Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla

Honda Civic vs Mazda3

Honda Civic
Toyota Corolla
US News & World Report
Up to 32 City/42 Highway
Up to 30 City/40 Highway
158 to 180 hp
132 to 140 hp

When drivers in the Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish areas are shopping for an efficient and drivable sedan, models like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla often come to mind. Both are popular vehicles with a reputation for reliability, but which one offers more of what drivers need?

To find out, the team at Honda of Slidell put these two sedans side-by-side in a Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla comparison. Read on and contact us with any questions!

Civic vs Toyota: Engine Specs and Efficiency

2018 Honda Civic Engine Specs

If you want a sedan that maximizes efficiency, you’ll probably be happy with either the Civic or Corolla. When paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, both sedans actually get a fairly comparable EPA-estimated fuel economy.

If you want to extend your time between fill-ups, however, you’ll probably want to choose the continuously variable transmission (CVT) that’s available for both sedans. With this transmission, these sedans achieve the following EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings:

  • Honda Civic: 32 MPG city, 42 MPG highway1
  • Toyota Corolla: 28 MPG city, 36 MPG highway

You’ll reach these numbers with the 1.8L I-4 engine in the Toyota Corolla that delivers 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. The Honda Civic optimizes its fuel economy with the available 1.5L turbocharged I-4 engine that puts out 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.

With a higher fuel efficiency and a more powerful engine, the powertrain in the Honda Civic appears to offer more all-around.

Safety Technology in the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla

Wherever the road may take you, you’ll have plenty of safety technology features in either sedan to help you get there safely. In fact, both the Honda model and Toyota model make a full suite of safety features standard. These suites include:

  • Automatic Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning Systems
  • Lane Departure Warnings
  • Automatic High Beams

If you need a little help merging on the highway, the Civic also makes Honda LaneWatch„¢ available. When you activate your right turn signal, you’ll see a live video of your blind spot in the center-stack touchscreen display. This way you’ll know if the coast is clear before merging.

Unfortunately, the Toyota Corolla doesn’t offer any features to assist with safe merging.

Interior Dimensions and Cargo Space

2018 Honda Civic Interior Features

When you get behind the wheel of the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla, feel free to stretch out and get comfortable with 42.3 inches of front-seat legroom.

As for headroom, you can sit up tall in either car, though you’ll get an extra inch of space in the Civic:

  • Honda Civic Front Headroom: 39.3 inches
  • Toyota Corolla Front Headroom: 38.3 inches

When you pack up for a weekend getaway or head home from the grocery story, you’ll probably want to make sure you have plenty of trunk space for anything you need to bring along. We found that the Honda Civic lets you pack a bit heavier:

  • Honda Civic Trunk Space: 15.1 cubic feet
  • Toyota Corolla Trunk Space: 13 cubic feet

That 2-cubic-foot difference means that the Civic can fit an extra carry-on bag in its trunk, while drivers in the Corolla will have to leave that bag behind.

Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Which Sedan Is Right for You?

The team at Honda of Slidell compared the Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla and found that the Civic has more to offer drivers around Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish. If you want to try it out for yourself, pay us a visit and we’ll get you out for a test drive.

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125 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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