You’re looking to buy a compact car, but not just any compact car will do. So you’ve narrowed down your options to two of the best ones on the market – the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla. These are the two compact cars that most people think of when they envision a compact car, and because they’re so definitive of the class, it’s no wonder so many shoppers end up trying to decide between them.
After all, the Civic and the Corolla are both excellent vehicles that are loaded with value, practicality, reliability, and more. They are similar in so many ways that you really need to see some of their specs in more detail to do a real comparison.
We’re here to help with that. Let’s take a closer look at a few key aspects of the 2019 Honda Civic and the 2019 Toyota Corolla and see how they stack up to one another. Once you have all the information you need to make a well-informed choice, you’ll be able to move forward in your compact car purchase or lease with confidence.
Looks aren’t everything – but they’re pretty important when it comes to your car. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s worth noting that the Civic was refreshed for 2019 and sports a more modern and aggressive appeal than the Corolla. Toyota’s compact car last saw style updates in 2017, and today’s models retain their somewhat lackluster and generic aesthetic.
The Civic also takes the win for its array of available body styles: Choose among sedan, coupe, and hatchback depending on your needs and preferences.
Comfort and spaciousness are front and center in the Civic’s cabin, which is decked out in premium materials and soft-touch surfaces. It has a clean and streamlined dash design that puts control of the many technology features conveniently at your fingertips.
While the Corolla’s interior is nice, it doesn’t quite measure up to the refinement and luxurious accommodations you’ll find inside the Civic.
Here’s another category where the Civic outshines its Toyota competitor. Not only does it offer two engines compared to the Corolla’s one, it also performs better in both powertrain configurations.
The Civic is powered by either a 2.0L inline-4 with 158 horsepower or a 1.5L turbo-4 with 174 horsepower. The Corolla’s 1.8L inline-4 generates just 132 horsepower.
When it comes to fuel economy, the Civic has the Corolla soundly beat. Even if you choose the available Eco version of the Corolla, the Civic’s turbocharged engine still gets superior mpg ratings.
If you’re still not convinced that the Honda Civic is the best compact car for you, we think a test drive will make up your mind. Drivers in Osprey, Englewood, and surrounding communities are just a stone’s throw from Venice Honda, your source for amazing deals on new Honda vehicles of all kinds. Come by and check out the Civic models we have in stock – there are lots of them, in all different trims and configurations – and take your favorites for a spin.
And as much as you’re sure to love the Civic, you’ll love our prices even more. Come see us at Venice Honda today and see how much you can save on your ultimate compact car!