If you're searching for a dependable sedan, you've probably found yourself comparing the 2021 Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla. While either vehicle is certainly reliable, you want to know which has the capabilities and features to offer a truly exciting drive around Marlton, Mt Laurel, and Cherry Hill, NJ.

Let us at Burns Honda help you decide with this Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla review. We will give you a look at the various performance capabilities, interior amenities, and technology features found in either vehicle, so you can feel confident in your choice.

Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Performance

The available engines of the Honda Civic can offer more power that those you'll find under the hood of the Toyota Corolla. Meaning that if you're looking for exciting on-road performance, you'll find it in Honda cars.

The Civic has a standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower, which is more than the standard 1.8L 4-cylinder engine of the Corolla. The Corolla's engine can only offer up to 139 horsepower.

Additionally, the Civic has an available Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can reach up to 174 horsepower. The most powerful engine in the Corolla-the available 2.0L 4-cylinder engine-can only reach up to 169 horsepower:




Honda Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine

174 HP

162 lb-ft

Toyota 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine

169 HP

151 lb-ft

Additionally, both come standard with CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and have available Paddle Shifters, to give you a little more control over your driving experience. While either can offer a fun ride, the Civic offers more engine output, which will leaving your heart racing every time you get behind the wheel.

Civic vs Corolla: Interior

When you take a seat inside your sedan, you want to be sure you and your passengers are comfortable. That's why these vehicles both have features like the available leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-way power driver's seat, and heated front seats.

However only the Civic has available leather-trimmed seats. The Corolla instead offers a synthetic leather material called SofTex®. Additionally, the Civic lets you share the warmth with your rear passengers through the available heated rear outboard seats.

You'll also have more space to move around inside the Civic. Taller passengers will be able to sit up straighter, thanks to the 39.3 inches of headroom in the front of the Civic than with the 38.3 inches of headroom in the Corolla. no one will be left bumping elbows with these shoulder-room measurements, either:


Civic Shoulder Room

Corolla Shoulder Room

Front Row

57.0 in

54.0 in

Rear Row

55.0 in

51.7 in

You'll even have more space for cargo with 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the Civic vs. 13.1 cubic feet in the Corolla.

2021 Civic vs 2021 Corolla: Technology

Both vehicles come standard with impressive safety systems-the Civic comes with Honda Sensing® and the Corolla has Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0. With either system, you'll have features like:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

If you want to enjoy your music, you could upgrade your vehicle to the available premium audio system. While either has impressive audio quality, the Honda's system includes 10 speakers where the Toyota's only has nine speakers.

2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Toyota Corolla: The Verdict

When you get on those Marlton, Mt Laurel, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, roads, which sedan do you want on your side? Either is capable and dependable, but the Honda Civic has slightly more power under the hood, space in the cabin, and technology for you to enjoy.

Visit our showroom at Burns Honda and test drive the 2021 Honda Civic today!


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