2020 Toyota Corolla

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$19,600 - $25,550
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2020 Toyota Corolla Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: May 28, 2020
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Karan Rawat

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In the automotive realm, Toyota Corolla Sedan shares the stage with Honda Civic for being one of the longest running nameplates in the world. Being known for its affordability and reliability, Corolla Sedan is easily the most preferred purchase for first time buyers. For 2020, the vehicle gets a ground-up transformation, riding on the company's latest platform and also with a new more potent engine.

This vehicle is often ridiculed by automotive enthusiasts as a regular household appliance. However, one cannot question its reliability or practicality of being a daily driver. This car has evolved with a meaner and confidence-inspiring stance leaving behind its humdrum styling. The idea of "sensuous minimalism" has also inspired Toyota engineers to culminate a simple, warm and welcoming cabin space. Read our In-depth review to find out what's in store with the new 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan.

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Pros

Numerous standard safety features

High-quality cabin

Stylish exterior design

Cons

No Android Auto

Scant rear-seat legroom

What's New?

Fully redesigned for 2020

New 2.0 liter powertrain


2020 Toyota Corolla Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19600

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

112 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

110 cu.in.

horsepower

139 hp @ 6100 rpm

torque

126 lb-ft. @ 3900 rpm

transmission

CVTi -S

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

10.8 in./10.2 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

182.3 in.

width

70.1 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

2910 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

88.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.3 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

183 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

30/33/38 mpg

highway range

501.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

2 yr. / 25000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

2020 Toyota Corolla in Barcelona Red Metallic color 2020 Toyota Corolla in Black Sand Pearl color 2020 Toyota Corolla in blizzard pearl color 2020 Toyota Corolla in Classic Silver Metallic color
Barcelona Red Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.9

Engine And Performance

7.8

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

4.0

Safety

8.7

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Toyota Corolla L

L

power
139 hp @ 6100 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$19,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $19,600 MSRP (28/32/36) 139 hp @ 6100 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota Corolla LE

LE

power
139 hp @ 6100 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$20,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,050 MSRP (28/32/36) 139 hp @ 6100 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota Corolla SE

SE

power
169 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$22,050 - $22,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,050 MSRP (28/32/36) 169 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $22,750 MSRP (28/32/36) 169 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade

Nightshade

power
169 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$22,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Nightshade 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,750 MSRP (28/32/36) 169 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
10-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota Corolla XLE

XLE

power
139 hp @ 6100 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$24,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,050 MSRP (28/32/36) 139 hp @ 6100 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

XSE

power
169 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$25,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XSE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,550 MSRP (28/32/36) 169 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.4

Overall Rating


Corolla was first introduced in 1966 and has sold more than any other Toyota model till now. Currently, in its 12th generation, the 2020 Corolla sedan is built on Toyota's New Global Architecture(TNGA) which is the most prominent transformation in its life. Filled with cutting edge technology and impressive driving dynamics and with an irresistible price tag, this taut sedan holds firm its status as the "people's car." Also, it is worth mentioning that the Corolla is also offered in a hatchback design as well.

The vehicle is offered in two engine options- a 1.8L Inline-4 engine that churns out 139 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque and a more potent 2.0L Inline-4 engine that posts improved performance stats of 169 ponies and 151 lb-ft of torque. With the top trim, maxing out under a lucrative price tag of $26,000, the 2020 Corolla sedan is a no-brainer, especially, as it comes with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and Star safety system as standard across all its trims.

Designed to be an everyday car, 2020 Corolla goes up against the likes of Honda Civic, Mazda 3 and Hyundai Elantra in the sedan segment. Does the car stand a chance against its very challenging adversaries?

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Front View
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Rear View

7.9/10
Features

 

7.8/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.5/10
Interior

 

4.0/10
Exterior

 

8.7/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Toyota Corolla Features

7.9/10

Corolla is the brand’s compact sedan which is placed above the subcompact Yaris and below the more premium Camry and Avalon. 2020 Toyota Corolla L sedan starts at a price of $ 19,600 and goes up to $25,550 for the top trim. The Corolla sedan comes in six trim levels – L, LE, SE, Nightshade, XLE, and XSE. SE and XSE trims are powered by the larger 2.0L engine while the other trims get the smaller 1.8L engine. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard, and you can get the larger engine with a six-speed manual transmission as well.

