In the search for a small car, you may find yourself wondering whether you should buy the Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic. Either of these models will be fuel efficient, fun to drive, and available in a range of trim levels. Find out how the two compare to each other to discover which one is right for you.
Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic Affordability
If pricing is a big concern for you, then the Toyota Corolla will have a clear advantage. After all, the 2016 Civic starts at $18,640* while the Corolla for the same year starts at $17,300*. Despite the dramatic differences in pricing, they both come with comparable 4-cylinder engines, Bluetooth, a USB port, and stereo. The Corolla also throws in Siri Eyes Free while the Civic has Pandora compatibility as standard. Even if you compare the top-of-the-line versions of each sedan, the Toyota Corolla is cheaper. A fully loaded Corolla is $23,125*, and the Civic Touring is $26,500*. This top-of-the-line Civic does have a more powerful engine and a handful of extra features, but not enough to justify such a large price gap. This is particularly true considering the Corolla comes with ToyotaCare, which gives you 25,000 miles or 2 years of complimentary factory-scheduled maintenance.
Corolla and Civic Reliability
In addition to being more affordable, the Toyota Corolla is considered more reliable than the Honda Civic. Both of these models earned a 4.5 rating out of a possible 5 points from J.D. Power. That being said, the Civic has a much shorter track record than the Corolla, meaning that the Toyota has more history to back up this rating. To put the Corolla’s reliability in perspective, consider that 90 percent of Corollas sold within the past 10 years are still driving on the road today.
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*Based on 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.
**MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.