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2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Honda Civic


2021 Toyota Corolla


Standard Horsepower


Available Horsepower


Leather-Trimmed Seats

Not Available

Heated Outboard Rear Seats

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Up to 97.8 Cubic Feet

Passenger Space

Up to 88.6 Cubic Feet
Up to 15.1 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space

Up to 13.1 Cubic Feet

Drivers compare the 2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla all the time. It’s hard to ignore either model when you’re looking for a compact sedan able to balance surprisingly spacious dimensions with sporty performance and top of the line technology. To see which model walks that line better, go ahead and compare them on:

  • Price and Trim Options
  • Power and Performance
  • Safety and Features

Civic vs. Corolla: Price and Trim Options

You’ll want to start with starting prices, and it’s nice to see the Civic and Corolla are more or less equal. The Civic starts a little higher as standard, whereas the Corolla is a little more expensive with higher trims.

2021 Honda Civic trims range between:

  • 2021 Honda Civic LX: Priced at $21,050 MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda Civic Touring: Priced at $28,100 MSRP*

2021 Toyota Corolla trims range between:

  • 2021 Toyota Corolla L: Priced at $19,925 MSRP
  • 2021Toyota Corolla XSE Apex Edition: Priced at $28,210 MSRP

Civic vs. Corolla: Power and Performance

Turn to power and you’ll find the Civic leaves the Corolla feeling bland and unengaging.

Honda Civic engine options include:

  • 2.0L Engine: Fitted as standard for up to 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
  • Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine: Available for up to 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

Toyota Corolla engine options include:

  • 1.8L 4-Cylinder: Fitted as standard for up to 139 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder: Available for up to 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.

As noted by Car and Driver: “Once mere basic transportation, the humble Honda Civic has blossomed into a desirable and fun-to-drive compact car.” That might be why they rank it 1st in its segment while the Corolla languishes in 5th.

Civic vs. Corolla: Safety and Features

The Civic innovates standard safety features in ways the Corolla doesn’t – for example, its Multi-Angle Rearview Camera provides more viewing modes than Toyota’s static rearview camera. It also offers:

  • 10-speaker premium sound system vs. a 9-speaker premium system in the Corolla.
  • Heated front and rear outboard seats vs. just heated front seats in the Corolla.
  • Leather-trimmed seats vs. fabric or synthetic in the Corolla.

Take a Closer Look at the Civic by Visiting Victory Honda of San Bruno

Available with Car Doc maintenance plans from Victory Honda of San Bruno, the Civic stills sets standards for rival compacts. Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you want to find out more.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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