DENTON, Texas (April 16, 2019) – The all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla took home the title of best compact car at this year’s Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) Texas Auto Roundup.

The event, held in Denton, Texas, included two days of in-depth test driving on an on-road course. Nearly 50 TAWA journalists put vehicles to the test, evaluating five key pillars – exterior, interior, performance, value, and personal appeal. More than 25 vehicles competed in 11 classes.  

The Corolla was the highlight in its individual category with design, features, and performance capabilities that clearly distinguished it from the competition. Reinforced by a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, the vehicle provides a new high-strength body structure, multi-link rear suspension and a lower center of gravity – making for a highly engaging driving experience, exemplary ride smoothness and a quiet cabin.

The 2020 Corolla, available with both gas and hybrid powertrains offers a lengthy list of standard features including Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, Lane Departure Alert (LDA), LED headlights integrated backup camera, Apple CarPlay and more.

2020 Toyota Corolla:

  • All-New High-Function, Dynamic Design
  • New TNGA Platform with Sport-Tuned Suspension
  • Available New 169 Horsepower, 2.0-liter Dynamic Force Engine
  • Available Dynamic-Shift CVT or Six-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Standard Audio with Wi-Fi Connect, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • First-ever Hybrid model with an incredible 53 MPG city
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Corolla has been and will continue to be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (TMMMS), where 1,500 Toyota team members are employed. Additionally, as of 2021, Corolla will also be assembled at the new joint-venture manufacturing plant with Mazda in Huntsville, Alabama.

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TAWA is a Texas-based non-profit association for automotive journalists promoting professionalism and quality in journalism for more than two decades. The group produces two annual events – Texas Auto Roundup and Texas Truck Rodeo – that allow members to experience vehicles from various manufacturers in one place, at one time.