Trims

L

LE

SE

Nightshade

XLE

XSE

MSRP (CVT)

$19,600

$20,050 $22,050 $22,750 $24,050 $25,550

MSRP (6-speed Manual)

- - $22,750 - - -

Features

LED Headlamps with DRL

Adds/ Upgrades to L

Adds/ Upgrades to LE

Adds/ Upgrades to SE

Adds/ Upgraded to SE

Adds/ Upgraded to XLE

 

15" styled steel wheels

16" wide-vent steel wheels

18" machined alloy wheels

18" black-painted alloy wheels

18" machined alloy wheels

LED DRL accent lighting

 

6-way power-adjustable driver's seat

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Black exterior accents

Power tilt/slide moonroof

Dynamic-Shift CVT

 

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Automatic climate control

Premium sport seats

Black outside door handles

SofTex trimmed heated front sport seats

Ambient lighting

 

7" Touchscreen Infotainment

8" Touchscreen Infotainment

Sport driving mode

Sport mesh black front grille

Smart Key System

Apple Carplay

 

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Metallic interior accents

Leather-trimmed steering wheel 

Black roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Overhead console with map lights

Amazon Alexa Compatible

 

Star Safety System

Premium fabric seats

Front and Console USB 2.0 ports

Blacked-out Corolla badging

 

 

It is pretty heartwarming to see that the company decided to equip all trims with standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and Star Safety System. In addition to some standard features in trims, you can also equip your Corolla with optional packages - Premium, Connectivity, and Lighting Packages tailored to each trim. As a part of optional packages, your vehicle can be equipped with JBL with ClariFi Premium Audio system, Adaptive Lighting System, Qi Smartphone wireless charging, Blind spot warning indicators, and Power slide moonroof to name a few.

Which trim of Toyota Corolla Sedan do we recommend?

Most variants are sluggish and have a ride quality that trails behind the more refined rivals. Therefore, we recommend you choose the SE model as it comes with the 2.0-liter engine, which is much better for commuting. This variant also comes equipped with features like automatic climate control, more-supportive front sport seats, and an upgraded infotainment system with a larger screen. However, you can get some good deals with some specific trims of the Corolla at your nearest dealer as well.

2020 Toyota Corolla Engine and Performance

7.8/10

Toyota now equips the Corolla with a more responsive engine than before for a spirited driving experience. Immediately it becomes a serious rival to alternatives like the Honda Civic and Mazda 3, with its 169 hp four-banger available in SE and XLE. The L, LE, and XSE models depend on a 139-hp 1.8-liter engine, that is powerful enough for day to day driving but lacks the linear powerband that is available in the 174 hp four-cylinder engine of the Honda Civic. The power is routed to front wheels through a CVT which has improved a lot over prior generations and an optional 6-speed manual transmission (SE variant) transforms into a fun-filled ride.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan has 2.0L inline-four cylinder engine

Economy cars of the current generation are turning into humble sleepers so you better stay with CVT. To make things smooth and interesting, the competent 2.0-liter engine in SE and XSE trims comes with Dynamic Shift CVT with physical first launch gear. This helps in preventing the rubber banding feel when you move the vehicle from a standstill. As you get going, the driver can swap between 10 simulated gears with a pair of steering-wheel-mounted paddles.

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan SE CVT

Honda Civic Sedan Sport

Mazda 3 Sedan Standard

Hyundai Elantra SEL

MSRP

$22,050

$21,550

$21,500

$19,900

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Transmission

Dynamic Shift CVT

6-speed Manual

SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed Automatic

Smartstream IVT
Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Power

169hp@6,600rpm

158hp@6,500rpm

186hp@6,000rpm

147hp@6,200rpm

Torque 

151lb-ft@4,400rpm

138lb-ft@4,200rpm

186lb-ft@4,000rpm

132lb-ft@4,500rpm

The asthmatic four-banger feels sluggish with the CVT transmission if compared to the rivals such as the Honda Civic and Mazda 3. There is also a 121 hp Corolla hybrid which mates a 1.8-liter engine with a 53 kWh electric motor and proves to be very efficient if not powerful. Folks can opt for the stick shift for a more involving driving experience. Hyundai Elantra is a step behind in terms of performance when contrasted with rivals.

How fast is the Toyota Corolla Sedan?

The 169-hp 2.0-liter inline-four is good enough to take the car form 0 to 60 in 8.2 seconds, while decimating the quarter-mile mark in 16.2 seconds. Acceleration with the less powerful base engine of the Corolla just allows you to keep up with the traffic, if not following it.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan reaches 0-60MPH in 8.2 sec.

