Dare to Compare – 2018 Honda Civic vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla
If you’re shopping for a new compact car, the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla are two nameplates that you’ve probably already heard of — and with good reason. Both of these efficient, well-made vehicles are longtime bestsellers in the segment. Which one is right for you? Here’s a comparison to help you decide.
The 2018 Honda Civic features much zippier engine options than the 2018 Toyota Corolla. The Civic’s standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque, and its available 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine achieves 174 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the Corolla offers two inferior 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine options. One provides 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque, while the other offers 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque.
While the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Toyota Corolla both achieve high fuel economy ratings, the Civic is even more fuel-efficient than the Corolla. The Civic’s trims offer fuel economy of 32 mpg, 34 mpg, or 36 mpg, depending on the transmission.* Meanwhile, the Corolla’s trims offer fuel economy of 31 mpg and 32 mpg, along with 34 mpg for the LE Eco.**
The 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Toyota Corolla both have overall five-star safety ratings from the NHTSA. However, a closer look at the NHTSA’s breakdown shows that the Civic gets five stars for frontal crash, side crash, and rollover safety. The Corolla only gets four stars for frontal crash and rollover safety.
Passenger and cargo space
A good compact car should provide plenty of room for passengers and cargo, and the 2018 Honda Civic does this more effectively than the 2018 Toyota Corolla. The Civic offers 97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume and 15.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume. The Corolla can’t quite match this, offering only 97.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and 13 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume.
When it comes to engine performance, fuel economy, interior space, and safety ratings, the 2018 Honda Civic is superior to the 2018 Toyota Corolla. To learn more about everything the Civic has to offer or to take one out for a test drive, visit us at Avery Greene Honda.
*Based on 2018 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. **EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.