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by Lilly Steffen

Updated: March 22, 2021

XSE vs. LE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla executive sport edition and luxury edition models comparision

XSE vs. LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Celestite 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

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

LE

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

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

The XLE grade gets new 16-inch alloy wheels with three-dimensional twisted spokes. These multi-spoke alloys get their great looks from a complex machining technique paired with deep surfacing and dark accents.

Wheels XSE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart wheels, right: LE standart wheels

Headlights difference

XSE

High-grade LED headlights

Available: Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

LE

LED headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

The sporty SE and XSE grades use triple J-shaped clearance lamps with LED light guides along with LED turn signals, creating a unique design signature. Corolla's tech is more than just convenient, it is designed to keep you safe.

Headlights XSE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE available Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), right: LE standart headlights

Taillights difference

XSE

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

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 LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart taillights, right: LE standart taillights

Front grill difference

XSE

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 XSE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Outside mirrors difference

XSE

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

LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

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

Outside mirrors XSE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other exterior features difference

XSE

Dark gray metallic sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

LE

That’s why people buy sedans, after all..

XSE vs. LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE vs 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

LE

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

This major departure from a conventional square seatback design creates a sense of youthful, sporty appeal while improving comfort. These changes, along with the reconfigured lower beltline, slimmer instrument panel, slimmer A-pillars, and repositioned side view mirrors, result in more expansive outward visibility.

Front seats XSE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other interior features difference

XSE

Available: Ambient lighting

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.

XSE vs. 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

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

LE

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

And while using Corolla's available Remote Connect app with the Toyota skill for Alexa enabled, you can unlock doors, start the engine, and check the status of your vehicle from your Alexa built-in device at home. Dynamic Navigation Provides the most up-to-date map data, routes and POI on its embedded system.

Audio & Multimedia XSE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: XSE standart audio & multimedia, right: LE standart audio & multimedia (a same feature from Hybrid LE model shown)

Instrument cluster difference

XSE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

LE

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

With the larger display, the driver can switch between analog and digital speedometer styles. 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 XSE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Steering wheel difference

XSE

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 XSE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Car access & Remote Control difference

XSE

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

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

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. 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.

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

left: XSE 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

XSE

Available: Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

LE

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

XSE vs. 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)

Features difference

XSE

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.

XSE vs. LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Black Sand Pearl 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Exterior photo

Shared features in both models:

Mechanical

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Mechanical

Temporary tire

Transmission difference

XSE

CVT sport

LE

CVT

Increased use of micro polishing on gear teeth reduces cabin noise. Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed gives a linear acceleration feel.

Transmission XSE vs LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

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

Other tech details features difference

XSE

2.0L / 169hp

LE

1.8L / 139hp

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