Compare 2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Toyota Corolla
2019 Honda Civic 2019 Toyota Corolla
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Cargo Space
  15.1 cu. ft. 13.0 cu. ft.
Front Shoulder Room
  57.0 in. 54.8 in.

2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

Serving Highland, IN

If you’re looking for a midsize car, you can’t go wrong by considering the Honda Civic or the Toyota Corolla. Both vehicles have a long-standing reputation as reliable commuter cars, but in this comparison, we’re going to give the edge to the Civic. Read on to learn how the 2019 Honda Civic compares to the 2019 Toyota Corolla.

Safety Features

Using seat and vehicle speed sensors, the Civic’s smart airbags deploy with varying degrees of force to protect passengers of every size. However, the side airbags found in the Corolla lack these smart features; they always deploy at full force. While the Honda’s blind spot mirrors come with corner-mounted wide-angle convex lenses, there’s no such system on the Corolla. On Civic sport coupes, sedans, and Touring models, you’ll get HondaLink Assist, which uses GPS and cellular systems to send emergency responders when airbags deploy. Unfortunately, the Corolla only has a navigation system with no emergency response. In NHTSA frontal crash testing, the Civic was found to be safer than the Corolla.

Wheels and Tires

For increased traction, the 2019 Civic comes with larger standard tires (215/55R16) vs. the Corolla’s 195/65R15s. On the Civic LX, the standard tires offer better handling than those on the Corolla because their lower 55-series profile stiffens the sidewalls; the Corolla’s tires are 65-series. For improved brake cooling, handling, and ride quality, the 2019 Civic LX has 16-inch wheels, where most Corolla models have smaller 15-inch wheels. Finally, the Civic Sport and Touring models have 18″ wheels, which are an inch larger than those found on top-tier Corolla models.

Handling and Suspension

For better handling and ride, the Civic comes with fully independent rear and front suspensions. The independent suspension lets the wheels follow the road’s surface at an optimal angle, without sacrificing ride comfort. However, the 2019 Corolla has a torsion beam axle in the rear; its rear suspension is only semi-independent. While the Civic has speed-sensitive variable assist power steering for easier parking and better high-speed control, the 2019 Corolla does not offer such a system.

While the 2019 Honda Civic and the 2019 Toyota Corolla are both great choices for those looking for budget-friendly reliability, we have to give the edge to the Civic in terms of safety, ride quality, suspension, and handling. Visit us at Bosak Honda Highland to see for yourself how these two models stack up.