In the new Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, we have two cars that consumers are frequently conflicted over. Not only do the two cars fit into the same category, but they also share many of the same features and handle similarly. The fact is, both sedans are extremely nice vehicles, which makes choosing one over the other quite difficult. The good news is that there are some differences between the Civic and Corolla that may sway you to become a Honda fanatic.


Civic vs. Corolla: Power

You don't want to ever find yourself in a position where your vehicle can’t get you up a hill or merge into the left lane. While it's true that both the Civic and Corolla have dependable engines, the Civic has just a bit more juice. The Civic's 1.5L I4 Turbo engine delivers 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, while the Corolla's 1.8L I4 engine is only capable of producing 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. The extra power not only makes traveling around Springfield, MO, easier, but it also means you'll have no trouble driving the Civic when you go on vacation in the mountains.

Civic vs. Corolla: Safety

Both Honda and Toyota enjoy a long tradition of manufacturing very safe sedans. The Corolla and the Civic always perform well in safety tests and are consistently awarded four- and five-star overall safety ratings—and that tradition continues with the 2019 Civic and Corolla. When you get behind the wheel of either the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla, you can rest assured you're protected in the event of an accident.

After extensive testing, the NHSTA awarded the 2019 Honda Civic with a perfect 5-star safety rating in every single collision test, making the new Civic one of the safest cars in America. The 2019 Honda Civic is outfitted with the following Honda Sensing and safety features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Assist
  • Collision Mitigating Braking
  • Road Departure Sensing
  • Blind Spot Alert System
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lights

While the 2019 Toyota Corolla performed well in the NHSTA collision tests – it earned an overall 5-star safety rating, as well -- the vehicle only received a 4-star safety rating in both the frontal crash and rollover crash. 


Civic vs. Corolla: Interior

The hatchback version of the 2019 Honda Civic is a step above what you'll get from the Corolla. Not only is the 25.8 cubic feet of space a bit bigger than what you'll find in the Corolla, but long-legged passengers also find that the extra 6 inches of legroom found in the Civic's backseat makes long trips more pleasant than they would be in the smaller Corolla.

Most drivers find the Civic’s layout more pleasing, as well. Its interior is full of nooks and pockets that provide a great deal of additional storage, and owners prefer the way the Civic's center console is set up compared to that of the Corolla. Both cars come with similar special features which include a nice infotainment center, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and more.

Shop Honda Civic Cars in Joplin, MO

While both the Corolla and Civic are nice cars, when push comes to shove, the Civic provides you with a better driving experience and will keep you better protected in the event of an accident. Plus, choosing the Civic means you'll enjoy having a great looking car parked in your driveway! Can’t beat that….

If you’re looking to lease or finance a 2019 Civic in Joplin or Neosho, MO, take a gander at the available Civic models for sale at Roper Honda. As one of the top car dealers in Joplin, Roper Honda offers competitive pricing on the most popular new cars for sale, including the Civic, Accord, and Honda Fit. Contact our sales team at (417) 625-0800 to schedule a test drive, or simply visit our dealership at 902 N Rangeline Rd in Joplin, Missouri.



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