If you observe the realm of compact cars, you will find plenty of nameplates launched by several manufacturing brands, but among them few would excel in what they are meant for. The 2020 edition of Toyota Corolla can be easily counted among them. The model Corolla has been making rounds on the roads over decades. it is an old name with which we associate consistency, durability, capability and reliability all packed together in all the rides we get to enjoy cheerfully.
We were always a fan of Toyota Corolla, so with the release of the 2020 edition of this majestic sedan we couldn’t wait to explore the lineup, and visited our nearby Caldwell Toyota dealership showroom to book a test drive almost at once.
2020 Lineup Ladder
You can order the 2020 Toyota Corolla in L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE trim levels, all distinctively beautiful looking sedans. Among them thetop two models of the trim ladder can be counted as the sporty ones as they run with a more powerful engine. There is also a Corolla Hybrid model included in the lineup that can be ordered as the LE trim.
In the trim levels, the L, LE, and XLE, models depend upon a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine making a humble 139-horsepower, while choosing either the SE or XSE trims will fetch you a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that is set as standard for both these trims to purge out a higher 169 of horsepower. Power delivery is guaranteed whenever you drive a Toyota Corolla irrespective of the range model you choose.
To handle the power of the respective engines a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is set as the only option except the SE trim, that offers you to enjoy a rare 6-speed manual gearbox. In both the SE and XSE models of the 2020 Toyota Corolla series, it is only the CVT models that can boast of paddle shifters along with a physical first gear that makes the Corolla move in a more energetic way, than the manual ones.
Toyota is also conscious about the fuel economy aspect and respects the buyers who prefer to go green than competing on the roads paying no heed to the fuel crisis. For themthe 2020 Corolla Hybrid model has given all the right driving dynamics to return as high a fuel economy rate as 52 mpg in a combined driving.
Our test drive with the 2020 Toyota Corolla at the Caldwell Toyota dealer showroom made us believe in this brand even more strongly as we could feel the vibes of the correct driving dynamics that are tied to apparently low revving engines making only moderate horsepower.
We felt that the driving dynamics in every Corolla trim of the 2020 lineup was well tuned more than what we expected. The suspension could transmit enough bits of energyon the road, while the steering listened to your commands almost instantaneously with the brakes that are intuitively prompt.