Toyota’s rivalry with Honda is a long and winding tale that stretches through the generations. Many model types and builds have found and lost their hold over the automotive industry, but year after year, two vehicles continue to reign supreme – the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. Each of these sedans are the unparalleled stars of the compact class, and they continually outdo themselves with every new iteration, setting new, higher bars to reach for in terms of tech innovation, performance capacity and so much more. So, which one is best for you in 2019?
Our Toyota Palo Alto team wants to help you answer that question today – we’ve put some research together that details what the Corolla and Civic have in store, and we invite you to check them out with us as you continue on your hunt for the perfect compact sedan!
|2019 Toyota Corolla||vs||2019 Honda Civic|
|1.8-liter Inline 4 / 140 horsepower & 128 pound-feet||Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output||1.5-liter Inline 4 / 158 horsepower & 138 pound-feet|
|30 mpg city / 42 mpg highway||City and Highway Fuel Economy||32 mpg city / 42 mpg highway|
|5 Star||NHTSA Safety Rating||5 Star|
Nobody would debate that at the surface, the 2019 Honda Civic is a fitting challenger (again) to its Corolla counterpart, even besting it in top-end horsepower and matching it in fuel economy. However, for a sportier, roomier and more connected feel behind the wheel, the 2019 Corolla checks off every box. With its steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and available sport mode, the Corolla allows you to hold all of its power firmly in your hands. Plus, with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, the 2019 Corolla can keep you connected in ways that the Civic simply cannot.
Another advantage that the 2019 Toyota Corolla holds over much of its competition is that it’s also available in Hatchback configuration, which allows you even more space to store your belongings. With the same amount of fuel economy and performance, this renders any comparison between the Corolla and Civic a decisive victory in Toyota’s favor.
Don’t just take our word for it – if you’re interested in seeing the Corolla’s full capability for yourself, you’re more than welcome to contact our Toyota Palo Alto sales team as soon as you get the chance. We’re always here to help you find that perfect new Toyota model that tailors to your exact specifications and style!