2020 Toyota Corolla vs. Its Competition

2020 Toyota Corolla LE
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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Quick Specs
6.7
It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
6.0
The 2020 Kia Forte has the style and now the GT power to slot into any compact-car shopping list.
6.7
The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive.
6.0
The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
5.4
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible.
5.7
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra delivers good handling and a lot of value for the money.
MSRP From     
$19,600$17,790N/A$18,895$17,995$17,200
Gas Mileage     
28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4N/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMid-Size CarsN/ACompact CarsMidsize CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
L CVT (GS)FE ManualN/AS Manual w/SULEV4-Door Sedan LSE Manual
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
55N/A555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/A4N/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanN/ASedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODManual w/ODN/AManual w/ODAutomaticManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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