New Toyota 2020 Corolla vs. the Competition for Sale in Warwick, RI
While the crossover market is undeniably going gangbusters, the compact sedan segment is still in demand. With their attractive price tags and no-nonsense drivability, they’re solid alternatives in an industry now dominated by taller utility-oriented vehicles. One of the main attractors is the redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla. With its long list of standard features, accessible pricing, and comfortable interior, it’s the latest version of a model that has been a favorite with generations of thrifty drivers. Of course, this is a class with plenty of competition. Butting shoulders with the Corolla are the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, and Subaru Impreza. Let’s look more closely at how these four-doors stack up against each other in all the ways that matter.
The 2020 Toyota Corolla’s base trim, the L, boasts an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, which beats many of its rivals’ base trims. The Sentra S (29 mpg city) falls short with regard to its city mpg, and the 2020 Toyota Corolla’s fuel tank is larger than both the Sentra’s and Civic’s, which means you’ll be able to drive for longer stretches before needing to refuel. If you thought the Impreza and Forte were off the hook, the 2020 Toyota Corolla’s combined 33 mpg beats out the combined 31 mpg that both of those competing cars achieve.
Amenities and Safety
The 2020 Toyota Corolla L comes with a few more standard features than some of the base rivals in this list. It gets a six-speaker audio system, unlike the Civic LX, Sentra S, base Impreza, and Forte FE, whose least expensive trims only have four speakers. It even has standard Apple CarPlay, which the Civic LX and Sentra S lack. What’s more, standard automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control come on the 2020 Toyota Corolla L but not on the Elantra SE, base Impreza, and Forte FE. Finally, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2020 Toyota Corolla was awarded a five-star safety rating, and it was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). While the IIHS also named the Elantra and Forte Top Safety Picks, they were only given four stars by the NHTSA.
When you buy or lease a 2020 Toyota Corolla you’ll get ToyotaCare, a comprehensive maintenance plan that covers scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles (whichever comes first) and provides 24-hour roadside assistance for two years and unlimited miles. This no-cost maintenance plan covers things engine oil and filter changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections. The roadside assistance coverage handles things like battery jumps, tire services, and emergency fuel deliveries. The only other model compared here that gets a no-cost maintenance plan is the Hyundai Elantra.
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Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.