|2016 Honda Civic LX||2016 Toyota Corolla CE|
|2.0-litre, 4-cylinder||Engine||1.8-litre, 4-cylinder|
|7.6 city / 5.7 highway*||Fuel Economy (L/100 km)||8.4 city / 6.4 highway|
|Standard on higher trims||Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?||Not Available|
|Available Honda Sensing Suite||Driver Assistance Features?||Not Available|
2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Toyota Corolla
The 2016 model year is incredibly exciting because we are seeing so many great vehicles return. Many of these vehicle even have some great updates including full redesigns. When it comes to compact sedans, two of the leaders have always been the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Since the Civic is one of those vehicles that has been fully redesigned for the new year, we thought it might be helpful to go over some of the key aspects compared to the Corolla. Let’s take a look at the 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Toyota Corolla.
Even though we don’t have full specification for the 2016 Honda Civic at this time, based on what we do know we can still see it’s the superior vehicle when compared to the 2016 Toyota Corolla. The fresh look of the Civic redesign is beyond any current styling we’ve seen from compact sedans on the market. The Civic’s new style is incredibly sleek and sophisticated with a sporty touch similar to that of the new redesigned Accord. The Corolla on the other hand brings back the same design as the 2015 model, which is attractive, but not as bold and stylish as the new Civic.
Key Differences Between the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Toyota Corolla
There are few main differences when it comes to specifications and available features that set the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Toyota Corolla apart. When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine of the Civic gets up to 7.6 city and 5.7 highway L/100 km. The other available turbocharged engine for the Civic lineup gets even higher efficiency ratings. The base Corolla can’t really compare to this with its 8.4 city and 6.4 highway L/100 km fuel economy ratings. This difference in efficiency is one of the key aspects that set these two sedans apart. The incredible fuel economy ratings could definitely make the Civic the winner in this competition; however, this is not the only area where the Civic excels.
The 2016 Honda Civic has both the most cutting-edge safety features available as well as the latest smartphone connectivity technology. The Corolla pales in comparison when we look at the availability of these features. The new Civic has both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard in the EX trim and above to bring a whole new level of connectivity to the vehicle. The Corolla on the other hand has it’s own app suite for connectivity, which is just not as impressive.
The new Honda Civic also has the Honda Sensing Suite of driver assistance features available on every trim level, while the new Toyota Corolla does not have any driver assistance technology available. The lack of these features is pretty common for compact sedans, which are often less well-equipped than their midsized sedan counterparts. The fact that Honda’s compact sedan has these features available is just another reason the 2016 Civic rises above the competition. If you would like to learn more about the incredible 2016 Honda Civic and its availability, reach out to the team here at Wheaton Honda.
*Estimated fuel economy based on Government of Canada’s 5-cycle testing method. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors – use for comparison only.