Honda Civic

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla


Toyota Corolla

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Honda Civic versus 2017 Toyota Corolla: Who Comes Out on Top?

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla have both been incredibly popular vehicles across the world for a number of years. Each of them are well-built cars that have earned a worldwide reputation for quality, dependability and reliability. When it comes to a side-by-side comparison, however, you might be wondering which comes out on top. We did the research/work for you and have come up with the answer to that question.

More Value | More Power | More Room

2017 Honda Civic 2017 Toyota Corolla
Residual Value
After 3 yrs
52% 50%
Horsepower 158 140
Cargo Volume
(Cu. Ft.)
15.1 13

Civic vs. Corolla Exterior

Over the years, both Honda and Toyota have transformed the Civic and Corolla from both being known for having a value priced and conservatively styled offerings into something more closely resembling sporty vehicles. Civic and Corolla also now come standard with the latest exterior lighting technology and stylish wheel options. The Corolla, however, last underwent a complete redesign in 2014. Honda launched an all-new, completely redesigned Civic in 2016. That gives the Civic a slightly more modern look on the outside, and pulls it ahead of the Corolla in the exterior department. EXTERIOR WINNER: CIVIC.

Civic vs. Corolla Interior

The interior of both of these models comfortably seats five and standard equipment is plentiful. The Civic, however, offers more passenger head room and provides more cargo volume than the Corolla. Honda also offers the option of rear heated seats on the Civic while Toyota hasn’t made this feature available on the Corolla. This one was easy to call. INTERIOR WINNER: CIVIC.

Honda Civic

Honda Civic Cupholders Honda Civic Interior Honda Civic Trunk Space

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla Cupholders Toyota Corolla Interior Toyota Corolla Trunk Space

Civic vs. Corolla Technology

When it comes to infotainment and safety technology in the Corolla and Civic, it’s a bit harder to call a winner. The Corolla comes with more standard tech equipment than the Civic, but Civic offers Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration. Toyota doesn’t provide these systems with the Corolla. Both vehicles top the safety ranking charts and each manufacturer offers a laundry list of safety technology features including rear backup camera, lane departure warning, rear parking alert systems and much more. With all that in mind, we’re calling this segment comparison a push between the vehicles. TECHNOLOGY WINNER: TIE.

Honda Civic

Honda Civic Technology Features Honda Civic Safety Features

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla Technology Features Toyota Corolla Safety Features

2017 Civic vs. 2017 Corolla: The Verdict

The Civic and Corolla continue to garner automotive awards every year and it’s easy to see why. Both of these five-passenger compact vehicles bring a lot to the table. When compared head to head, however, the 2017 Honda Civic easily surpasses Corolla as the better overall value. Toyota loyalists will undoubtedly point to Corolla’s lower price point as a point of contention when evaluating our results. That’s a fair point, but it’s important to consider a mitigating factor. As you move up the model trim ladder and add popular equipment packages to both vehicles, the price discrepancy begins to disappear. That means when you buy a Civic or Corolla with the typical options and features most consumers get – they are priced in the same neighborhood. OVERALL WINNER: CIVIC.

Where to Buy the 2017 Honda Civic in Birmingham, AL

Now’s a great time to test drive a new Civic at Brannon Honda. Just contact us and we can arrange for the vehicle to be ready when you arrive at our dealership located at 300 Gadsden Highway Birmingham, AL 35235. Brannon Honda has been providing award winning sales and service for Honda owners in the Hoover, Vestavia Hills and Alabaster areas for many years. Stop by our dealership today and get the new Honda or used vehicle you want at some of our lowest prices of the year.

Residual value, horsepower and combined (Highway/City) MPG information based on published documentation. 2017 Honda Civic Sedan LX MT versus 2017 Toyota Corolla L CVT.

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Phone: (205) 379-8819

300 Gadsden Hwy Birmingham, AL
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