Compare 2017 Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla | Highland, IN

2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Honda Civic 2017 Toyota Corolla
  158 hp 132 hp
  28/40 28/36
  47.3 in. 43.9 in.

2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

Serving Highland, Schererville, and Hammond, IN

Americans are fascinated with compact cars, thanks to their value, maneuverability and good mileage. Two favorite models are the 2017 Honda Civic and the 2017 Toyota Corolla, in part because they have outstanding reputations for quality and resale value. The Civic is available with two or four doors and in a sedan or hatchback layout, but the Corolla comes only in four-door sedan guise. After taking both vehicles out for test spins, we’re confidant you’ll find the Civic is the better value and the better car.


The Toyota Corolla offers two variants on the same 1.8-liter I4 engine, with the stronger one putting out 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. The Honda Civic also offers two engines: A 2.0-liter I4 delivering 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft, and a 1.5-liter turbo I4 topping out at 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft. That’s a 65-horsepower difference between top engines, which is why the Civic is a blast to drive while the Corolla is merely blah.


Speaking of blah, no one ever accused the Corolla as being fun to drive. That designation belongs to Civic, especially in its two hottest versions, the Civic Si and the Civic Type R. Both are focused on performance, efficiency and excellent drivability. Kelly Blue Book gives Civic a score of 9.3 for diving dynamics, versus 7.6 for the Corolla. That’s just one reason why KBB bestowed on the 2017 Civic its Best Buy Award.


If you are a hatchback fan, Toyota Corolla can’t help you. On the other hand, the Civic Hatchback is an extremely popular model. With several distinctive trim choices, you can find the perfect Civic Hatchback model for your needs and budget. The Civic Hatchback packs an astonishing 46.2 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to a measly 13.0 cubic feet of trunk space in the Toyota Corolla. Add this to great looks and sporty performance, and it’s no wonder that Civic hatchbacks are much in demand.

Our Honda dealership warmly invites you to stop by our showroom and test drive the 2017 Honda Civic. You’ll be blown away by our customer service, which always prioritizes your satisfaction.

* 28 city / 40 highway/ 32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city / 40 highway / 34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city / 42 highway / 35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city / 42 highway / 36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models.

Based on 2017 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.