2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2020 Honda Civic

September 22nd, 2020 by

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are two staples in the car industry and have been two of the top-selling compact-cars for decades. For the 2020 manufacturer year neither are calling it quits continuing to maintain their long history of quality, performance, and customer satisfaction. That being said, which one should you choose? Who is the top performer? Read our comparison of the 2020 Honda Civic or the 2020 Toyota Corolla to help you decide which is the right compact-car for you.


2020 Toyota Corolla

The 2020 Toyota Corolla got a facelift this year with a complete redesign that made it sleeker and sportier than ever. Lower, wider, and more aggressive the Corolla is sure to turn heads and with available 18-inch machined allow wheels and dark gray-painted accents underscore the sleek lines of its profile. To say it comes with attitude is an understatement. The Corolla’s wider body gives it a more responsive and energetic drive which, when paired with the available 2.0L Dynamic Force Engine with 169 horsepower, makes saying it is “fun to drive” an understatement.

On the interior, you’ll see black accents and soft-touch materials on the dash and doors to accent the new Corolla’s minimalist design which only helps to drive home a premium feel. Technology-wise you have a 6-speaker audio system, and an available 9-speaker JBL Audio System on higher trim levels, plus Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, and speed-sensitive volume control all standard on the new Corolla.



2020 Honda Civic

Offering a diverse selection of trims, body styles, and levels of performance there is a Civic out there for all compact-car lovers. Seating for 5 lets you and your family or friends pile into the Civic’s spacious interior without feeling cramped. Plus, with the 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, you’ll have plenty of cargo space for almost any situation. On the technology front, the Civic comes with a wireless phone charger in an easy to reach area, and with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration, you’ll be connected and ready to go.

Overall the 2020 Civic has the reliability that you’ve come to expect from a Honda but where they are making strides is in the standard features and technology. Plus, with 174 horsepower, available fully independent suspension, and available paddle shifters, you’ll have yourself a high-performance sedan with top of the line tech to match.



2020  Toyota Corolla SE VS 2020 Honda Civic EX
$22,050 MSRP $23,950
169-hp, 2.0-liter Engine 174-hp, 1.5-liter I-4
10-speed automatic/CVT w/OD and auto-manual Transmission 2-speed CVT w/OD
169 @ 6,600 Engine Horspower (@ RPM) 174 @ 6,000
151 @ 4,400 Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 162 @ 1,700
31 City / 40 Highway / 34 Combined EPA MPG Rating 32 City / 42 Highway / 36 Combined
All-Wheel Drive Drivetrain Super Handling All-Wheel Drive
Standard Cruise Control Standard
Integrated backup camera with projected path Backup Camera Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
5 Seating 5
Available Sunroof Available
Available Heated Seats Available
Automatic Air Conditioning Dual Zone Front Automatic
7-Inch Display Touchscreen 5-Inch Display (7-Inch Display Available)
Available Navigation Available
Standard Satellite Radio Available
Available Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Integration Available
Standard Bluetooth Standard
2 USB Port 1
6 Speaker Audio System Audio Speakers 8 Speaker Audio System
Standard Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard
Safety & Driver Assist
Driver and front passenger Front Airbags Driver and front passenger
Seat-mounted, driver and passenger Side Airbags Seat-mounted, driver and passenger
Curtain 1st and 2nd row Side-Curtain Airbags Curtain 1st and 2nd row
Standard In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard
Standard Occupant Sensor Standard
Standard Lane-Departure Warning Standard
LED low/high beam Headlight Type Halogen



And The Verdict Is?

How do you choose which industry-leading compact-car you should drive home? Every year the position can flip with one year the Civic leading the way and the next the Corolla is king. The newly redesigned Corolla is a huge step forward from past years and is making waves with its new minimalist stylings. All the new tech, the new style built from decades of reliability to be found in a brand like Toyota makes this an easy choice in the compact-car category. Both are outstanding options if you are looking for a compact car, we’re leaning more towards the Toyota Corolla, but we’re also a bit biased being a Toyota dealership and all. 😉