2018 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic

On the hunt for a compact car that combines power with advanced technology and safety features? Luckily, there's not one, but two vehicles that can fill these shoes. Still, how can you know for sure whether the 2018 Toyota Corolla or the 2017 Honda Civic is better for you?

For our shoppers near Bloomington, Decatur, and Peoria, Sam Leman Toyota has put together this comparison to highlight the best features in these vehicles.


Corolla vs Civic: Entertainment

Both the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic come standard with infotainment centers and touchscreen displays that will amp up every ride you take. The 2018 Corolla comes standard with a 6.1-inch touchscreen as part of the Entune™ Audio Multimedia Bundle, while the 2017 Civic comes standard with a 5-inch display.

The 2018 Corolla's infotainment bundle includes a variety of elements, including a CD player, MP3 capability, an aux audio jack, Bluetooth® compatibility, voice recognition, and a 6-speaker surround sound system. Use voice commands to access music streaming and phone call capabilities without ever taking your phone out of your pocket or your hands off the wheel.

In the 2017 Civic, you'll have standard access to some of these Bluetooth® capabilities, as well as a 4-speaker audio system. However, you'll have to upgrade for voice recognition.

Space and Convenience

While entertainment is important to consider, so are spaciousness and convenience. Both the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic deliver.

In terms of space, the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic offer 42.3 inches of front seat legroom. Additionally, the Toyota Corolla has an astounding 41.4 inches of rear legroom, so no matter where your tall friends sit, they'll be comfortable. Comparatively, the Honda Civic has 37.4 inches of rear legroom.

Automatic climate control systems, which appear in both the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic, eliminate the hassle of finding a comfortable temperature while you're trying to drive. However, you'll find it in just two of the Honda Civic's five trim levels, while five out of six of the Toyota Corolla's trim levels come standard with it.

Other standard features in the Toyota Corolla include a programmable garage-door opener and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which uses sensors to monitor your car's surroundings and adjust you're cruise control speed based on how fast the vehicles around you are moving.  

Corolla vs Civic: Safety

Both the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Honda Civic come standardly equipped with Tire Pressure Monitor Systems and Hill Start Assist Control, which acts preemptively to prevent potential problems like flat tires and bumper collisions when parking on inclines.

These two vehicles also come with advanced safety systems. The Toyota Corolla is standardly equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), and the Honda Civic has the available Honda Sensing® in its upper trim levels.

Toyota Safety Sense™ P comes with many features, including Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and Automatic High Beams. To compare, you can only enjoy two of these features in the available Honda Sensing® System.

Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic: The Verdict

As we've seen in this comparison, both the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Honda Civic come through in categories such as entertainment, convenience, and safety. However, our team at Sam Leman Toyota believe drivers near Bloomington, Decatur, and Peoria will appreciate the Toyota Corolla's large touchscreen display, enhanced convenience, and standard Toyota Safety System™ P.

Now that you have all the information you need to move forward, it's time to experience the 2018 Toyota Corolla for yourself. Give us a call today to schedule a test drive!

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