2020 Toyota Corolla

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Toyota Corolla highlights

Customer rating


  • New hatchback looks great
  • Stunning back seat room
  • Desirable standard driver assistance tech


  • Hatchback decreases cargo room
  • Engine noise disrupts cabin silence
  • No Android Auto™ connectivity

Mileage (EPA estimate)

29 city, 36 highway, 32 combined

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A feature-filled sedan or hatchback.

If you're looking for a commuter car that has good mpg and many standard features, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is a great choice. And it's not just practical, it's plenty stylish too. In 2019 a hatchback version was launched and in 2020 the Toyota Corolla sedan was entirely redesigned. The Corolla comes with many standard tech and driver-assist features, and a sporty design inside and out that will no doubt have you adding it to your shortlist.

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What is new for the 2020 Toyota Corolla?

  • The Corolla is available in a variety of new trims, including the Nightshade and SE Night Shade.
  • The LE Eco and LE Eco Premium trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • Corolla trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Sunshade, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • Parking Sensors and JBL Sound System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SE trim now comes with Cloth Seats as standard equipment.
  • The XSE trim now comes with Leatherette & Cloth and Manual Transmission as standard equipment.
  • The L trim now comes with Navigation System as standard equipment.

2020 Toyota Corolla trims

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  • 139-hp, 126-lb-ft of torque 1.8L
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • View our Toyota Corolla L inventory



  • Includes all features available on the LE
  • 169-hp, 151-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Sunroofs
  • Smart Key
  • Manual Transmission
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Android Auto
  • View our Toyota Corolla SE inventory

SE Night Shade:




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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Toyota Corolla

1. Driver-assistance features

2020 Toyota Corolla Review: Front Seats | CarMax

The 2020 Toyota Corolla comes standard with a swathe of driver-assist features that will help get you where you need to go. All models of the 2020 Toyota Corolla sport lane-departure warning with steering assist, a pre-collision system, and road-sign assist. Features like automatic high-beams and adaptive cruise control, both standard in 2020, add a level of convenience to driving the Corolla. Additional driver-assist features, like blind-spot monitoring, are available as options.

2. Lots of cargo space

2020 Toyota Corolla Review: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

Sedans may not be the most spacious vehicles, but the Corolla offers plenty of cargo space. Whether you're traveling with sports equipment or a stroller, the 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk of the sedan is likely enough. If you need a bit more space, you should opt for the hatchback Corolla, which has 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space, enough to easily load up for a weekend away.

3. Sporty performance

For the 2020 year, Toyota introduced more power to the Corolla. The Corolla's SE and XSE trims come with a 169-hp engine, which means you'll have plenty of power in both the hatchback and sedan versions. In addition, sports mode (optional on the sedan and standard on the hatchback) will give you even more of a thrilling ride. If you want a commuter car with a little excitement, the redesigned Corolla delivers.

4. Tech connectivity

2020 Toyota Corolla Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2020 Toyota Corolla makes it easy to stay connected while you're on the road. The sedan comes standard with Siri® Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth® connectivity. It also offers an available Wi-Fi hotspot, which may require a subscription to a data plan to use.

 The hatchback version has even more tech options, including standard Android Auto™ and Amazon Alexa.

5. High MPG

2020 Toyota Corolla Review: Engine | CarMax

If you're looking for a car that sips gas and saves time at the pump, the Corolla is a good option. The base engine, a 139-hp 1.8L four-cylinder, gets an EPA-estimated 33 mpg combined when paired with an automatic transmission.

The 169-hp 2.0L four-cylinder that comes standard in all hatchbacks and in SE and XSE sedans goes even further, getting an EPA-estimated 34 mpg combined in the sedan and 35 mpg in the hatchback.
Because of these high-mpg ratings, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is a great car for commuters.

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If you're looking for engaging driving dynamics, check out the sport-styled 2017-2019 Honda Civic. Choose from three body types: sedan, two-door coupe, or hatchback. Stay in control with an available six-speed manual transmission, or enjoy the smooth ride of the continuously variable transmission. When equipped with the optional turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine, the 2017-2019 Honda Civic gets an impressive EPA-estimated 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway.

The Touring trim on the 2017-2019 Honda Civic adds heated rear seats, leather seating, a 450-watt sound system, and the Honda Sensing suite of driver aids.

You'll get many in-demand features standard on a 2017-2019 Honda Civic, including:

  • LED daytime running lights

  • Four-speaker audio system

  • Multi-angle rearview camera

  • Automatic climate control

  • Bluetooth audio streaming

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Toyota Corolla an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Toyota Corolla 1st out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Toyota Corolla features and specs

SE Night Shade 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

Drive Wheels


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More about the 2020 Toyota Corolla

Color options

Exterior colors:

The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan is available in the following colors:

  • Barcelona Red Metallic

  • Black Sand Pearl

  • Blizzard Pearl

  • Blue Crush Metallic

  • Blueprint

  • Celestite

  • Classic Silver Metallic

  • Super White

The 2020 Toyota Corolla hatchback is available in the following colors:

  • Blue Flame

  • Blizzard Pearl

  • Classic Silver Metallic

  • Galactic Aqua Mica

  • Midnight Black Metallic

  • Oxide Bronze

  • Smoked Paprika Metallic

Interior details

  • Seating for five

  • 13.1 cubic feet of storage in the sedan and 17.8 cubic feet of storage in the hatchback

  • Standard USB ports

  • Standard Apple CarPlay; Android Auto comes standard on hatchback models

  • Available sunroof and leather seating on select trims

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