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by Giuliana Claire

Updated: August 09, 2021

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE - [ 2020 B]

Toyota Corolla sport edition with mechanic transmission and hybrid luxury edition models comparision

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blue Crush Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) Exterior photo

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

SE (6MT)

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

Hybrid LE

15-in. alloy wheels and P195/65R15 tires

The Corolla sedan transformation continues where the rubber meets the road. The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers.

Wheels SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart wheels (a same feature from XSE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart wheels

Taillights difference

SE (6MT)

LED tail and stoplights with smoked sport trim

Hybrid 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 (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart taillights (a same feature from XSE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart taillights

Front grill difference

SE (6MT)

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 SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart front grill (a same feature from SE CVT model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart front grill

Outside mirrors difference

SE (6MT)

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

Hybrid LE

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

Outside mirrors SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart outside mirrors, right: Hybrid LE standart outside mirrors

Other exterior features difference

SE (6MT)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) accent lighting

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

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Hybrid LE

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

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

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE interior

2020 Toyota Corolla

ALL BLACK FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) 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 (6MT)

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

Hybrid LE

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

From behind the wheel, the 2020 Corolla sedan feels quite different than its predecessor. 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 SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart front seats, right: Hybrid LE standart front seats

Other interior features difference

SE (6MT)

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..

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE multimedia & convinience

2020 Toyota Corolla

ALL BLACK FABRIC in 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) Interior photo

Shared features in both models:

Audio & Multimedia

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

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

Instrument cluster difference

SE (6MT)

4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display

Hybrid LE

7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display with hybrid system power meter

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 SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart instrument cluster (a same feature from LE model shown), right: Hybrid LE standart instrument cluster

Other multimedia & convinience features difference

SE (6MT)

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

Hybrid LE

Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel

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

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE safety & driving

2020 Toyota Corolla

BLUE BLACK SOFTEX in 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Interior photo

Features difference

SE (6MT)

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

Hybrid LE

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.

SE (6MT) vs. Hybrid LE tech details

2020 Toyota Corolla

Blue Crush Metallic 2020 Toyota Corolla SE (6MT) Exterior photo

Transmission difference

SE (6MT)

iMT

Hybrid LE

E-CVT

Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed gives a linear acceleration feel. Standard Hill-start Assist Control (also on the CVT models), helps prevent the dreaded roll-back when starting off on an incline Corolla's available 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) features close-ratio gears down low for spirited acceleration and taller gears up top for optimized fuel economy while cruising.

Transmission SE (6MT) vs Hybrid LE  comparision 2020 Toyota Corolla

left: SE (6MT) standart transmission, right: Hybrid LE standart transmission

Other tech details features difference

SE (6MT)

2.0L / 169hp

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

Temporary tire

Hybrid LE

1.8L / 121hp

California LEV 3

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