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2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The latest version of the hatchback version of the Honda Civic continues the vehicle’s tradition of strong performance scores and a comprehensive list of standard equipment. A comparison of the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback will provide potential buyers a set of clear and concise reasons for wanting to make an appointment with a Meridian Honda product expert today. The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback is produced in five trim grades, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Sport Touring. Each of those 2020 Civic Hatchback models offers more performance, more interior cargo volume and competitive access to technology when compared to its direct Toyota competitor. The 2020 Civic Hatchback Sport and above offer smartphone application compatibility. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Civic Hatchback today by calling, 601-693-4651.

From a physical standpoint, the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback and 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback share a few commonalities. Both compact hatchbacks have two rows of seats and can hold up to five passengers. However, this is where the two hatchback models begin to diverge. Independent reviews have chided the 2020 Corolla Hatchback for being lean on overall cargo volume and legroom for rear passengers compared to top rivals, like the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback. When passengers are sitting in the rear of the 2020 Civic Hatchback, they will have up to 36 inches of legroom to use with the LX, EX and EX-L trims offering 25.7 cubic-feet of cargo volume. The Sport and Sport Touring models offer 22.6 cubic-feet in the same configuration. The 2020 Corolla Hatchback only offers 17.8 cubic-feet with the rear seats up and a maximum of 23.3 cubic-feet of overall cargo volume.

 

2020 Civic Hatchback LX, 2WD Vs. 2020 Corolla Hatchback
Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
174/162 Horsepower/Torque 168/151
5 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers
46.2 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 20.1 cu.-ft.

 

Performance Specs

All five trims of the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback use the same power plant, a turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. The LX, Sport and EX-L trims are equipped with a continuously variable transmission that will produce 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Buyers choosing the Sport and Sport Touring models can have a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT. Either of the trims with the manual transmission will make 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Opting for the CVT in the 2020 Civic Hatchback Sport or Sport Touring versions will give owners 180 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque.

On the other hand, all available versions 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback will use a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine which can be attached to either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT of its own. It will make 168 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.

A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback.

A photo of the rear cargo area in the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback.