2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Toyota Corolla Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

Horsepower

  158 hp

Engine Torque

  138 ft-lbs


2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Toyota Corolla

Horsepower

  132 hp

Engine Torque

  128 ft-lbs

2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

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In the small car segment, no pair of nameplates has approached, let alone surpassed, the intense rivalry between the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. For years, both vehicles have built and maintained a reputation for being reliable, efficient, and expertly engineered. Even during the 2018 model year, when compact cars are generally more competitive than ever, the Civic and Corolla still hold out on top. While you cannot go wrong with either ride, it’s the 2018 Civic you should roll with. Here’s why:

Body Styles

Like most compact sedans, the 2018 Toyota Corolla is only available as a four-door sedan. Not so for the Honda Civic. Not only does the Honda nameplate provide a sedan body style, but it also makes available a two-door coupe for sport-oriented buyers and a five-door hatchback for people who want something more practical and spacious. In addition, the Civic offers two high-performance variants, which are the Si coupe and the Type R sedan. The end result is a variety not available on the Corolla.

Passenger and Cargo Volume

Both the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Toyota Corolla are designated five-seaters with two rows of seats. However, the Civic differentiates itself from its Toyota counterpart with its 97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume and standard cargo volume of 15.1 cubic feet on the sedan body style. By comparison, the Corolla provides a peak passenger volume of 97.5 cubic feet (0.3 less cubic feet) and 13.2 cubic feet of cargo volume (1.9 less cubic feet).

Engine Output

As the top-of-the-line variant of the 2018 Honda Civic, the Type R has the most powerful engine, which is called K20C1. Belying its comparatively small displacement of two liters, this turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine bursts out with 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. There’s only one engine on the 2018 Toyota Corolla: the 2ZR-FE, which is a 1.8-liter I4 that generates 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque on the LE Eco trim and 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque on the other trims. That’s a lot less output than what the Type R engine produces. Even the base-level engine on the Civic sedan, which is a 2.0-liter I4, surpasses the 2ZR-FE with an output of 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque.

To check out more of what the 2018 Honda Civic has to offer, instead of the 2018 Toyota Corolla, pay us a visit today at our Highland, Indiana location. Family-owned and operated for almost a century, we are the ideal place to make your next car purchase due to our commitment to fulfilling complete customer satisfaction. Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our Honda specialists.