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Split screen images of the 2020 Toyota Corolla and 2019 Honda Civic

2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Honda Civic

2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Honda Civic
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$19,500 Starting MSRP $19,450
30/38 Fuel Economy 25/36
169 hp Base Horsepower 158 hp
Standard Amazon Alexa N/A

With updates to the whole lineup including a brand-new platform, eye-catching modern design, and added tech, the 2020 Toyota Corolla stands ready to deliver sedan shoppers the ultimate on-road experience. Plus, with an affordable starting price tag of just $19,500 and a generous helping if standard amenities including the updated Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 system it’s just as practical as ever. 

Don’t just take our word for it though. To highlight just how much the 2020 Toyota Corolla has to offer we are pitting it against other class-leaders in the segment like the 2019 Honda Civic to see how it measures up. See which sedan offers drivers the biggest bang for their buck in a fuel economy and standard feature comparison of the 2020 Corolla and 2019 Civic below. 

Which sedan is the better buy – the 2020 Corolla or 2019 Civic?

From a value-based standpoint, it’s pretty clear that the 2020 Toyota Corolla pulls ahead. With a starting price tag that is only $50 higher than that of the 2019 Honda Civic, the 2020 Corolla delivers a better driving experience, better fuel economy scores, and a longer list of standard features than its chief rival.

With 169 horsepower underfoot on base 2020 Corolla models, drivers should have no trouble feeling engaged behind the wheel. The base trim of the 2019 Honda Civic offers a passable but much less impressive 158 horsepower on its base model.

While both models will cost drivers about the same at the time of purchase, the 2020 Toyota Corolla could offer savings throughout the lifespan of the vehicle thanks to higher fuel economy scores for city and highway driving. The 2020 Corolla delivers approximately 30 mph city and 38 mpg hwy depending on trim compared to the 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway offered by the 2019 Civic.

To keep drivers connected and engaged throughout the length of their trip, all 2020 Corolla models come outfitted with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility for seamless and hands-free entertainment. Apple CarPlay is only offered on higher trim levels of the 2019 Civic and Amazon Alexa isn’t available in the lineup.

For more information on the 2020 Toyota Corolla or for help deciding which Corolla trim is right for you, visit the Serra Toyota team in Birmingham today.

2020 Toyota Corolla front grille and headlights
2020 Toyota Corolla rear exterior
2020 Toyota Corolla front seats
2020 Toyota Corolla dashboard


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