2020 Toyota Corolla

MSRP $20,050 - $25,550

Ranked #14 in Midsize Sedan

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2020 Toyota Corolla Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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In the world of automobiles, the Toyota Corolla Sedan shares the accolade of being one of the world's longest-running nameplates with the Honda Civic. The all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla receives a complete redesign and is based on the company's latest TNGA platform. That means the 2020 Corolla sedan is all-new from the ground up with the 106.3-inch wheelbase of its predecessor. Also, the new model gains a more powerful 2.0L engine, has a lower ride height, shorter front and longer rear overhangs, a wider track and a lower cowl.

Pricing starts at $19,600 and ranges up to $25,550, the 2020 Corolla offers six trim options including  L, LE, SE, Nightshade, XLE, and XSE. The larger 2.0L engine is used in the SE and XSE trims, while the smaller 1.8L engine is used in the remaining trims. The bigger engine comes with a six-speed manual transmission as standard with the option for a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Additionally, the Corolla lineup welcomes a Hybrid model which has fuel economy that approaches that of the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight. The 2020 Corolla sedan ranks in the top-half of the compact sedan segment along with the likes of Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and Hyundai Elantra.

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Plethora of safety and convenience features

Spacious rear seats

Priced competitively

Superb fuel economy

Solid build


Slow acceleration

Interior feels cheap

No Apple Carplay and Android Auto

Rivals have better driving dynamics

Undersized Cargo area

What's New?

All-new model.

2020 Toyota Corolla Consumer Reviews and Ratings


based on 5 ratings

7.6/10Deal Value



2020 Toyota Corolla Reviews

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Kathleen Collins

2019 Toyota Corolla

SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: December 29, 2021

Almost a blind vision when it rains

Pros - Comfortable cabin, Reasonable pricing.

Cons - Rough transmission, Small trunk, Poor wipers.

works well for the price I’m keeping you warned, the wipers on my Corolla doesn’t seem to do a great job when it comes to cleaning the water off and it leaves behind a path of watermark when engaged making the visibility pretty slim. For $19,240, I guess it’s a decent vehicle as the cabin feels very airy and comfortable but the only thing that spoils the drive feel is the transmission. The gearshifts feel very clunky and rough sounding almost like some mechanism breaking. Was here to change the wipers to see if it makes any difference but it was a fail and performed the same way but the guys here were extremely friendly and worked on installing the part in no time.

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Stephen Miller

2016 Toyota Corolla

S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 6, 2022

No worries about spending extra cash for this car

Pros - Refined engine, Easy to maintain, Ample space.

Cons - Low grade build quality, Headlights failed, Heavy steering.

Great and affordable car Had to replace the headlamps on my Corolla as they stopped working and they also looked pretty aged with a lot of yellowing on its surface. The cabin isn’t that great as it feels pretty low grade but the Corolla is one of the easiest car to live with as theres parts for this car available at all times. The car even though is old has an engine that feels very smooth and like it would last even more years. The headlamps cost me $325 which isn’t the cheapest but I was happy that they immediately got into replacing them. The work was done very professionally and fast. I barely had to wait there for 30 minutes.

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Judah Martin

2014 Toyota Corolla

LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 14, 2022

Affordable sedan with spacious cabin

Pros - Roomy seats, comfortable ride quality, intuitive tech feature, fuel efficient vehicle, highly reliable vehicle, and spacious cabin.

Cons - Low quality cabin material, and dull acceleration.

, Fuel efficient and highly reliable sedan My Toyota Corolla has one of the most aggressive looking exterior along with a fuel efficient engine. Unlike my neighbour’s Kia Optima my Corolla never gives me sudden strokes by breaking down. I will tell you guys the best part about my car. The front and back seats are largely comfy, the seat cushions are padded well. The back seat provides plenty of space, and the headroom is especially outstanding. My family had no issue getting in and out of the back seats most of the time plus the infotainment system is very user friendly too. My Corolla is powered by a four-cylinder engine that, although adequate for most commutes, may seem inadequate when accelerating...

