2020 Toyota Corolla at Pearson Toyota

The 2020 Corolla enters the roadways with a fully re-imagined design as Toyota's fuel-efficient sedan model. The LED headlights and fluent engineering elements of the exterior give the Corolla a streamlined presence on the roadways. We are excited to see Toyota also pack in a great depth of technology into the sedan, enhancing safety as well as comfort and convenience of the driving experience. Continue reading on to learn more, as we review the 2020 Toyota Corolla.

Meet the complete package.

Premium interior

Corolla Hybrid's interior is smart, comfortable and designed with you in mind.

Hybrid Combined 52 mpg

The Corolla Hybrid has all the efficiencies of a hybrid paired with Corolla's stunning design. With an EPA-estimated 52 combined mpg, the highest ever for Corolla, you can go further in everything you do.

More power. More fun. More stories.

Available Sport Mode

Press down on the available Sport button to enable Sport Mode. Then the engine control unit and simulated shift points are adjusted for more fun behind the wheel.

Available 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission

Corolla's available 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) features close-ratio gears down low for spirited acceleration and taller gears up top for optimized fuel economy while cruising. It also incorporates an intelligent rev-matching features, helping reduce transmission shock when downshifting.

Tech that keeps up with you

Available adaptive Front-Lighting System

Corolla's tech is more than just convenient, it is designed to keep you safe. The available Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) follows your front wheels when you turn for enhanced visibility at night.

Standard audio with an available 8-in. touch-screen display

Cast onto a large 8-in. in-dash display and an available 800-watt JBL nine-speaker system, you'll find even more reasons to take the long way home.

All the goods. All within reach.

Spacious interior

Corolla's premium and open interior isn't just nice to sink into. The controls and seats were positioned in a way that increases visibility for a more exciting driving experience.

Available moonroof

Free your cabin with better airflow and more natural light from above with Corolla's available moonroof.

Don't show off. Show up.

Corolla Nightshade

Blacked-out wheels, grille and other black accents work together to give the available Corolla SE Nightshade Edition a look to match your sense of style. Sleek, sharp and aggressive, its unapologetic stance stands out for all the right reasons.

Available aggressive sporty front fascia

Highlighted by its honeycomb mesh grille, Corolla's lower, wider, more aggressive stance stands out for all the right reasons.

Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0)

Automatic High Beams

The Automatic High Beams (AHB) feature is a safety system designed to help you see more clearly at night-without distracting other drivers. Designed to activate at speeds above 25 mph, AHB relies on an in-vehicle camera to help detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles, then automatically toggles between high and low beams accordingly to provide the appropriate amount of light. By using high beams more frequently, the system may allow earlier detection of pedestrians and obstacles.

Road Sig Assist

Corolla's Road Sign Assist (RSA) helps bring added awareness to your drive. Using a forward-facing intelligent camera, Road Sign Assist is designed to detect speed limit signs, stop signs, do not enter signs and yield signs and displays them on the MID.

2020 Toyota Corolla Model Lineup


  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
  • LED headlights
  • Integrated backup camera


  • Available 16-in. alloy wheels
  • 8-in. touch-screen
  • Available Blind Spot Monitor 59


  • Normal and Sport driving modes
  • Dynamic Shift-CVT with paddle shifters
  • 18-in. machined alloy wheels

SE Nightshade Edition

  • Blacked-out 18-in. alloy wheels
  • Black sport side rocker panels
  • Black Toyota emblems & rear badges


  • Premium Audio with JBL® w/Clari-FiL®
  • 8-in. touchscreen
  • SofTex®-trimmed heated front seats


  • Power moonroof with sliding sunshade
  • 7-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display
  • Gray Metallic sport side rocker panels

What are the trim levels to choose from?

Within the 2020 Corolla is a great list of standard features that come with the base L trim such as a standard air conditioning unit with air filter, LED headlights and taillights, LED daytime running lights, a rearview camera, split-folding rear seating, power-operated mirrors, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and more. The 2020 Corolla stays true to this era of technology, incorporating a full infotainment system with each model starting with a 7-inch touchscreen display with USB ports, Bluetooth accessibility, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and a six-speaker audio system. The LE trim enhances and offers a few more features to help round out the starting kit with an automatic climate control system, remote keyless entry/ignition, enhanced interior design and upholstery set, and a larger 8-inch touchscreen display. Moving up to the SE trim will configure the 2020 Corolla with a sports-based performance offering larger 18-inch wheels, a selectable driving mode, exterior design elements such as a chrome-tipped exhaust system with two pipes, premium Toyota sport fabric inserts for the seating, leather-bound steering wheel with an upgraded driver information display, and more. The XLE and XSE trim levels establish even more enhanced features such as heated front seats that can be adjusted electronically, heated side mirrors with blind-spot warning indicators, power-operated moonroof, and unique interior/exterior design elements specific to each trim.

What engines are there to choose from with the 2020 Corolla?

The 2020 Corolla comes with a choice between two different powertrains depending on the trim level selected; coming standard with the L, LE, and LXE trim levels is a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that can produce 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. This engine works with dual variable valve timing to achieve an effective city/highway fuel economy of 30/38 mpg. Going up to the SE or XSE trim level will get you an even more capable engine, with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces an improved 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. Each engine is complemented with Toyota's continuously variable transmission (CVT), which abandons the classic gear shift method to provide a linear and smooth shifting experience. The SE and XSE trim levels each come with a dynamic-shift variation of the CVT, offering an even better acceleration experience.

What sort of safety features are included?

With an all-new year of vehicles, technology incorporated within the vehicles has been taken a step further, bringing in incredible driver-assist features and enhanced safety systems. Most impressive is probably Toyota's Star Safety System that comes standard with each 2020 Corolla; this package adds features such as an anti-lock brake system with force distribution to balance braking based on individual wheel grip, a smart stop technology for when both brake and gas pedals are pressed, and a vehicle dynamics integrated management system that balances the electronic stability control and traction control systems. Other great safety and security-based features included with each Corolla include engine immobilizer system, hill start assist, a fully advanced airbag system, and an engineered chassis that include front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones and side-impact door beams.

Test drive a 2020 Toyota Corolla in Newport News, VA, today

If you are looking for a top-tier modern sedan with a low starting MSRP and great feature list development between trim levels, Toyota has you covered with the 2020 Corolla. The impressive technology integration shows that Toyota knows how to build a safe and enjoyable driving experience. The powertrains get the job done and keep you on the roads longer, with effective fuel injection technology and optimized drive systems. Are you interested in learning more? Give our friendly dealers a call to help answer any questions you may have, and stop by our dealership to test drive an all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla today!

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