2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Honda Civic
2017 Toyota Corolla 2017 Honda Civic
  $18,500 $18,740
  13.2 gal. 12.4 gal.
  CVT 6-speed manual

2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Honda Civic

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When it comes to rivalries, one of the fiercest competition is between the 2017 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Honda Civic. Both have strong reputations for quality and durability. How do the two compare when it comes to the day-to-day use of a car? Here's an overview that explains how the 2017 Corolla stands up to the Civic.

Price tag

For many vehicles competing in the same class, the prices are fairly similar. This is true for the 2017 Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. The base Corolla L has a starting MSRP of $18,500, while the 2017 Honda Civic starts at $18,740.* The difference may see small, but when while the Corolla is equipped with a CVT transmission system, the Civic is paired with a 6-speed manual. For the optional CVT transmission, the price tag increase $800, for a total of $19,540 starting MSRP.* Getting more value for you money, you can step up to the next trim Corolla LE that starts at $18,935.* Get features such as remote keyless entry, Entune Audio with 6.1-in. touchscreen display, and more.


Toyota engineers managed to remove the hump in the backseat, nearly flatten the floor. The results in class-leading rear legroom. While the Civic has 37.4 inches, the Corolla claims 41.4 inches of rear leg room. That's four inches more. Engineers also designed a wide-open trunk, allowing users to load it more easily than rivals such as the Civic. For families, a more spacious cabin is certainly an inviting reason to put the Corolla first on your test drive list.

Infotainment Tech

These days part of the car's price covers dash technologies to entertain and inform you. If you dig into the Civic and Corolla basic systems, you'll see a difference that favors the Toyota, despite its slightly lower price tag. The Civic has a 5-inch screen while the Corolla has a 6.1-inch touchscreen. Corollas are equipped with six speakers while Civics have four. The Entune App Suite is now available on the LE trim, making it more affordable than comparable Honda technology on the Civic. Scout GPS Link is a Toyota exclusive. This puts navigation on the Corolla touchscreen without a bigger investment in built-in GPS as needed on the Civic. Technophiles should spend some time in a Corolla to learn about its advanced features.


While both have performed well and received high ratings in crash tests, the 2017 Corolla again edges out the competition. Corollas have eight airbags while Civics still have only six. Crash avoidance systems are available on the Civic, but they are standard on the Corolla. As a result, the 2017 Toyota Corolla has earned a Top Safety Pick Plus with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Corolla's class-leading features start with pedestrian detection, forward collision watch, and a related autobrake to mitigate or stop crashes. Another notable crash-leading feature, Toyota's steering assist is paired with a lane departure watch. In addition, Corollas have self-regulating headlights. When you think about the initial price difference that favors the Toyota, you realize what a good value every Corolla really is.

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* MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $865 for Cars, $940 for Small/Medium Trucks (Sienna, Corolla Gas, Corolla Hybrid, Highlander Gas, Highlander Hybrid, 4Runner and Tacoma), $1,095 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,195 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota's charge for these services is called the "Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee" and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota's overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. Actual dealer price will vary.