Competes with: Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra, Volkswagen Jetta
Looks like: A so, so, so trunkdafied take on the new-for-2019 Corolla Hatchback
Drivetrain: 139-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder with continuously variable automatic transmission or 169-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed manual or CVT automatic
Hits dealerships: Spring 2019
SUV dominance notwithstanding, compact non-luxury sedans and their hatchback or coupe offshoots still account for 1 in 10 new cars sold in America, by Automotive News’ tally. The class splinters into more than a dozen nameplates, but just two — the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla — account for more than a third of that group. Honda redesigned the Civic three years back, and now it’s Toyota’s turn: Witness the 2020 Corolla, a car brimming with new technology.