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2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

The 2020 Toyota Corolla is all-new and packed with excitement. In comparing it to the previous model year, a lot has changed on the outside with a bolder front end, sleeker lines, and headlights that are simply exhilarating. It’s a car that really looks like it’s moving even when it’s sitting still. Looks aren’t everything, but as you would expect, Toyota has improved a lot more than just the looks when it comes to the latest Corolla. See exactly what we mean as we explore many of the most important improvements with our 2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Toyota Corolla comparison.

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2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla


2019 Toyota Corolla

169 Max Horsepower 140
31-City / 40-Highway (SE Automatic) Max Efficiency (MPG) 30-City / 40-Highway (LE ECO)
Standard Apple CarPlay Not Available
Standard Road Sign Assist Not Available

How has the Toyota Corolla changed from 2019 to 2020?

Under the hood, there have been big improvements to the latest Corolla. In 2019, the base model engine was a 132 horsepower 1.8-liter powerplant, which could be upgraded to 140 horsepower on the ECO models. For the 2020 Corolla, you still get a 1.8-liter engine to start with, but even it produces more starting power at 139 horsepower. If you are looking for an upgrade, the SE models (SE and XSE), both employ a 160-horsepower 2.0-liter engine that’s entirely new to the Corolla lineup.

Perhaps more interestingly, it’s this powerful 2.0-liter engine that gives the Toyota Corolla its best efficiency. Though it doesn’t blow the previous model year out of the water, it does offer an improvement and you get 20 additional horsepower to play around with.

When it comes to features, the 2019 Toyota Corolla was already fully-loaded, but the 2020 model still found several places to improve. For starters, the 2020 Corolla now adds Apple CarPlay and you get it as a standard feature. Now you and your phone can safely stay connected. On top of that, with standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 you get a lot of safety features over the 2019 model including an improved pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane tracing, and even road sign assist.