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 and 2020 Toyota Corolla are two of the most popular compact sedans on New York roads. Both offer a comfortable ride and a host of convenient features to keep you comfortable and connected wherever you drive. But when you take a closer look at the performance specs, interior dimensions, and safety features, the Honda Civic comes out ahead. Learn more in this Civic vs. Corolla comparison from Bay Ridge Honda.

Corolla vs. Civic: Performance Specs and Fuel Economy

A new sedan should deliver plenty of get-up-and-go while also helping you to conserve fuel on the roads in and around Queens. When you compare the Civic vs. Corolla performance capabilities, you’ll find that even though the Honda sedan comes with a smaller engine, it provides more horsepower and torque than the Toyota. Not only that, but it also comes with more 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

Corolla vs. Civic: Passenger Space and Cargo Capacity

With either the Corolla or Civic, you’ll enjoy seating for up to five people, but the Civic Sedan LX interior provides more room for your passengers to stretch out. The new Civic also offers more space in the trunk than the Corolla. Compare dimensions and capacities below.

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.

Corolla vs. Civic: Safety Features

Safety is a major concern for Queens drivers, and both the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla come with advanced driver assist systems to help keep you secure on Brooklyn-area roads. 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 a similar set of driver-assistive systems such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. However, with the Civic you’ll get the following additional safety features not available on the Corolla:

  • Blind Spot Information System: When your turn signal is on, this system can alert you if there’s a vehicle in your blind spot.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System: This system adjusts your steering to center your Honda between lane markers.
  • Cross Traffic Monitor: When your Honda is in reverse, this system warns you of a vehicle, pedestrian, or object behind you.
  • Honda LaneWatch™: Whenever you activate your right turn signal, a camera on the right passenger-side mirror will display live video on your touch-screen display..

Test Drive the New Honda Civic at Bay Ridge Honda

This Civic vs. Corolla comparison shows that the Honda sedan can provide more powerful and efficient performance, a more comfortable interior, and the high-tech safety systems that can protect you and your loved ones. The best way to experience all that a new Honda Civic has to offer is to take this capable compact sedan out for a test drive. Make sure to look into our current new vehicle specials to find the best available deals on a new Honda Civic, and if you have any questions, please feel free 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.

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