We all know that a Corolla is not meant for stoplight races but meant for comfortable daily driving. Toyota Corolla Sedan, with its 1.8L powerhouse, further witnesses a rise in the acceleration figures, as the 139 ponies need 9.3 seconds in order to push the ride from a standstill to a speed of 60 mph.

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan SE CVT

Honda Civic Sedan Sport

Mazda 3 Sedan Standard

Hyundai Elantra SEL

0-60 MPH 

8.2 sec

8.7 sec

7.0 sec

9.2 sec

Quarter Mile

16.2 sec

16.7 sec

15.4 sec

16.9 sec

Top Speed  112 MPH NA 130 MPH NA

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

The Mazda 3 packs better technology and has a quicker sprinting time from standstill to 60 mph. It stays at the bottom of the acceleration test when contrasted with its rivals fitted with bigger engines. The inline-four of Corolla is a snoozer while others in the rivalry dashes faster in highway traffic and around-town driving. However, when it comes to emissions, Corolla produces fewer emissions thanks to its 40 percent thermal efficiency engine technology.

How good is the ride and handling of Toyota Corolla Sedan?

Compared to its previous iterations the 2020 Toyota Corolla is a vast improvement,  courtesy of new TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform, and the new 2.0-liter inline-four powertrain. The suspension has also been upgraded but it only makes the ride much stiffer, undulations enter the lodge with a clunk and more head-jarring experience. Handling has also been improved which helps to make this car feel well sorted in corners and keeps things calm on rougher roads. While the Corolla's ride-and-handling balance is more positive than before, it won't trouble sportier compacts such as the Mazda 3Volkswagen Golf, or Honda Civic.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan is smooth and serene over long distances.

Your rear passenger has to talk loud in order to communicate with you as the cabin is not very well insulated and the CVT transmission produces droning noise at higher speeds. This car is not for people who do the aggressive driving. Corolla offers what is known as an "avenue ride." It is smooth and serene over long distances. Although it allows a good amount of body roll,  the Corolla seems very predictable once the corner is set. The rear suspension setup is also swapped from a torsion beam to a more sophisticated multi-link system.

How good is the braking performance of Toyota Corolla Sedan?

You will experience nosedives while emergency braking in the latest Corolla sedan while there is sufficient stopping power for everyday drivability.  The brakes provide an ample amount of response and easy to modulate too. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan gets 10.8-inch brake rotors on the front wheels and 10.2-inchers towards the rear. 

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan has a rear brake of 10.2 inches.

The pedal travel is small and it doesn’t have the squish that plagues some of the other Toyota models. The vehicle comes with standard ventilated front disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes with Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system to enhance braking experience and also to prevent skids.

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan SE CVT

Honda Civic Sedan Sport

Mazda 3 Sedan Standard

Hyundai Elantra SEL

Brake Rotors Front 

10.8"

11.1"

11.02"

11"

Brake Rotors Rear

10.2"

10.2"

10.43"

10.3"

Curb Weight 

2840 lbs

2838 lbs

3071 lbs

2844 lbs

70-0 MPH 

183 ft

180 ft

179 ft

182 ft

In emergency braking tests, the Corolla needed 183 feet to stop, which is slightly longer than average for this segment. However, Corolla’s brakes do not inspire much confidence during panic stops. The brake pedal also has a tendency of getting mushy after repetitive braking. Its rivals stop early owing to better brakes, wheel traction and weight distribution.

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2020 Toyota Corolla Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Yes, it may seem counterintuitive but the 2.0-liter inline-four is more efficient than the aging four-cylinder which was introduced back in the year 2009. The new powertrain could achieve this because of the following advantages it has over the 1.8-liter engine - a higher compression ratio of 13.0:1, direct fuel injection, high stroke length, and 40 percent thermal efficiency engine technology. The SE CVT gives 31 mpg in the city, 40mpg in highway, 34mpg combined, while the SE with manual transmission gets 29/36/32 mpg.