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vehicle bio

base price



4dr Sedan

passenger capacity


top speed

112 mph


front wheel drive

engine type


121 cu.in.


169 hp @ 6600 rpm


151 lbs.-ft. @ 4400 rpm


1 speed CVT


suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

10.8/10.2 in.



106.3 in.


59.9 in.


70.1 in.


56.5 in.

curb weight

3110 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.


passenger volume

92.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.1 cu ft.

payload capacity

860 lbs.


zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.3 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

183 ft.

fuel economy


28/32/36 mpg

highway range

475.2 mi.


basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance


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LE$20,050 onwards

  • 8-Inch touchscreen
  • Automatic climate control
  • Front & Rear Cupholders
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear-seat center armrest
  • Remote keyless entry

SE$22,050 onwards

  • 18-Inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Sport front seats
  • Sporty exterior treatments

Nightshade$22,750 onwards

  • 18-inch black aluminum Wheels

XLE$24,050 onwards

  • Blind-Spot monitoring
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Satellite radio

XSE$25,550 onwards

  • 18-Inch wheels
  • Power-adjustable sport seats

Colors and Styles

2020 Toyota Corolla in Barcelona Red Metallic color
Barcelona Red Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


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"With its long history of providing affordable transportation, the Corolla has always been a great choice for savvy buyers." - Car and Driver

The 2020 Toyota Corolla, priced between $19,600 to $25,550 is a completely redesigned model which is based on Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. This sleek sedan maintains its role as the "people's car" stature, thanks to cutting-edge technology, affordable pricing, great safety and reliability ratings, and superb driving characteristics. The 2020 Corolla sedan is split across five trim levels and all are quite closely stacked to each other as the top-end XSE variant maxes out at $25,550.

The new 2.0-liter engine in the 2020 Toyota Corolla is more responsive than before. With its 169 horsepower four-cylinder powerplant offered in SE and XLE trims, it quickly establishes itself as a strong competitor. The L, LE, and XSE variants are powered by a 1.8-liter motor with 139 horsepower, which is plenty for everyday driving.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan front angle view
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan rear angle view


Engine and Performance

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2020 Toyota Corolla Features


Toyota has priced the latest Corolla at an MSRP of $19,600, which places the sedan above the subcompact Yaris and below the more premium Camry and Avalon. The most equipped Corolla XSE's pricing starts from  $25,550. The 2020 Corolla sedan comes in five trim levels – L, LE, SE, XLE, and XSE – available with either a 1.8 or 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The SE/XSE packages are sporty with their vertical front vents, LED fog lights, and all-red tail lights. The Corolla does include complimentary scheduled maintenance and great warranty numbers.










$20,050 $22,050 $22,750 $24,050 $25,550

MSRP (6-speed Manual)

- - $22,750 - - -


LED Headlamps with DRL

Adds/ Upgrades to L

Adds/ Upgrades to LE

Adds/ Upgrades to SE

Adds/ Upgraded to SE

Adds/ Upgraded to XLE


15" styled steel wheels

16" wide-vent steel wheels

18" machined alloy wheels

18" black-painted alloy wheels

18" machined alloy wheels

LED DRL accent lighting


6-way power-adjustable driver's seat

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Black exterior accents

Power tilt/slide moonroof

Dynamic-Shift CVT


Tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Automatic climate control

Premium sport seats

Black outside door handles

SofTex trimmed heated front sport seats

Ambient lighting


7" Touchscreen Infotainment

8" Touchscreen Infotainment

Sport driving mode

Sport mesh black front grille

Smart Key System

Apple Carplay


Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Metallic interior accents

Leather-trimmed steering wheel 

Black roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Overhead console with map lights

Amazon Alexa Compatible

2020 Toyota Corolla Engine and Performance


“The 2020 Toyota Corolla has a sportier side, but it requires a manual transmission to bring it to life”- car connection

The 2020 Corolla comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine in L, LE, and XLE trim. After the 2020 update, the base engine has a 7-horsepower gain. The power is routed to front wheels through a CVT which has improved a lot over previous generations  Toyota also offers a new 2.0-liter engine in the sports-oriented models including (SE and XSE) which makes 169 horsepower. With this upgrade, you get a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission for a more engaging drive or the CVT. The manual transmission is second quicker than the automatic and accounts for better driving dynamics.

