The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic have been natural rivals since the day both of them showed up at their respective dealerships around the country. Each model year is an escalation of the arms race happening within the compact sedan class of the global automotive industry. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Honda Civic will provide customers with a very clear picture of how far these popular platforms have come in the second decade of the 21ts century. The 2020 Corolla offers very competitive performance outputs when compared to its Honda rival while also recording some of the strongest fuel economy scores in the class. Additionally, the 2020 Toyota Corolla offers more access to more advanced technology than what is found with the current Civic. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 256-274-4354.
Engineers for both automakers are using a standard five-passenger layout for the 2020 Corolla and 2020 Civic. Everyone sitting in either compact sedan will have approximately the same generous legroom dimensions, as well as for available trunk space. Where the 2020 Corolla really starts to pull away from the 2020 Civic is in available technology. Every trim version of the 2020 Toyota Corolla available for sale or lease at the Serra Toyota of Decatur showroom will be compatible with the Apple CarPlay® and some of the compact sedan’s upper trim grades will offer access to a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that will be able to accommodate several devices at once. Not all Civic trims are available with a smartphone integration capability and no Civic trims offer access to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Both sedans offer active safety systems across the board.
Performance Specs and Fuel Economy
Toyota of Decatur customers will be able to choose between two powertrain options, depending on which of the sedan’s five trim grades they decide to take home. The L, LE and XLE models employ a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 139 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. All three trims can record about 30 miles per gallon in the city and around 38 miles per gallon on the highway. SE and XSE trims use a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Buyers choosing either trim will post up to 31 mpg in the city and as much as 40 mpg on the highway. The difference comes down to choosing either the CVT or available six-speed manual transmission.
Owners of the 2020 Honda Civic will also have a couple of engine options to choose from. Those powertrains also offer a choice of transmissions which will help them produce slightly more performance than what is available with the 2020 Corolla. However, the Toyota compact sedan is more than able to hold its own on the fuel economy front.