|2016 Honda Civic||2016 Toyota Corolla|
158 horsepower 2.0L I-4 or174 horsepower 1.5L turbo I-4
|Engine Options||132 horsepower 1.8L I-4 or 140 horsepower ECO 1.8L I-4|
|CVT; 6-speed manual available on LX||Transmission||CVT or 6-speed manual|
|Honda Sensing standard on Touring, available on all||Active Safety Features||N/A|
|Available||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||N/A|
2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Toyota Corolla
The Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla have historically been two of the top choices for anyone looking to buy a small, reliable, economical new car. Which is a better value? Well, it depends. Both vehicles will get you from point A to point B comfortably and efficiently, but the 2016 Honda Civic makes it a little more fun.
The 2016 Civic offers two brand-new engine options, both of which give it more accelerating power and speed than the 2016 Corolla. The Civic’s base engine produces 158 horsepower, while its turbocharged upgrade version puts out 174. The Toyota Corolla also has two engine options to choose from, but neither the base engine nor the more fuel-efficient ECO version can match the Honda Civic. And although the newest Toyota Corolla does include a better collection of technology and convenience features than it used to, the Civic has more, and they’re more widely available across the lineup.
Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla Features
Both cars include all the basic standard features you’d expect: power locks, doors, and mirrors, LED daytime running lights, and sound systems with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Every 2016 Honda Civic includes a rearview backup camera, as does every 2016 Corolla except the base model. The Civic has an available sunroof, while the Corolla has an available moonroof. At the higher trim levels, both cars offer navigation systems and premium audio system options, including SiriusXM and HD radio.
However, there’s one glaring absence in the 2016 Corolla’s feature lineup – it has virtually none of the available active safety and driver assistance technology its competitors offer. The 2016 Civic, on the other hand, is well-equipped in that department. A LaneWatch blind spot camera comes standard on every Civic except the base model. The Honda Sensing package of driver assistance technology, which includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist system, and adaptive cruise control, is standard on the Civic Touring, and it’s available as an option at every Civic trim level.
Still can’t decide between the Civic and the Corolla? Still wondering whether those Honda features are really worth it? The team at Matt Castrucci Honda will be happy to answer your questions, or schedule a test drive.