2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Toyota Corolla
What’s in store for the Toyota Corolla in 2020? This compact car has been around since its domestic debut in 1968 when it was a subcompact. Since that time, the Corolla has evolved, going through twelve generations. The Corolla has not only evolved but also diversified. You can get yours as a sedan, hatchback, or station wagon. Get yours as a gas engine or hybrid. This versatile car continues to innovate, and we’re on the case in this preview guide to the latest model year of the Toyota Corolla.
What’s New for 2020?
The Toyota Corolla sedan has been completely redesigned for the 2020 model year while the hatchback got the same treatment last year. The Corolla is sporting updates to its interior and exterior styling, along with now offering standard Apple CarPlay and additional advanced safety features, such as lane tracing assist and traffic sign recognition. The standard engine gets an upgrade with a 7-horsepower increase. And the new optional 169-horsepower 2.0-liter engine is something we can really sink our teeth into.
What about that exterior styling? We like the new darkened grille that looks ready to eat up the road. Overall, the Corolla looks like its come into sharper focus. The Corolla looks sportier and more stylish. The roof is lower, the stance is wider, and the length is nipped a bit. In short, the Corolla still looks like itself, just a better version.
Great First Car
Still starting at a price point below $20,000, the Toyota Corolla continues to be a great first car for a new driver or a great second car for the daily commute. The Corolla will keep you both safe and happy with advanced safety features and standard equipment that include LED headlights and taillights, cloth upholstery, manually adjustable front seats, infotainment system, Bluetooth, USB port, six-speaker stereo, 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, and built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, along with rearview camera, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane tracing assist, automatic high beams, and traffic sign recognition.
And if you’re looking for something sportier, we recommend the SE trim level that upgrades to the 2-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT), as well as front sport seats, alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, sport driving mode, and sportier exterior design. You can opt for manual transmission for a little extra and Toyota throws in moonroof, proximity keyless entry, and push-button start.
There’s also a hybrid engine available if you want to go eco-friendly or just save some money at the pump. When you “go green,” you get 53 city miles an outstanding 52 highway miles per gallon.Even the gasoline-energy Corolla gets 31 city and 40 highway mpg. So say so long to the gas station. You won’t be seeing it for a while.