2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs Toyota Corolla Hatchback


Looking for a sporty, spacious sedan? We could bet you’ve come across the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback and the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in your searches. These dynamic vehicles are great options for your everyday drives through the Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad areas.

But how will you know which is the better option for you? That’s where our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista can help! We’ve put the new Civic Hatchback and Corolla Hatchback side by side, so you can decide which is the right fit for your daily driving needs.

Civic Hatchback vs Corolla Hatchback: Interior Features

Honda Civic Hatchback Interior Technology

Inside both the 2020 Civic Hatchback and Corolla Hatchback, you’ll find high-quality features that will make your rides comfortable, cozy, and stylish. Both offer available heated seats, with leather-trimmed upholstery standard on the Civic Hatchback EX-L and Sport Touring.

You’ll also find tons of passenger and cargo space in these rides. The Civic takes the lead, with 36 inches of legroom in the backseat, compared to the Corolla’s 29.9 inches. Additionally, the Civic offers 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the backseat, while the Corolla follows with 17.8 cubic feet.

Honda Civic Hatchback Cargo

When it comes to the latest technology features, you can’t go wrong with either the Civic Hatchback or Corolla Hatchback. Both offer connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, so you can have your smartphone apps and music right at your fingertips.

Honda Civic Hatchback Engine Specs

Power & Performance

The Civic Hatchback and Corolla Hatchback both offer dynamic power and performance ratings. Under the hood of the Civic, you’ll find a standard 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that puts out 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. The Corolla falls behind with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 168 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque.

You’ll also find exceptional fuel economy ratings in both. The 2020 Civic Hatchback offers an EPA-estimated 31/40 MPG city/highway across the LX, EX, and EX-L trims.1 The Corolla Hatchback lags slightly with an EPA-estimated 30/38 MPG city/highway. With either option, you’ll be cruising from one destination to the next without stopping to refuel.

Honda Civic Hatchback Safety

Safety in the Civic Hatchback and Corolla Hatchback

While space, style, and power are certainly important features to consider, the features that matter the most are those that will keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Luckily, you’ll find tons of advanced driver-assist features in both the Civic Hatchback and Corolla Hatchback.

The 2020 Civic Hatchback offers standard Honda Sensing®, a suite of advanced safety features that include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

You’ll find similar standard features in the Corolla Hatchback, giving these vehicles a tie in this category.

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs. Toyota Corolla Hatchback: The Results

While both the Honda Civic Hatchback and Toyota Corolla Hatchback are dynamic vehicles, we think that the Civic Hatchback’s space, power and fuel economy ratings make this vehicle worth the test drive.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback, drivers in the Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad areas can contact our Honda dealership today!


129 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring6MT trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring CVT trims. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX/EX/EX-L trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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