Year in and year out, the Corolla, one of Toyota's flagship sedans, finds itself sitting comfortably in an overcrowded market, though not really standing out. For the latest model year, the 2020 Toyota Corolla in Albuquerque NM bravely reenters the sedan market with a sleeker design and a set of engaging tech capabilities. It's a bold move on their part, given that the Corolla line isn't really known for being flashy in terms of design and performance.

These new features, however, are easily overshadowed by the premium capabilities offered by the 2020 VW Golf. Since the Golf is already renowned as a crowd-pleasing option among all other Volkswagen models, you can expect everything you're looking for in the 2020 VW Golf, along with some pleasant new surprises. 

Though the 2020 Toyota Corolla is as reliable as ever, you can always add a bit of flair into your everyday drive with the 2020 VW Golf. Let's look at the two cars in comparison to each other.

Delight in the Power
Based on its engine alone, you can say that the 2020 Toyota Corolla in Albuquerque NM is built for casual drivers. For the basic trims, the Corolla comes with an 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that yields an unassuming 139 hp. If you up the ante by opting for the SE-XSE trims, you can expect 169 hp from its 2.0-liter Dynamic Force engine.

If you're looking for thrills, you'll be delighted with what the 2020 VW Golf has to offer. Despite the smaller 1.4-liter turbocharged I4, the Golf manages to compensate with an impressive 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. With this model, it's certainly possible to reach 60 mph in less than 8 seconds.

Marvel at the Fuel Efficiency
You can also opt for the continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the 2020 Corolla, though you can expect to frequently stop for gas. Regardless of the trim, the Corolla can manage between 29 to 40 mpg in terms of fuel efficiency. These numbers, however, pale in comparison to the 2020 VW Golf. In real-world fuel-economy tests, the Golf was able to achieve 43 mpg, a far cry from the recorded EPA rating.

Splurge in Comfort
Efforts to reintroduce a better and sleeker Corolla won't go unnoticed with this latest make. Adopting the looks of a hatchback, the 2020 Toyota Corolla boasts a soft-touch dashboard inside, and a cleaner and more restrained exterior design. The steering wheel is covered in leather, while the rest of the interior is upholstered in either cloth or vinyl.

When compared to the 2020 VW Golf, however, the Corolla might seem uncomfortable. Luxurious comfort has long been the Volkswagen brand, and the Golf is no exception with its comfortable front seats and an overall interior space accented with clean and straight lines. Both front and rear seats have more than ample legroom, making every ride comfortable.

Verdict: The 2020 Toyota Corolla Finds Its Rival in the 2020 VW Golf
Both vehicles have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, but the 2020 VW Golf still emerges as the clear winner over the 2020 Toyota Corolla in Albuquerque NM. Test drive the 2020 Volkswagen Golf today at Fiesta Volkswagen to experience the difference first hand.