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2015 Honda Civic 2015 Toyota Corolla
$18,490 Staring MSRP $16,900
1.8L I-4 (143 hp) Base Engine 1.8L I-4 (132 hp)
31 City - 41 Hwy Fuel Economy 30 City - 42 Hwy
5 Seating 5

2015 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Toyota Corolla

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There are no two Japanese sedans more popular than the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 Toyota Corolla. With them both so evenly matched, how do you decide which one is right for you? Well, we at Continental Motors hope to shed light on this utilitarian sedan shootout with detailed comparison of the 2015 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Toyota Corolla. Not quite sure which vehicle is right for you or your family? Let’s break down the facts and figures.

Getting down to the details, the 2015 Corolla is going to be slightly more spacious for passengers in the back seat due to the greater head and legroom. But when it comes to the front occupant space there isn’t a noticeable difference between the two. That same increased legroom and headroom spoken of previously provides drivers with more cargo space in the Corolla as opposed to the Civic. When it comes to exterior dimensions, the 2015 Civic is a bit narrower than the 2015 Corolla, making it easier to get in and out when parking. Both vehicles have a nearly identical turning radius as well, so maneuverability is essentially the same from the Honda to the Toyota.

The Price is Right on Your Next Sedan

When it comes to the financial brass tacks, drivers are likely to break even between the two vehicles. Where the 2015 Civic is a little more expensive based on the MSRP, the 2015 Corolla will cost slightly more to have delivered to a dealership. As of current, the Corolla doesn’t have any available IIHS crash test safety information but the Civic is a very well rated vehicle at 5-stars overall. It’s not a far cry to believe the Corolla will be relatively similar. 

While we are getting the numbers out there, let’s discuss the drivetrain specifications of both the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 Toyota Corolla. Under the hood of the Honda rests two powertrain options; a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder with 143 horsepower and a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 205 horsepower. The Corolla boasts a 1.8-liter engine with upwards of 140-horsepower at the top of the trim levels. So even on the most basic trim packages the Civic is going to give you more power per dollar than the Corolla, providing for a sportier and higher performance feel behind the wheel.

But ultimately what this comparison comes down to is buyer’s choice. Both vehicles are genuine titans of the class and equally respectful in their own right. So how in the world will you be able to choose? It’s simple, come on in and take them both for a test drive. Whether you leave the lot in the Honda or the Corolla, we know you’ll be leaving in one of the best small sedans available today.