When drivers in the Indio, La Quinta, Catherdral City, Coachella, or Palm Springs, CA areas are shopping for an efficient and capable sedan, the 2023 Honda Civic and the 2023 Toyota Corolla often come to mind. Both models are popular vehicles with a reputation for reliability. However, which one offers more of what drivers need?
To find out, the team at Unicars Honda has put these two sedans side by side in a Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla comparison. Read on and contact us with any questions!
If you want a sedan that maximizes efficiency, you’ll probably be happy with either the Civic or the Corolla. With their standard powertrains, their EPA-estimated fuel economies vary only slightly. This is thanks to the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that comes standard in both sedans.
The biggest difference, though, is the amount of power that their engines produce. Both models come standard as front-wheel drive and with a 4-cylinder engine .
- Honda Civic: 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque
- Toyota Corolla: 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque
The Honda Civic also has an available 1.5L turbocharged engine that puts out 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque , which is more than the Corolla’s engine. The Corolla does make a hybrid variation available, but that generates just 138 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque.
Wherever the road may lead, you’ll have plenty of safety features in either sedan to help you get there safely. In fact, both the Honda and the Toyota models come standard with a full suite of safety features.
These similar safety features include brand-specific versions of the following:
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
- Forward Collision Warning
- Road Departure Mitigation System
- Auto High-Beam Headlights
Giving you extra help while commuting on the highway, the Civic comes with standard Traffic Jam Assist . This feature provides a more natural brake and steering feel as well as instant reactions when you need to slow down quickly, helping you experience a safer and more relaxing drive to work. Unfortunately, the Toyota Corolla doesn’t offer a similar helpful feature.
Since you spend a lot of time behind the wheel, comfort is key. So, whether you’re flying solo during the morning commute or going out with friends in the evening, you’ll want to be comfortable.
The Civic supplies 99 cubic feet of passenger volume , compared to the 88.6 cubic feet in the Corolla. When you get behind the wheel of the Honda Civic or the Toyota Corolla, feel free to stretch out with 42.3 inches of front-row legroom in the Civic and 42 inches in the Corolla.
As for front-row headroom, you can sit tall in either car. However, you’ll get an extra inch of space in the Civic:
- Honda Civic Front Headroom: 39.3 inches
- Toyota Corolla Front Headroom: 38.3 inches
When you pack up for a weekend getaway or head home from the grocery store, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of trunk space. Going by the numbers, the Honda Civic lets you load in a bit more:
- Honda Civic Cargo Volume: 14.8 cubic feet
- Toyota Corolla Cargo Volume: 13.1 cubic feet
That extra room in the Civic could be the difference between fitting in an extra bag or a larger piece of gear—and leaving it at home.
The team at Unicars Honda has compared the 2023 Honda Civic vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla and found the 2023 Civic offers more power, additional safety features, and extra room for drivers around Indio, La Quinta, Catherdral City, Coachella, or Palm Springs, CA. If you want to try it out for yourself, pay us a visit and we’ll have you get behind the wheel for a test drive.
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