With the 2019 model just on the horizon, buyers in the compact sedan segment will have a whole new group of cars to consider when it comes to deciding which one to drive home. Though the new model year doesn’t always bring major changes, there are some subtle changes that can influence your decision, and we’re here to help you make that decision by comparing the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan vs the 2019 Toyota Corolla.
As you can tell from the chart below, one of the major differences is in the area of fuel efficiency. The 2019 Civic Sedan LX when equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission is capable of up to 30 city, 38 highway and 33 combined mpg, edging out the Toyota Corolla L.* It should also be noted that the LX trim is the entry level trim for the 2019 Civic Sedan and the L model is the entry level trim for the 2019 Corolla.
2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX
2019 Toyota Corolla L
|Up to 30 city/38 hwy/33 combined with CVT*||MPG||Up to 28 city/36 hwy/32 combined|
|15.1 cubic feet||Cargo Capacity||13.0 cubic feet|
|158 hp, 138 lb-ft of torque||Engine Specs||132 hp, 128 lb-ft of torque|
|Standard||Forward Collision Warning System||Not available|
Now you might expect the Corolla to make up for this with excellent engine power, but that isn’t the case here. It only produces 132 horsepower from that standard power plant, and meanwhile, the Civic Sedan cranks out a fairly impressive 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque from its standard engine.
The last thing we’ll touch on is safety, and this is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Advanced safety technologies are becoming more and more common these days, and the Civic Sedan is proof of that. For 2019, the model comes standard with features like Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Road Departure Mitigation. You may find some advanced safety and driver assistance technologies standard on the Corolla, but not all the ones listed for the Civic.
We think the data does enough of the talking for this comparison between the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan vs the 2019 Toyota Corolla, so now it’s time for you to get behind the wheel. Though we are still waiting for the 2019 model to arrive at dealerships, contact us at Hilton Head Honda so that you can stay updated on its availability.
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.