All-New 2020 Toyota Corolla Arrives in March With $19,500 Starting Price

By Justin Cupler | February 27th, 2019

After the sharp and sporty 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback arrived, we knew it was only a matter of time before the Corolla sedan received the same treatment. And that treatment comes with the release of the 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan. Recently, we got the full details on this updated sedan, including its release date and pricing. Continue reading to find out when the 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will arrive in the Waukegan area.


The redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will arrive at Garber Fox Lake Toyota serving McHenry and Crystal Lake in March 2019. This all-new sedan will sit on the same 106.3-inch-long wheelbase as the 2019 Corolla, but it will boast wider front and rear tracks, a 1.3-inch-shorter front overhang, a more than 0.5-inch shorter rear overhang, a 0.8-inch-lower height, and a 1.4-inch-lower hood.

Beyond its dimensional changes, the 2020 Toyota Corolla will have an all-new look inside and out. Up front, the 2020 Corolla will boast a nose inspired by the new Corolla Hatchback. The SE and XSE models will have even sportier front ends with their LED headlights and turn signals. Around back, thin LED taillights that wrap into the rear fenders, giving the Corolla a striking rearward look.


Inside, the 2020 Corolla Sedan will continue its gleaning from the Hatchback model with its bulging dashboard, massive infotainment screen, sportier steering wheel, and simplified HVAC controls. In terms of tech, there is plenty, including a standard 7-inch touchscreen and available 8-inch screen, Entune, available Scout GPS Link, a standard 4.2-inch multi-information display, an available customizable 7-inch MID screen, and more.

Under its hood, the 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will continue with a standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. While this is the same as the previous-generation model, Toyota increased its power and efficiency. The big change will come in the SE and XSE models, which will boast a standard 2.0-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine that will inject 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.


The other big change will be the all-new 2020 Corolla LE Hybrid, which will boast a 1.8-liter engine and two electric motors that combine for 121 total horsepower. From a stop, the electric motors chime is with a little extra zap of torque to give the hybrid a nice jump off the line. This will add up to fuel-efficiency ratings of 53 mpg city, 52 highway, and 52 combined.

The 2020 Toyota Corolla will feature a smooth and efficient continuously variable transmission in most grades, but there will be an available six-speed manual gearbox in the SE trim. Making the manual transmission unique will be its i-MT rev-matching technology that makes downshifting through corners without nose diving a cinch.


Safety will, of course, be front and center in the 2020 Corolla sedan. It will come standard with automatic emergency braking, dynamic adaptive cruise control with low-speed following with the CVT, lane-departure warning, lane-tracing assist (with CVT only), automatic high-beam headlights, road-sign assist, and brake hold.  


When the 2020 Toyota Corolla hits our new-car showroom serving the McHenry area in March 2019, it will carry a $19,500 base price for the L trim. If you want the LE Hybrid, the price will jump to a reasonable $22,950. Other prices are as follows:


L $19,500
LE $19,950
SE CVT $21,950
SE MT $22,650
LE Hybrid $22,950
XLE $23,950
XSE $25,750



* MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $930 for Cars (Yaris LB, Yaris Sedan, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius <i>c</i>, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, GR Supra), $1,095 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (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 the “Delivery, 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.

* MSRP trim levels:

* 2020 EPA-estimated 53 city/52 highway/52 combined mpg for Corolla LE Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.

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