For anyone researching new compact cars, two models dominate the discussion. These are the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla. Both are among the most popular cars sold in the Kansas City, MO area, so how do you decide which to buy? Our team has put together this head-to-head comparison to make it easier to find which is the best compact car for sale right now.
2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla: Performance
The 2017 Honda Civic is available with two engines. The Civic LX and EX editions have a 2.0L I4 engine, while the higher trims of the Civic have a 1.5L turbocharged I4 engine that generates more horsepower and is more efficient. Since the Toyota Corolla has only a single engine option, we’ve compared it with the base model 2017 Honda Civic engine.
So which will drivers prefer? The numbers speak for themselves. Plus, the Honda Civic is just more fun to drive. Take a test drive to see what we mean.
2017 Honda Civic
2017 Toyota Corolla
*31 MPG City/40 MPG highway
*28 MPG City/36 MPG Highway
2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla: Safety
Both the 2017 Honda Civic and 2017 Toyota Corolla received all top scores in crash safety and front crash prevention tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). However, the 2017 Honda Civic sedan got perfect scores in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash safety tests as well. The 2017 Toyota Corolla did not perform as well in frontal and rollover crash tests.
It is also worth noting that the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technology includes more features than the Toyota Safety Sense™ suite of safety technology. For example, the 2017 Honda Civic with Honda Sensing® includes road departure mitigation and a camera built into the side mirrors to assist with lane changing. These features are not available on the Toyota Corolla.
2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla: Interior Design
Although the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are both generous with passenger space, especially in the back seat, we think you’ll find the cabin of the 2017 Honda Civic is the more comfortable of the two. Additionally, we prefer the dashboard layout of the Honda Civic. Check out some of the design aspects that differ between the two below:
The 2017 Civic is available with dual-zone climate control, but the Toyota Corolla is not.
The Honda Civic is available with genuine leather-trimmed seats, while the Toyota Corolla upgrades from cloth to synthetic leather.
Both models are available with heated front seats, but the 2017 Civic is also available with heated rear seats.
The 2017 Honda Civic has 15.1 cu. ft. of cargo space in the trunk, while the 2017 Toyota Corolla has 13 cu. ft.
Both models get touchscreen infotainment, but only the Honda Civic features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.
Come Test Drive The 2017 Honda Civic in Kansas City, MO
It’s pretty clear that the 2017 Honda Civic is the all-around better vehicle. If you are going to purchase a new compact car this year, it should be the 2017 Honda Civic. You can test drive it today at Honda of Tiffany Springs.
Do you have questions about the 2017 Honda Civic or about our dealership? Call (866) 205-1181.
*28 city / 40 highway/ 32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city / 40 highway / 34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city / 42 highway / 35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city / 42 highway / 36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2017 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.