The 2019 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic

Are you looking for the right midsize sedan that comes with a ton of great features? Then you’ll love the two cars that most drivers near San Diego, Pacific Beach, and El Cajon are talking about: The Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic.

These two cars are wildly popular thanks to their power, performance, and amazing features—but which one reigns supreme? Our team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego took both cars for test drives to find out which one is right for you. Check out our 2019 Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic comparison review for more information!

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Corolla vs Civic: Performance & Efficiency

Both the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic are fuel-efficient, powerful sedans. The Toyota Corolla comes with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Intelligence and Shift Mode for a smooth and powerful ride. As if that’s not enough, the CVT also helps maintain fuel efficiency.

The Civic, meanwhile, can’t quite match up to the smooth ride of the Corolla. The transmission is less intuitive than its Toyota counterpart, and the overall ride is not as smooth. The CVT is only available as an addition to the car and does not come standard.

Audio Entertainment & Connectivity

When it comes to the amenities of these sedans, the two cars couldn’t be more different. The 2019 Toyota Corolla has the Entune™ Audio Plus, with a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen and Siri® Eyes Free. It’s equipped with advanced voice recognition and syncs up with your Bluetooth® wireless technology so you can stream all your favorite podcasts and music for a fun and entertaining ride.

The 2019 Honda Civic entertainment features are somewhat less noteworthy. It has a 5-inch touchscreen with available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, although that does not come standard. Its interface is less intuitive than the Toyota Corolla and does not offer Siri® Eyes Free, which can prove frustrating for some drivers.

Overall, it just can’t match up in terms of entertainment options. The Corolla is a better choice for those who want to stay entertained no matter how long the drive ahead of them is.

Toyota vs Honda: Driver Assistive Technology

Safety and convenience are key when driving, and the 2019 Toyota Corolla more than delivers on this front. The Toyota Corolla comes with Toyota Safety Sense™ P, a comprehensive system designed to help keep drivers safe on the road.

Toyota Safety Sense™ P comes with a host of features, including a Pre-Collision System that helps reduce speed and apply brakes in the case of an oncoming collision. It lets the driver stay in control no matter what the driving conditions may be, while also helping lessen or avoid severe impact all together.

The safety features of the Honda Civic are pretty standard in comparison. While it offers its own version of a Pre-Collision System in the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, it does not come standard with automatic high beams and is far less intuitive and user-friendly than its Toyota counterpart.

The Honda Civic also comes with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines, which can be helpful when backing up while parking. However, its features don’t match up to the options offered by the Toyota Corolla and the added security of Toyota Safety Sense™ P.

While driver-assistant safety features are there to be your partner out on the road, they’re never an excuse for distracted driving, and you should always pay your full attention to the road ahead of you.

Corolla vs Civic Trim Levels

The 2019 Civic and 2019 Corolla come in a variety of trim levels featuring different body styles. Both of these vehicles provide you with the choice to choose either a classic sedan or a hatchback. With the Corolla they keep it simple and offer 11 trim levels to choose from, the Civic on the other hand, provides many more trim levels, which can make it confusing to figure out which one is the right choice for you.

Another thing the Corolla offers that the Civic doesn’t, is an ECO trim level option. With a Corolla LE ECO CVT, or Corolla LE ECO Premium CVT, you’ll have a higher fuel-economy rating than you would in a Civic. This means you’ll be spending less time at the gas pump and more time on the road. ECO trim levels are also better for the environment, which is another bonus.

Corolla vs Civic Safety Interior Comfort and Dimensions

When it comes to finding the right car for you, it’s important that you find one with enough space for all your passengers and cargo. Here we’ll look into the dimensions and capacity space offered within each of the vehicles.

When it comes to first row legroom, the Corolla and the Civic are pretty well matched up, because they both offer 42.3 inches. In the second row you’ll start to notice a huge difference, as the Corolla provides 41.4 inches of second row legroom, while the Civic offers only 37.4 inches. This means backseat passengers in the Corolla will have much more room to stretch out, and ultimately be much more comfortable than they would in the Civic.

When it comes to the cargo area, tie-downs come standard in the Corolla, while in the Civic, they’re just available as an add-on accessory. Tie-downs are crucial when it comes to securely transporting any large or fragile objects, giving the Corolla an advantage.

Corolla vs Civic Safety

The Corolla comes in at 2,840 lbs. while the Civic comes in at 2,771 lbs. This means the Corolla has more material to protect you in the event of an accident.

2019 Toyota Corolla vs Civic: The Winner

The winner is clear: When it comes to safety, power, convenience, and features, the Corolla has far more to offer than the Civic. Now that you’ve read about all the advantages this powerful vehicle has to offer, it’s time to try it out for yourself!

Head on over to Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego and schedule a test drive today. Whether you’re near San Diego, Pacific Beach, or El Cajon , you’ll love what our dealership has to offer you!