2021 Toyota Corolla LE vs. SE Configurations

2021 Corolla LE vs SE

2021 Corolla LE


2021 Corolla SE
$20,475 MSRP*


$22,475 MSRP*
1.8L 4-Cylinder


2.0L 4-Cylinder engine with VVT
139 hp


169 hp
8-inch touchscreen, multi-information display


8-inch touchscreen, multi-information display

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®

EPA-estimated 30 city / 38 highway / 33 combined combined mpg**

Top Fuel Economy

EPA-estimated 29 city / 36 highway / 32 combined mpg**

If you’re looking for a dependable, fuel-efficient compact vehicle, there’s a good chance you’ve already decided on the 2021 Toyota Corolla. And we couldn’t blame you! But there are quite a few Toyota Corolla configurations to choose from, and many Mission Hills drivers ask us about the difference between the Corolla LE and SE. These fall in the middle of the trim lineup, and they share a few great features:

  • Seating: Up to five
  • Media: 8-inch touchscreen
  • Connectivity: Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®

Learn more about the difference between the Toyota Corolla LE and SE below!

2021 Corolla LE vs. SE: Price

One thing many Cerritos know the Toyota Corolla for is its accessible price. The difference between the Toyota Corolla LE and SE price is small, but notable:

  • Toyota Camry LE price starts at $20,475 MSRP*
  • Toyota Camry SE price starts at $22,475  MSRP*
2021 Toyota Corolla models in white and blue

2021 Corolla LE vs. SE: Engines

The LE has a solid engine with some impressive fuel economy specs. The SE engine is sportier, with an option for 6-speed manual transmission that reduces your gas mileage a little. Here is the difference between the Corolla LE and SE engines:

2021 Toyota Corolla LE Engine

  • 1.8L 4-Cylinder
  • 139 hp
  • 126 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 30 / 38 / 33 city / hhy / combined mpg**

2021 Toyota Corolla SE Engine

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder engine with VVT
  • 169 hp
  • 151 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 31 / 40 / 34  city / hwy / combined mpg**

2021 Toyota Corolla SE Manual Transmission Engine

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder engine with VVT
  • 169 hp
  • 151 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 29 / 36 / 32 city / hwy / combined mpg**

Corolla LE vs. SE: Interior Amenities

As noted above, the LE and SE have the same touchscreens and great features like Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®. So what else should West Hollywood drivers expect inside these Corolla configurations? The SE has a sportier interior, while the LE is adorned with some comfortable options for its price:

  • Seating: The LE comes with a Premium fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat  The SE comes with Premium sport seats with sport fabric inserts with a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and a 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket.
  • Steering Wheel: There’s a tilting/telescopic 3 spoke steering wheel with a multi-information display in front of it on the LE. The SE takes this and adds leather trimming.
  • Smart Key™ System: This convenient system comes with the SE but you can get it as an upgrade on the LE.
2021 Toyota Corolla front seats

Choose Your Toyota Corolla Today!

At Toyota of Downtown LA, we couldn’t be more excited to have multiple configurations of the Toyota Corolla ready for Los Angeles-area residents to test drive! You can consult our finance center to figure out the difference between the Corolla LE and SE payment plans and more! Contact us today to get started on your Toyota Corolla journey!

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*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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