right: LE standart transmission

Other tech details features difference

SE CVT

2.0L / 169hp

LE

1.8L / 139hp

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