Dare To Compare: 2020 vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla, Gastonia, NC

The Toyota Corolla is getting totally redesigned for 2020, and we’re excited to show you some of the changes compared to the 2019 model. Check them out!


The 2020 Toyota Corolla rides on a completely new platform, the Toyota New Global Architecture. This has led to a fundamentally altered exterior design that nonetheless builds upon the familiar 2019 style, such as their shared high beltline. The 2020 models boast cleaner lines and more prominent front fascia, though you’d be hard-pressed to tell their differences just looking at their profiles.

Inside, it’s a totally different story. The 2020 Toyota Corolla is radically different, with a fresh design philosophy that embraces smooth minimalism. The infotainment interface is much neater, and, combined with upgraded materials, makes the cabin look surprisingly upscale for the price. Despite the lower roofline, headroom is no worse than in the 2019 model, and the seats have also been redesigned with new headrests and seatback shapes for improved comfort.


Every 2020 Toyota Corolla model but the L gets a standard 8-inch multimedia touch screen with the latest Entune® 3.0 infotainment system. Entune® comes with a variety of cool features like in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to five devices and the ability to use the vehicle’s GPS location to provide emergency assistance. Connectivity tech includes Siri® Eyes Free, Bluetooth® and Amazon Alexa, though all of these are also offered in the 2019 model.

The 2020 Corolla also features an updated Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 system, which comes as standard equipment and includes additional or enhanced safety technologies compared to the system in the 2019 Corolla.


The 2019 Toyota Corolla’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine carries over to the 2020 model, though in the latter it makes an extra seven horsepower and two pound-feet of torque. Additionally, the new model will be available with the 2.0-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder already offered in the Corolla Hatchback. It’s rated at 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque, which is a good amount more than the 1.8-liter produces.

Even more notable is the introduction of a new Corolla Hybrid model, which pairs the 1.8-liter engine with a 53-kW drive motor and is estimated to get a very impressive 53 mpg.*

The eleventh generation of the Toyota Corolla had a good run, but now it’s time for an upgrade. Explore the all-new 2020 Corolla at Toyota of Gastonia!

*2020 EPA-estimated 53 city/52 highway/52 combined mpg for Corolla LE Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.


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