2020 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic

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2020 Toyota Corolla Has Much to Offer

The latest generation of Toyota’s compact family car has great fuel economy, especially from its new hybrid grade, and lots of standard technology for not a lot of money.

Fuel economy, and the ability to exceed EPA estimates, has always been a strong point of Corollas. According to Wards Auto, “Over several short routes we return stellar numbers. We get 41 mpg in the LE, above the estimated 33 mpg average. In an XSE with the 2.0L, we get 36 mpg, compared with an estimated 34 mpg average.

The Corolla Hybrid, which uses the current-gen Prius’ propulsion system of a 1.8L Atkinson cycle gasoline 4-cyl. paired with a 53-kW drive motor, obliterates its 52-mpg EPA estimated average, returning a fantastic 60.3 mpg.”

Honda Civic

What is it?

Like Corolla, Honda’s compact Civic needs no introduction. The first-generation Civic hit the scene in 1972, available as a coupe and three-door hatchback, as well as a five-door hatchback and wagon. Boasting an advanced CVCC engine, the Civic quickly joined Corolla as one of the world’s most popular compact models. A rivalry was born, and it’s one that continues to this day.

What’s the latest?

Available in three body styles, the tenth-generation Civic Sedan gets a number of updates for the 2019 model year. In addition to minor exterior changes, Honda is discontinuing the EX-T trim and introducing Sport, which adds a touch of aggressiveness with a rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels and more. Honda Sensing™, an advanced suite of safety features, is also now standard on Civic.

How does it stack up?

Corolla comparison pending 2020 competitor release.