2020 Toyota Corolla Quick Review

Written by Anqoinette Crosby

Introduced in 1966, the Corolla nameplate is a tried and true workhorse. Fast forward to 2020 and the Toyota Corolla just keeps getting better.


The Corolla is an eye-pleasing, five-seater compact car. There are five trim levels to choose from: L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE.


The fully redesigned Corolla offers a sleek, understated interior. Cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats are standard.


Access to the Corolla’s infotainment is made easier by its smart, easy to reach placement on the dashboard. Standard features on the system include a 7-inch touch screen, USB port, voice recognition, Bluetooth, a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot and Apple CarPlay. It’s a no-brainer to use-- from the touch screen to the large physical knobs for audio, radio turning and climate control.


The economically priced Corolla comes with a generous list of standard safety and driver assistance under Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite umbrella. They include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane tracing assist, automatic high beams, and traffic sign recognition.


When it comes to trunk space, the Corolla sedan provides roughly 13 cubic feet of real estate. Folding the back seats down will increase the rear area for hauling.


If you’re looking at a higher trim, check out the XLE version. The standard features include a moonroof, heated front sport seats, synthetic leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a 7-inch digital driver information display, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, HD Radio, and satellite radio.



This new generation Corolla offers a 139-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder base engine. A 169-horsepower 2.0-liter engine is optional.


With the base engine, the 2020 Corolla gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.


Pricing for the 2020 Toyota Corolla starts at $19,600.