2018 Toyota Corolla vs. 2018 Honda Civic

2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2018 Honda Civic


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The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic are arguably two of the most recognizable names in the automotive industry. The Corolla is all-new for the 2018 model year — so how does it compare to its longtime rival?



In terms of getting the most bang for your buck, it’s hard to beat Toyota —especially the 2018 Toyota Corolla. Despite having a slightly lower starting price, the Corolla LE comes with many more standard features than the Honda Civic. The Corolla’s standard features include heated exterior mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors, an MP3 and CD player with auxiliary input, a power sunroof or moonroof, and voice activated controls. The Civic Sedan LX, the most comparable model, doesn’t offer any of these features as standard equipment.



It’s tough to beat the Toyota Corolla in the safety category. While the Honda Civic takes its own precautions, Toyota has long set the industry standard for safety. The 2018 Toyota Corolla performed better than the 2018 Honda Civic in crash tests by both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The latter even named the Corolla one of its “Top Safety Pick” award winners for 2018 — in part of because of its excellent crash scores but also because of the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ suite of active safety technologies — an honor that was not granted to the Civic.



As with safety, Toyota vehicles are the industry standard when it comes to reliability. In Consumer Reports’ October 2017 reliability survey, Toyota was ranked at the very top (followed by none other than Lexus, Toyota’s own luxury brand), while Honda was ranked ninth. Additionally, J.D. Power rated the Corolla second among compact cars in the 2017 Initial Quality Study, while the Civic failed to feature in the top three.

To learn more about the 2018 Toyota Corolla, or to schedule a test drive, visit us at Hurlbert Toyota.