Compare 2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Honda Civic
2020 Toyota Corolla
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX CVT N/A N/A $21,923 $23,600
Civic Coupe LX CVT N/A N/A $19,563 $21,050
Civic Coupe Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,044 $22,650
Civic Coupe Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,303 $21,850
Civic Coupe Touring CVT N/A N/A $25,303 $27,250
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,636 $25,450
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,970 $23,650
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,229 $22,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,876 $28,950
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,136 $28,150
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $22,247 $23,950
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT N/A N/A $23,358 $25,150
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $19,331 $20,800
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,591 $20,000
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $20,998 $22,600
Civic Sedan Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,257 $21,800
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,858 $27,850
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Si Sedan Manual N/A N/A $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/Summer Tires N/A N/A $23,590 $25,400
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $34,324 $36,995
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla Hybrid LE CVT 53 52 $21,389 $23,100
Corolla L CVT 30 38 $18,522 $19,600
Corolla LE CVT 30 38 $18,565 $20,050
Corolla Nightshade CVT 31 40 $21,065 $22,750
Corolla SE CVT 31 40 $20,417 $22,050
Corolla SE Manual 29 36 $21,065 $22,750
Corolla XLE CVT 29 37 $22,268 $24,050
Corolla XSE CVT 31 38 $23,657 $25,550
Corolla Hatchback Nightshade CVT 32 41 $20,639 $22,290
Corolla Hatchback SE CVT N/A N/A $19,806 $21,390
Corolla Hatchback SE Manual N/A N/A $18,786 $20,290
Corolla Hatchback XSE CVT N/A N/A $22,537 $24,340
Corolla Hatchback XSE Manual 28 37 $21,518 $23,240

2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla: Compare Cars

The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic are household names for value and have been top-selling compact-car lines for decades.

Today, both of these models definitely aren’t calling it in. In both cases, their most recent redesigns have recast these otherwise modest compact cars in much more exciting—or at least inspiring—forms. Strong and fuel-efficient powertrains give them perky performance while still getting at least close to 40 mpg highway in both sedan and hatchback styles. The Civic comes as a coupe, and the Corolla as a hybrid. And refinement and safety features haven’t been forgotten in the name of keeping the price low.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,923
$21,389
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,600
$23,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars. It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon 53 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 52 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 88.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 54
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2897 3050
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 105 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 121 @ 5200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 53
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Toyota Corolla
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 3.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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