2020 Toyota Corolla Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Toyota Corolla Model Overview at Beechmont Toyota

Toyota Corolla

Key Features

  • Starting at $20,430 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with 139 horsepower or available 2.0L 4-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine with 169 horsepower
  • Siri® Eyes Free and Apple CarPlay® compatibility
  • Up to 31 City / 38 Highway MPG Fuel Economy**
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
  • LED headlights, taillights, and Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Standard Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S) or optional 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)
  • Available Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start

About the 2020 Toyota Corolla

Testament to this stylish sedan’s global popularity, over 46 million Toyota Corolla models have been sold worldwide since it’s introduction in 1966. Completely reimagined for 2020, the all-new Corolla demands your attention with its dynamic exterior styling, improved performance, and groundbreaking technology to enhance each drive. Now in its twelfth generation, the new Corolla is leaner, lower, and lighter than ever before.

Add a dose of excitement to your daily drive with the sport-infused attitude of SE and XSE trim levels. Its ergonomic interior has been reconfigured to place the driver at the center of attention. Innovative tech features include standard Entune 3.0 Audio with Wi-Fi Connect, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay Compatibility for seamless access to your favorite media. All Corolla variants come standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0), a suite of groundbreaking safety innovations to keep both you and your passengers safeguarded from the unexpected on the roads.

What the Critics Say

Toyota still thinks the Corolla is the perfect car for the first-time driver and first-time buyer. Fortunately it is not resting on its laurels. For this new generation, which started with the 2019 hatchback and continues with the 2020 sedan, Toyota has upped its game substantially.” — Motor Trend
The Corolla is a compact sedan, but there’s nothing compact about its interior volume. The dashboard doesn’t jut out too far from the firewall, leaving the cabin feeling plenty roomy for both driver and passenger. The story is even better in the second row, where a 6-foot-tall passenger will have no problem sitting behind a 6-foot-tall driver.” — Roadshow by CNET

Toyota Corolla Features

2020 Toyota Corolla Styling

Refreshed Styling & Performance

No matter which way you look at it, the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla evokes emotion through its athletic stance. Although it shares an identical 106.3-inch wheelbase as its predecessor, that’s where the similarities stop. A 0.8-inch lower ride height, shortened front and rear overhangs, and a wider front and rear track combine to make the Corolla more nimble and more engaging than ever before. Standard LED lighting, an aggressive front fascia, and prominent fender flares combine to help the Corolla stand out in a sea of ordinary compact sedans.

A 1.8-liter engine which has received horsepower and fuel efficiency enhancements from the prior generation is standard on L, LE, and XLE trim levels. An all-new 2.0-liter Dynamic-Force direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine that’s physically smaller and lighter gives SE and XSE trims another boost in horsepower. You’ll receive a standard Direct Shift CVT with simulated 10-speed Sequential Shiftmatic steps in addition to a dedicated Sport Mode. If you prefer to change gears yourself, an all-new 6-speed iMT (intelligent manual transmission) is also available and includes downshift rev-matching control similar to many premium sports cars.

Premium Interior

Warm, inviting, and sensuous, are just three ways to describe the interior of the all-new Corolla. Both elegant and sport, the cabin of the Corolla includes cascading character lines to help construct a welcoming environment. Upscale materials such as matte elements, silver accents with piano black, and optional contrast stitching all add to the premium feel. The front seats of SE and XSE grades debut with a new design featuring a specialized shape with a headrest that restles into the shoulder area for the ultimate in comfort. An updated climate control system now includes a unique twin-layer recirculation/fresh air induction unit to reduce fogging and keep all occupants comfortable. Despite the lowered roofline, rear seat headroom and legroom remains generous.

2020 Toyota Corolla Interior
2020 Toyota Corolla Technology

Innovative Tech & Safety Features

Equipped to pair with your digital life, the 2020 Corolla has a comprehensive collection of tech features to keep you entertained and connected. The standard Entune 3.0 Audio includes an available 8-inch touchscreen display, six speakers, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Amazon Alexa, Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect, and Wi-Fi Connect. For an inspired listening experience, the 2020 Corolla can be equipped with an available JBL Audio system featuring nine speakers, a next-gen HID8 amplifier, 6.7-inch door subwoofers, and Clari-Fi technology.

In terms of safety, no other compact sedan is able to match the groundbreaking innovations found on every 2020 Corolla. Every model comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0). Included in this comprehensive collection of safety features are Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert with Steer Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Road Sign Assist. Eight standard airbags and the Toyota Star Safety System round out the comprehensive list of standard safety features on the all-new Corolla.

Trims & Specs

Toyota Corolla L

Corolla L

  • Starting at $20,430 MSRP*
  • 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S)
  • LED headlights, taillights, and Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Integrated backup camera with projected path
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) and eight standard airbags
  • Apple CarPlay® smartphone compatibility

Toyota Corolla LE

Corolla LE

  • Starting at $20,880 MSRP*
  • Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls
  • Premium fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors

Toyota Corolla SE

Corolla SE

  • Starting at $22,880 MSRP*
  • 2.0L 4-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine with 169 horsepower
  • 18-inch machined alloy wheels with dark-gray-painted accents
  • Premium sport seats with sport fabric inserts
  • Sport mesh Dark Gray Metallic front grille
  • High-grade LED headlights with LED accent lights

Toyota Corolla SE 6MT

Corolla SE 6MT

  • Starting at $23,580 MSRP*
  • 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade
  • Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start
  • Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Multi-Information Display (MID) and Bluetooth® hands-free phone controls

Toyota Corolla XLE

Corolla XLE

  • Starting at $24,880 MSRP*
  • SofTex®-trimmed 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support
  • Driver’s and front passenger heated seats
  • Audio Plus — includes 8-inch touch-screen
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL® w/Clari-Fi®

Toyota Corolla XSE

Corolla XSE

  • Starting at $26,380 MSRP*
  • Dark Gray Metallic sport side rocker panels and rear spoiler
  • Available Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)
  • Premium instrumentation cluster with 7-inch color TFT Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Wi-Fi Connect Powered by Verizon with up to 2 GB within 6-month trial
  • Optional Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $930 for Cars (Yaris LB, Yaris Sedan, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, GR Supra), $1,095 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,495 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.