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Comparison: 2019 Toyota Corolla vs. 2019 Honda Civic

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If you are in the market for a sedan, the 2019 Toyota Corolla and 2019 Honda Civic are most likely at the top of your list. But make no mistake, when compared side-to-side, the Corolla comes out on top.


2019 Toyota Corolla

The 2019 Toyota Corolla comes standard with a CVT transmission and 1.8-liter inline-4 engine producing 132 horsepower. The EPA estimated fuel economy to be 27 MPG city, 35 MPG highway, and 31 MPG combined. The LE Eco Corolla produces 140 horsepower, using a more fuel efficient engine that receives an EPA estimated 30 MPG city, 40 MPG highway and 35 MPG combined.

2019 Honda Civic

The 2019 Honda Civic comes standard with a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine paired to a 6-speed CVT transmission, making 158 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. There is an option for a 1.5-liter turbo four, which makes 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. These models haven’t released so there are no EPA estimates available on fuel efficiency.

Features & Safety

2019 Toyota Corolla

The Corolla Sedan has many trims to choose from: L, LE, LE Eco, XLE, SE, SE 6MT, XLE and XSE. The LE model includes LED headlights, 16-inch steel wheels, automatic climate control, a 6.1 inch multimedia touchscreen, rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, and Toyota Safety Sense.

The XSE is the highest trim and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, 7.0-inch multimedia screen, SiriusXM satellite radio, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, Sport mode, and the Toyota Safety Sense.

Toyota Safety Sense is a suite of safety features that comes standard on all Corolla trims. It equips you with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control.

2019 Honda Civic

The 2019 Honda Civic has standard features that include a 5.0-inch infotainment screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and keyless entry. Other available features include LED headlights, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, USB ports, built-in navigation, upgraded audio system, and power-operated front seats.

The 2019 Honda Civic includes Honda Sensing safety standard on all models. This safety package includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and road departure mitigation. An available safety option on higher trims is Honda’s LaneWatch system.


2019 Toyota Corolla

Starting at $18,700 MSRP*

2019 Honda Civic

Starting at $19,450 MSRP

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $920 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius v, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1045 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,395 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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