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by Anna Hayes

Updated: March 22, 2021

XSE vs. Hybrid LE - [ 2020 A]

Toyota Corolla executive sport edition and hybrid luxury edition models comparision

XSE vs. Hybrid LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE vs Hybrid LE 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

Wheels difference

XSE

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

Hybrid LE

15-in. alloy wheels and P195/65R15 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 XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart wheels, right: Hybrid LE standart wheels

Taillights difference

XSE

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

Hybrid LE

LED tail and stoplights

All 2020 Corolla sedan models use LEDs, the type and style varying by model grade. The sporty grades feature smoked outer light lenses..

Taillights XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart taillights, right: Hybrid LE standart taillights

Front grill difference

XSE

Sport mesh dark gray metallic front grille

Hybrid 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 XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart front grill (a same feature from SE CVT model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart front grill

Outside mirrors difference

XSE

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

Hybrid LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

Outside mirrors XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart outside mirrors, right: Hybrid LE standart outside mirrors

Other exterior features difference

XSE

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Hybrid LE

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

The design team called its working concept “shooting robust,” because they were shooting for a robust, confidence-inspiring stance.

XSE vs. Hybrid LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE vs Hybrid LE 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

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

Hybrid LE

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

Redesigned top to bottom, the mixed-media sport seats with SofTex bolsters and premium fabric inserts work together to make you feel comfortable and in control behind the wheel. Seating materials include standard cloth or, in higher grades, SofTex.

Front seats XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart front seats, right: Hybrid LE standart front seats

Other interior features difference

XSE

Available: Ambient lighting

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

Hybrid LE

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..

XSE vs. Hybrid LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

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

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

Hybrid LE

Audio — includes 6 speakers, 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. Available with Entune 3.0 Premium Audio.

Audio & Multimedia XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Instrument cluster difference

XSE

7-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. With the larger display, the driver can switch between analog and digital speedometer styles.

Instrument cluster XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart instrument cluster, right: Hybrid LE standart instrument cluster

Steering wheel difference

XSE

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

Hybrid 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 XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

XSE

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

Hybrid LE

The inner and outer dash silencers are thicker.

XSE vs. Hybrid LE 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)

Driving modes difference

XSE

Normal and Sport driving modes

Sport Mode

Hybrid LE

Normal, Power and ECO driving modes

Hybrid Power Mode

Press down on Corolla Hybrid's Power Mode button to increase its throttle response for a more exciting drive. Press down on the available Sport button to enable Sport Mode.

Driving modes XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart driving modes, right: Hybrid LE standart driving modes

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.

XSE vs. Hybrid LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Celestite 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Exterior photo

Transmission difference

XSE

CVT sport

Hybrid LE

E-CVT

Like some premium sports cars, it features downshift rev-matching control, automatically detecting when the driver is shifting and quickly rev-matching to make any driver a stick-shift pro. The new Dynamic-Shift CVT (continuously variable transmission) combines the smooth, fuel-efficient performance of a CVT with a more direct driving feel of a traditional geared automatic.

Transmission XSE vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other tech details features difference

XSE

2.0L / 169hp

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Temporary tire

Hybrid LE

1.8L / 121hp

California LEV 3

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