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2020 Toyota Corolla vs. Its Competition

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition
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.
6.7
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars.
5.8
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped value.
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.
5.8
The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
MSRP From     
$19,600$20,000$19,300$17,890$21,500$18,895
Gas Mileage     
28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
L CVT (GS)LX ManualSE IVTFE ManualFWDS Manual w/SULEV
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Honda Civic2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Kia Forte2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Mazda MAZDA32020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta