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Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla

2019 Honda Civic

Are you looking to choose between the Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla? If so, we’re here to help you figure out which car is best for you!

Our team at Selma Honda took both cars for a spin through Fresno, Clovis, and Visalia to see how these two vehicles matched up. While both did very well, only one can be crowned the winner. Read on to see which one stood out from the crowd!

Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Power & Performance

When it comes to power, the Honda Civic is hard to beat. It comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gives drivers 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the 6-speed manual transmission offers seamless comfort and control for a smooth, powerful ride.

In contrast, the Toyota Corolla has a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. Unfortunately, it offers a less impressive power output of 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque.

The Toyota Corolla offers a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which some drivers prefer. However, don’t count out the Honda Civic on this front—it has an available CVT as well, so you can get the best of both worlds!

Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Dimensions

2019 Honda Civic

Everyone will be able to stretch out in serious style inside the Honda Civic. It gives drivers 39.3 inches of headroom, 42.3 inches of legroom, and a whopping 57 inches of shoulder room, ensuring everyone has space to spare—even on long drives.

The Toyota Corolla offers less space, which could prove undesirable for some drivers—or those who appreciate extra room to stretch out. It provides drivers with 38.3 inches of headroom, 42.3 inches of legroom, and only 54.8 inches of shoulder room.

Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Safety

Safety is a big deal at Honda, so it should come as no surprise that the Honda Civic has a ton of amazing safety features for drivers. For starters, the Honda Sensing®technology suite comes with a whole host of great safety options that you’ll love using. 

A standout system is Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, which is great for keeping things safe on the open road. With this system, you can set your desired speed while your vehicle maintains a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. 

By contrast, the Toyota Corolla has Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which provides users with the ability to adjust your speed and maintain a safe distance on the road. While it seems similar, this service relies on the Toyota badge and a camera to provide alerts, which can limit its effectiveness under certain weather conditions.  

Forward Collision Warning is another fantastic safety feature from Honda Sensing®that can alert drivers to a possible front-facing collision. This can be combined with the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, which actually helps your car apply additional braking power to stop when it needs to. The Toyota Corolla has a similar Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, but it operates slightly differently. 

Test Drive the Honda Civic Today

At the end of the day, the Toyota Corolla simply can’t beat the Honda Civic in terms of performance, safety, and style. Ready to see the difference for yourself? Head on over to Selma Honda! Our team will answer all your questions, and we can schedule a test drive so you can feel the power and performance firsthand. 

Whether you’re from Fresno, Clovis, or Visalia, you’re going to love the view from behind the wheel!

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