2012 Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla
WHICH CAR TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HONDA CIVIC AND TOYOTA COROLLA?
Loosely speaking Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla both have pretty much same features and compete for the same target group in the same arena. This makes it difficult for the car enthusiasts to figure out what car they should choose and what not to. But just like, there always is a difference in two varied things, one car is ought to be better than the other and that too depends on the requirements. Speaking of better is a comparison between the two so we have to first know what parameters they are being compared on. Different people give importance to different things when they go for a car. But in this text, we would like to zero down on some of the car features which are generally looked for in a car and compare them for the readers. Below is what we found in our comparison research.
As far as the performance is concerned, Toyota Corolla comes with a 1.8-liter four cylinder engine that can generate 132 hp of maximum power. This is mated to the four speed auto transmission. When we look at the performance of Honda Civic it generates a better power at 140 hp but comes with the similar 1.8-liter four cylinder engine. It wins at the options available for the customer as it gives the choice between 5 speed auto as well as manual transmission. Honda Civic even wins the race when it comes to the fuel efficiency as well. Honda Civic can provide 28 mph in city and 39 mph at highway. On the other hand, Toyota Corolla can offer only 26 mph in the city and 34 mph on highway. This makes the Honda Civic win it outright against Toyota Corolla.
The interior s of the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are on the better side when compared to the cars in the same segment. However comparing the two gives us a clear indication that even though Corolla does a good job but Honda Civic leads the race. All the standard equipment is available on both the cars such as cruise control, air conditioning and power doors and windows. Some of the high end trims of the Civic offer exceptionally well interiors. In the Honda Civic you can even get an inbuilt information display that reads a number of vital data from the car. The dashboard of the Honda Civic is sleeker than what Corolla has to offer.
When we talk about the outside looks, both the cars come in a unique design. The design cues of Honda Civic impresses us even more. The car lovers have labeled Honda Civic design to be one of the best designs that exude elegance and simplicity.
In all the major areas such as the fuel economy, looks, interiors and performance, Honda Civic does offer a better experience than Corolla. But you should also bear in mind that the high end features in Honda Civic do come with the expensive high end trims.
The price of Honda Civic is $15000 to $20000 and that of the Toyota Corolla comes in the price band of $15000 to $18000 based on the trims you choose.