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2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT vs SE 6MT

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The 2020 Toyota Corolla is turning heads with a new sporty stance and exterior updates that help it stand apart from other generic sedans on the road. Toyota didn’t just update the Corolla’s looks. Drivers can expect a few new changes under the hood that keep the 2020 Corolla performing its best.  

Like the outgoing 2019 Corolla model, the 2020 Corolla will offer drivers the option of a manual transmission – this time with its own trim. The sporty SE trim of the 2020 Toyota Corolla has been broken into two options for drivers: an SE CVT model with an automatic transmission and an SE 6MT model with manual transmission. Learn more about each trim below.  

What are the differences between the Corolla SE CVT and SE 6MT?

The most obvious difference between the 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT and SE 6MT trims is their transmission system. The SE CVT model is outfitted with a Dynamic-Shift Continuously Variable transmission for drivers who prefer automatic and the SE 6 MT model is outfitted with a 6-speed Intelligent Manual transmission for drivers who prefer a little more control.

While the driving experience will be the most obvious difference between the automatic and manual transmission systems, they also have a small effect on the fuel economy between the two models. 2020 Corolla SE CVT models offer a little better fuel efficiency with 31 city miles and 40 highway models per gallon compared with the SE 6MT models that offer 29 city miles and 36 highway miles per gallon.

Along with a bump in starting price, the 2020 Corolla SE 6MT also delivers a more robust set of standard features including a moonroof and the Toyota Smart Key System that are only available on the SE CVT trim as an add on. The SE CVT model offers more customization opportunities with a variety of add-on features and packages that aren’t available on the SE 6MT.

Drivers in the Birmingham, AL area can find the full 2020 Toyota Corolla lineup available for test drive and purchase now at Serra Toyota. Connect with our team at the dealership or by phone at 205-847-1841 and they can help you find your best match.

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