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan SE CVT

Honda Civic Sedan Sport

Mazda 3 Sedan Standard

Hyundai Elantra SEL

MPG (City)

31

29

27

33

MPG (Highway)

40

37

36

41

MPG (Combined)

34

32

30

36

Fuel Capacity  13.2 gallons 12.4 gallons 13.2 gallons 14.0 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined)  409/528/448 miles 359/458/396 miles 356/475/396 miles 462/574/504 miles

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

4.2 5.0 4.9 4.4

With either transmission, this new motor feels like a great fit for the Corolla, providing a good amount of power and fuel economy with little fuss or effort, but the manual-equipped version is the most enjoyable. Fuel economy is quoted as the least favorite prospect of Corolla ownership, and this new Corolla isn’t likely to change that notion. It lacks behind the Hyundai Elantra in terms of efficiency. Mazda 3 has poor gas mileage owing to bigger engines and higher power figures.

2020 Toyota Corolla Interior

8.5/10

The 2020 Corolla sedan sees a major redesign over the 2018 Corolla, where the simplistic design has evolved into a high-end product from the Japanese manufacturer. Although, the cabin seems smaller because of the black theme as far as the eyes can see and the rear seat legroom has also been reduced. How comfortable is the driver seat depends on your body type, for shorter and thinner people it is a breeze but taller individuals may have an issue. For the price you pay, the seating upholstery and surface materials are brimming with quality for such an affordable vehicle.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan's Front Seats

The sport-oriented SE and XSE come with heavily bolstered seats which are not as comfort-oriented as the chairs on offer in the L, LE, and XLE model. There is seating for three people in the rear but the legroom also drops from a Camry beating 41.6 inches to 37.4 inches. Whatsoever, the cabin feels spacious and there is nice airy feeling to it with great outward visibility. Also, the current model sits lower than 2017 and 2018 variant which will make entry into the cabin a bit of a task. Its inside is a great place to spend your time even for long distances.

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan SE CVT

Honda Civic Sedan Sport

Mazda 3 Sedan Standard

Hyundai Elantra SEL

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/54.8/42.3

39.3/57.0/37.1

38.3/54.8/42.3

38.8/56.2/42.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (Iin)

37.1/55.0/37.4

37.1/55.0/37.4

37.6/54.4/35.8

37.3/55.0/35.7

You will find the interior quality of hot favorites such as Honda Civic and Mazda 3 much more appealing than the Corolla. In terms of interior space, there is not much of a difference between all the rivals.

How good is the infotainment system on Toyota Corolla?

A tablet styled infotainment system sits atop dashboard with knobs for volume and tuning, additional infotainment controls are on the steering wheel. Now, it can finally match the technological advancements of other rivals. Smartphone integration with Apple Car Play and Android Auto now comes standard. In the XSE, the integrated navigation works well, and turn-by-turn directions also appear in the gauge cluster. The base 7.0-inch touchscreen has Bluetooth connectivity and voice command. The upper trim model comes with an 8.0-inch infotainment screen.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan's Central Touchscreen Display

More highlights of the infotainment features include:

  • HD Radio
  • Navigation
  • Wireless device charging,
  • Nine-speaker JBL premium stereo
  • Wi-fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • USB port
  • Rear-view Camera

How much luggage can the Toyota Corolla Carry?

The trunk has a fairly wide opening and a broad floor ahead of the rear wheel arches. A 13.0 cubic feet of volume is lower than the average but 60/40 folding rear seats significantly increase the cargo capacity. The trunk is practically shaped and it can carry up to 6 carry-on bags.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan has a cargo space of 13.1 cu. ft.

Apart from the boot, the Corolla offers a number of storage slots in the cabin as well. There are a number of slots that can hold your handy stuff such as mobiles, tablets, etc. The cabin of the 2020 Toyota Corolla will not give you any reason to complain, regarding the cubby storage slots in it. 

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan SE CVT

Honda Civic Sedan Sport

Mazda 3 Sedan Standard

Hyundai Elantra SEL

Cargo Capacity

13.1 cu.ft.

15.2 cu.ft.

13.2 cu.ft.

14.4 cu.ft.

The main drawback of extra legroom in the back seat is diminished space in the trunk. The cargo space of the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra are bigger than the Corolla’s undersized 13-cubic-foot space. That being said, you'll get more storing capabilities in some of the other rivals.

