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2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Honda Civic


2020 Toyota Corolla

Starting MSRP

2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

1.8L 4-cylinder
15.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

13.1 cubic feet

Road Departure Mitigation System

Not Available
174 hp

Engine Power

121 hp
EPA-Estimated 36 mpg**

Combined MPG Rating**

EPA-Estimated 34 mpg

2020 Honda Civic vs.2020 Toyota Corolla

If your daily drives take you far and wide, then your car needs to be a true jack-of-all-trades. That’s exactly what the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla are designed for, and both should be at the top of your list as you search for your next vehicle in Winder. 

But when it comes to the Corolla vs. Civic, which model offers the right balance of comfort, engaging driving dynamics, and user-friendly technology? Join the Phil Hughes Honda team for a head-to-head comparison of the Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla, below.

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Performance

What’s the verdict when you compare the Corolla vs. Civic on fuel economy and engine power? On this count, we hardly have to make an argument. A look at the specs reveals that the Civic takes you further on each gallon of fuel: a combined 36 mpg compared to 34 for the Corolla. The Civic’s peppy 1.5L turbo-4 will get you up to speed faster, thanks to 50+ horses.

2020 Honda Civic: Key Performance Specs

  • Turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine (Civic EX)
  • 174 horsepower
  • Combined EPA-estimated 36 mpg (Civic EX)
  • Available 180-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter engine

2020 Toyota Corolla: Key Performance Specs

  • 1.8L four-cylinder engine with CVT transmission
  • 121 horsepower
  • Combined EPA-estimated 34 mpg 
  • Available 169-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Safety

Both the Civic and the Corolla continue to keep up with the very latest safety innovations. The Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™ safety suites include many of the same driver-assist features, including forward collision mitigation, blind spot camera, and adaptive cruise control. 

Still, there are some key differences between the Corolla vs. Civic safety systems. The Civic comes standard with Road Departure Mitigation^ System, a feature that’s unavailable on the Corolla. This active safety system monitors lane markings and can warn or assist the driver to stay safely on the roadway.

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Interior

Thanks to an extra 2 cubic feet of cargo volume, the Honda Civic gives all five passengers more room to pack their gear. Speaking of comfortable drives around Monroe, the Civic is upgradable with dual-zone automatic climate control. So if you’re looking for customized climate settings for both the driver and front passenger, you’ll only find it on the Civic.

2020 Honda Civic: Interior Dimensions

  • Cargo Volume — 15.1 cubic feet
  • Headroom (front/rear) — 39.3 inches / 37.1 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear) — 42.3 inches / 37.4 inches
  • Hiproom (front/rear) — 53.7 inches / 47.3 inches
  • Shoulder room (front/rear) — 57.0 inches / 55.0 inches

2020 Toyota Corolla: Interior Dimensions

  • Cargo Volume — 13.1 cubic feet
  • Headroom (Front/Rear) — 38.3/37.1 inches
  • Leg Room (Front/Rear) — 42/34.8 inches

Test Drive a New Honda Civic for Sale in Athens!

While the Civic coupe body style isn’t being produced beyond 2020, you can still snag a pre-owned or 2020 Civic coupe at Phil Hughes Honda at a great price. Stop by our lot near Watkinsville to test drive a new Civic sedan or hatchback, and be sure to check out our exclusive pre-owned and new vehicle specials while you’re here. We hope to hear from you soon!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.

**25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

^Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions

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