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2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Trim Comparison: LE vs SE

Deciding on the model you want is only half the battle. Next comes the trim. While it’s obvious that higher trims get more features, it’s not obvious what those features actually are. That’s where we come in.

We’ve examined the 2020 Toyota Corolla LE and SE trims and highlighted all the differences for you. Take a look to see which model is right for your needs and budget.

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Shared Features

The 2020 Toyota Corolla comes in one of five trims: L, LE, SE, XLE, and XSE. Every model comes with a Entune 3.0 infotainment system that includes Bluetooth capability, Apple CarPlay compatibility, voice recognition, and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. Each Corolla also has the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite, which includes a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane tracing assist, automatic high-beams, and traffic sign recognition.

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2020 Corolla LE cockpit showcase

LE Features

The Corolla LE starts at $20,050 and features the same 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and CVT found in the L trim. In addition to the features found on the Corolla L, the LE has heated outside mirrors, automatic climate control, premium cloth seats, and keyless entry. It also gets an upgraded 8.0-inch touchscreen and an extra USB port. The optional Premium package adds proximity keyless entry, push-button start, blind-spot monitoring, alloy wheels, and a moonroof.

SE Features

Starting at $22,050, the Corolla SE has everything the L and LE trims do but changes out the 1.8-liter four-cylinder for a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It come with a CVT, but that can be switched out for a six-speed manual. Additional features include sport seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded exterior design, alloy wheels, and a sport driving mode. It also has access to the Premium package. Another package is available that adds onto the Premium package with HD and satellite radio. The manual transmission Corolla SE comes standard with the Premium package sans blind-spot monitoring.

2020 Corolla SE six-speed manual showcase

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