Interior Features

The entry-level Corolla has basic cabin layout with apt comfort or convenience features. A revised dashboard incorporates-

  • Circular outboard air vents
  • Different-size air vents located over an asymmetrical infotainment system.
  • Heated front seats and an eight-way-power-adjustable driver’s seat, are exclusive to the XLE and XSE.
  • The Corolla has upgraded automatic climate controls.
  • Smart key system
  • Power door lock
  • Keyless entry
2020 Toyota Corolla Interior
Cockpit
2020 Toyota Corolla Interior
Front Seats
2020 Toyota Corolla Interior
Digital Instrument Console
2020 Toyota Corolla Interior
Rear Seats
2020 Toyota Corolla Interior
Steering Mounted Controls
2020 Toyota Corolla Interior
JBL Sound System

2020 Toyota Corolla Exterior

4.0/10

Corolla owners form 2019 cited that, looks are their most favorite aspect, so the design for the 2020 Corolla was kept similar to the previous iteration. The 2020 Corolla looks very sporty with a sleeker design and attractive details. The trapezoidal grille looks neatly shaped between J-shaped bi-LED headlamps that encase profoundly into the front fenders. A beautiful character line emerges from the front fender and ends at the rear decklid where you will notice a narrow and shapely combination of LED taillights. From the side and back, the Corolla is very understated, not like the brash looking European sedans.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan's 3 Quarter View

The dimensions of the Corolla sedan taut which makes it easy for you to maneuver in city traffic and tight parking spaces. The  SE and XSE trim arguably looks best, both of which include trim-specific LED accent lighting, smoked taillights, chrome exhaust tips, and tail spoiler. For coloring the exterior of the 2020 Corolla, you can choose between eight hues with varying availability based on trim choice.

Model

Toyota Corolla Sedan SE CVT

Honda Civic Sedan Sport

Mazda 3 Sedan Standard

Hyundai Elantra SEL

Curb Weight (lbs)

3110 lbs

2724 lbs

2899 lbs

2767 lbs

Length (in)

182.3"

182.3"

180.3"

179.9"

Width (in)

70.1"

70.8"

70.7"

70.9"

Height (in)

56.5"

55.7"

57.3"

56.5"

Ground Clearance (in)

5.1"

6.3"

6.1"

5.3"

Wheelbase (in)

106.3"

106.3"

106.3"

106.3"

All the other rivals have similar dimensions while the Corolla is the longest in the segment which makes up for more legroom. The ground clearance of the Corolla is also set higher than all the other rivals, which makes it glide over bumps and potholes with ease. 

Exterior Features

A glossy-black mesh grille that’s meant to look sporty, the side and rear panels look conventional as in the previous variants. Some of the other most noteworthy exterior features of the 2020 Toyota Corolla are:

  • Bi-LED headlamps
  • Rear combination tail lights
  • Chrome lower window trim
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Moonroof
  • Intermittent Wipers

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How reliable is the 2020 Hyundai Elantra?

How enticing is the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line Hatchback?

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Rear 3rd Quarter View
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Rear 3rd Quarter View
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Rear View
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Rear View
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Rear View
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Rear View
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Headlight
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Headlight
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Taillight
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Taillight

2020 Toyota Corolla Safety

8.7/10

You can conclude that Toyota is a safety superstar, it gets good ratings from various safety institutes. The Corolla comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite, which includes a number of active safety and driver assistance features. While the 2020 Corolla Sedan is high on standard safety highlights, there are a few features that are available only in the higher trims. Some of the most eminent standard safety features available in the 2020 Toyota Corolla are:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning with steering assist and automatic high beams
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Four-wheel ABS brakes
  • Traction control
  • Daytime running lights
  • 8 airbags
  • Panic alarm
  • Brake assist

2020 Toyota Corolla Competition

Toyota Corolla Vs Honda Civic

2020 Toyota Corolla Vs Honda Civic

The legendary Honda Civic promises compact-car excellence with its mix of practicality and a fun-to-drive persona. It’s available with two excellent four-cylinder engines and either a CVT transmission or a six-speed manual. The Civic outranks the Corolla because of its nimbler handling, and it's upscale inside. Then again, the Corolla is a better value product, as it is furnished with more standard highlights, and it normally wins higher anticipated unwavering quality evaluations. Still, the Honda is more fun to drive, it has a nicer interior, and it serves up more back-seat space than the Corolla.

Toyota Corolla Vs Mazda 3

2020 Toyota Corolla Vs Mazda 3

Mazda 3 offers sharp looks, a premium interior, and superb driving elements. The 3 is available in both sedan and hatchback body styles, with a rev-happy inline 4 motors and a choice of either a smooth six-speed manual or a nearly as-fulfilling six-speed automatic transmission. Neither powertrain will humiliate a rival in a stoplight race, yet the 3 is a star while charging surprising byways. As an everyday driver, it's viable, comfortable, and stylish. The driving dynamics of Mazda are far better than the Corolla and the engine is rev-happy, unlike Toyota.

