The 12th generation Toyota Corolla sedans and hatchbacks are here, and they have been completely redesigned for the 2020 model year. Spoiler alert: they’re looking better than ever. They’re sporting a bolder and more athletic look that makes the vehicle even more appealing that its prior iterations. But is the Corolla redesign enough to topple the Civic?
Time to find out. 2020 Toyota Corolla SE vs 2020 Honda Civic LX. Let’s go.
The Corolla, for the first time in the model’s history, will be have a hybrid drivetrain variation. The Civic has no such option. For environmentally minded people, this is a deciding factor. And its specs are no joke, particularly its astounding fuel economy. Check them out.
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid SE
Horsepower / Torque
121 hp / 105 ft-lbs
53 / 52 / 52 mpg
Safety is Standard
The Civic has a lot of safety features, but Toyota pulled out all the stops for this one. The Corolla has more standard features than the Civic. Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0—standard on all Corolla models—includes Pre-Collision System with low-light and cyclist Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Road Edge Detection with Sway Warning System, Automatic High-Beams, Road Sign Assist, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Also present on the Corolla is the Toyota Star Safety System™, which boasts Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology®. That’s not even all the standard safety features, but we think you get the idea.
Interested? We’re not surprised. Contact Toyota of Arlington and schedule a test drive for the new Corolla today.