When looking for the right car for you, there are many to choose from. The Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla both have updated and accessible features that make them ideal sedans. However, when compared, the 2017 Honda Civic has even more to offer you.
This midsize car offers great standard features on all trim levels, plus a thrilling yet practical performance. Not only is the 2017 Honda Civic available in multiple trims levels; it is also available as a coupe, sedan, or five-door ride.
The 2017 Civic promises a hands-on driver experience with manual transmissions and impressive engine options. A standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder gives the 2017 Civic its solid performance. For those who want more from their car, a 1.5-liter turbo engine paired with six-speed manual transmission promises a maximum of 174 horsepower, a reliable performance by the hatchback model.
Every model of the 2017 Honda Civic is equipped with thoughtful features like speed-sensitive volume control and automatic climate control. These make your ride more pleasant while keeping your attention on the road. The available smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will quickly become a convenience you won’t want to live without. The Honda Sensing safety suite with features like the lane keeping assist system is available on all trim levels. It’s the combination of performance, technology, and a variety that makes the 2017 Honda Civic such a popular choice.
When shopping for a small sedan, you have a lot of choices. Two of the most popular choices all around the world are the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla. We’ll take a look at the two and show you why the clear choice is the 2016 Honda Civic.
2016 Honda Civic
The Honda Civic is all-new for 2016 and features a stunning exterior design, turbocharged power, and a spacious interior filled with technology. If you’ve ever passed over the Honda Civic before, now is the time to take a new look.
Power and Efficiency
Depending on the trim level, the 2016 Civic comes with a choice of two engines. The base engine is a 2.0-liter four cylinder rated at 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. It can be had with either a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). This engine is EPA-rated at 35 mpg combined with the CVT.
A step up in power is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that pumps at 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a CVT and can reach 60 mph in about 6.7 seconds, which makes it one of the fastest cars in its segment. This engine gets an EPA-estimated 35 mpg.
Honda takes safety seriously and this is clearly shown in the new Civic. It comes standard with stability control, airbags, a rearview camera, and on the EX trim and above a right-side blind spot camera, and the HondaLink system, which can automatically call for help during a crash.
With the available active safety features, the 2016 Honda Civic earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ recommendation.
2016 Toyota Corolla
The 2016 Toyota Corolla is a solid choice when you want something you can rely on and delivers all the basic features you want in a car. However, it leaves a lot to be desired if you want excitement from your car. Here are some highlights on the 2016 Toyota Corolla:
Power and Efficiency
The base engine is a 1.8-liter four cylinder that comes in two forms. The LE Eco trim’s engine clocks in at 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft or torque. On all other trims, the engine is rated at 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. Depending on which transmission you choose (manual or CVT) and which trim you choose, the Corolla’s efficiency ranges from an EPA-estimated 31 mpg combined to 35 mpg combined.
Standard safety features on the 2016 Corolla include stability and traction control along with airbags and a rearview camera (except L trim). It does not offer any advanced crash avoidance technologies and does not earn top marks in all crash tests.
Honda vs. Corolla
In the end, if you want a car with standout styling, excellent power matched with efficiency, and safety features you can count on, there is no better choice than the 2016 Honda Civic. If you’re ready to take the all-new Civic out for a test drive, give us a call today at Don Wessel Honda.
*27 city/40 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 6MT model. 31 city/41 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2016 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.