Civic vs. Corolla
2017 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla
The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan and the 2017 Toyota Corolla are both exciting and well designed small cars. Either one might meet your needs if you’re shopping for a small sedan in the Milwaukee area, but if you’re looking for the better car, you should read on to find out how they actually compare side by side.
Both of these models offer exceptional efficiency that puts them near the top of their class. There is a clear winner between them, however:
- The Toyota Corolla in LE Eco is the most efficient version, and it rates at up to 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway in EPA estimates with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission.*
- The Honda Civic Sedan earns up to 32 mpg city/42 mpg highway based on EPA estimates with the CVT, a 1.5L four-cylinder turbocharged engine, and standard front-wheel drive.* The base engine with CVT and front-wheel drive earns an EPA estimate of up to 31 mpg city/40 mpg highway.*
The story is the same when it comes to performance:
- The Toyota Corolla creates 132 hp in most trims and 140 hp in the LE Eco trim level. All models make 128 lb-ft of torque.
- The Honda Civic Sedan with a base 2.0L four-cylinder engine makes 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. With an optional 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it makes 174 hp and either 162 or 167 lb-ft of torque depending on the trim.
It’s easy to see that the Civic pulls away from the Corolla in terms of performance. That extra horsepower will come in handy when you’re cruising down I-90 near Elgin.
The Civic also offers more space in the trunk:
- All trim levels of the Toyota Corolla offer 13 cubic feet of luggage space in the trunk.
- The Honda Civic Sedan will fit up to 15.1 cubic feet of cargo in the trunk in all trims except the Touring, which has 14.7 cubic feet of space.