2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla

This is a very exciting time for the Honda Civic as a platform. Not only is the Civic just one year removed from a redesign, but the automaker has introduced two performance-geared trims as well as a hatchback model. For the current model year, a high-level comparison of the 2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla shows how wide the gap has become between the two longtime rivals. Looking directly at the Civic and Corolla, a few points become abundantly clear. The 2017 Civic offers better performance than the Corolla; has more advanced smartphone integration technology and, of course, has several different body styles available. Fuel economy scores* for the 2017 Civic are more favorable than those recorded by the Corolla.

The sheer volume of options available for the 2017 Civic simply overshadows what is offered with the 2017 Corolla. West County Honda shoppers can choose among the six trims in the Civic sedan, LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring and Si. Buyers wanting the great features of the current Civic but in hatchback form can pick the Sport, Sport Touring and Type R. Hatchback versions of the Honda Civic will be discussed in upcoming additions to the West County Honda research tools. From a technology standpoint, the 2017 Civic has taken a major leap to surpass the integration features found in its Corolla competitor. Drivers will smartphones can use those apps with the upgraded Display Audio infotainment system.

2017 Honda Civic 2017 Toyota Corolla
2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.8-L, 4-Cyl.
158/138 Horsepower/Torque 140/126
Six-speed manual Transmission CVT
31/40* Fuel Economy 27/35

Civic vs. Corolla: Performance specs

From a performance perspective, the 2017 Honda Civic sedan overwhelms the current Toyota Corolla, this is especially clear when looking at the base version of the Civic. Under the hood of the 2017 Civic LX is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. For more performance, the 2017 Civic can also be outfitted with a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 174 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque and is available on EX-T versions of the sedan model. In comparison, the only engine that is available with the 2017 Corolla is a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder with a peak power output of just over 130 horsepower. 

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


The 2017 Honda Civic sedan is just one of the body styles available
The 2017 Civic is just one year removed from a redesign

The 2017 Civic has more advanced technology than the 2017 Corolla
Some trims of the 2017 Civic allow the back seat to fold down for more cargo space

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