2019 Honda Civic in green yellow

2020 Honda Civic**

2020 Toyota Corolla in silver

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
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
14.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space

13.1 cubic feet


The 2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla debate is one that many Lexington-area shoppers will face when deciding on their next car. And it makes perfect sense, given that these are among the most popular compact sedans on the road today. But when you take a close look at the performance specs, safety features, and interior space, you’ll find that the Civic is the better choice. Learn more in this Civic vs. Corolla comparison from Gates Honda.

Corolla vs. Civic: Performance Specs and Fuel Economy

Winchester drivers want a sedan that can get up to speed on I-75 while still offering the kind of fuel efficiency that will help save money at the pump. Comparing the Civic vs. Corolla performance, you’ll find that even though the Honda sedan comes with a smaller engine, it provides more get-up-and-go than the Toyota. Not only that, but it also comes with efficient fuel economy ratings:

2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX: 

  • 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: 

  • 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
2020 Honda Civic in red driving down the road

Corolla vs. Civic: Safety Features

With all of the new safety features available today, Berea drivers have a right to expect their 2020 sedan to be equipped with the latest technologies, and both the Civic and Corolla will not disappoint in this regard. All Honda Civic trim levels come standard with Honda Sensing®, while the Corolla models come with Toyota Safety Sense™. Each of these safety suites offer similar driver-assistive systems designed to help protect you and your loved ones when you’re out on the roads in and around Richmond. Features of the Honda Sensing® suite include Lane Keeping Assist System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Traffic Sign Recognition, all of which can add extra peace of mind when you’re out and about.

Corolla vs. Civic: Passenger Space and Cargo Capacity

Both the Civic interior and Corolla interior offer seating for up to 5, but the Civic Sedan provides more overall passenger space than the Corolla. You’ll also have more room for cargo in the Civic as well:

2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX: 

  • Cargo Space: 14.7 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: 

  • 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.
2020 Honda Civic interior dashboard technology

Experience the New Honda Civic at Gates Honda

To learn more about all that a new Honda Civic Sedan has to offer, stop by Gates Honda and take it out for a test drive. Our Honda Motor Finance team can help you get the Honda financing deals you’re looking for, and to save even more on your next Honda sedan, check out our new lease specials and current offers and incentives. If you have any questions about the Civic, or any of the other exciting vehicles in the new Honda lineup, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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*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.
**2019 model year shown.

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