Drivers shopping for a new compact car will undoubtedly be considering popular options like the latest editions of the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. These two venerable nameplates have been top-selling options in the compact car segment for decades, and that continues today. There's plenty that separates the 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Toyota Corolla, though, from power and fuel economy to cabin space and technology, so you'll want to do your research before selecting one to call your own. Here, we'll review these two affordably-priced compact sedans, pointing out key differences that may matter when choosing which of these new cars to buy or lease.
Motorists choose compact cars because of their affordable transport, and that goes for not only vehicle pricing but the savings one can enjoy at the gas pump. With its combined 36 MPG rating*, the 2020 Honda Civic EX Sedan tops the 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE CVT and its 32 MPG rating by a wide margin! But what's even more impressive about this disparity in city-highway fuel economy is the fact that the Honda is also significantly more powerful. Where Toyota's 2020 Corolla XLE CVT generates just 132 hp, the new Civic EX Sedan develops a robust 174 hp, thanks to its advanced 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. If you can have both robust performance and money-saving fuel efficiency, why wouldn't you? That's why so many drivers are choosing the stylish and refined 2020 Honda Civic over its lackluster competition from Toyota!
The Honda Civic is smashing a lot of stereotypes about compact cars, namely when it comes to lack of performance and cabin space. The 2020 Civic delivers not only on power and that fun-to-drive feeling, but it presents passengers with generous interior room, too. The roomy new Civic Sedan boasts 95 cubic feet of passenger space in its two rows, while the Corolla sedan provides just 88.6 cubic feet for occupants.
Why sacrifice space when you can enjoy a cavernous cabin for up to five in the new Honda Civic? Get into the compact car that's big on comfort when you drive a 2020 Honda Civic EX Sedan that boasts Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, a feature not found on Toyota's 2020 Corolla XLE CVT.
When comparing the new Civic EX Sedan to the Toyota Corolla XLE CVT, you'll notice several other standard features on the Honda that the Corolla doesn't offer. For one, there's Honda's innovative Walk Away Auto Lock® that adds security to your Civic. This technology automatically locks your car once you walk away and the key fob is out of range of the vehicle. No more worrying if you forgot to lock your car! There's no similar feature available on the 2020 Toyota Corolla.
While both of these compact sedans feature lane departure alert technology, only the 2020 Civic EX Sedan adds comprehensive tech that can also steer the car back into the center of the lane when drifting is detected. Honda's Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) reads the lanes and first alerts you to detected lane drift before applying gentle steering assistance to keep you on track.
Once you've done all your research on these two compact cars, we're confident that you'll choose a model from the 2020 Honda Civic lineup over Toyota's Corolla. After all, the new Civic holds many key advantages over its competition, with its powerful and efficient performance, spacious interior and advanced cabin technologies. When you're ready to upgrade to the expressive design and upscale cabin of a new Honda Civic for sale, turn to our auto dealership in Gurnee, IL. You can shop online or on-site and contact our dealership's sales staff for assistance with your new car search!
*25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX
CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg
rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary
depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.