2017 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

Not everyone thinks of sedans when they think of compact cars, but several car companies are demonstrating that compact sedans can be powerful, efficient, functional and fun. To find out which compact sedan fits those criteria, let’s put two examples head-to-head in this 2017 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2017 Toyota Corolla comparison. We put together this comparison so that you can see how much value a compact sedan has to offer while you are out there car shopping.

To ensure a level playing field as we talk about these two compact sedans, we will be considering the base models with continuously variable transmissions. That means for the 2017 Civic Sedan we will be looking at the LX, and for the 2017 Corolla we will be looking at the L. Using the chart below let’s find out how these two models compare.

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2017 Honda Civic Sedan LX VS 2017 Toyota Corolla L
158 Horsepower 132
31 city / 40 highway* MPG 28 city / 36 highway
Standard Remote Keyless Entry Not Available
15.1 (cu. ft.) Cargo Volume 13.0 (cu. ft.)

Differences between the 2017 Civic Sedan LX and Corolla L

Both of these vehicles offer a continuously variable transmission, which makes for a smoother ride and generally improved efficiency. In this case though, the Honda Civic Sedan LX comes out on top according to EPA estimates. This means the Civic Sedan LX can potentially save you money at the fuel pumps over the Toyota Corolla L even with a similar transmission.

What’s more impressive is the fact that the Honda Civic Sedan LX remains a more efficient option while also producing more horsepower. Who said that a compact sedan can’t be fun and sporty too? You also want your car to be functional, and that’s where that extra cargo capacity comes in handy. The Civic Sedan LX is able to deliver over 2 cubic-feet more cargo capacity meaning this compact has plenty of room for groceries or anything that you need to haul.

Remote keyless entry isn’t just a convenient feature, it’s a testament to the amount of technology that Honda has packed into this base model compact sedan. Not only does it come with remote keyless Entry standard, but it also has automatic climate control, tailgate power lock/unlock and a multi-function remote which are all standard features that are completely unavailable on the Toyota Corolla L.

To learn more about the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan or to schedule a test drive, reach out to your local Honda dealer at Garden State Honda. We can even help you browse through the entire Honda lineup.

*28 city / 40 highway / 32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city / 40 highway / 34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT Automatic models. 31 city / 42 highway / 35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city / 42 highway / 36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT Automatic models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2017 Honda Civic Sedan LX center console
2017 Honda Civic Sedan LX back up camera
2017 Honda Civic Sedan LX automatic shifter
2017 Honda Civic Sedan LX USB ports

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