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by Alla Collins

Updated: March 22, 2021

XLE vs. XSE - [ 2020 A]

Toyota Corolla executive luxury edition and executive sport edition models comparision

XLE vs. XSE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XLE vs XSE exterior common features

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

Outside mirrors

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

Wheels difference

XLE

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

XSE

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

The XLE grade gets new 16-inch alloy wheels with three-dimensional twisted spokes. The Corolla sedan transformation continues where the rubber meets the road.

Wheels XLE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart wheels, right: XSE standart wheels

Taillights difference

XLE

LED tail and stoplights

XSE

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

The rear leaves a distinct lighting impression as well, with narrow combination lamps that wrap deeply into the fenders. The sporty grades feature smoked outer light lenses..

Taillights XLE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE standart taillights, right: XSE standart taillights

Other exterior features difference

XLE

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

XSE

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

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

XLE vs. XSE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

MACADAMIA BEIGE SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Interior trims

Metallic interior trim with chrome interior door handles and color-keyed door panel piping

Moonroof. Panoramic roof

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

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

Rear seats

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

Storage

Two front and two rear cup holders

Features difference

XLE

Available: Ambient lighting

XSE

Available: Ambient lighting

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

XLE vs. XSE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XLE vs XSE multimedia & convinience common features

Shared features in both models:

Audio & Multimedia

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

Instrument cluster

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

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

Audio & Multimedia difference

XLE

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

XSE

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

The standard Entune 3.0 Audio includes an available 8-in. touchscreen display; six speakers; Apple CarPlay compatibility; Amazon Alexa; Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect; Safety Connect; Wi-Fi Connect; Scout GPS Link Compatible; Siri Eyes Free; auxiliary audio jack and USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control; AM/FM; MP3/WMA playback capability; hands-free phone capability; voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth; customizable home screen; and weather/traffic info via Entune 3.0 App Suite. Topping the range is Entune 3.0 Audio Premium that’s optional on XSE and XLE.

Audio & Multimedia XLE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XLE available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen, right: XSE available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL w/Clari-Fi— includes 9 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier, 8-in. touch-screen

Steering wheel difference

XLE

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

XSE

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

Corolla's available mounted paddle shifters let you shift gears without letting go of the wheel. A light touch on either lever gives you lightning-fast gear changes for a more spirited drive.

Steering wheel XLE vs XSE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

XLE

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

XSE

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

The TNGA structure utilizes additional seals in its body panel gaps to insulate noise penetration and enhance air-sealing performance.

XLE vs. XSE 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)

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

XLE vs. XSE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blueprint 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Features difference

XLE

1.8L / 139hp

CVT

XSE

2.0L / 169hp

CVT sport

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