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2020 Honda Civic Comparison Image

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Toyota Corolla Comparison Image

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX with CVT


2020 Toyota Corolla with 2-speed CVT
1.5L I-4 engine


1.8L 4-cylinder engine
174 hp


139 hp
162 lb-ft


126 lb-ft
46.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space

13.1 cubic feet

If you’ve been shopping around to the Gilbert and Chandler area for a reliable sedan to upgrade your commute from a fuel-efficient performance, ample cabin space, and safety features, then you may be deciding between great options like the new Honda Civic or new Toyota Corolla. While both feature strong engine configurations, interior dimensions, and driver assist systems, only one can truly be right for you. Break down these two models with the 2020 Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla sedan comparison at Tempe Honda!

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Performance Specs

Performance is a major selling point for many sedan customers, and while you may notice that the 2020 Corolla offers a slightly larger engine configuration and transmission over the new Civic, the Honda sedan manages to deliver a stronger overall performance over the Toyota option. See how much power you’ll have behind the wheel over the Corolla even when you opt for the base Civic Sedan LX trim level:

2020 Honda Civic Sedan: 

  • 1.5L I-4 engine
  • CVT transmission
  • 158 hp
  • 138 lb-ft of torque

2020 Toyota Corolla: 

  • 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • 2-speed CVT transmission
  • 139 hp
  • 126 lb-ft of torque

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Safety Features

To balance a fuel-efficient and dependable performance, you’ll want plenty of safety features to have your back. In the Civic and Corolla, each comes with its own driver-assistive technology systems like Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™. Both of these standard systems have similar capabilities, however, when you opt for the Civic sedan, you can enjoy additional systems such as Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Cargo and Passenger Space

When you step inside your sedan, you don’t have to feel uncomfortable, as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla both offer 5 passenger seating, however, they also have several differences. Behind the wheel of the Civic Sedan, you’ll have additional passenger specs for everyone to relax, as well as ample cargo space to ensure that nothing gets left behind. See how the interior dimensions for both models below:

2020 Honda Civic Sedan: 

  • Cargo Space: 46.2 cu ft
  • Rear Head Room: 37.4 in.
  • Rear Legroom: 36 in.
  • Front Head Room: 39.3 in.
  • Front Legroom: 42.3 in.

2020 Toyota Corolla: 

  • Cargo Space: 13.1 cu ft
  • Rear Head Room: 37.1 in.
  • Rear Legroom: 34.8 in.
  • Front Head Room: 38.3 in.
  • Front Legroom: 42 in.

Find a New Honda Civic at Tempe Honda Today

As you can see with our Corolla vs. Civic comparison, the Civic manages to offer everything you need in a sedan, so make your way over to Tempe Honda and get behind the wheel of this stellar model in person. Our finance team can offer more information on the Civic and show you our inventory of new Civic models for sale to see what suits your driving needs and your budget. Contact us today for more information on our black Honda Civic inventory, to compare the Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry, to read about the Honda Civic safety ratings, Honda Civic gas mileage, learn about our Honda Civic lease deals, and to schedule a test drive of your own at our dealership near Mesa and Phoenix!

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