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Vehicle Comparisons:
2020 Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla

2020 Honda Civic

The 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Toyota Corolla are two of the most popular sedans on the market. With exceptional efficiency, high-performing engines, and tons of safety features and interior technologies, it’s easy to see why. However, with so many great things to consider about each vehicle, you might like some assistance choosing between them.

To help you decide between these two capable cars, the team at Mile High Honda has put together this handy vehicle comparison. Check it out, and when you’re finished, schedule a test drive at our dealership in Denver near Centennial and Aurora to get a closer look at your top choice.

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Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Performance Specs

2020 Honda Civic Engine SpecsOne of the most attractive things about these vehicles is their efficient performance. However, if you’re in the market for something that offers a little extra muscle, the 2020 Honda Civic is for you.

Standard in the Honda Civic is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gets 158 horsepower (HP). Right out of the gate, it offers a bit of pep to excite your morning commute.

Those who want even more power can opt for the available 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. That turbo option amps up the brawn, providing as much as 174 HP for an extra kick.

The 2020 Toyota Corolla, while comparable, is a step down in the power department. When choosing its base 1.8L 4-cylinder engine, you’ll only have 139 HP. Even if you upgrade to its most powerful 2.0L 4-cylinder, you’ll still fall short of the competitor with just 169 HP.

If it’s an electrifying ride you’re looking for, you’ll have to stick with the turbocharged Civic!

Building Efficient Driving Habits

Efficiency is a focal point of each of these small sedans—a fact that’s obvious in the way each sips fuel so conservatively. However, the Civic takes its efficiency initiative a step farther.

2020 Honda Civic Blue

Standard in every trim of the Honda model is an Eco Assist™ System. In addition to fine-tuning performance for added efficiency, Eco Assist™ helps coach drivers to adopt more efficient habits in their daily driving.

While the Corolla offers an ECO mode to improve performance, it leaves out the behavioral component that’s the crux of the competitor’s system.

Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Comfort & Interior Space

2020 Honda Civic InteriorThe Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are small compared to many of the sedans on the market. However, both cars offer more than enough interior space for a comfortable ride.

The Corolla is the more compact option of the two with just 88.6 cubic feet of passenger room. While this smaller size lends itself to driving maneuverability, it does make things a bit cramped for your five passengers.

The Civic has close to 10 cubic feet on the competitor, offering 97.8 cubic feet for its occupants. While the vehicle is still maneuverable, it also offers a bit of extra wiggle room for your copilot and any backseat passengers.

Making Smart Use of Cargo Space

A small and efficient car class such as this is a great choice for road trips, as it makes for fewer trips to the gas station while on the go. However, successful road trips sometimes demand extra cargo like luggage or outdoor gear. What kind of trunk space does each sedan offer for these excursions?

 2020 Honda Civic Interior

The Corolla, in keeping with its more compact theme, has just 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space. While this is useful for grocery bags or a couple suitcases, you’ll have to arrange your bags smartly. The Honda Civic trunk opens things up a bit more with 15.1 cubic feet of space, giving you some added cargo capabilities.

Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Tech Features

2020 Honda Civic TechnologyThe 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Toyota Corolla share some common ground when it comes to features and technologies.

For instance, both vehicles have a cutting-edge infotainment system and an available navigation system. Not only will these features get you where you need to go, they’ll help you enjoy the drive along the way.

The Civic and Corolla also include advanced driver-assisting technologies like Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning for safety and peace of mind.

Even though these vehicles share many of the same amenities, the 2020 Honda Civic still has a slight competitive edge. Despite the many similarities in Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, the Honda has some safety features that extend beyond that.

In addition to its standard Honda Sensing® features, Civic drivers can add in Honda LaneWatch™. This Honda-exclusive feature places a camera on the right-side mirror and will display the camera’s view on your touchscreen during turns or parking. This feature can’t be found in the Toyota model.

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Civic vs Corolla: Sporty Feel

2020 Honda Civic BlueOne of the nice options available in each of these sedans is a hatchback body style. Not only does the hatchback body make it easier to store and remove cargo by adding in more rear room, it also has a distinctly sporty look. If you harbor secret dreams of hitting the racetrack, that sport aesthetic is everything.

Of course, if you want to go truly sporty, the Civic offers something the Corolla does not: a dedicated Sport trim level.

This extra athletic offering includes numerous unique features to make you feel fast and furious. With paddle shifters on the steering wheel, as well as sport pedals and a decklid spoiler on the back, you can almost pretend you’re participating in the Indy 500.

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Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Making the Right Choice

The 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Toyota Corolla are very similar and quite impressive. However, there’s only one vehicle that provides all the power, features, space, and styling you need for the road ahead.

The 2020 Civic is now available at Mile High Honda in Denver. Our dealership is located near Centennial and Aurora, so if you’re interested in learning more about this sporty and well-designed car, stop by our showroom or contact us to schedule your test drive today!


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