Compare 2018 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic

Specs at a Glance

2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Toyota Corolla

Fuel Capacity

  13.2 gal.

Rear Leg Room

  41.4 in.


2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

Fuel Capacity

  12.4 gal.

Rear Leg Room

  37.4 in.

2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2018 Honda Civic

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The modern compact car segment has grown tremendously. Compacts are a favorite for first-time car buyers, young families, and new couples. Due to the large market base manufacturers have upped their game in this crucial segment. Toyota and Honda are among the key competitors in this segment. Toyota has the new Corolla for 2018 while Honda has the new 2018 Civic. We compare these two offerings from both manufacturers. Both these cars are favorites in the compact segment but which of the two is better value for money while being an all-rounder?

Engine Size, Fuel Consumption and Speed

The Corolla comes with a 1800cc engine mated to a seven-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) with steering wheel mounted paddle shifts. The Civic gets a 2000cc engine and an optional continuously variable transmission. The Corolla's smaller engine ensures that it has a better fuel economy than the Civic. The additional paddle shifts and simulated gear ratios help the Corolla to be a better drivers' car. The paddle shifts help one to drive the Corolla in manual mode while having both hands on the steering wheel. The Corolla also has a larger fuel tank than the Civic. The large fuel tank plus its impressively low fuel consumption helps the Corolla go further than the Civic between fuel stops.

Standard Vehicle Options

Standard equipment plays a big role while buying any vehicle. Here the Corolla once again beats the Civic. Base model Corollas come with a lot of standard features found only in the higher trim Civics. The base Corolla sports beautiful daytime running lights that make it not only a beauty to behold but are also a safety feature visibility wise. Adaptive cruise control is also standard on the Corolla enabling it to maintain a steady distance from the vehicle in front. The system reduces speed as the car gets closer to another car and resumes speed once the other car goes faster. Lane departure warning comes as standard on the Corolla. The system helps the driver keep to his lane at all times ensuring better road safety. The base Civic misses out on all these systems and features making the Toyota more value for money and most importantly the safer of the two.

Comfort

Toyota has not skimped on interior space as well. The Toyota boasts of up to 40 inches of rear legroom depending on the placement of the front seats which is more than the Honda offers. This configuration makes the Corolla easily haul five passengers without compromising on comfort. Space in the Corolla makes it perfect for carpooling and those long road trips with friends. With the impressive legroom, one may assume that the Corolla compromises on boot space but it doesn't. The Corolla also beats the Honda in interior headroom making the Toyota more airily and a much better all-rounder.

We may conclusively say the Corolla beats the Civic in crucial areas in the compact segment. The Corolla is more frugal yet more spacious and better adorned than a similar Civic. In this war of the compacts, we put our money on the new Toyota Corolla for 2018. Don't take our word for it, visit our showroom and personally experience than new Toyota and be the judge.


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