2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Toyota Corolla Exterior Driver Side Front Angle vs 2020 Honda Civic Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

With the exception of perhaps the Camry and Accord respectively, no Toyota or Honda model is as iconic as the Corolla or Civic. The Toyota Corolla was introduced all the way back in 1966, followed six years later by the Honda Civic in 1972. For comparison, the Camry wasn’t introduced until ’82 and the Accord preceded it in ’76.

These two compact sedans are some of the most legendary small cars still on the market today, and we wanted to highlight some of what makes them such great options in their segment. So, we’ve put together the side-by-side comparison below, which should not only do just that but also help you decide between the two if you’re having difficulty making a decision.

2020 Toyota Corolla LE


2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX

139 HP Horsepower 158 HP
33 mpg Combined Fuel Efficiency 33 mpg
13.1 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 15.1 cu. ft.
5 Seating 5

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As you can see from a simple glance at the table up above, these two compact sedans are quite comparable to one another. The Honda Civic does manage to get a leg up in a couple of areas, but neither one is a huge advantage. For the sake of this blog, we chose the most popular trim levels (according to Edmunds.com), which are the Corolla LE and the Civic Sedan LX, respectively.

Starting from the top, the Civic Sedan LX delivers an extra 19 horsepower more than the Corolla LE, but both sedans achieve the same combined fuel efficiency at 33 miles per gallon. In the second half we turned instead to space, and while both sedans offer seating for five the Civic Sedan LX does have a larger trunk, offering 2.0 cubic feet of extra space to fill with whatever you need to bring along with you on the road.

If you’re interested in either one of these outstanding sedans, each of which come standard with their own respective advanced driver-assistive safety suite – Toyota Safety Sense or Honda Sensing – then be sure to reach out to us right here at White’s Lima.