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Review: 2020 Toyota Corolla


The 12th-generation 2020 Corolla sedan delivers a lower, wider, and more assertive design. With more power and better fuel economy than the previous model, the Corolla is a great choice for drivers in the Los Angeles area. Visit Longo Toyota in El Monte to test drive the all-new Corolla.


The 2020 Toyota Corolla is offered in five trim levels and two powertrains, as well as a hybrid model. The L, LE, and XLE come equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drivetrain that generates 139-hp and 126 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated 38 mpg highway and 30 mpg city. The sportier SE and XSE are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder dynamic force engine which produces 169-hp and 151 lb-ft of torque mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a dynamic shift-CVT and includes Sport driving mode. The muscle behind the first ever Corolla hybrid model is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor which earns an EPA-estimated 52 combined mpg.

Comfort and Technology

SofTex®-trimmed heated front seats with an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, moonroof, and interior ambient lighting are available on the new Corolla. Standard technology features include a 7-inch multi-information touch-screen, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, Siri® Eyes Free, Bluetooth®, a USB port, and a 6-speaker sound system. An 8-inch touch-screen, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, Wi-Fi by Verizon, Qi-compatible wireless charging, two USB ports, navigation, a nine-speaker 800-watts JBL® with Clari-Fi® audio system are optional. Remote Connect app which allows you to unlock your door, start your engine, and locate your car is also available.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration assigned the 2020 Corolla a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. The new Corolla comes standard with pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, road edge detection with sway warning system, automatic high beams, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, and full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control. Vehicle stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, smart stop technology, backup camera, and an eight-airbag system are also standard.


Starting at $19,500 MSRP*

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $975 for cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, Yaris Liftback, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Avalon HV), $1,095 for small/medium trucks, SUV’s and van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,495 for large SUV’s (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 a “Deliver, 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 required 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.

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