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2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Toyota Corolla

Vehicle Comparison

Horsepower

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

174

2016 Toyota Corolla

140
EPA Est. Highway MPG

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

31/42

2016 Toyota Corolla

28/37
Seating

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

5

2016 Toyota Corolla

5
Transmission

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

CVT or six-speed manual

2016 Toyota Corolla

CVT or four-speed automatic

2016 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2016 Toyota Corolla

Overview

The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan and the 2016 Toyota Corolla going head to head show that both are fuel efficient, seats five, and offer a variety of high-tech features. That is where the similarities end. The Civic has five trims and eight available colors.  The Corolla comes in ten colors, including two shades of red, and two pigment options of white. 

Advantages of the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan

Which vehicle has the best performing engine?

The Civic has a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Corolla has a 4-cylinder engine at 1.8 liters. The Honda Civic engine is more powerful, producing 158 horsepower with higher trim levels come with a more powerful version of this engine that generates 174 horsepower. Comparatively, the 2016 Toyota Corolla produces 132 horsepower, while higher trim levels offer 140-horsepower.


Who gets better mileage?

The 2016 Honda Civic is more fuel efficient than the 2016 Toyota Corolla. The Civic engine gets up to an EPA-estimated 42 highway mpg and 31 mpg in the city while the Corolla engine gets an EPA-estimated 37 highway mpg and 28 city mpg. The Corolla pairs its engine with a continuously variable transmission. Likewise, the Civic also offers continuously variable transmission. The more affordable Civic LX model has a six-speed manual transmission, whereas the Corolla doesn't offer a manual transmission.


Who gives more bang for the buck?

Which car is better for the price? For the more powerful engine and features, the 2016 Honda Civic starts at $18,640. Regarding MSRP, the less powerful 2016 Toyota Corolla comes in cheaper at $17,320.  The Civic offers more standard features including a multi-angle rearview camera and Honda LaneWatch. The Civic has more cargo room with 15.1 cu. ft. to the Corolla with 13.0. The Civic races from 0-60 MPH in Car and Driver test of 6.8 seconds, whereas the Corolla lagged with 9.7 seconds.


Considering the features and superior performance, the 2016 Honda Civic is a much better overall choice.

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*27 city/40 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 6MT model. 31 city/41 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2016 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.