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Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla

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Civic Faces Off with Corolla and Comes Out On Top

There's no denying that these two compact sedans are the giants of their class. Topping sales volume results year after year, the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla rule the road as economical, fuel-efficient, quality-built sedans that have loyal followings. But can the Corolla stand up to the Civic when going head-to-head on a full range of feature and specification comparisons? DCH Academy Honda already has a favorite, and numbers and list of standard and optional features back it up. Let's take a closer look at why Old Bridge Honda Civic shoppers should make the choice over Corolla.

Critics' Choice and Yours Too

U.S. News & World Report Automotive editors are renowned for their comprehensive reporting and annual testing of new model year automobile releases. Scoring parameters are based on Performance, Interior, Safety and Reliability factors, with Overall scores and Critics' Ratings assessing the victor. Civic bested Corolla in 5 of the 6 categories, most convincingly in the Critics' Rating with a score of 9.6/10 compared to the Corolla's 7.5/10. Performance and Interior features were clearly superior and Civic's Safety features earned a perfect 10/10 score. Civic is also recognized as the 2019 Edmunds Buyers Most Wanted vehicle and Kelley Blue Book's 2019 Best Buy Compact Car.

Power & Performance

The Honda Civic's agressive exterior lines and bold styling aren't just for show. Its 2.0L I-4 engine pumps out an impressive 158 horsepower @ 6500 rpm with 138 lb-ft torque at 4200 rpm compared to the Corolla's 1.8L engine producing 139 horsepower with 126 lb-ft torque, giving you the confidence to accelerate quickly on the interstate and the responsiveness to command the local streets around Old Bridge with authority of superior power.

More Room - More Better

Interior comfort, clearance and volume are a concern when considering which compact car will offer the most inviting cabin space. The 2020 Honda Civic provides more interior volume in several key areas including Head Room, Shoulder Room and Leg Room. And when it comes to stowing cargo in the trunk, a full 2 cubic foot advantage over Corolla goes a long way in making the choice clear that Civic is the better choice.

Test Drive the 2020 Honda Civic at DCH Academy Honda

When you've done your research, compiled the numbers and seen how the Civic blows away the competition, make the trip to Old Bridge and visit DCH Academy Honda and let our friendly Honda Client Advisors show you the Civic's features in person. Nothing compares to a test drive on the scenic roads around our NJ Honda Dealership in a 2020 Civic and we are confident that you'll make DCH Academy Honda your preferred Honda dealership and the Civic will be your new favorite ride!

Schedule a 2020 Civic Test Drive at DCH Academy Honda

Check the specs below and get the facts on how Civic beats out Corolla!

2020 Honda Civic Sedan
2020 Civic LX CVT
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan
2020 Corolla L CVT
U.S. News Ratings
8.5/10 Overall 8.2/10
9.6/10 Critics Rating 7.5/10
8.7/10 Performance 7.1/10
7.7/10 Interior 7.0/10
10/10 Safety 9.8/10
2.0L I-4 Displacement 1.8L I-4
158 @ 6500 Horsepower 139 @ 6900
138 @ 4200 Torque 126 @ 3900
Standard Keyless Entry Not Available
Standard Alarm Not Available
Optional Fog Lamps Not Available
Optional Remote Engine Start Not Available
Optional Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Not Available
39.3 Front Head Room (in.) 38.3
57 Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54
37.4 Second Leg Room (in.) 34.8
55 Second Shoulder Room (in.) 51.7
15.1 Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.1