A Quick Comparison: the 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Honda Civic Sedan

The 2020 Toyota Corolla is a fun, versatile, and stylish car with the latest technology and great engines to choose from. In many respects, it leaves other vehicles in its dust – but they certainly try to catch up. The 2020 Honda Civic has many features that make it a fine car, but does it match up to the 2020 Toyota Corolla? Let’s find out.



Fuel Efficiency: Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic


When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Civic and the Corolla both offer solid numbers. Their respective base engines match up at an EPA estimated 38 MPG combined. However, the Civic falls short in the end because the Corolla offers a hybrid version that delivers a whopping 52 mpg combined - way ahead of the 36 mpg cap on the Civic models.

But, even without considering the hybrid, the 2.0L CVT engine in the Corolla gets better fuel economy than the equivalent Civic powertrain, with 34 mpg and 32 mpg respectively. So, if you’re looking to save the most money at the pump, then the 2020 Toyota Corolla is the best option.

Compare the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan vs. the 2020 Toyota Corolla at Tri County Toyota of Royersford | Grey and white 2020 corolla parked next to each other

Power: Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic


With 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque, paired with either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission, the 2.0-liter engine in the Corolla will get you where you need to go with punchy power and responsive handling.

The 2020 Honda Civic, on the other hand, gets 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque into its base 2.0-liter engine. Like the Corolla, it can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT; unlike the Corolla, it lumbers up hills and is a liability if you are looking to overtake on high-speed sections of the roadways.


Technology: Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic


Both the 2020 Honda Civic and the 2020 Toyota Corolla have solid entertainment systems and smartphone mirroring, although the Corolla does it better. For instance, even though the Civic offers 1 extra speaker in its generic ‘premium’ 10-speaker system, the Corolla’s available 9-speaker JBL sound system with a subwoofer, amplifier, 8-inch touchscreen display, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay compatibility blow it out of the water.

Toyota also does better with safety technology. Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 is standard on every model and features Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, and tons more. The Civic offers some comparative systems but comes up short as it includes less standard safety technology than the Corolla.

Compare the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan vs. the 2020 Toyota Corolla at Tri County Toyota of Royersford | Front view of the 2020 corolla
Compare the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan vs. the 2020 Toyota Corolla at Tri County Toyota of Royersford | The interior of the 2020 Corolla
Compare the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan vs. the 2020 Toyota Corolla at Tri County Toyota of Royersford | Remote start feature of the 2020 Corolla

In the battle of compact cars, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is a big winner – and it’s even better when it is backed up by the hometown sales and service we offer here at Tri County Toyota. So come check out a new Corolla today and see why it is still the car to beat in the compact class!



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