 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan engine bay

The asthmatic four-banger feels sluggish with the CVT transmission if compared to the rivals. Folks can opt for a stick shift for the more involved driving experience. Enthusiasts seeking sports-oriented output can opt for Honda Civic or the Mazda 3. Being an entry-level sedan it is not meant for performance and makes an unpleasant whine on higher rpm’s. The entry-level 2020 Corolla takes a long 8.8 seconds to reach 60 mph from standstill and a painstaking 17.2 seconds to reach the quarter-mile mark.


2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Mazda 3

2020 Hyundai Elantra







1.8 L inline-four

2.0 L inline-four

2.0 L inline-four

2.0 L inline-four



6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual


139 hp @ 6,000 RPM

158 hp @ 6,500 RPM

155 hp @ 6,000 RPM

147 hp @ 6,200 RPM


126 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

138 lb.-ft @ 4,200 RPM

150 lb.-ft. @ 6,000 RPM

132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 RPM

0-60 MPH 

8.8 sec

8.7 sec

7.0 sec

9.2 sec

Quarter Mile

17.2 sec

16.7 sec

15.4 sec

16.9 sec

If you pick the Corolla SE or Corolla XSE models (2.0-liter engine), you can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds. The competitors from the Far East pack better technology and a second quicker sprinting time from standstill to 60 mph. It stays at the bottom of the acceleration test when contrasted with its rivals. The inline-four of Corolla is a snoozer while others in the rivalry dashes faster in highway traffic and around-town driving. Toyota’s choppy ride simply feels harsh and not sporty. 

2020 Toyota Corolla acceleration mode on


The ride is comforting, however greater undulations enter the lodge with a clunk and more head-jarring than in opponents. On the interstate, the Corolla shows great stability in windy circumstances. Its suspension is basic, with a MacPherson strut in front and a simple torsion-pillar setup at the back. Indeed, even in SE and XSE trims, the Corolla is intended more for an enjoyable than zippy handling. In city traffic, the brakes are good and plus easy to modulate. The pedal travel is small and the bite is very responsive, it doesn’t have the squish that plagues some of the other Toyota models. The XSE test car does have four-wheel disc brakes, a feature shared only with the SE; all other Corolla sedans rely on rear drum brakes.

2020 Toyota Corolla brake rotor

In emergency braking tests, the Corolla needed 183 feet to stop, which is slightly longer than average for this segment. However, Corolla’s brakes do not inspire much confidence during panic stops. The 2957-pound compact needed 183 feet to stop from 70 mph, which is longer than the rivals, they also get mushy after repetitive braking. The Corolla is not the vehicle for people who do aggressive driving. It offers what is known as an "avenue ride." It is smooth and serene over long distances. The car doesn't flounder and the current model has substantially more responsive handling than prior renditions of the vehicle, light steering enables the Corolla to feel agile around town.

2020 Toyota Corolla Fuel Economy


The base 1.8L inline-four in the 2020 Corolla manages to return a decent fuel economy, EPA estimated at 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Those fuel economy figures are good but surprisingly, the CVT-equipped Corolla with the 2.0-liter engine returns even better fuel economy numbers. EPA estimates the 2.0-liter engine at 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. With the manual transmission, the ratings drop to 29/36 mpg city/highway.


2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Mazda 3

2020 Hyundai Elantra

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MPG (highway)





MPG (combined)





The 2020 Corolla has 13.2 gallons of fuel tank capacity, leading to an average driving range of under 435 miles. The SE and XSE trim delivers a better range, estimated at 448 miles in the mixed driving conditions. By comparison, only the Honda Civic delivers better gas mileage than the base Corolla model.

2020 Toyota Corolla Interior


"Changes abound inside, too. The updated Corolla sedan incorporates a new touchscreen infotainment interface and an updated gauge cluster as well as a dashboard resembling that found in the im hatchback"- Caranddriver

Inside, the latest Corolla is basic and straightforward even after the 2020 redesign, which Toyota describes as "sensuous minimalism.” Toyota’s upstanding dashboard isn't as off-putting, yet it makes for an uncommon driving position. A standard 7-inch touchscreen for infotainment screen on the base and up to an 8.0-inch unit on higher trims dominate the dash, while programmed atmosphere controls on most sit underneath. Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration are available, but Android Auto is not. Toyota utilizes many surface materials and materials, which give the Corolla four-door a bustling look.

2020 Toyota Corolla Seating

On the SE and XSE, you can find a lot of soft-touch materials along with front bucket seats which are more contoured to provide additional support. Cloth upholstery is standard on the L and LE while the XLE is equipped with SofTex Leatherette. The most recent age Corolla may not set a benchmark but rather it has embraced an appealing structure highlighting quality plastics and soft-touch materials. Regardless of the vehicle's car-like the roofline, there's a lot of inside space, front, and back, and in addition loads of space for payload. The front seats are strong yet comfortable over a long distance,


2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Mazda 3

2020 Hyundai Elantra

Passenger capacity





Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)





Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)





Cargo Capacity

13.1 cu.ft.

15.2 cu.ft.

12.4 cu.ft.

14.4 cu.ft.

The low-quality interior of Toyota is particularly glaring compared with the upscale interiors of the Honda Civic and the Mazda 3. Hyundai and Mazda have cramped rear seats which are not the case with the other two. A leather-wrapped steering wheel is included on SE, XSE, and XLE trim.

Interior Features

The Base-model Corollas have basic cabin layout with apt comfort or convenience features. A revised dashboard incorporates-

  • Circular outboard air vents
  • Different-size air vents located over an asymmetrical infotainment system.
  • Heated front seats and an eight-way-power-adjustable driver’s seat, are exclusive to the XLE and XSE.
  • The Corolla has upgraded automatic climate controls.
  • Smart key system
  • Power door lock
  • Keyless entry
2020 Toyota Corolla Infotainment Display

The trunk has a fairly wide opening and a broad floor ahead of the rear wheel arches. A 13.0 cubic feet of volume is lower than the average but 60/40 folding rear seats significantly increase the cargo capacity. The trunk is practically shaped and it can carry 6 carry-on bags. The main drawback of extra legroom in the back seat is diminished space in the trunk. The cargo space of the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra are bigger than the Corolla’s undersized 13-cubic-foot space. That being said, you'll get more storing capabilities in some rivals with the hatchback variants, including the Mazda 3.

2020 Toyota Corolla Exterior


“Not only does it look way better than before, it promises to drive better, too”-car connection

The exterior styling of the new 2020 Corolla is meant to be assertive, and the latest version of Toyota has adopted a much more handsome exterior shape, moving away from its bland, utilitarian roots. Its front end is expanding, with restless lines encompassing a wide dark swath under its grille. From the side and back, the Corolla isn't as striking, however, that is likely something worth being thankful for. It's not actually a pretty vehicle, with that strangely gaping front end, however, its straight rooftop profile from front to raise gives great headroom back and front.

2020 Toyota Corolla Side View

The Corolla sedan is 15.3 feet long, with a curb weight that ranges between 2,840 and 2,885 pounds, depending on the trim. The LE regularly accompanies 16-inch steel wheels, yet my XLE bundle included aluminum rims. 


2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Mazda 3

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Ground clearance (in)





Wheelbase (in)





All the other rivals have similar dimensions while the Corolla is the longest which makes up for more legroom. The ground clearance and wheelbase are also identical for all the cars.

Exterior Features

A glossy-black mesh grille that’s meant to look sporty, the side and rear panels look conventional as in the previous variants.