Toyota Corolla Vs Hyundai Elantra

2020 Toyota Corolla Vs Hyundai Elantra

Quite promptly, Hyundai has lifted the Elantra from rental-staple to rising star in its class. Its alluring looks and ample trim choices make it an amicable decision. It's refined and eco-friendly four-cylinder motors match with either a manual or automatic transmission. An Eco variant flaunts more torque and a fast-shifting seven-speed double-clutch automatic. Aside from the base model, each Elantra has a phenomenal infotainment framework with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In spite of its appeal, the Hyundai is endangered by a smallish rearward sitting arrangement like the Corolla and dreary driving dynamics. All things being equal, it's sufficient to put its greatest opponents on notice.

2020 Toyota Corolla Final Verdict

The Toyota Corolla has been one of the most top-selling nameplates for Toyota. Come 2020, when the focus of the market has been on SUVs and Crossovers, the Corolla still remains a top-seller, churning handsome revenue for Toyota. The Corolla is a simple and sensible car that gets you a host of features at a competitive price. Though the 2020 Toyota Corolla is a great sedan that does everything right, the competitors of the segment pose a serious threat to the same. We'd say that the Corolla is truly a realistic and responsible choice of wheels, yet you should consider the competitors as well. 

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2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan FAQs

Is Toyota Corolla 2020 a good car?

Well, there's no beating the 2020 Toyota Corolla. It has one of the best resale values in the market, comes with great reliability, tons of features on the inside, and some segment topping safety and driver-assistance features as standard.

Which is more reliable Honda Civic or Corolla?

Both the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic are famed for their reliability. There's no choosing between the two as both these cars can easily run over 100,000 miles, without giving you many issues and worries. The Toyota has its nose ahead on the safety front. While the Civic is the roomier and sportier to drive of the two.

Is Toyota Corolla a Sedan?

In many countries around the world, Toyota sells the Corolla as a sedan only. However, in the US, it's offered both as a sedan and as a hatchback.

What should I pay for a Corolla 2020?

MSRP for the 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan starts from $19,600 for the base L trim with CVT. The top-of-the-line XSE trim with CVT has an MSRP of $25,550. The SE trim gets a manual transmission and has an MSRP of $22,750. A total of 5 trims are on offer.

2020 Toyota Corolla Overall Reviews


Antonio S. Sheldon

Antonio S. Sheldon 2020 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 14, 2020

with my Toyota Corolla steering wheel it's easy to control the features

Overall Review -

8

Overview Rating

it is very easy to handle and drive

8/10

Features

8/10

Interior

8/10

Design

9/10

Safety

8/10

Reliability

9/10

Deal Value

8/10

Dealer Review


James M. Morton

James M. Morton 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 14, 2020

Toyota Corolla is environment friendly vehicle

Overall Review -

9

Overview Rating

It’s a pretty good car to drive on the road.

9/10

Features

9/10

Interior

7/10

Design

9/10

Safety

9/10

Reliability

9/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review


Austin J. Poe

Austin J. Poe 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 14, 2020

Nightshade looks very attractive with black shade

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

great in exterior

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


8

User Overall Rating

"with my Toyota Corolla steering wheel it's easy to control the features"

Performance is decent that boost to provide enough kick on the road and handling of the car is also very easy
by Antonio S. Sheldon

9

User Overall Rating

"Toyota Corolla is environment friendly vehicle"

I’m really satisfied with my acceleration and mileage of the sedan. Engine also performing great and it not emitting any toxic to atmospheric.
by James M. Morton

10

User Overall Rating

"Nightshade looks very attractive with black shade"

It is great on gas mileage. I am receiving around 28 mpg in the city and then 36 on the highway.
by Austin J. Poe

10

User Overall Rating

"Far from premium on the inside but drives great"

On the highway, I turn on the cruise control option that helps me to drive my car with a preset speed. Very useful feature for me who happens to drive it mostly on highways
by Daniel B. Roberts

9

User Overall Rating

"Electronic nannies"

Pedals don't come with adjustable option. Works fine for me but not for my girlfriend who always struggles to drive my car. Thankfully it has all the electronic nannies that can save the day if things ever go sideways.
by Fredrick E. Seay