2020 Toyota Corolla vs. Its Competition

2020 Toyota Corolla SE
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Even a few years into its current design, the Honda Civic is a wise choice thanks to its wide range of engines and body styles.

A new Mazda 3 arrives for 2019; it’s hampered in hatchback form by a thick roof pillar, but handles well.

The VW Jetta was redesigned for 2019 and has a spacious interior with a refined engine—make sure it's on your shopping list.

Hyundai's Elantra remains a good choice for its value and refinement, and it’s fun in Sport trim.

The similar Kia Forte has a handsome shape and excellent warranty coverage, too.

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It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible.
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra delivers good handling and a lot of value for the money.
The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout.
The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that.
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
29 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4N/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMidsize CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsN/ACompact Cars
Style Name     
L CVT (GS)4-Door Sedan LSE ManualFE ManualN/AS Manual w/SULEV
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
CVT w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODManual w/ODN/AManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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