The Toyota Corolla is a sporty compact sedan that's stylish and fun to drive while also delivering excellent fuel economy. So, which one of its trims is right for you? To help drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton decide, Maguire Toyota looks at what each one has to offer in this 2020 Toyota Corolla trim levels comparison.

Toyota Corolla L

The Toyota Corolla L lays the foundation for the rest of the trims. It starts with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 139 horsepower. This works with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and sits behind a black front grille with a sport mesh insert.

Inside, you'll find fabric-trimmed seats and a 7-inch touchscreen that comes with Bluetooth® wireless technology, Apple CarPlay®, and advanced voice recognition. To give you peace of mind, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 comes standard too.

Toyota Corolla LE

The next trim level, the Corolla LE, runs on the same powertrain and transmission mentioned above. It adds more convenience features to both the interior and exterior, though.

There are heated power outside mirrors, keyless entry system, automatic climate control, and rear center armrest with two cup holders. The infotainment screen also gets bumped up to eight inches.


Toyota Corolla SE CVT

The Toyota Corolla SE CVT runs on a larger 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 169 horsepower. It also works with a CVT, but it adds a sporty dual chrome-tipped exhaust, dark gray metallic front grille, sport side rocker panels, and rear spoiler.

The cabin is also more like a race car with premium sport seats with fabric inserts and a leather-trimmed steering wheel with paddle shifters.

Toyota Corolla SE 6MT

The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine remains standard for the Toyota Corolla SE 6MT, but the CVT is replaced with a traditional 6-speed manual transmission. It also lets you brighten things up during your drive with a power moonroof with a sliding sunshade.

Toyota Corolla XLE

The Toyota Corolla XLE brings back both the CVT and base engine but keeps the moonroof. It also gives you another way to see what's around your car with a standard Blind Spot Monitor. Drivers nearby will also have more awareness thanks to integrated turn signals in the side mirrors.

The interior features SofTex®-trimmed seats as well as heated front seats and an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support.

Toyota Corolla XSE

The top trim level is the Toyota Corolla XSE. It's powered by the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and brings back both the dark gray metallic side rocker panels and rear spoiler. The interior also features stylish and comfortable SofTex®-trimmed sport seats with fabric inserts.

Test Drive the Toyota Corolla

Contact Maguire Toyota to learn more about each of the 2020 Toyota Corolla trim levels and test drive the one that has what you're looking for.

Whichever trim you're interested in, it can provide drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton with an efficient performance and a fun drive. 

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