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2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla long ago established itself as one of the leaders in the compact car segment and thanks to small and large changes each model year it has confidently held its place at the top. So, when shoppers are tasked with finding their next compact sedan it won’t be hard to choose the Toyota Corolla, but finding the best model year and configuration may be a little trickier.

While some jumps between model years result in small changes that may not sway a car shopper from one to the other, some are much larger like the jump between the new 2020 Toyota Corolla and the outgoing 2019 Toyota Corolla. A new driving platform, an upgraded active safety bundle, enhanced fuel economy scores, and new connectivity tech including Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa are just some of the updates to the 2020 Corolla model that help it stand apart. Keep reading to learn more.

Split screen images of the 2020 Toyota Corolla and the 2019 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla


2019 Toyota Corolla

$19,500 Starting MSRP $18,700
30/38 Fuel Economy 28/36
7-Inch Toyota Entune 3.0 Fuel Economy 6.1-Inch Toyota Entune
Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 Standard Safety Toyota Safety Sense

2020 Toyota Corolla Safety and Tech Updates

Aside from the new sportier appearance, drivers are most likely to take notice of the Corolla’s upgraded active safety and connectivity features. Like many other new Toyota models, the 2020 Corolla now offers drivers a seamless way to connect their favorite apps and audio with their Toyota Entune infotainment display with Apple CarPlay. Amazon Alexa compatibility is also a unique way that the Corolla offers increased connectivity opportunities.

In addition to increased connectivity, all 2020 Corollas come outfitted with the upgraded Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 active safety bundle. This bundle comes with upgraded versions of previous active safety features as well as two brand-new additions to the lineup.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 Features:

  • Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist

For more information on the Toyota Corolla lineup or to begin shopping for your new compact sedan, visit the team at Fox Toyota near Knoxville, TN!