  • Bi-LED headlamps
  • Rear combination tail lights
  • Chrome lower window trim
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Moonroof
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Roof mounted antenna

2020 Toyota Corolla Safety


The NHTSA gave the 2020 Toyota Corolla an overall safety rating of five out of five stars. The new Corolla sedan also earned good crash test results from the IIHS. For the front crash prevention features, the base sedan received the highest rating of Superior.

The 2020 Corolla comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of active safety features, which includes pre-collision pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane tracing assist, automatic high beams, and traffic sign recognition. A rearview camera is also standard. Some Key safety features include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning with steering assist and automatic high beams
  • Blind spot monitoring

2020 Toyota Corolla Competition


2020 Toyota Corolla Vs 2020 Honda Civic

The legendary Honda Civic promises compact-car excellence with its mix of practicality and a fun-to-drive persona. It’s available with two excellent four-cylinder engines and either a CVT transmission or a six-speed manual

2020 Honda Civic Sedan

The Civic outranks the Corolla because of its nimbler handling, and its upscale inside. Then again, the Corolla is a better value product, as it is furnished with more standard highlights, and it normally wins higher anticipated unwavering quality evaluations.

2020 Toyota Corolla Vs 2020 Mazda 3

Mazda 3 offers sharp looks, a premium interior, and superb driving elements. The 3 is available in both vehicle and hatchback body styles, with rev-happy inline 4 motors and a choice of either a smooth six-speed manual or a nearly as-fulfilling six-speed automatic transmission. Neither powertrain will humiliate a rival in a stoplight race, yet the 3 is a star while charging surprising byways.

2020 Mazda 3 Sedan

As an everyday driver, it's viable, comfortable, and stylish. The driving dynamics of Mazda are far better than the Corolla and the engine is rev-happy, unlike the Toyota.

2020 Toyota Corolla Vs 2020 Hyundai Elantra

Quite promptly, Hyundai has lifted the Elantra from rental-staple to rising star in its class. Its alluring looks and ample choices make it an amicable decision. Its refined and eco-friendly four-cylinder motors match with either a manual or automatic transmission. An Eco variant flaunts more torque and a fast-shifting seven-speed double-clutch automatic. Aside from the base model, each Elantra has a phenomenal infotainment framework with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

In spite of its appeal, the Hyundai is endangered by a smallish rearward sitting arrangement like the Corolla and dreary driving dynamics. All things being equal, it's sufficient to put its greatest opponents on notice.

2020 Toyota Corolla Final Verdict

The 2020 Toyota Corolla is a brilliant purchase. It offers great safety features, has a past filled with anticipated reliability with comfortable inside. Unfortunately, there isn't much energy in the Corolla, particularly with respect to the engine.

One of the world's best-sellers --it has continued to find a place in an American market that has rapidly shifted from sedans to SUVs and crossover SUV’s. It's easy to overlook this drawback if you prioritize practicality over thrills. Still, it's worth taking a look at some competitors that are both sensible and sensational.

2020 Toyota Corolla FAQs

What should I pay for a Corolla 2020?

The starting price for the 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan is $19,600.  The 2020 Corolla comes in a variety of trim levels, the most expensive of which costs roughly $25,500. The 2020 Toyota Corolla hatchback has a starting price of $20,290. Before adding options, the top trims of the hatchback variant can cost up to $23,240.

What's new for the 2020 Toyota Corolla?

The Corolla lineup now includes a hybrid model for the first time, in addition to a considerably renovated interior and a better-looking exterior. The 2020 Corolla is based on  Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA).

What are the main safety features included in the 2020 Toyota Corolla?

Pre-collision pedestrian detection, front collision warning, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane tracing aid, automatic high beams, and traffic sign recognition are all standard on the 2020 Toyota Corolla.

What are the major changes to the interior of the 2020 Toyota Corolla?

The inside of the new Corolla is basic and elegant. The screen for the infotainment system is mounted boldly on top of the dashboard for easy access. The cabin's materials are of medium quality for the class, with only a few hard plastic parts.

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