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2020 Honda Civic

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2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Honda Civic vs. 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
30 city mpg* on LX trim with CVT

City MPG

30 city mpg
38 hwy mpg* on LX trim with CVT

Highway MPG

38 hwy mpg
46.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space

13.1 cubic feet

If you’re shopping for a new sedan in the Waterbury area, you may have already narrowed down your search to the 2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla. While both of these sedans offer an array of standard features, comparing their performance, fuel economy, and interior dimensions will help you choose the model that will best suit your needs. Check out our Honda Civic LX vs. Toyota Corolla L comparison to determine which you’ll be driving home to Torrington today!

Corolla vs. Civic: Performance Specs and Fuel Economy

Efficient performance is a must for Southbury drivers. While the Civic Sedan LX has a slightly smaller engine than the Corolla, it manages to deliver more powerful performance, all while remaining efficient. If you’re looking for a sedan that get you up to speed on I-84, the Civic Sedan LX is your best bet. Take a look at the Corolla vs. Civic performance specs and fuel economy:


2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Performance Specs: 

  • 1.5L I-4 engine
  • 174 hp
  • 162 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy
    • 30 city mpg* on LX trim with CVT
    • 38 hwy mpg* on LX trim with CVT


2020 Toyota Corolla Performance Specs: 

  • 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • 139 hp
  • 126 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy
    • 30 city mpg* with 2-speed CVT
    • 38 hwy mpg* with 2-speed CVT

Corolla vs. Civic: Safety Features

%%di-city%% drivers expect a new sedan to come with the latest advanced safety features, and you’ll see that the Civic’s Honda Sensing® and Corolla’s Toyota Safety Sense™ are standard throughout both of their respective lineups, and each come with similar driver-assistive technologies. The Honda Sensing® suite includes features such as Lane Keeping Assist System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Traffic Sign Recognition, and more to add an extra level of peace-of-mind to your New Britain commute.

Corolla vs. Civic: Passenger Space and Cargo Capacity

A sedan should also be comfortable and offer plenty of interior space for you and your passengers to spread out. Both the Honda and Toyota come with 5 passenger seating, but the Civic interior offers more overall passenger space than the Corolla. You’ll even have more room for cargo in the Civic Sedan LX to ensure that nothing gets left behind.


2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Interior Dimensions: 

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


2020 Toyota Corolla Interior Dimensions: 

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

Explore the New Honda Civic at Honda of Watertown

Explore our Honda Civic Sedan inventory online to find the model with all of the features that you want. Still not sure if the Civic is the right choice for you? Take a look at our Honda Civic vs. Honda Accord comparison, then contact us to schedule a test drive. At Honda of Watertown you’ll find a variety of new vehicle specials along with offers and incentives that can make buying or leasing a new Honda more affordable than ever!


*Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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